The University of Melbourne offers the following Graduate Research Scholarships:
Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS)
Established by the University of Melbourne, this scholarship is available to high achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Master by research degree or Doctoral degree.
The University awards over 300 scholarships per year.
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships
Established by the Australian Commonwealth Government, this scholarship is available to high achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Master by research degree or Doctoral by research degree. See also the University’s RTP Scholarship Policy.
The University awards over 300 scholarships per year.
The Graduate Research Scholarships usually provide the following benefits:
Stipend and fee offset scholarships
Full fee offset for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree or up to 4 years for students undertaking a Doctoral degree.
Living allowance for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a Doctoral degree. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
Relocation grant for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia
The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is looking for two outstanding scholars for full time PhD scholarships to work on a project that is exploring how new digital technologies are transforming how people work and move in cities. The successful applicants will be full team members of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship grant.
Australian Research Council and the University of Melbourne.
The principal supervisor for the PhD Projects will be Associate Professor David Bissell in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. Dr Ilan Wiesel will be secondary supervisor. Further supervisors will be nominated for each project according to the specific interests of the candidates.
It would be advantageous to have the following skills (or a strong interest in developing them): experience of social science methods (especially interviews, participant observation and archive research), interest and preferably experience in scholarly debates and social theories about cities, technologies, mobilities and labour. Excellent written and oral communication is also required. We encourage applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas to apply: human geography, mobilities research, urban studies, sociology, anthropology, or similar fields.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must have completed (or be completing in 2017) a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours, or a Master’s degree with a substantial research component, or be regarded by the University of Melbourne as having an equivalent level of attainment; and intend on undertaking a full-time research higher degree in 2018. The scholarships are open to both domestic and international applicants.
The Leslie Eric Paddle Scholarship in Orthopaedic Paediatrics was established with a bequest from the late Leslie Eric Paddle.
The scholarship is awarded to an individual or group of students conducting and performing research in the field of Orthopaedic Paediatrics.
This scholarship is one of several trust-funded scholarships available through the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences for students who have applied for, or are enrolled in a graduate research degree of the faculty.
The duration of the scholarship is up to 1 year. The scholarship provides a fortnightly allowance of approximately $26,916 per year (pro rata).
To be considered for this scholarship, you must:
be applying for or enrolled in a graduate research degree in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and researching in the field of Orthopaedic Paediatrics.
satisfy the faculty’s eligibility standards for course and scholarship.
You must apply for this scholarship by submitting an application form.
The Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS) was established by the University of Melbourne and is awarded to high achieving domestic and international research students.
The University awards over 300 scholarships per year.
The duration of the Melbourne Research Scholarship is two years for students undertaking a Master by research degree and three years, with a possible six month extension, for students undertaking a Doctorate by research degree.
The benefits of the Melbourne Research Scholarship vary depending on your circumstance and may include one or more of the following:
A fortnightly living allowance, a relocation allowance for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia, and limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Awards benefits
Full fee remission (international students only)
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership (international students only)
To be considered for the Melbourne Research Scholarship, you must:
have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne and have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining, and
have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought.
The International Undergraduate Scholarships were established by the University of Melbourne in recognition of the significant contribution made by international students to the diversity of the University’s student population.
The University usually awards 50 scholarships per annum.
The International Undergraduate scholarship provides one of the following benefits:
a one off $10,000 fee remission from tuition fees in the first year of an undergraduate degree; or
a 50% remission from tuition fees for the normal full-time duration of an undergraduate degree; or
a 100% remission from tuition fees for the normal full-time duration of an undergraduate degree.
To be considered for a fee remission scholarship you must:
be a citizen of a country other than Australia and New Zealand and not a permanent resident of Australia;
have received an unconditional offer for an undergraduate course;
have achieved excellent final year school results, such as:
4 A-grades in the GCE A Levels
an ATAR of 99.9 in the Australian Year 12 program,
overall 98% in an approved Foundation program
an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 44; and
not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a year 12 program);
The Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. MIFRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award.
Each year the University of Melbourne offers about 150 MIFRSs.
Benefits and conditions
The MIFRS covers full tuition costs, but not overseas student health care.
To be considered for a MIFRS, applicants need to apply for scholarship and candidature in a graduate research degree course (eg. masters by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne. Further information concerning the eligibility criteria can be found in the conditions.
The Human Rights Scholarship is awarded to local or international applicants wishing to undertake graduate research studies at the University in the human rights field and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.
Each year the University of Melbourne offers 2 HRSs to applicants wishing to undertake a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne.
Benefits & conditions
Human Rights Scholarship benefits include:
Please note that the HRS does not cover international graduate research degree course fees.
Local graduate research degree HRS recipients are not charged course fees as they are allocated a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place. RTS places exempt students from the Higher Education Contribution (HECS) Scheme. Time limits and other conditions apply to RTS places. For further information please contact the Melbourne School of Graduate Research (PhD, MSc, MPhil, MIS and MOptom students) or your faculty office (all other students).
The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. MIRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award.
Each year the University offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.
Benefits and conditions Benefits provided by the MIRS include:
The Melbourne JD Harold Ford Scholarship is an initiative between the Melbourne Law School, alumni and leading members of the legal profession who shared the vision that law school should be open for all capable students regardless of their financial situation.
Named in honour of Professor Emeritus Harold Ford, former Dean of Melbourne Law School, this scholarship provides a number of selected students with financial support during their JD.
In 2013, up to four scholarships of $15,000 over three years will be available. The scholarship will be paid to the recipient as an annual payment of $5,000. The number and value of the scholarships are subject to the net annual income of the trust from which this scholarship is awarded.
The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MALLL) is a multi-site two-year programme, which was established in 2006 under the Erasmus Mundus Scheme. Since then this truly international programme has recruited students and scholars from over 40 countries around the world.
The programme aims at training professionals to develop and implement educational policies concerned with lifelong learning. Graduates of MALLL will be able to promote and manage innovative lifelong learning systems that are suited to the social and organsiational contexts in which they are undertaken.
The Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is provided by three European universities and an Australian university:
The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark
Institute of Education, University of London, London, United Kingdom
University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia
Admission and scholarships
The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MALLL) programme welcomes applications from students arround the world. You can apply as a self-funded student or you can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Please look at the navigation menu on the left to see more details.