The University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships in Australia

Masters PhD

Deadline : October 31, 2020 .  

Apply for the University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships 2020. The Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) and the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government, are available to high-achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or Doctorate by Research degree

As a graduate researcher at the University of Melbourne , you can choose form a wide range of research themes and topics that fit field of interest. Whatever your passion, you'll find exciting opportunities both within your faculty and across disciplines. you'll be supported by experts in your field as you pursue your self-directed research project. And you can also collaborate with experts from many disciplines across the University, all this through a PhD Program, or one of the many multidisciplinary research initiatives.

While completing your graduate research degree, you’ll receive training of the highest quality. You’ll have opportunities for industry collaboration. You may also like to explore a Joint PhD with one of our international partners. Through these opportunities, you’ll gain valuable knowledge and experience. You’ll also broaden your networks and enhance your career prospects with a degree you can take anywhere in the world.

Like wise, all domestic students who are offered admission to a Masters by Research or doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Melbourne will receive a Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset). Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend as well as fee offset are awarded to domestic and international students based on academic merit

Benefits

Successful Applicants will benefit from the following scholarships

Stipend and fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.
  • Living allowance of $30,600 per year pro rata (2019 full-time study rate) for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters 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 of $2000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3000 for students moving from outside Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia

Fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

For Incoming International Students

  • Applicants have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne
  • To secure a place as a research graduate student, you will need to fulfill conditions including the following:
  1. To be eligible to apply for graduate research degrees, you're normally required to have completed at least a four year Australian Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent and achieved an overall average of greater than 75% in the final year of the degree.
  2. You're also normally required to have completed a research project/component that accounts for at least 25% of your year's work at 4th year undergraduate or masters level.
  3. Some graduate schools also require a research proposal as part of your application.
  4. If you've completed an undergraduate degree in the last two years, where the degree was entirely taught and assessed in English, typically you'll satisfy English language requirements

For Current Graduate/ Research Students

  • Applicants must be be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne

Application

The deadlines and application procedures varies according to the following three categories of applicants as described below. Please note that the Deadline specified above is for students who are already enrolled or deferred their commencement in order to be considered for the scholarship.

For incoming Applicants who are applying for a graduate research course, the deadline will correspond with the deadline of their course application

  • If you are a new student and have applied for a graduate research course by the application closing date for that course, you will be automatically considered for the Graduate Research Scholarships.
    • You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within seven days of having submitted your course application.
  • If you have accepted a graduate research course offer and deferred commencement in order to be reconsidered for a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by 31 October to be considered for a scholarship in the following year.
    • You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within seven days of having submitted the online form.
  • If you are currently enrolled in a graduate research course for which you seek a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by 31 October to be considered for a scholarship in the following year.
    • You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within seven days of having submitted the online form.

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  3. Enrolled Students  Click Here

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