Australian Postgraduate Award
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) are funded by the Australian Government and awarded by the University of Melbourne to students of exceptional research potential who undertake a graduate research degree.
The duration of the Australia Postgraduate Awards 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 Doctoral (Research) degree.
The following benefits apply:
A fortnightly living allowance
Relocation grant for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia
Limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave
For more details, see Australian Postgraduate Awards benefits.
To be considered for the Australia Postgraduate Awards, you must:
be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, or the recipient of an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship;
not have previously held an APA for six months or more;
have completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year honours degree at an Australian university with a minimum result of first class Honours;
have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought.
have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master by research or Doctoral (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.