Melbourne Scholarships

Graduate Research Scholarships

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 Scholarships (RTP)
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.

The University awards over 300 scholarships per year.


Benefits

The benefits of the Graduate Research Scholarship vary depending on the applicant's circumstances and may include one or more of the following:

  • 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. 
  • Fortnightly 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

For more details, see Graduate Research Scholarship benefits.

Eligibility

To be considered for a Graduate Research Scholarship, you must have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master by research or Doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne.

Application

You must apply for this scholarship by submitting an online application for the Graduate Research Scholarships group.

The University assesses applications for scholarships on an ongoing basis. For specific closing dates, please refer to:

Faculty of Business & Economics 
Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences

Faculty of Science 
Faculty of Veterinary Science 
Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences 
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music 
Melbourne Graduate School of Education 
Melbourne Law School 
Melbourne School of Design 
Melbourne School of Engineering 
Melbourne School of Information 
Victorian College of the Arts

Selection

The Graduate Research Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Eligible applicants are scored and ranked according to their academic achievement of their last completed degree and their research potential in their field of study. Factors such as relevant professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music may be taken into consideration.

More information

For more detailed information about the Melbourne Research Scholarship, please refer to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms and Conditions.

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