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300 Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) for international students_2017

300 Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) for international students_2017



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.


Benefits

The Graduate Research Scholarships usually provide the following benefits:

What are the Graduate Research Scholarships benefits?

Melbourne Research Scholarships and Research Training Program Scholarships

The Melbourne Research Scholarship (Fee Offset) and Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee offset) provide a full tuition fee offset for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree and up to 4 years for student undertaking a Doctorate by research degree.

The Melbourne Research Scholarship (Stipend) and Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Stipend) provide the following benefits:

  • a living allowance of $26,916 per year (2017 full-time pro-rata rate) for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree and 3.5 years for student undertaking a Doctoral by research degree.
  • a relocation grant of $2,000 for students who need to move from outside Victoria or $3,000 for students who need to move from outside Australia to study at the University of Melbourne
  • limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave

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

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.

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

If you are a new student and have applied for a Graduate Research Degree by the relevant closing date, 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 7 days of having submitted your course application.

If you have accepted a course offer and deferred commencement in order to be re-considered for a graduate research scholarships, you must submit an online application form by the relevant closing date. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within 7 days of having submitted the online form.

If you are currently enrolled in a graduate research degree for which you seek a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by the relevant closing date. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within 7 days of having submitted the online form.

The University assesses applications for courses and scholarships throughout the academic year. For specific closing dates, please refer to Faculty and School Websites.

Application closing dates

  • Semester 1 entry: 4 November (for commencement in February of the following year) – extended from 31 October due to online application outage
  • Semester 2 entry: 30 April (for commencement in July)

Before submitting applications for the following courses please confirm the closing date with the relevant faculty or graduate school.

Late applications may be accepted in special circumstances, however students are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid visa delays.

Here’s a quick guide to applying to undertake graduate research at the University:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1

Determine research interest and find a potential supervisor

Before you start the application process, you need to determine the research topic you want to explore and find out which University of Melbourne Faculty or Graduate School can best accommodate your research interests and project. You may also want to read this overview of research opportunities.

You may need to identify a potential supervisor (some graduate schools manage this process for applicants). You will work under the guidance of a supervisor throughout the duration of your research degree. You can identify potential supervisors in two ways:



Step 2

Prepare an application

It is essential to read and understand the specific entry requirements and application documentation required by your prospective Faculty or Graduate School.

Please be aware that some Faculties or Graduate Schools have additional processes for applying for a graduate research degree and/or require you make contact with them prior to submitting a formal application. It is essential that you follow their unique pre-application process. Failure to do this may result in a delay assessing your application.Questions to ask:

  • Is there a pre-application process?
  • Do I need to engage a supervisor?
  • Do I need to write a detailed research proposal?

Step 3

Submit an application

Applicants to the University of Melbourne use the online application to apply for all graduate research degrees.

Please be sure to attach in full all relevant supporting documents. We may not be able to accept incomplete applications.

If you have questions about how to complete or submit your application, please contact us via the relevant online form (domestic or international) and indicate “Graduate Research” in the subject line.For information on the status of your application once you have been informed that it is complete, please contact your prospective Faculty or Graduate School admissions contact.

Check out our frequently asked questions page for more useful information.

Application Form for Admission to Graduate Research Degree Candidature

Online Graduate Research Application Form

Referee Reports

Please note: From May 25, 2017 there will be a new process for providing references. Read the information below to ensure your references and referee information are provided correctly.

Applications begun (saved) OR submitted before May 25, 2017

Your referees must provide the reference report in the existing PDF format, using either the Academic Referee Report or Employer Referee Report Form as appropriate.

Applications begun (saved) AND submitted on or after May 25, 2017

All references must be submitted using the online tool

  • Applicants must provide contact details for their referees in the online application form.
  • On submission of your application, the referees will be emailed a link to access the Graduate Research Referee tool and they must provide their references using this online tool.
  • You will be notified when they submit the reference.

It is important that you contact your referees well before submitting an application. This ensures they expect the request for a reference and understand that the University of Melbourne referee request email contains both instructions on how to access the tool and submit their references through the attached link.

Academic Referee Report

Applicants must provide academic references in accordance with the instructions in the online application form. References must be completed using the Academic Referee Report Form.

If it is more than five years since you have been enrolled in higher education but you have been working in an area related to the discipline for which you have applied, you may provide the names of up to two employer referees in place of academic referees.

Please refer to the table below to ensure you provide the correct number of written references and/or referee details:

Referee Contact Details Required Written references required
Most recent higher education qualification completed outside Australia 2 2
Most recent higher education qualification completed in Australia at an institution other than the University of Melbourne 2 1
Most recent qualification awarded by, or currently enrolled in, at the University of Melbourne 2 0

Academic Referee Report Form (442kB)

Employer Referee Report

Applicants who have relevant research/professional experience gained through employment must provide an employer reference for each role listed in your application and CV. The reference should be submitted using the Employer Referee Report Form.

Employer Referee Report Form (384kB)

If you have any queries about the new process for providing references, please contact the team at 13MELB (13 6352) or drop into STOP1 or contact the University of Melbourne admissions team at Grad-research_Referee@unimelb.edu.au

Publications and Creative Works

Publications

If you want to include in your application details of publications of which you are the author or co-author, please follow the following formatting conventions.

Relevant publications include refereed journal articles, refereed conference papers, book chapters or books that have been published or are forthcoming. Please present publications in the format below:

Begin with the most recent publication first

(i) Journal articles: author(s), title of article, journal title and issue/number, year of publication, page references;

(ii) Book chapters: author(s), chapter title, book editors, title of book, page references, place of publication, publisher and year of publication;

(iii) Books: author(s), book title, place of publication, publisher and year of publication;

(iv) Refereed conference papers: author(s), paper title, title of conference, date(s) of conference.

Do not include articles or other works which have not yet been accepted for publication.

Creative Works

Please consult the entry requirements for the course you are applying for.

Agreement for a jointly awarded PhD Degree Form

If you are applying for a jointly awarded PhD  you will need to complete this form as well as the Application Form for Admission to Graduate Research Degree Candidature.

Agreement for a jointly awarded PhD Degree Form (268.5kb)


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