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University of Melbourne Scholarships Australia are open to international students from all over the world who want to pursue postgraduate studies. These scholarships provide a stipend, as well as fee offset, and are awarded for a number of courses offered by different Melbourne Schools. 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.
What are the benefits?
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 $31,200 per year pro rata (2020 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.
- Eligibility & selection criteria
Eligibility criteria for University of Melbourne Scholarships Australia
To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:
- have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne
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. 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 completion of a degree at the same level of the research course for which the scholarship is sought, relevant professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music may be taken into consideration.
These scholarships are subject to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms & Conditions (as amended).
- Application process
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.
- When will I know the outcome?
Domestic students will receive an offer for Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset) as part of their course offer.
Offers for Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend and fee offset are made separately but around the same time course offers are made.
You’re considered an international student based on your citizenship – even if you’re studying in Australia.
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.
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.
Some courses may have higher or additional entry requirements and a pre-application process. Check the course you’re interested in to learn what these are.
If you have a student visa to study in Australia you’re legally required to enrol in full-time study in a CRICOS-registered course. You will need to maintain visa length Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and can either arrange this through the University when you accept your offer or purchase your own OSHC from one of the providers approved by the Australian Government. You may also need to do additional character and health tests where required by the Department of Home Affairs.
For more information on student visas, see Department of Home Affairs
Requirements vary by course. Usually, to apply for a graduate research degree, you first need to determine your research topic and find a supervisor. Some graduate schools advertise available projects. Visit Find a Course for the requirements of the degree that interests you. You will need to be able to commit to the workload required by the degree.
Finding a supervisor
Check with the course you’re applying for to see if you need to find a supervisor for your degree before applying.
If so, you want to make sure the supervisors you choose are right for your needs and can support you in your research. Support from supervisors does not guarantee admission, nor does it guarantee a scholarship or financial assistance.
For help finding a supervisor, visit Find an expert
Writing a research proposal
Some graduate schools also require a research proposal as part of your application.
To develop a successful proposal, you need to be familiar with current research in the area. Your proposal also needs to state your research question, your area of interest, and how you’ll undertake your research.
Many graduate schools offering research degrees will have their own pre-application process, entry requirements and application due dates. Check the entry requirements for the course you’re applying for.
English language requirements
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.
If your offer is conditional on meeting the University’s English language requirements you can use TOEFL, IELTS,Pearson Test of English (academic tests) or Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) to meet the University’s English language requirements.
You’ll need to satisfy the requirements in one sitting within 24 months of the proposed start date of your degree.
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 & selection criteria