University of Melbourne Scholarships for Masters and PhD Study in Australia 2021

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Overview

The University of Melbourne is a public university located in Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. It is the second oldest university in Australia and the oldest in Victoria. Its main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb in north Melbourne. This university is Australia’s member of the “Group of Eight” or the Lobby and Formal Group of Sandstone Universities.

Details

  • Host Country: Melbourne, Australia
  • Number of Scholarships: 600 Scholarships
  • Course Level: Masters/PhD
  • Fields of study: All fields and specializations
  • Deadline: October 31, 2021

Fields of study available in the scholarship

The University of Melbourne Scholarships for International Students offers all academic fields and disciplines for Masters Degree Programs, Masters Degree Programs, and Doctoral Degree Programs such as:

  • Architecture, building, planning, and design
  • Arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Business and economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Information technology and computer science
  • Law
  • Music, visual and performing arts
  • Science
  • Veterinary, agricultural and food sciences

Funding

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 (2021 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 & selection criteria

Eligibility

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

Selection criteria

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.

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 ten business 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 ten business 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 ten business days of having submitted the online form.

Variations of this scholarship

Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS)

This scholarship is available to high-achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or doctoral degree.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

Provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government, this scholarship is available to high-achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or Doctorate by Research degree. See also the University’s RTP Scholarship Policy.

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.

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