University of Melbourne 2024 Research Scholarship Program

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This scholarship is a collaboration between the Australian Commonwealth Government and the University of Melbourne, and it is open to both domestic and international research students who have shown exceptional academic performance.

Benefits include:

  • Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset): Full coverage of tuition fees for up to two years for Master’s by Research students or up to four years for doctoral students.
  • Research Training Program Scholarship (Stipend and Fee Offset): In addition to full tuition fee coverage, students receive a living allowance of $37,000 per year (pro rata for 2024 full-time study rate) for up to two years for Master’s by Research students or up to 3.5 years for doctoral students. This allowance may be subject to annual indexation and includes limited paid sick, maternity, and parenting leave.
  • Relocation grant: A grant of $2,000 for students relocating from states or territories other than Victoria, or $3,000 for students relocating from outside Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC): Single Membership coverage for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must either be enrolled in a graduate research degree program at the University of Melbourne or have applied and fulfilled the entrance requirements for one.

Selection Process

Criteria for Selection

All domestic students who are admitted to a Masters by Research or doctoral degree (PhD) program at the University of Melbourne will automatically receive a Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset).

Research Training Program Scholarships, which include a stipend and fee offset, are awarded to both domestic and international students based on their academic merit. Eligible candidates are assessed and ranked based on their academic performance in their most recent completed degree and their potential for research in their chosen field of study. Additional factors considered may include completing a degree at the same level as the research program for which the scholarship is being sought, relevant professional experience, published works, specialized medical qualifications, or original musical compositions.

Application Procedure

  • If you have applied for admission to a graduate research program by the application deadline, you do not need to separately apply for this scholarship. Within seven days of submitting your program application, you will receive confirmation that you will be automatically considered for various graduate research scholarships.
  • If you have already received an offer for a graduate research program and deferred your enrollment to the following year, or if you are currently enrolled in a graduate research program and are seeking a scholarship, you will need to complete an online application form.

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