Melbourne Research Scholarship

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Domestic and international students pursuing any graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne can avail Melbourne Research Scholarship. Around 350 new and continuing students are awarded under this scholarship program.

  • Recipients receive a 100% tuition fee waiver and up to AUD 110,000 as a stipend.
  • Applicants are evaluated based on their academic merit and research potential.
    • Preference will be given to those with professional experience and published works.
  • New incoming students are evaluated on the basis of their admission applications.
  • Continuing students must submit a separate Melbourne Research Scholarship.

Melbourne Research Scholarships are awarded annually and are renewable. Selected students will receive an offer of the Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship separately.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, College-Specific, Tuition-Fee-Waiver
Offered byInstitution
OrganizationUniversity of Melbourne
Application DeadlineN/A
No. of Scholarships350
Amount$67,744
RenewabilityOne Time Payment
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://scholarships.unimelb.edu.au/awards/melbourne-research-scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Melbourne Research Scholarship, applicants must be applying or have already enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne


Application Process

The Melbourne Research Scholarship application process varies for new and continuing students.

Application Process for New Students

No separate scholarship application is required for those planning to apply for the degree program in 2020. Applicants who submit their admission application before the deadline, are automatically considered for the scholarship.

Within seven days of application submission, an email will sent to eligible applicants confirming that their applications will be evaluated for the Melbourne Research Scholarship.

Application Process for Continuing Students

An online application is mandatory for those who are already enrolled in a graduate research program.


Selection Process

All applications for the Melbourne Research Scholarship are evaluated on the basis of academic merit.

The board of graduate admissions at the University of Melbourne reviews profiles of all applications and checks their eligibility for the scholarship. Candidates ranked according to their academic achievements in their last completed degree and their research potential in the selected field of study.

Factors Affecting Scholarship Selection Decision

While academic merit is a key selection criterion, there are other factors too which affect the panel’s selection decision

  • Completion of a degree at the same level as the research course.
  • Relevant professional experience.
  • Published and/ or referred publications.
  • Specialist qualifications

Grant Details

Melbourne Research Scholarship is offered to domestic and international students studying a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne. Both incoming and continuing students can avail this scholarship program.

The university officials shortlist and selected candidates on the basis of factors like work experience, completion of a relevant degree, academic scores, etc.

Benefits of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship include

  • 100% tuition fee remission.
  • Living allowance of $31,200 per year
  • Relocation grant of $3,000.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover

Application deadlines vary for individual courses. Students may refer to the course page and requirements to find the opening and closing dates of their preferred graduate research study.

In addition to the Melbourne Research Scholarship, research students can also apply for other grants like the Australian Government Research Training Program. The Australian RTP also provides students with tuition fee remission and a monthly stipend.

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