Dean’s PhD International Scholarship Awards

The Dean’s PhD International Scholarship Awards support excellent international PhD candidates whose study at the Faculty builds partnerships with selected universities, or strengthens priority areas of research.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $15,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts
    • be a new applicant (current graduate researchers are not eligible)
    • be an international student
    • have secured a Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship or an external scholarship or sponsorship

    Selection criteria

    • early career academic staff employed in universities with which the Faculty has partnerships, particularly in China, India and Indonesia, or
    • applicants whose research aligns with strategic priorities identified by Schools, such as building on the international dimensions of existing research strengths.

    This scholarship is subject to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms & Conditions

  • Application process

    If you have applied for Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) by the 31st October for commencement in the following year, you will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be notified by the end of December.

What are the benefits?

Up to a total value of $15,000



The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.