Graduate Research Scholarships

Approximately 600 scholarships to support graduate research students with fee remission or a living allowance.

Applications open

1 Jan 2017

Applications close

1 Jan 2020

Application type

Application required, or
Automatic consideration
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

100% fee remission and up to $94,200

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 600

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master by research or Doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne, or
    • be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne

    Selection criteria

    All domestic students who are offered admission to a Master by research or Doctoral degree 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 course application closing date for the relevant faculty, school or 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 7 days of having submitted your course application.

    If you have accepted a graduate research course offer and deferred commencement in order to be re-considered for a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by the course application closing date for the relevant faculty or school. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within 7 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 the course application closing date for the relevant faculty or school. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within 7 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.

  • Variations of this scholarship

    Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS)

    Established by the University of Melbourne, this scholarship is available to high achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Master by research degree or Doctoral degree.

    Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

    Established by the Australian Commonwealth Government, this scholarship is available to high achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Master by research degree or Doctoral by research degree. See also the University RTP Scholarship Policy.

What are the benefits?

Stipend and fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree or up to 4 years for students undertaking a Doctoral degree.
  • Living allowance for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master 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 for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or 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 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree or up to 4 years for students undertaking a Doctoral degree.

For more details, see Graduate Research Scholarship benefits.

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