Igor Meshakov-Korjakin Russian Scholarship

This scholarship, supports students to study Russian language and/or Russian literature at a university in Russia or at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow.

Applications open

2 Mar 2020

Applications closed

11 May 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $41,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Tu Quan Nguyen
    "My semester on exchange in Moscow has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I don’t think there is any way I could have learnt as much about Russian culture, history and language if I had not lived and studied in Moscow myself. Since completing the exchange, my Russian language skills have improved dramatically, and I will continue to work on achieving a higher proficiency. Russia has so much to offer foreign students."
    - Tu Quan Nguyen
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • have successfully completed at least Russian Language and Culture 1 and 2 (or the equivalent)

    Recipients are required to:

    • accept online within 21 days
    • submit a final report

    Selection criteria

    The scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who make the most compelling case for the use of scholarship funds in terms of their future studies/research and/or who best demonstrates that the funds would be integral to a successful research outcome.

    Students who intend to travel for Study Exchange, Intensive Language/ Summer programs are encouraged to apply. Examples of acceptable institutions: Pushkin Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Petrozavodsk State University

    The value of each scholarship is to be based on a reasonable amount to support the usual expenses that would be incurred in the nature of such a study trip and to be relative to the term of study proposed and approved by the committee and according to available funds.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application including the following supporting documents:

    • a summary of your proposed program of study in Russia
    • evidence of initial contact or Global Mobility Exchange approval or short course placement at a Russian university including commencement and completion dates
    • current Academic statement/transcript
    • proof of current enrolment at the University of Melbourne
    • two academic references
    • any other documents or information which may assist the Faculty in making its decision
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 8-10 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Igor Meshakov-Korjakin

    The late Igor Meshakov-Korjakin gave direction to establish a scholarship or scholarships for students of Russian. The scholarship is to enable students to study Russian language and/or Russian literature at a university in Russia or at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. The donor was a retired senior lecturer in the then department of Russian and Language Studies at the University.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $41,000. The value will be shared by two or more recipients.


The Faculty of Arts will continue the application and awarding process for scholarships in 2020. Travel scholarship recipients will be granted extended travel dates. Find out how the University is responding to the COVID-19 situation.



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