Call for Applications: 600 Scholarships in University of Melbourne of Worth US$115000 – 2021


Deadline: 31 October 2020


Melbourne is a place where world-class researchers choose to study and work. You’ll study alongside talented peers in an environment focused on research impact and relevance, and be supervised by leading experts in your field. Our graduate schools offer graduate research programs in most major disciplines, so you can pursue your passion and develop your career.

Find out how to select a graduate research degree, understand the selection process, scholarships available and fees, receive your offer and enroll as an international graduate researcher.


Benefits vary between scholarships. The benefits that apply to your Scholarship are specified in your scholarship offer and may include one or more of the benefits defined in this clause.

A: Stipend (Living allowance)

  1. The yearly stipend rate for full-time students is stated in your scholarship offer.
  2. The yearly stipend rate for part-time students is 50 per cent of the full-time student rate
  3. Stipends are paid fortnightly from the commencement date of the Scholarship.

B: Fee offset

  1. A fee offset is a fee remission or exemption that cover the course tuition fees for the maximum duration of the Scholarship. Students who remain enrolled beyond the end date of their scholarship may become liable for paying the remaining tuition fees.

C: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

  1. Unless otherwise specified in your scholarship offer, the University will provide visa length OSHC Single membership for students who require a Student Visa to study in Australia.
  2. The University will either:
    1. arrange OSHC on your behalf with the University’s preferred OSHC provider after you have accepted your course and scholarship offer, or
    2. reimburse the cost upon provision of a receipt if you have arranged your own OSHC membership up to the scheduled value used by the University’s preferred OSHC provider.

D: Relocation allowance

  1. The University will pay a relocation allowance to students who:
    1. were living overseas or interstate at the time of applying for the scholarship,
    2. have not studied at an institution in Victoria within 12 months prior to applying for the scholarship, and
    3. had to relocate to Melbourne to commence their course of study at the University of Melbourne
  2. The allowance is usually included in the first payment of the stipend. The value of the allowance is:
    1. A$2,000 for student who have relocated from interstate, or
    2. A$3,000 for students who have relocated from outside Australia

E: Thesis Allowance

  1. If you must lodge a hard copy of your thesis as a course completion requirement, the University will reimburse the cost related to the production of a thesis (e.g. printing, binding) upon presentation of receipts.
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  3. Requests for reimbursement must be made within 6 months of the date of purchase.
  4. The maximum value of this allowance is:
    1. A$420 for a Master degree thesis
    2. A$840 for a Doctoral degree thesis


When you apply for graduate research degrees at Melbourne, you need to choose a research area, check you meet entry requirements, then apply directly with the University of Melbourne. If eligible, you’ll automatically be considered for a Graduate Research Scholarship. You may also be eligible for other scholarships and bursaries, which require an application.

To help you do this, follow our step-by-step guide below on how to apply for graduate research degrees.

Choose the graduate research degree you want to apply for. Options include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Up to 4 years in duration, you will undertake original research on a specialised topic and produce a thesis of approximately 80 000 words. Some of our PhDs include taught subjects in the first year.
  • Doctorate by Research – offering a coursework component in parallel with meetings with your research, giving high-level engagement with the key literature in your research area.
  • Master of Philosoph (MPhil) – an internationally recognised masters degree by research that requires the completion of a thesis of 30 000–40 000 words.
  • Masters by Research – different from the MPhil it offers a coursework component, along with a shorter thesis of about 30 000 words.

You can find these on graduate course pages. Also check out our University of Melbourne Research website for information on applications, funding opportunities and more.


You need to meet minimum eligibility to apply for graduate research degrees. This includes degree requirements, English language requirements and meeting student visa conditions set by the Department of Home Affairs.

If you want to study for less than an academic year, you'll need to apply as an exchange or study abroad student through a separate application.

For more information on eligibility, see entry requirements


If eligible, you will automatically be considered for a Graduate Research Scholarship that provides a living allowance and/or tuition fee-remission scholarship. More than 300 of these scholarships are offered to international graduate researchers each year.

If you are unsuccessful for a tuition fee-remission scholarship, you'll enter as a full fee paying student.

Tuition fees are based on the degree you take and your subject load. You can find estimates of fees on every course page. You'll also need to factor in other costs while at university, such as for social events, travel and accommodation.

There are other scholarships and bursaries that can help with tuition and the cost of living while you study.

To find out how tuition fees are calculated and ways to pay, see Fees & payments

At minimum, you will need to provide academic transcripts and a CV with your application. If you're currently studying, you'll also need to provide a transcript of your final results and evidence of completion as soon as they’re available.

If you don’t have verified digital copies of academic documents for prior or current studies and wish to obtain during your application, you can select Digitary VIA when requested during your submission. This includes English translated documents and can be fulfilled for both interim qualifications and completed qualifications.

Obtaining verified digital copies of academic documents can help fast-track your application and retained for use with other applications you wish to make. The Digitary VIA option includes a one-off charge.

Depending on the course, you may also have to provide a research proposal, folio of creative works, GRE or GMAT test result or writing sample.

  • Academic transcripts
  • Referees
  • Agreement for a Joint PhD Degree
  • Publications
  • Creative works

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