16 December 2016

Australia: Fully-Funded Scholarship at the University of Melbourne. 2017/2018

Application Deadline: Scholarship applications are assessed on an ongoing basis (from January through to December).

Scholarships are Offered annually.

Eligible Countries: International students

To be taken at (country): University of Melbourne, Australia


Brief Description: Every year, the University of Melbourne, Australia awards The Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) for international students to study for Masters and PhD. In 2016 the MIRS is part of the Melbourne Research Scholarship – MRS – program.

Eligible Fields of Study
  • Faculty of Business & Economics
  • Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science
  • Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Melbourne Law School
  • Melbourne School of Design
  • Melbourne School of Engineering
  • Melbourne School of Information
  • Victorian College of the Arts

About Scholarship
The Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS) was established by the University of Melbourne and is awarded to high achieving domestic and international research students. The University awards over 300 scholarships per year.


From 2016, the Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) is part of the Melbourne Research Scholarship program.

Type: Masters and PhD Research

Eligibility: To be considered for the Melbourne Research Scholarship, you must:
  • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne and have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining, and
  • have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought.

Selection Criteria: Melbourne Research Scholarships are awarded on the basis of 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 relevant professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music may be taken into consideration.

Number of Scholarships: The University awards 35 scholarships per year.

Value of Scholarship:The Melbourne Research Scholarship provides the following benefits:
  • a living allowance of $26,288 per year (2016 full-time pro-rata rate)/$26,916 per year (2017 full-time pro-rata rate)
  • a relocation grant of $2,000 for students who need to move from outside Victoria or $3,000 for students who need to move from outside Australia to study at the University of Melbourne
  • a thesis allowance of up to $420 for students undertaking a Master by research degree or up to $840 for students undertaking a Doctoral degree (where submission of a hard copy is a completion requirement)
  • limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave

Duration of Scholarship: The duration of the Melbourne Research Scholarship is two years for students undertaking a Master by research degree and three years, with a possible six month extension, for students undertaking a Doctorate by research degree.

How to Apply
  • If you are a new student and have applied for a Graduate Research Degree by the relevant closing date, 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 are currently enrolled in a graduate research degree for which you seek a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by the relevant closing date. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within 7 days of having submitted the online form.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for more details.

All the information about Fully-Funded Scholarship at the University of Melbourne has been delivered nicely; talented students who are eager to pursue their Free Tuition/Scholarships/Study in Australia for Undergraduate can apply now.

Scholarship Provider: University of Melbourne, Australia

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