Scholarships & Awards
Applicants wishing to be considered for a scholarship should submit a course application by the relevant closing dates. Applicants that have submitted a course application will automatically be considered for the scholarships listed below. Applications will be accepted after the closing date, however, there will be limited availability of scholarships for late applicants.
Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS)
Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) are funded by the University of Melbourne and awarded to eligible international students for graduate research study. Science students can receive a MRS for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Science.
To be competitive for a MRS, you must have consistent results of at least H2A/upper second class (or equivalent). Applicants who can demonstrate a significant role in a research publication(s) and/or significant work experience will have this factor taken into consideration when determining scholarship eligibility.
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships
RTP scholarships are funded by the Australian Federal Government and awarded to students wanting to undertake graduate research degree studies.
An RTP scholarship covers full tuition fees for each year of a course, the annual Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC - single cover), and a living allowance, thesis allowance and other benefits. For a full list and details of benefits and conditions please refer to the Graduate Scholarships Conditions Booklet.
The entry requirements for a scholarship are normally higher than the entry requirements to the course. To be competitive for an RTP scholarship, you must have very strong results of a high H1 grade (90% average), or first class equivalent. Applicants who can demonstrate a significant role in a research publication(s) and/or significant work experience will have this factor taken into consideration when determining scholarship eligibility.
For a full list of benefits and conditions for the RTP and MRS scholarships please refer to the Graduate Scholarships Conditions Booklet.
2019 Rowden White Scholarship
All 2019 applicants for graduate research will automatically be considered for the Rowden White Scholarship. The value of this scholarship is $6,500 and it can be awarded in addition to another scholarship. Successful applicants will be selected based on academic merit.
Scholarship Deadlines - International applicants (citizens of all other countries and holders of Australian visas other than permanent residency)
|Applications for 2019 that are complete and received by this date||Will be considered for these scholarships||Applicants should be notified of the outcome by|
|30 September 2018||RTP and MRS||31 January 2019|
- Applicants who submit a complete application received before 30 September will have the highest chance of success in obtaining a scholarship.
- Applicants who submit an application received after 30 September will be considered for RTP scholarships and MRS; however, there can be no guarantee that scholarships will be available.
Fees for international students
The course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one full-time year of study (1 EFTSL). If a course duration is less than one year, you will pay the indicative total course fee. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.