The University of Melbourne Research Training Program Scholarship is currently accepting applications from exceptional students who are interested in enrolling in a Masters by Research or doctoral degree program. Both domestic and international students can apply for this scholarship, which is provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government and the University of Melbourne. The University of Melbourne Research Training Program Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving research students, and includes a stipend and fee offset based on academic merit.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Australian Commonwealth Government
Host Institution(s): University of Melbourne, Australia
Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded with 100% fee remission and up to $110,000.
Number of Awards: Approximately 350
Study Level: Masters & Doctoral
Nationality: Australian / domestic and International students.
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University of Melbourne Research Training Scholarship | DETAILS
The Research Training Program Scholarship (Fee Offset) is a scholarship that provides full fee remission for up to two years for students who are enrolled in a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students who are enrolled in a doctoral degree program, with a maximum value of $110,000.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants are evaluated based on their academic achievements in their previous completed degree, as well as their research potential in their field of study. Other factors that may be considered include completion of a degree at the same level as the research course, relevant professional experience, published works, specialist medical qualifications, or original music compositions. Applicants are scored and ranked based on these factors.
To qualify for the University of Melbourne Research Training Program Scholarship, applicants are required to fulfill the following requirements:
- Applicants can be either Australian/domestic or international students.
- Applicants should have applied for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne and fulfilled the necessary entry requirements.
- Alternatively, applicants may be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree program at the University of Melbourne.
- Applicants must provide evidence of their proficiency in the English language.
Recipients of the University of Melbourne Research Training Program Scholarship will enjoy the following advantages:
- Full fee remission for a period of up to two years for those pursuing a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for those pursuing a doctoral degree.
- A living allowance of $34,400 per year pro rata (based on 2023 full-time study rate) for up to two years for those undertaking a Masters by Research degree, or up to 3.5 years for those undertaking a doctoral degree. This allowance may be subject to annual indexation and also includes a limited amount of paid sick, maternity, and parenting leave.
- A relocation grant of $2,000 for students relocating from States or Territories other than Victoria, or $3,000 for students moving from outside Australia.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership, which is available for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia.
If you have submitted your application for admission to a graduate research course by the deadline for that particular course, there is no need to apply separately for the University of Melbourne Research Training Program Scholarship. Within one week of submitting your course application, you will receive a notification that you will be automatically assessed for various graduate research scholarships.
However, if you have already been offered a place in a graduate research program but have deferred the commencement of your course until the following year, or if you are currently enrolled in a graduate research course and are seeking a scholarship, you will need to complete an online application form.
Application Deadline: Not Stated