The University of Melbourne is offering Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) to students of any nationality to pursue graduate degree research studies (e.g. Master’s by research, PhD or other research doctorate) in University of Melbourne. Scholars will be selected based on academic merit and eligibility. The deadline for scholarship application is 31st May 2014.
The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. MIRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award. Each year the University offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.
- To be considered for MIRS, applicants need to apply for scholarship and candidature in a graduate research degree course (eg. masters by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne.
- The academic requirements to be considered for the graduate research scholarships are the same as those that apply to entry for the PhD, and these requirements apply even if a scholarship is sought to undertake a master’s by research. The key academic requirements that applicants must meet are:
- Completion of tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a four-year honours degree at an Australian University, and
- Applicants normally need to have completed a research project/component as part of their tertiary studies that accounts for at least 25% of their year’s work at 4th year or masters level.
- First Class Honours (ie. H1) results are required to be competitive.
- Both commencing and currently enrolled international research higher degree students may apply.
Field of study/research
Scholarship is provided to pursue any graduate research program at University of Melbourne.
What the scholarship covers
- A living allowance of $24,653 per annum (2013 rate)
- A relocation grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in order to study at the University of Melbourne or $3,000 awarded to those who are moving from overseas.
- A Thesis allowance of up to $420 (2013 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2013 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates, and
- Paid, sick maternity and parenting leave.
How to apply
The mode of scholarship application is online. Click here for more information on how to apply
Scholarship application deadline
The deadline for scholarship application is 31st May 2014.