University of Melbourne MA/PhD Scholarships

Deadline: 31 October 2013 and 31 May 2014
Open to: candidates from outside Australia and New Zealand
Scholarship: full tuition costs, plus the possibility for a living stipend, relocation stipend, thesis stipend and other benefits.


The Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. MIFRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award. Each year the University of Melbourne offers about 150 MIFRSs.


The MIFRS covers full tuition costs, but not overseas student health care.

The fee remission scholarships (MIFRS) do not provide students with a living allowance. However the University often awards a Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) to MIFRS recipients that provides a living allowance of $24,653 per annum, relocation grant of $3,000 who are moving from overseas to study at the University of Melbourne, thesis allowance of up to $420 for masters by research and up to $840 for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates, plus paid sick, maternity and parenting leave. .

Please click on the following link for the conditions relating to the MIFRS, which includes information about duration of awardscommencement requirements etc.


To be considered for a MIFRS, 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. Further information concerning the eligibility criteria can be found in the conditions.

These scholarships are only available to candidates who are neither Australian nor New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents.


International applicants are considered for the scholarships listed below once their application is supported by their Faculty. Applicants must apply for admission using the candidature and scholarship application available HEREApplicants who submit a complete application for admission and scholarship by

  • 31 October 2013 will receive a RHD scholarship outcome before 15 February 2014
  • 31 May 2014 will receive a RHD scholarship outcome before 31 July 2014

Please refer to the application and selection timetables for international applicants. Carefully read all information on the official website before applying.

Before you start the application process, you need to determine the research topic you want to explore and find out which University of Melbourne Faculty or Graduate School can best accommodate your research interests and project. You may also want to read this overview of graduate research opportunities.

You may need to identify a potential supervisor (some graduate schools manage this process for applicants). You will work under the guidance of a supervisor throughout the duration of your research degree.

It is essential to read and understand the specific entry requirements and application documentation required by your prospective Faculty or Graduate School. Applicants to the University of Melbourne use the same form to apply for all graduate research degrees and to make a scholarship application. Please make sure the University receives your application and supporting documents by the relevant scholarship closing date. See Melbourne Scholarships for further information. If you are a current University of Melbourne graduate research student wishing to apply for a scholarship, please do so online via the Student Portal.

Please be sure to attach in full all relevant supporting documents. If you have questions about how to complete or submit your application, please contact them via the relevant online form (domestic or international) and indicate “Graduate Research” in the subject line.

Check out their frequently asked questions page for more useful information. For further information, please contact the organizers at or see their contact page HERE.

The official website is AVAILABLE HERE.

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