The University of Melbourne is a public university located in Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. It is the second oldest university in Australia and the oldest in Victoria. Its main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb in north Melbourne. This university is Australia’s member of the “Group of Eight” or the Lobby and Formal Group of Sandstone Universities.
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest university in Australia. It is a public research university ranked 32 in the world. The university has approximately 45,000 students. Over 12,000 international students from 130 different countries.
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- Host Country: Melbourne, Australia
- Host University: University of Melbourne
- Number of Scholarships: 600 Scholarships
- Study level: Masters/PhD
- Fields of study: All fields and specializations offered by the university
- Deadline: October 31, 2022
Fields of study available in the Scholarship
- Architecture, Building and Planning (Melbourne School of Design)
- Arts (Faculty of Arts, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Business and Economics (Faculty of Business and Economics, Melbourne Business School, Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education )
- Education (Melbourne Graduate School of Education)
- Engineering (Melbourne School of Engineering, School of Computing and Information Systems)
- Fine Arts and Music (Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music)
- Law (Melbourne Law School, Melbourne School of Government)
- Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Melbourne Dental School, Melbourne Medical School, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences)
- Science (Faculty of Science, School of BioSciences, School of Chemistry, School of Earth Sciences, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, School of Geography, School of Mathematics and Statistics, School of Physics)
- Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences).
- Full tuition waiver for up to two years for students holding a master’s degree by research degree or up to four years for students with a doctoral degree.
- A living allowance of $31,200 per annum pro rata (full-time study rate for 2022) for up to two years for students holding a master’s degree by research degree or up to 3.5 years for students with a doctoral degree. The living allowance can be indexed annually and includes paid sick maternity leave and paternity leave.
- A transfer grant of $2,000 for students moving from states or territories other than Victoria or $3,000 for students moving from outside Australia.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership is for international students who need a student visa to study in Australia.
Eligibility & selection criteria
- To be eligible to apply for graduate research courses, you’re normally required to have completed at least a four year Australian Bachelor course or overseas equivalent and achieved an overall average of greater than 75% in the final year of the course.
- You’re also normally required to have completed a research project/component that accounts for at least 25% of your year’s work at 4th year undergraduate or masters level.
- Some courses may have higher or additional entry requirements and a pre-application process. Check the course you’re interested in to learn what these are.
If you have a student visa to study in Australia you’re legally required to enrol in full-time study in a CRICOS-registered course. You will need to maintain visa length Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and can either arrange this through the University when you accept your offer or purchase your own OSHC from one of the providers approved by the Australian Government. You may also need to do additional character and health tests where required by the Department of Home Affairs.
Requirements vary by course. Usually, to apply for a graduate research course, you first need to determine your research topic and find a supervisor. Some graduate schools advertise available projects. Visit Find a Course for the requirements of the course that interests you. You will need to be able to commit to the workload required by the course.
Finding a supervisor
- Check with the course you’re applying for to see if you need to find a supervisor for your course before applying.
- If so, you want to make sure the supervisors you choose are right for your needs and can support you in your research. Support from supervisors does not guarantee admission, nor does it guarantee a scholarship or financial assistance.
- For help finding a supervisor, visit Find an expert
Writing a research proposal
- Some graduate schools also require a research proposal as part of your application.
- To develop a successful proposal, you need to be familiar with current research in the area. Your proposal also needs to state your research question, your area of interest, and how you’ll undertake your research.
- Many graduate schools offering research courses will have their own pre-application process, entry requirements and application due dates. Check the entry requirements for the course you’re applying for.
English language requirements
- If you’ve completed an undergraduate course in the last two years, where the course was entirely taught and assessed in English, typically you’ll satisfy English language requirements.
- If your offer is conditional on meeting the University’s English language requirements you can use TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (academic tests) or Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) to meet the University’s English language requirements.
- You’ll need to satisfy the requirements in one sitting within 24 months of the proposed start date of your course.
If you are a new student and have applied for a Postgraduate Research course by the application closing date for that course, you will be automatically considered for the Postgraduate Research Scholarships. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within seven days of submitting your course application.
If you have accepted an offer for a Postgraduate Research course and a deferred start to be reconsidered for a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by October 31 to be considered for a scholarship the following year. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within seven days of submitting the online form.
If you are currently enrolled in a graduate research course seeking a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by October 31 to be considered for a scholarship the following year. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within seven days of submitting the online form.