University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships
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Established by the University of Melbourne, this scholarship is available to high achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Master by research degree or Doctoral degree.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne.
• Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree • Living allowance of $31,200 per year pro rata (2020 full-time study rate) for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a doctoral degree. • Relocation grant of $2000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3000 for students moving from outside Australia. • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia
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