Scholarships for domestic graduate students
The University has a range of scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities for domestic graduate students and researchers.
Opportunities for graduate coursework students
Graduate Access Melbourne Bursaries
Maisie Fawcett Scholarships
Maisie Fawcett Scholarships provide a one-off $5,000 payment available to graduates from Victoria University who have experienced disadvantage due to personal circumstances.
The University's Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute administers the Indigenous Scholarships Program, which offers a range of stipends and scholarships to Indigenous Australian students and researchers.
Future Generations Scholarships
Future Generations Scholarships are scholarships worth $7,500 that help to support students who otherwise would have had difficulty studying due to financial constraints.
Eleanor and Joseph Wertheim Scholarships
The Eleanor and Joseph Wertheim Scholarships provide an annual allowance of $20,000 for female students aged over 25 in financial need.
Irene and Arthur Kinsman Award for Postgraduate Studies
The Irene and Arthur Kinsman Award for Postgraduate Studies provides a $5,000 award for female students in Social Sciences who are in difficult financial or social circumstances.
Opportunities for graduate researchers
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
The Australian Postgraduate Awards are funded by the Australian Federal Government. The awards provide an annual living allowance, a $2,000 relocation allowance for researchers from interstate, a thesis allowance, and paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS)
Melbourne Research Scholarships provide living, relocation and thesis allowances equivalent to the APA, as well as paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
Human Rights Scholarships
The Human Rights Scholarships provide an annual living allowance of over $28,000 for students who are able to demonstrate a commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.
Fay Marles Scholarship
The Fay Marles Scholarship provides living, relocation and thesis allowances equivalent to the APA, as well as paid sick, maternity and parenting leave, for researchers who are of Indigenous Australian descent and/or whose tertiary studies have been affected by personal circumstances.
Harbison-Higinbotham Research Scholarship
The Harbison-Higinbotham Research Scholarship provides an annual living allowance of approximately $22,000 for graduate researchers undertaking research in history, sociology, economics, politics, or government and administration.
The University has a range of other prestigious scholarships available to graduate researchers, both as stand-alone scholarships and top-up scholarships for APA or MRS recipients.
There are also many scholarships funded by specific graduate schools, and many externally funded scholarships are available. Residential scholarships are also available, and travelling scholarships that help you undertake part of your studies or research overseas. For more information about scholarships, see the Scholarships Office website.