Scholarships for international graduate students
The University has a range of scholarships, awards and other funding opportunities for international graduate students and researchers.
Opportunities for graduate coursework students
Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program
The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students from certain ADB membership countries. Scholarships are comprised of an annual allowance of $15,300, full tuition fee remission for up to two years, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and a return economy airfare from your home country to Melbourne.
International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA)
The International Postgraduate Coursework Awards provide between 25% and 100% remission of tuition fees.
Opportunities for graduate researchers
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
Australian Postgraduate Awards are funded by the Australian Federal Government. The awards provide an annual living allowance, a $3,000 relocation allowance, a thesis allowance, as well as paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships provide full tuition fee remission and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Normally students will receive an APA (see above) as well.
Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarships (MIFRS)
Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarships provide full tuition fee remission.
Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)
Melbourne International Research Scholarships provide an annual living allowance, a $3,000 relocation allowance, a thesis allowance, as well as paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
Human Rights Scholarship
The Human Rights Scholarship provides an annual living allowance, a $3,000 relocation allowance, a thesis allowance, as well as paid sick, maternity and parenting leave for students who are able to demonstrate a commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.
Victoria International Research Scholarships (VIRS)
The Victorian Government will fund up to six scholarships for international PhD candidates commencing in 2013. The scholarships are worth $90,000 and include a full waiver of tuition fees.
AusAID opportunitiesFind out more about services and support available to AusAID scholars in our AusAID opportunities brochure.
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 MIRS 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.