Graduate Researchers

The University of Melbourne is recognised internationally as a leader in graduate research training. As one of our graduate researchers, you will work with leading experts in your field in first rate facilities.

The University of Melbourne:

View our list of research areas

What degrees are available?

The University encourages applications from Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. Information on our indigenous research initiative, including scholarships and support available to indigenous researchers can be found here.

What financial support is available?

More than 500 living allowance scholarships are offered to domestic and international students annually.

Most Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents are exempt from paying tuition fees through the Australian Government Research Training Program. International applicants who apply for a University of Melbourne living allowance scholarship will also be considered for a full tuition-waiver scholarships.

University of Melbourne has agreements with a number of international sponsors to provide research scholarships to their citizens.

Useful links

Faculty and Graduate School Websites

For the graduate research opportunities available in faculties and graduate schools, their requirements and application closing dates, please visit the relevant pages below:

Architecture Building & Planning
Melbourne School of Design
Closing dates
Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Closing dates
Business & Economics
Faculty of Business & Economics
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Closing dates
Melbourne School of Engineering
Closing dates
Information Technology Melbourne School of Information
Closing dates
Law Melbourne Law SchoolMedicine Dentistry & Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences
Closing dates
Faculty of Science Graduate Research
Application Information
Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Victorian College of the Arts
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

How to apply

Click here for the steps to follow in submitting your application.

What happens next?

  • You should receive an email to confirm receipt of your application within 5 business days.
  • The Faculty/Graduate School will assess your application.
  • Depending on the outcome of Faculty/Graduate School assessment of your application, it may be put forward for consideration by a scholarships committee.
  • If successful you will receive an unconditional or conditional offer letter, which explains how you can accept your place.
  • Applications usually take 8 weeks to process.