Research Sponsorship Agreements

The University of Melbourne has formal research training agreements with the following sponsorship bodies.

China Scholarship Council

Eligibility

Chinese citizens wishing to undertake a PhD at the University of Melbourne

Benefits and how to apply

See the Melbourne Scholarships webpage

Further enquiries

Ms Carmella Prideaux

COLCIENCIAS, Colombia

Eligibility

Colombian citizens wishing to undertake a doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne

Benefits

Tuition fees provided by COLCIENCIAS with a contribution from the University of Melbourne. A living allowance, one return international airfare and Overseas Student Health Cover provided by COLCIENCIAS

How to apply

Further enquiries

Ms Carmella Prideaux

COLFUTURO Loan-Scholarship Program, Colombia

Eligibility

Colombian citizens wishing to undertake a research degree at University of Melbourne

Benefits

Tuition fee discount by the University of Melbourne.  A loan-scholarship of up to US$25,000 per year for a maximum of two years provided by COLFUTURO.  See COLFUTURO website for more information

How to apply

See the COLFUTURO website for eligibility and deadlines

Apply to the University of Melbourne for entry to a research program

If successful, apply to COLFUTURO once you have received your University offer

Further enquiries

Ms Carmella Prideaux

CONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Technologica) Chile

Eligibility

Chilean citizens wishing to undertake a research degree at University of Melbourne

Benefits

Tuition fees (covered jointly by CONICYT and the University of Melbourne) and a living allowance provided by CONICYT.  For other benefits see CONICYT website

How to apply

Further enquiries

Ms Carmella Prideaux

FIDERH (Fund for Human Resource Development) Loan-Tuition Fee Support Program, Mexico

Eligibility

Mexican citizens wishing to undertake a research degree at the University of Melbourne

Benefits

A tuition fee discount is provided by the University of Melbourne which is supplemented by the FIDERH loan-tuition fee support program of up to $200,000 Mexican Pesos each year. The loan funds can also be used contribute to living costs and medical insurance

How to apply

Further enquiries

Ms Carmella Prideaux

Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan

Up to fifteen sponsorships per year will be offered each year for 5 years commencing from 2016

Eligibility

Pakistan citizens wishing to undertake a PhD at University of Melbourne

Benefits

Tuition fees and living allowance provided jointly by HEC and the University of Melbourne

How to apply

Apply to the University of Melbourne for entry to a PhD

If successful, apply to HEC once you have received your University offer

Further enquiries

Ms Carmella Prideaux

PRONABEC, Peru

Eligibility

Peruvian professionals wishing to undertake a research degree at the University of Melbourne

Benefits

Tuition fees covered by PRONABEC with a contribution from the University of Melbourne. A living allowance provided by PRONABEC

How to apply

Further enquiries

Ms Carmella Prideaux

Vietnam International Education Development (VIED)

Up to ten VIED sponsorships will be offered in 2016.

Eligibility

Vietnamese citizens wishing to undertake a PhD at University of Melbourne

VIED provides

Financial contribution to the University to partially offset the cost of tuition and living allowances

University of Melbourne provides

Tuition fees for up to four years and a living allowance equivalent to the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships rate for up to 3.5 years

How to apply

Further enquiries

Ms Carmella Prideaux