Postgraduate Research Scholarships at the University of Melbourne, 2017

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing it as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50. The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is funded by the Australian Government and enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.

For the academic year 2016-17, about 35 International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) are being offered across the various faculty, schools, and colleges of the university, including the Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne School of Design and the Victorian College of the Arts. Applicants must be willing to undertake a masters by research or a doctorate (PhD) by research degree at the university.


To be considered for the IPRS, you must:

*Be an international applicant (ie. a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand, and not an Australian permanent resident) and meet international student visa requirements

*Have completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year honours degree at an Australian university with a minimum result of first class honours

*Have applied for admission to undertake masters by research or doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne.

The IPRS provides for:

*Full cost of tuition
*Overseas Student Health Cover for you and your dependants, if they join you in Australia on a student visa

In addition, successful candidates receive an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) which provides the following benefits:

*A fortnightly living allowance
*Relocation grant for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia
*Thesis allowance
*Limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave

For further scholarship details and application procedures, please click or tap here.


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