How are graduate research scholarships awarded?

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit, judged against applicants' prior research-based academic performance and relevant professional background. The limited number of scholarships available will be allocated to the highest ranked applicants.

In order to be eligible for these scholarships, an applicant must 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, or generally must have achieved an average 'high distinction' grade (University of Melbourne equivalent score 80% or better) in a degree relevant to the intended research higher degree project.

As an indication, applicants with Australian qualifications must generally have graduated with a 'High Distinction' score of 80 or 85% (depending on their university's grading scheme) to be eligible for a scholarship. For applicants with international qualifications, this score of 80 is roughly equivalent to a GPA of 3.5 (out of 4).

Unsuccessful scholarship applicants in round one will be notified if they will automatically be considered for scholarships in round two. If eligible, applicants do not need to submit another application for that year. Unsuccessful scholarship applicants in both rounds will need to reapply to be considered for a scholarship in the following year.

What is a competitive score?

80% 85% 92%*

Is the minimum score required for an international applicant to be offered a MIFRS (fee remission scholarship)

Is not usually competitive for stipend scholarships  - MIRS for international applicants or APA/MRS for local applicants

*Indicative of 2015 score for local applicants who were awarded an APA

*Indicative of 2015 score for international applicants who were awarded MIRS and MIFRS.

*Indicative of 2015 score for international applicants who were awarded an IPRS.

* Scores are indicative only. There is no guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded to applicants with these stated scores; there are many factors that impact on the awarding of a scholarship.