The University of Melbourne invites applications for Human Rights Scholarship for Australian and international students. Scholarship duration is up to two years for students undertaking a Master by research degree and up to three years, with a possible six-month extension, for students undertaking a Doctorate by research degree.
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne are a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning, and teaching and engagement.
All applicants must meet the English language requirements of the University of Melbourne. They can use TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (academic tests) or CAE to meet the University’s English language requirements.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing a research programme.
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of human rights.
Worth of Award
The duration of this scholarship is up to two years for students undertaking a Master by research degree and up to three years, with a possible six-month extension, for students undertaking a Doctorate by research degree. The following benefits apply:
- A fortnightly living allowance of approximately $31,000 per annum (pro-rata); and
- The following benefits in line with the Australian Postgraduate Awards 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
Note that the Human Rights Scholarship does not cover tuition fees for international students.
To be considered for this scholarship, student 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 upper second class honours;
- Have applied for or be enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne in the area of human rights; and
- Be committed to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights that extends beyond academic studies (such as voluntary work and/or work experience);
- Not have completed a course deemed to be at the same level or higher than the course for which you have applied for or enrolled in; and
- Not have previously received a Human Rights Scholarship
In addition, applicants who have commenced their graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne must have at least 12 months full-time or equivalent candidature remaining.
How to Apply
Applicant must submit an online application for both the Graduate Research Scholarships group and the Human Rights Scholarship.
Deadline: The application deadline is October 31, 2016.