Melbourne International Research Scholarships

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Melbourne International Research Scholarships: The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.

MIRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award.


Each year the University offers about 220 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 100 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.

Benefits and conditions:

  • A living allowance of $20,427 per annum
  • A Relocation Grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in order to study at the University of Melbourne or $20,427 awarded to those who are moving from overseas
  • A Thesis Allowance of up to $20,427 for masters by research and up to $20,427 for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates
  • Paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.

    Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:

    Applicants need to have an unconditional offer of a place in a graduate research degree course (eg. masters by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne.

    Both commencing and currently enrolled international research higher degree students may apply.

    Selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and academic merit.

    Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

    Deadline: 31 October.

    For more information and application, visit: Melbourne International Research Scholarships

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