International Postgraduate Research Scholarships at University of Melbourne in Australia, 2015-2016

University of Melbourne awards 35 new international postgraduate research scholarships (IPRS) each year for international students. IPRS is funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University. These scholarships for international students cover full tuition fees for each year of the course and provide the annual Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and academic merit. Applications should be submitted till 31 October 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the University of Melbourne.
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded for students wishing to undertake postgraduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.
Scholarship Provider: Australian Government, Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Accreditation: University of Melbourne is an accredited university. University of Melbourne is accredited by the Group of Eight, Universitas 21, APRU, ACU.

Eligibility: 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;
-not be enrolled in the course for which you seek scholarship.
-have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these postgraduate research scholarships.

Scholarship Description:  International Postgraduate Research Scholarships- 3The 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.

Number of award(s): The University usually awards around 35 scholarships.

Duration of award(s): The duration of the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is up to two years for a student undertaking a master by research degree and up to three years, with two possible six month extensions, for students undertaking a doctorate by research degree.

 What does it cover? The IPRS provides:
-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 provide for 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.

 Selection Criteria: IPRS are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Eligible applicants are scored and ranked according to their:
-academic achievement in their last completed degree; and
-research potential in their field of study, taking into consideration factors relevant to the proposed research including professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music.

 Notification: Applications submitted before 31 October (Round 1) will be finalised by 15 February of the following year, and

 How to Apply: Applicants must submit an application for admission and scholarship using the Application for Admission to Graduate Research Degree Candidature and Scholarship form.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline is 31 October 2015.

 Further Official Scholarship Information and Application 

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