The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) are awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies (e.g. master’s by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne. University of Melbourne scholarships funds a total of 200 scholarships each year in which 150 opportunities are awarded to international students. Scholarship covers living allowance, relocation grant, thesis allowance, paid sick, maternity and parenting leave. The application deadline is 31 May 2014.
Study Subject (s): The studentships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Course Level: The studentships are awarded for students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne.
Scholarship Provider: University of Melbourne, Australia
The award can be taken at: Australia
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-The academic requirements to be considered for the graduate research opportunities are the same as those that apply to entry for the PhD, and these requirements apply even if a scholarship is sought to undertake a master’s by research. The key academic requirements that applicants must meet are:
-Completion of tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a four-year honours degree at an Australian University, and
-Applicants normally need to have completed a research project/component as part of their tertiary studies that accounts for at least 25% of their year’s work at 4th year or masters level.
-Examples of tertiary studies that normally meet the academic requirements include: 3-year bachelors course followed by a 1-year honours [e.g. BA (Hons), BCom (Hons)] postgraduate diploma masters preliminary qualification or masters course 4-year bachelor with honours course [e.g. BE (Hons), LLB (Hons)].
-First Class Honours (i.e. H1) results are required to be competitive.
-Both commencing and currently enrolled international research higher degree students may apply.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International students can apply for these research scholarships.
Description: The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) are 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.
Number of award(s): Each year the University offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.
Duration of award (s): The MIRS cannot be extended beyond 3.5 years for PhD and other research doctorate students. This means that if a second 6 months extension to the IPRS or MIFRS is approved, the student would need to cover their own living expenses for the final 6 months.
What does it cover? Benefits provided by the MIRS include:
-a living allowance of $24,653 per annum (2013 rate)
-a Relocation Grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in order to study at the University of Melbourne or $3,000 awarded to those who are moving from overseas
-a Thesis Allowance of up to $420 (2013 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2013 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates, and paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and academic merit.
Notification: Applicants will be advised via email as soon as an outcome of their application is determined.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
application Deadline: MIRS applicants who submit their complete application for admission and scholarship by 31 May 2014 will receive a RHD scholarship outcome before 31 July 2014.