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Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarships in Law and International Law, 2015

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation is inviting application for two postgraduate placements in Law (Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law) and International Law (Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law). Candidates must be Australian citizens, have been resident in Australia for at least five of the last ten years and be available in person for interview in Australia at the time of selection in mid-October 2014. The awards will generally be tenable for one academic year only, although scholars wishing to enroll for longer courses may also apply. The application deadline is 31st August 2014.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded in Law and International Law. There are no restrictions on the field of law for the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law. Applicants for the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law must propose a course of study relevant to international law.
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing postgraduate degree program at a prestigious overseas university, preferably at a university in Asia (Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law) and at UK universities, principally Oxford, Cambridge, London and Edinburgh. Applications for other UK universities will be received and treated on merit (Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law).
Scholarship Provider: Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation and partially supported by funds from the Australian Government.
Award can be taken at: Abroad

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Eligibility:
-Candidates must be Australian citizens, have been resident in Australia for at least five of the last ten years, and be available in person for interview in Australia at the time of selection in mid-October 2014.
-At the time of application, candidates must hold a law degree with an academic record in law that is equivalent to a First Class Honours Degree, normally from an Australian university.

Open for International Students: Students of Australia can apply for these endowments.

Description: Sir Robert Menzies Memorial FoundationThe Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation, a registered charity in Australia, is offering two post-graduate funding opportunities in law, the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law and the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law. Each is tenable at a prestigious overseas university. The scholarship program is partially supported by funds from the Australian Government. Both opportunities are awarded in memory of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Menzies, KT AK CH QC, Prime Minister of Australia from 1939 to 1941 and from 1949 to 1966.

Number of award(s): The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation, a registered charity in Australia, is offering two postgraduate placements in law, the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law and the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law.

Duration of award(s): The awards will generally be tenable for one academic year only, although scholars wishing to enroll for longer courses may also apply. Each award will be made on the understanding that it will be continued for the period for which it is granted, subject to the scholar’s satisfactory progress and conduct. Scholars will be required to provide a written report on their progress each six months to the Menzies Foundation.

What does it cover? Scholarships provide emoluments to meet compulsory university fees and charges and to contribute substantially towards the cost of books, equipment, living and travel. They are revised from time to time to reflect changes in the level of fees and other expenses. Emoluments are not subject to income tax in the United Kingdom; taxation arrangements in other jurisdictions may differ.
-University and other expenses: Tuition fees or a research grant equivalent, examination and other compulsory fees subject to approval by the Foundation; A grant of $200 towards the typing and binding of a thesis if required.
-Personal living allowance: Allowances will be determined by the Foundation to suit local circumstances in the country of study. As a guide, current allowances in the UK are £12,750 (if enrolled at a university outside London) and £14,750 (if enrolled at a London university) per annum, payable in three installments.
-Travel: An economy airfare from Australia to the country of study; A similar airfare to return to Australia, provided the scholar returns within twelve months of completing the course of study specified in the letter of award.

Selection Criteria: The Selection Committee will take account of the proposed course of study, the academic achievement of the candidate, and also those qualities which Sir Robert Menzies held in high esteem. The qualities sought include:
-Academic excellence
-Leadership, both proven and potential
-Interest and experience in the service of others
-Extra-curricular activities and interests
-Ability to contribute to the life of the university

Notification: Awards will be made following consideration of a short list of candidates who will be interviewed in Melbourne in mid-October by representatives of the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation, the Menzies Memorial Scholars‡ Association and the Australian Government. An offer of award will normally be made within 24 hours of interview. A formal acceptance is required within 48 hours of offer, failing which the offer will lapse.

Online Application: The mode of applying is online.

application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st August 2014.

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