Melbourne Scholarships (MIRS) at University of Melbourne in Australia| 2014
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Melbourne Scholarships. 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. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): University of Melbourne | Australia

Level: Research

Field(s): Research

Deadline: 31 October 2013 and 31 May 2014.

Funded By: University of Melbourne

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Melbourne Scholarships are targeted for Open for International students.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Each year the University offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which 

about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.

Scholarship Duration: 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.

Scholarship covers: 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.


‣ 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.


To avail Melbourne Scholarships (MIRS) , candidates must meet the following criteria:

The academic requirements to be considered for the graduate research scholarships 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 [eg. BA (Hons), BCom (Hons)] postgraduate diploma masters preliminary qualification, or masters course 4-year bachelor with honours course [eg. BE (Hons), LLB (Hons)].

First Class Honours (ie. H1) results are required to be competitive.

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

Eligibility Criteria:

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

Scholarship Application Method

Apply online.

Scholarship Application Due Date: MIRS applicants who submit their complete application for admission and scholarship by 31 October 2013 will receive a RHD scholarship outcome before 15 February 2014 and 31 May 2014 will receive a RHD scholarship outcome before 31 July 2014.

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website


‣ Applicants will be advised via email as soon as an outcome of their scholarship application is determined

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