University of Melbourne postgraduate scholarships (IPRS) for International Students in Australia | 2013
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University of Melbourne postgraduate scholarships are offered each year for 38 international students in Australia. Applications for 2013 academic year is now open. Full details:

‣ Scholarship Duration: 

  • Limited to the standard duration of the masters by research course.
  • An extension to the scholarship is only possible if course tenure is extended. Scholarships can be held for a maximum of 2 years.


The University of Melbourne postgraduate scholarships (IPRS) is funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University.

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

Level: Postgraduate Research Degree

Field(s): any courses offered by the University of Melbourne in Australia at graduate research degree level.

Funded By: Australian Government in Australia

Deadline: August 31, 3013.

Beneficiaries( Target Group): University of Melbourne postgraduate scholarships are Open for International Students.

Benefits( Value/ Inclusions):

‣ No. of Awards: Each year the University of Melbourne offers about 38 new IPRSs.

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Candidates must meet the following criteria to avail University of Melbourne postgraduate scholarships .

‣ must 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.

‣ must have applied for, or be currently enrolled in, a graduate research degree.

 have commenced their graduate research degree must have at least 12 months full-time or equivalent candidature remaining.

‣ have previously held an APA for six months or more cannot be considered for another APA.

In addition, the following eligibility criteria apply:

  1. Citizenships requirements:‣ Only open to local applicants (ie. Australian and NZ citizens or Australian permanent residents).
‣ Only open to international applicants (ie. citizens of countries other than Australia and New Zealand who are not Australian permanent residents.)

  2. Enrolment requirement:- Students who are seeking an MIFRS following the commencement of their course must submit an additional scholarship application (see section 2 for application details).Each faculty / graduate school will determine whether to award MIFRSs to students who have commenced the course for which a MIFRS is sought.Applicants will only be considered for scholarship in one department at any one time. Applicants who are interested in applying for a scholarship in more than one department should discuss research and scholarship options with the departments of interest before lodging their application for scholarship.

  3. Academic requirements: ‣ The academic requirements to be considered for the graduate research scholarships are the same as those that apply to entry to the PhD, and these requirements apply even if a scholarship is sought to undertake a masters by research.

  4. Scholarships previously held for or applied for: ‣ A student may only be awarded a second IPRS or MIFRS if the student is enrolling for a doctorate by research and the previous scholarship was for a masters by research degree that was completed.

  5. Concurrent awards, scholarships or salaries: ‣ IPRS and MIFRS holders may concurrently hold a living allowance, such as a MIRS, or any type of non-tuition fee allowance from any source, except an Australian Government scholarship program.

Eligibility criteria:

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

Scholarship Application Method:

Applicants must submit their application for admission by 31 August.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well before the closing date.

Scholarship Applications due date : August 31, 3013.

Applicants will be advised via email as soon as an outcome to their scholarship application is determined.

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

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

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