Human Rights Scholarship (HRS), University of Melbourne, Australia

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


The Human Rights Scholarship is awarded to local or international applicants wishing to undertake graduate research studies at the University in the human rights field and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.

Each year the University of Melbourne offers 2 HRSs to applicants wishing to undertake a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne.

Benefits & conditions
Human Rights Scholarship benefits include:
  • a living allowance of $28,000 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
  • 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.
Fees
Please note that the HRS does not cover international graduate research degree course fees.

Eligibility criteria
  • Applicants for the HRS must be able to demonstrate that their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights extends beyond their academic studies (such as voluntary work and/or work experience).
  • A high H2A (ie. 78-79% and above) is the minimum grade average usually required to be competitive for an HRS.
  • Applicants must have applied for, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree* in the human rights field at the University of Melbourne.
  • Applicants who have commenced their graduate research degree must have at least 12 months full-time or equivalent candidature remaining
  • Graduate research degrees have a research component of at least 66%.
  • International students must have an unconditional course offer at the University of Melbourne for the course for which they seek the support of a HRS.
  • Applicants seeking a HRS to undertake a graduate research degree must normally meet the academic requirements that apply to the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS).
Application deadline is 31 October 2013.

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