Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)

Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is 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. 

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 value
  • 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.

To be considered for an MIRS, applicants need to have an unconditional offer of a place in a graduate research degree course (eg. masters by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne. Please click on the following link for further information concerning the eligibility criteria.

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

Application process
Please refer to the Howto Apply section of the Graduate Research Scholarships website. 

MIRS applicants should submit their application for admission and scholarship by 31 August.

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