University of Melbourne International Scholarship 2024

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Are you an ambitious student with aspirations to study at one of the world’s leading institutions? The University of Melbourne offers a range of prestigious scholarships that can turn your academic dreams into reality.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore two of the university’s flagship scholarship programs: the International Undergraduate Scholarship and the Graduate Research Scholarships.

University of Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to high-achieving international students who completed secondary school outside Australia or foundation studies in Australia and are enrolling in an undergraduate degree. With its reputation for academic excellence and vibrant campus life, the University of Melbourne provides an ideal environment for students to thrive and succeed in their chosen fields.

Key Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Level of Study: Undergraduate
  • Application type: No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.
  • Citizenship requirements: International students 
  • Applicable study areas: All study areas 
  • Number of scholarships awarded: Approximately 1000
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Eligibility Criteria

  • be a citizen of a country other than Australia and New Zealand and not a permanent resident of Australia;
  • have completed secondary school outside Australia or a foundation program in Australia
  • have received an unconditional offer for an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne;
  • have  a secondary school result that places you in the top 3%, such as:
    • India Secondary School (CBSE, ISCE or State Board Exam); an overall score of at least 98%
  • not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a year 12 program)

Benefits

For 2024, this scholarship provides either a:

  • AUD 10,000 or INR 5.5 Lakhs tuition fee remission in the first year of an undergraduate degree
  • 50 per cent fee remission for the three year duration of an undergraduate degree, or
  • 100 per cent fee remission for the three year duration of an undergraduate degree

Selection Criteria

This scholarship is offered with different benefits to students with the highest selection score based on prior academic results. Selection scores may vary between years and are decided at time of selection.

Official link – https://scholarships.unimelb.edu.au/awards/melbourne-international-undergraduate-scholarship 

Application Process

Students will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship –

The Melbourne Research Scholarship and Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship are offered to high-achieving international and domestic students who are enrolling in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne. They are prestigious awards that support outstanding graduate students who wish to pursue research-based graduate degrees at the university. 

Key Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Level of Study: Masters by Research or doctoral degree (PhD)
  • Application type: No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.
  • Citizenship requirements: Australian / domestic student, International student
  • Applicable study areas: All study areas 
  • Number of scholarships awarded: Approximately 600

Eligibility Criteria

  • have applied for and meet the  requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
  • be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne

Benefits

  • Stipend and fee offset scholarships –
    • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.
    • Living allowance of $37,000 per year pro rata (2024 full-time study rate) for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a doctoral degree. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
    • Relocation grant of $3000 for students moving from outside Australia.
    • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia
  • Fee offset scholarships –
    • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.

Selection Criteria

Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend as well as fee offset are awarded to domestic and international students based on academic merit. Eligible applicants are scored and ranked according to their academic achievement of their last completed degree and their research potential in their field of study. Factors such as completion of a degree at the same level of the research course for which the scholarship is sought, relevant professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music may be taken into consideration.

Official link – https://scholarships.unimelb.edu.au/awards/graduate-research-scholarships 

Application Process

If you are a new student and have applied for a graduate research course by the application closing date for that course, you will be automatically considered for the Graduate Research Scholarships. You will receive a notification that a scholarship application has been added to your record within ten business days of having submitted your course application.

Conclusion

The University of Melbourne Scholarships open doors to a world of opportunities for talented and ambitious students from around the globe.

Whether you’re an undergraduate student embarking on your academic journey or a graduate student pursuing research excellence, these scholarships can help you achieve your academic and career goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. What is the University of Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship?

    A. This scholarship is awarded to high-achieving international students enrolling in an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. It provides partial or full tuition fee remission for the duration of the undergraduate program.

  • Q. How can I apply for the International Undergraduate Scholarship?

    A. No separate application is required. All eligible students who apply for an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne are automatically considered for this scholarship.

  • Q. What are the eligibility criteria for the International Undergraduate Scholarship?

    A. Eligible candidates must be citizens of a country other than Australia and New Zealand, have completed secondary school outside Australia or a foundation program in Australia, and have received an unconditional offer for an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne, among other requirements.

  • Q. How do I apply for the Graduate Research Scholarship?

    A. Eligible students are automatically considered for the scholarship if they have applied for and meet the requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne. No separate application is required.

  • Q. How are recipients selected for the Graduate Research Scholarship?

    A. Recipients are selected based on academic merit and research potential in their field of study. Factors such as completion of a degree at the same level of the research course, relevant professional experience, and publications may be considered.

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