Institution: University of Melbourne
City (Metropolitan Area): Melbourne
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Scholarships
Study Levels: Graduate
Subjects: Human Rights
Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
Funding: $31,916 living allowance; $2,000-$3,000 relocation grant; $420-$840 thesis/dissertation allowance
The University of Melbourne possesses a 160-year history and is one of the world’s top 50 universities. The school is also ranked as the number one research university in Australia. It boasts a student population of 47,000 and no fewer than eight Nobel laureates are alumni of the university.
Master’s and doctoral students are encouraged to apply for the University of Melbourne’s Human Rights Scholarship. The university typically awards two scholarships each year, and the duration of funding for master’s students is up to two years while doctoral students can be funded for up to three years (with a possible six-month extension). Scholarship recipients will receive a living allowance of $31,916 per year, to be paid every two weeks. In addition, if you are moving to Melbourne from another state in Australia, you will receive a $2,000 relocation grant. If you are moving there from another country, you will receive a $3,000 relocation grant. Finally, the scholarship includes $420 for master’s students and $840 for doctoral students whose study program requires that they submit a hard copy of their thesis/dissertation.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must either be an incoming graduate student or current graduate student at the University of Melbourne. If you are a current graduate student, you must still have at least 12 months left before the completion of your program. Additionally, you must plan to conduct graduate-level research in the field of human rights while simultaneously peacefully advancing human rights outside of your studies (i.e., volunteer and/or work experience). You must also be a full-time student unless compelling circumstances prevent you from doing so. Finally, you cannot have received the Human Rights Scholarship previously.
Applicants are chosen based on their area of study and commitment to human rights, academic merit, and strength of supporting documentation. The application should be completed online, and you will be notified of the committee’s decision in February. The deadline to apply is 31 October 2017. To learn more and apply, click here.
To learn more and apply, click here.