Melbourne University Scholarships for International Students

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.



Host Institution(s):

University of Melbourne, Australia



Field of study:


Any graduate research degree offered at University of Melbourne


Number of Awards:

Each year the University offers about 220 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 100 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.


Target group:

International students who wish to study at University of Melbourne.



Scholarship value/inclusions:


Benefits provided by the MIRS include:

• Living allowance of $23,728 per annum (2012 rate)

• 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 (2012 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2012 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates,

•  and paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.

Please click on the following link for the conditions relating to the MIRS, which includes information about duration of awards; commencement requirements etc.



To be considered for a 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 instructions:



Please do not apply for a MIRS if you have not yet been admitted to a research program at the University. Before you apply for admissions, you must read the instructions at this page.  MIRS applicants should submit complete both their applications for admission and scholarship by 31 October of each year.

It is important to visit the official website and this for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.




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