Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) In Australia 2010


Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) In Australia 2010

About MIRS:
The Melbourne Scholarship Program (MSP) aims to provide access to a world class university for the best Australian and international students. As detailed elsewhere on our website, at the graduate research level the MSP comprises scholarships that provide a living allowance (ie. stipend), fee remissions and funding to help facilitate study and research overseas.

The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. MIRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award.

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

Eligibility Criteria:
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.

Selection Citeria:
Selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and academic merit. Scholarship assessment guidelines, tips for applicants and other funding opportunities may be found on the Scholarships Resources webpage.

How To Apply:
International students are automatically considered for all of the scholarships listed below once they receive an unconditional course offer for an eligible course. Applicants must apply for admission using the online application available at
There is no separate scholarship application form.
1.) Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
2.) Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarships (MIFRS)
3.) Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)
4.) Human Rights Scholarships (HRS)

The Only Exceptions are:
Applicants for the Human Rights Scholarship must also complete the 2011 International HRS Application Form (PDF: 50kb); students who are already enrolled in the course for which they seek a scholarship must apply online via the Student Portal. The online application must be submitted with the required documents, including Referee Reports, by the closing date.
Applicants wishing to reapply must submit a new application via the Student Portal and also submit a ‘Form to Reapply’. The MSO travelling scholarships (please check the details for the travelling scholarships as each has its own application procedure and closing date.)

Closing Date and Timelines :
MIRS applicants should submit their ‘Application for Admission: International Graduate Student‘ form (PDF) or online application by 31 October 2010. Applications received after this date will only be considered for any MIRSs that remain at the time the application is assessed for scholarship. In order to be considered for the greatest range and number of scholarships, it is highly recommended that you submit your application by the IPRS closing date of 31 August 2010.

Melbourne Scholarships Office
3rd Floor, John Smyth Building
Gate No. 6, Swanston Street
Telephone: + 61 3 8344 8747
Contact Hours: 9:00am – 5:15pm, Monday to Friday.


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