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University of Melbourne Human Rights Scholarship 2020/2021 for International Students – Australia

The Human Rights Scholarship was established by the University of Melbourne and awarded to students who are undertaking research in the field of human rights.

Application Deadline: 31st October 2019

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): University of Melbourne, Australia

Eligible Field of Study: Graduate Research Degree Programme in the area of human rights at the University of Melbourne

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: To be considered for this scholarship, candidate must:

  • either:
    • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
    • be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne and have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining,
  • intend to undertake graduate research in the human rights field and be committed to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights that extends beyond academic studies (such as voluntary work and/or work experience);
  • have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought, and
  • intend to study as a full-time student unless there are compassionate or compelling circumstances that prevent you from undertaking full-time study
  • not have previously received a Human Rights Scholarship

Selection Criteria: Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of the area of study in and level of commitment to human rights, academic merit and strength of supporting documentation.

Number of Awardees: 2

Value of Scholarship: The following benefits apply:

  • Living allowance of $35,000 per year pro rata (2018 full-time study rate) for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master 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 $2,000 for students moving from States or Territories outside Victoria or $3,000 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

Duration of Scholarship: 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree and up to 3 years, with a possible six month extension, for students undertaking a Doctorate by research degree.

How to Apply: You must submit an application for a research degree (if you are not currently enrolled in a research course) and an online Human Rights Scholarship application.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details 

Award Provider: University of Melbourne, Australia

Important Notes: Applicants will be notified of the outcome by email in February. Reasons for non-selection and feedback on individual applications will not be provided.

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