The Human Rights Scholarship was established by the University of Melbourne and awarded to hardworking, talented, and deserving students from all around the world who are undertaking research in the field of human rights.
The duration of Human Right Scholarships is for two years and for students undertaking a Master by research degree and up to three years, with a possible six-month extension, for students undertaking a Doctorate by research degree.
- Living allowance of $36,200 per year pro-rata (2020 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.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:
- Have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne
- Intend to undertake graduate research in the field of Human Rights
- 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
- 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
How to Apply
Submit an online Human Rights Scholarship application.
Applications usually open in April.
For more information, please visit the site.
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