How to apply for admissions & scholarships to study in Australia: Undergraduate & Postgraduate coursework applicant guide

How to apply for undergraduate, and postgraduate coursework programs and secure a scholarship to study in Australia Applying for undergraduate or postgraduate programs and scholarships to study in Australia is a much easier process than applying for research degree programs and scholarships . Research degree scholarships and admissions entry requirements are more complex and very competitive. The application process for an undergraduate or postgraduate work degree program is not that complex as these are not both research degrees.  In general, the whole application process can be done online (you can equally download the forms) or via approved University agents in your home country. This is however limited by geographic location. Some countries can only apply via agents. This information is all found on the University websites, including the registered or approved agents.  Generally, to apply for both admissions and scholarships, you wil

600 Melbourne University Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS), 2023( fully funded MSc/PhD positions)

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About the positions

Melbourne University Graduate Research Scholarships(GRS)2023

Looking for fully funded graduate research scholarships to study abroad? Then you are in the right place. This is a great scholarship opportunity for any international student wishing to study abroad.

This prestigious scholarship award is administered by Melbourne University as a form of support to high-achieving students around the world to study any research program in one of Australia's most prestigious universities.

The opportunity is  open to both domestic and international students to pursue a career in any research disciple of their choice  to study Masters or PhD by research at the Melbourne University

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 Scholarships  benefits and Value

Stipend and fee offset scholarships

  • Scholarship type: Full tuition fee cover 
  • Stipend value: Living allowance of   $34,400 per year pro-rata. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick maternity and parenting leave.
  • Other supports: Relocation allowance of $2,000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3,000 for students moving from outside Australia.
  • Health insurance: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students
  • Study Level: Masters/PhD by Research
  • Study Course: Open to all study areas
  • Student type:  International students
  • Number of  positions: Approximately 600
  • Duration: up to 2years for Masters by Research degree and  up to  3.5 years  for PhD
  • Deadline: 31 October
(Also apply for this University of Queensland Scholarships. Multiple fully funded MSc/Ph.D. scholarship positions for International Students)

Eligibility Criteria for this Scholarship award

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants are expected to:

  • have applied for and met the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
  • be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne

  1. Eligible Countries: All nationalities eligible for this scholarship
  2. Eligible course or study program:  Any program of your choice

Selection criteria for this Scholarship award

These scholarships will be awarded on a merits-base including other academic achievements such as :

  • Achievements from your previous study program ie score, rank etc
  • Research potentials in your interested field of study
  • Relevance of your chosen program to your previous studied program
  •  Relevant professional experiences
  • Recommendations from your previous referees
  • Research skills demonstrated through some publications etc...

Note that these are just some of the requirements mentioned above by the institution. Some other requirements for international students into degree programs to study in Australia include the English Language proficiency test. You can read more on our guide on General  Research Degree Requirements for international students to study in Australia to learn more about other little requirements so as to be successful with your applications

How to apply for this Scholarship

There is no direct application for this scholarship! No application is required as you are automatically considered for this scholarship when you apply for your chosen program to study at Melbourne University. If successful with your admissions, you are automatically considered for the award! Therefore to get this scholarship, the first step is to search for a degree program at Melbourne University, follow the process to submit a  research degree candidate

Visit the Melbourne University how to apply page for details on how to submit an application for Graduate research degrees (MSc Research and PhD). 

See Melbourne University graduate research courses. Find your course of interest and make contact with the relevant supervisor and if successful, the next step will be to complete the online application. See Melbourne University Supervisors Portal, to search/reach out to potential supervisors to discuss interests. Find a guide here with cold email samples on how to contact potential supervisors to study abroad

Also check this our step by step guide on How to find a course to study in Australia and How to apply for postgraduate admissions and scholarships( Masters and PhD by research)

*Tip: Before starting your applications always make sure to get in touch with a Prospective Supervisor to discuss your area of interest, this will give you his approval to apply and a guarantee for a place in that program. This is one of the fasted ways to easily secure a scholarship and student position abroad, especially for research degree programs. If you have no idea how to start with your first email or to write to him, take a look at our guide here on how to  successfully contact potential supervisors when asking for a studentship position Masters/PhD by Research

Who to contact

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For more information on the GRS Melbourne scholarship please refer to :

  • Melbourne University Student support page where you find emails and other contacts to talk with the Graduate supporting Team staff. 
  • Equally, visit the University Website to learn more about the scholarship

Also check out Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship(RTPS) 2023 at Melbourne University still, 350 Masters/PhD positions, open to any field of choice

Equally check  the University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)2023, University of New South Wales, Australia, Multiple fully funded Masters and PhD scholarships)

Some  essential  tips for successful scholarship application

    As a general tip, when applying for a scholarship, you must keep in mind that, this is not just about meeting the eligibility requirement. There are many other things you must consider. Find out below some of the things you need to know on how to successfully apply for a scholarship, get admissions into Australian Universities:

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