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University of Melbourne Human Rights Scholarships in Australia

The Human Rights Scholarships was established by the University of Melbourne and awarded to students who are undertaking research in the field of human rights. The University of Melbourne Human rights scholarships in Australia is going to open 1 July 2017.

Deadline : 31 October 2017
Study in : Australia
Providers : University of Melbourne
Course Level : Masters / PhD
Field of Study : Human rights


The scholarship benefits include a fortnightly living allowance, relocation grant for students moving to Melbourne from interstate or from outside Australia, as well as limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave. Note that the Scholarships for Human Rights Scholarships does NOT cover tuition fees for international students. 

The duration of this scholarship is up to two years 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.

Eligibilities for Human Rights Scholarships

To be considered for this scholarship, you 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


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