Human Rights Scholarship for International Students, University of Melbourne

The Institute of Melbourne invites applications to the Human Rights Scholarship for International Students at the University of Melbourne.

The Institution of Melbourne is an Australian public research university in Melbourne. It is Australia’s second-oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. Melbourne’s main campus is in Parkville, a northern suburb of Melbourne’s central business district, and there are numerous satellite campuses throughout Victoria. Melbourne University is a sandstone institution that belongs to the Group of Eight, Universitas 21, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

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. The Institution of Melbourne awards fully and partially funded scholarships to both domestic and international students.


  • Living allowance of $36,200 per year pro rata
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • $2,000 relocation grant for students moving from States and
  • $3,000 for students outside Victoria or moving from outside Australia.


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants:

  • should 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
  • not have a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought
  • have not have previously received a Human Rights Scholarship
  • intend to study as a full-time student unless there are compassionate or compelling circumstances that prevent you from undertaking full-time study
  • must commit to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights that extends beyond academic studies (such as voluntary work and/or work experience).
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Application Process

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Application Deadline: October 31, 2021.

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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