Scholarships and Studentships

Information about scholarship and studentship opportunities for research students.

Every scholarship has different eligibility criteria, so there's more than likely one that you're eligible for. Find the right scholarship for you on the University's scholarships website.

University Graduate Research and Equity Scholarships

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (RTP) which replaced Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) in 2018, and Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) are university research scholarships awarded at entry to the course and based on academic merit and previous research experience.

Enrolled students who are not in receipt of these types of scholarships can reapply for these scholarships during their candidature.

Scholarships are granted in line with University policy and the Faculty Scholarship Policy.

Scholarships are administered by the central Melbourne Scholarships Office, and current recipients can check the Terms and Conditions of their scholarships.

Melbourne Scholarships also administer a number of Equity based scholarships, which enrolled students may be eligible to apply for.

Graduate Research Access Scholarships:

The University of Melbourne offers various Graduate Research Access Scholarships to assist students who are undertaking a Master by research or Doctoral degree.

Visit the Graduate Research Access Scholarships website for more information.

Norman Macgeorge Scholarship (PhD students only)

The Norman Macgeorge Scholarship provides PhD students in the visual, creative and performing arts, music, architecture, conservation, literature, creative writing, language, history, philosophy and anthropology at the University of Melbourne with financial assistance to travel overseas on a research trip to the value of $6000. Student applicants should first contact the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Research Office to advise their intent to apply and submit their application draft for faculty review by contacting at least 7 days before the deadline. Information can be found here.

Faculty Specific Scholarships

VCA Scholarships

Conservatorium Scholarships

2019 Academic Assistantship Program

The Academic Assistantship Program (AAP) is a prestigious one-year career development and mentoring program offered through a competitive process to PhD graduate researchers within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

The development program provides a range of teaching, tutoring and other academic experiences across the Faculty to develop additional academic skills over the period of the succesful applicant's candidature. It is also an opportunity for the student to develop relationships with academic mentors, in addition to their research supervisors, and be a part of the academic workforce.

Open and Closing Dates

Applications for the 2019 Academic Assistantship Program will be open to eligible candidates from 9:00am on Monday, 8 October 2018 and will close at 5:00pm on Friday, 16 November 2018.

For more information please contact the Research Office,

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Director's Writing-Up Award

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

The MCM Director’s Writing-Up Award Scholarship for Exceptional Doctoral Research will be awarded on a competitive basis for the purpose of supporting outstanding PhD students to produce high quality research outputs over and above that of the submitted thesis/creative work portfolios. The number and amount awarded is contingent on funds being available for this purpose as part of the Conservatorium’s annual budget allocation.

Deadlines for MCM Director's Writing Up Award: 1 February, 1 May and 1 September

Full details can be found here.

Faculty Scholarships Office

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music offers an array of scholarships available for current enrolled students, along with a selection for those students who have completed their studies at the Faculty. You may be eligible for one or multiple scholarships or awards.