Human Rights Scholarship (University of Melbourne)

  • Scholarships
  • Australia
  • October 31, 2020
  • Scholarships
  • Australia
  • October 31, 2020

University of Melbourne

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 University usually awards two scholarships per year.


You must submit an online application for a research degree (if you are not currently enrolled in a research course) and the Human Rights Scholarship


Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of the area of study in and level of commitment to human rights, academic merit and strength of supporting documentation.


Applicants will be notified of the outcome by email in February of the following year. Reasons for non-selection and feedback on individual applications will not be provided.

About scholarships

At the University of Melbourne, we are all different.

We come from different places – from the inner cities to the Kimberley, and from over 140 different countries – to make Melbourne home.

We have different passions and ambitions. Some of us want to see beyond the stars; some of us are working to save what’s precious here on Earth. Some of us are driven to create new worlds in art or to carve a path in sport. The one thing we all have in common is a passion for changing what’s possible, and we know we can only do that together.

That’s why our community offers a huge variety of scholarships. Here are some ideas to get your search started.

Description of Ideal Candidate:

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

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

Selection criteria

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit, the area of study in and level of commitment to human rights, and the strength of supporting documentation.

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:
Partially Funded
What are the benefits?

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

Total value

up to $94,200

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