2013 Benefits and conditions for the Graduate Research Scholarships (APA, APA[I], IPRS, MRS, MIRS, MIFRS, FMS, HRS, Prestigious and Other Major Scholarships)
13.Specific obligations of the University of Melbourne
For advice about the regulations, rules, procedures etc. that relate to supervision and PhD candidature, students should contact the Melbourne School of Graduate Research and/or refer to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Handbook.
Masters by research students should refer to the MSGR’s “Masters by Research Generic Guidelines.” The Melbourne School of Graduate Research administers the MSc, MPhil, MOptom and MIS courses. Other masters students should obtain advice from their faculty / graduate school.
The University will pay the student all scholarship entitlements they are eligible to receive.
(a) Scholarship applicants and recipients who are dissatisfied with a decision made by the University regarding their scholarship application and/or tenure, may appeal to the University against the decision. The appeal must:
- be in writing,
- be lodged with Melbourne Scholarships within 30 days of the date on which the decision was made by the University, and
- set out the nature of the decision and the reasons why the student is appealing against it.
(b) Within 30 days of submission of the appeal to Melbourne Scholarships, the University will reconsider and either confirm or vary the decision. The result of the appeal (and the reasons for the decision reached) will be communicated to the student in writing.
(c) Any student who makes such an appeal and is not satisfied with the decisions of the University may request the Dean, Melbourne School of Graduate Research to review the decision. This request should be made in writing through the Manager, Melbourne Scholarships within 30 days of receipt of the letter conveying the outcome of the original appeal, and should clearly set out the grounds for subsequent appeal.
(d) Within 30 days of this request the Dean will review the decision of the University and advise the student in writing of the result of the reconsideration and the reasons for the decision taken.
The Melbourne Scholarships Office may be required by law or permitted to disclose your information in the following instances:
- Informing Centrelink of your enrolment details and any scholarship or similar payment when requested by Centrelink
- Releasing the name of the recipient of a prize, scholarship or similar award to an official student sponsor or scholarship provider
Students are required to:
(a) provide complete and accurate information. As noted in Section 12 (Termination of Scholarships), there are serious consequences if students provide false or misleading information. Students will be required to repay to the University any scholarship/s that they have received on the basis of false or misleading information included in their application. Scholarship benefits may include living allowances, fee remission and travel allowances,
(b) notify the University promptly of any changes in their circumstances that may affect their eligibility to continue receiving their scholarship,
(c) accept or continue to receive only one scholarship from different institutions. Students must not undertake concurrent enrolment in another course unless approval is granted by their supervisor, faculty office and the Melbourne School of Graduate Research,
(d) apply themselves diligently and to the best of their ability to the successful completion of the degree,
(e) abide by the National Health and Medical Research Council codes on human and animal experimentation, guidelines established by the Australian Government's Recombinant DNA Monitoring Committee, and rulings of the safety and ethics committees of the University, as appropriate,
(f) conform to the regulations (including disciplinary provisions) of the University,
(g) provide an annual report to the School of Graduate Research (PhD, MPhil, MSc, MOptom and MIS students) through their supervisor and the head of department, and any other reports that may be required by the University,
(h) repay overpayments within 14 days of being requested to do so by the University, and
(i) acknowledge that these Conditions may change. The Melbourne Scholarships website will host the most current version of the conditions.
International students must also:
(j) ensure that they hold a valid visa whilst in Australia, and
(k) comply with any contractural obligations that are owed to an employer or sponsor (eg. AusAID), including obligations relating to the time to be spent in the home country following completion of study.