International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University. 


Each year the University of Melbourne offers about 35 new IPRSs.

Benefits and conditions

IPRSs cover full tuition fees for each year of the course and the annual Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Students awarded an IPRS by the University of Melbourne normally receive a APAInt as well which provides a living allowance, thesis allowance and other benefits.

The IPRS conditions include information about duration of awards, commencement requirements etc.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for an IPRS, applicants need to apply for scholarship and candidature in a graduate research degree course (eg. masters by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne by the application closing date. Further information concerning the eligibility criteria can be found on in the Conditions Booklet.

Selection criteria

Selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and academic merit. Scholarship assessment guidelines, tips for applicants and other funding opportunities may be found on the Scholarships Resources webpage.

Application process

Please refer to the How to apply section of the Graduate Research Scholarships website. 

Application outcome

Applicants will be advised via email as soon as an outcome to their scholarship application is determined. 

Application and selection timelines

IPRS applicants who submit their complete application for admission and scholarship by

  • 31 October 2013 will receive an outcome before 15 February 2014
  • 31 May 2014 will receive an outcome before 31 July 2014

For detailed selection timelines, please refer to the table of timelines section of the Graduate Research Scholarships website.

For further information

Please contact Melbourne Scholarships.