Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS)
The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. MIRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award.
Each year the University offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.
Benefits and conditions
Benefits provided by the MIRS include:
- a living allowance of $24,653 per annum (2013 rate)
- a Relocation Grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in order to study at the University of Melbourne or $3,000 awarded to those who are moving from overseas
- a Thesis Allowance of up to $420 (2013 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2013 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates, and
- paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
To be considered for a MIRS, 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. Please click on the following link for further information concerning the eligibility criteria.
Both commencing and currently enrolled international research higher degree students may apply.
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.
Please refer to the How to Apply section of the Graduate Research Scholarships website.
Applicants will be advised via email as soon as an outcome to their scholarship application is determined.
Closing date and timelines
MIRS applicants should submit their application for admission and scholarship by 31 August. Applications received after this date will only be considered for any MIRSs that remain at the time the application is assessed for scholarship.
For University of Melbourne students who are currently enrolled in the course for which they would like MIRS cover, please apply via the Student Portal.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well before the closing date. Applications submitted after this date will only be considered for any MIRS that remain at the time the application is assessed for scholarship.
For detailed selection timetables, please refer to the table of timelines for international applicants.
For further information
Please contact Melbourne Scholarships.