Closing dates and selection timelines for local students
The table shows the key dates that relate to the award of the following scholarships: APA, MRS, FMS, HRS and the prestigious and other major scholarships*.
Application closing dates for local students are shown in red.
Timeline for international scholarship applications (e.g. IPRS, MIRS and MIFRS)
Application closing date for APA, FMS, HRS and prestigious (and other major) scholarships.
To be eligible for scholarship consideration the completed application form and all of the required documents must be lodged by this date.
Applications completed and submitted after 31 October will only be considered for any MRSs that remain at the time the application is assessed#.
Melbourne Scholarships completes initial assessment of applications.
Graduate Research Scholarships Committee assess the applications.
|mid December onwards||
Melbourne Scholarships sends initial scholarship offer letters (almost all APAs are offered in mid-December. Some early APA offers will be made to highest ranked applicants).
Prestigious and other major scholarships offers made.
|Late December onwards||Melbourne Scholarships begins to send initial offers for applicants who applied by 31 October.
|End January/early February 2013||
FMS and HRS offers made. Date by which most applicants who applied by 31 October should receive an update on the status of their application.
MRS offers continue to be made as advice is received from the faculties.
|31 March 2013||
Latest normal commencement date for APA recipients.
|May 2013||Majority of applicants on the scholarship waiting list will be notified of their success or otherwise from the end of April.|
* For full information about the APA (Australian Postgraduate Award), MRS (Melbourne Research Scholarship), FMS (Fay Marles Scholarship), HRS (Human Rights Scholarship), Prestigious and Other Major Scholarships please visit our 'scholarships available' page.
# The assessment of applications received after 31 October may take between 4-8 weeks depending when the application is received. Applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible.