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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.


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.

Both commencing and currently enrolled international research higher degree students may apply.

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Please refer to the How to Apply section.

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

31 October 2013 will receive a RHD scholarship outcome before 15 February 2014
31 May 2014 will receive a RHD scholarship outcome before 31 July 2014

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