Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  University of Melbourne

 Scholarship Name:  Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)

 Description:  The Human Rights Scholarship is awarded to applicants wishing to undertake graduate research at the University of Melbourne in the human rights field and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.

 Study Level:  Doctor Degree (By Research), Master Degree (By Research)

 Study Fields:  Humanities & Social Sciences, Law, Social Work, Welfare & Community Services

 Subjects:  Human rights

 Support Type:  Allowance, Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $28,000

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship provides: a stipend of $28,000 per year; a relocation allowance of up to $2,000 for students moving from interstate or $3,000 for students moving from overseas; a thesis allowance of $420 for master students and $840 for PhD students; and paid sick, maternity and parenting leave. Tenure is for 2 years for master students and 3 years for PhD students, with a possible 6-month extension.

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be planning to commence, or be currently enrolled in, a graduate research degree in the human rights field at the University of Melbourne; have completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year Australian honours degree with a minimum grade average of a high H2A; and be able to demonstrate that their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights extends beyond their academic studies (such as voluntary work and/or work experience). International students must have an unconditional course offer at the University of Melbourne for the course for which they seek the support of a HRS. Scholarships are not awarded to students who: have already completed a course deemed to be at the same, or higher, level; have a maximum tenure of less than 12 months; and have previously received an MRS, Fay Marles Scholarship, Postgraduate Equity Scholarship, or an equivalent award which is regarded as one greater than 75 per cent of the base HRS rate.

 Study Location:  Australia – VIC: Melbourne Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  31 October

 Other Details:  Applicants seeking a HRS to undertake a graduate research degree must normally meet the academic requirements that apply to the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS).

 Number Per Year:  2

Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Title:  Scholarships & Bursaries

 Contact Department:  University Services

 Contact Email:

 Contact Postal Address:  Baldwin Spencer Building, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  University of Melbourne

 Provider Phone:  61 3 136352

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