Doctor of Philosophy - Indigenous Knowledge

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Australian Fee Places

When you apply, you will automatically be considered for an Australian fee place if you meet course entry requirements.

You’ll pay tuition fees for each year that you are enrolled. Tuition fees are calculated according to your course and study load each semester. You may defer payment of your fees via the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme if you are eligible.

If your course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.

Tuition fees may be adjusted each year.


FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the University. You’ll make repayments through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) whenever your income is above the threshold, or you can make voluntary repayments to the ATO at any time.

FEE-HELP is not means tested and there is no loan fee for graduate study. If you already have a HECS-HELP loan from your undergraduate studies, you can still access a FEE-HELP loan. No interest is charged on your FEE-HELP loan, however, it is indexed each year with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in line with the cost of living.

The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about FEE-HELP.

Other financial assistance

The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on student loans and bursaries/grants, cost of living, budgeting and tax advice.


Find a scholarship that's right for you

Graduate Research Scholarships

The Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship and the Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS) are the principal graduate research scholarships offered. Both scholarships provide a stipend and a full fee offset. You will be automatically considered for these scholarships when you apply for the course. More about Graduate Research Scholarships.

Other scholarships

  • Elizabeth and Vernon Puzey Scholarships: available to Australian citizens only, this scholarship provides an additional $10,000 per year pro-rata offered concurrently with an MRS or RTP scholarship. You will be automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship.
  • Rowden White Scholarships: available to both domestic and international students, this scholarship provides a one-off payment of $6,500 and can be held concurrently with an MRS or RTP scholarship. You will be automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship.
  • The Fay Marles Scholarship is for applicants of Australian Indigenous descent or those experiencing compassionate or compelling circumstances.