Doctor of Philosophy - Law

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Domestic and Indigenous Students

The PhD and MPhil in Law are offered on a Research Training Program (RTP) basis only for local students.

The RTP provides Commonwealth-funded Graduate Research students with an 'entitlement' to a fee exemption for the duration of their course.

Further information on the RTP can be obtained from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

International Students

International applicants should familiarise themselves with the University's Graduate Research Study section for international applications. This site provides useful information on such things as housing, fees, English language requirements and the various support services available at the University of Melbourne.

View information on the annual tuition fees for the Law PhD and MPhil programs.

(Melbourne Law School's aim is for all international Graduate Research Degree candidates to have either a University of Melbourne fee remission plus stipend as outlined in the scholarships section or financial support from an external scholarship or other funding scheme.)

Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset Scholarship

The University of Melbourne offers a range of scholarship for students undertaking graduate research training. These scholarships are funded by the University, philanthropic gifts or Government grants.

All domestic students who are admitted to a Master by research or Doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne will receive a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship to acknowledge the contribution from the Australian Government towards the cost of their tuition.

Other scholarships may provide a stipend towards the cost of living and a relocation allowance. International students may also receive Overseas Student Health Cover and a tuition fee offset.

Learn more about the RTP Fee Offset Scholarship and Graduate Research Scholarships

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 researchers at Melbourne Law School have generous funding opportunities through the Law School and the University of Melbourne, as well as access to information and support in connection with a wide range of external Australian and international funding schemes.

MLS Graduate Research Scholarship Allocation Process

MLS has responsibility for allocating Research Training Program Scholarships (RTPS) and Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS). These scholarships are allocated by the Graduate Research Degree Selection Committee (comprising the three Graduate Research Coordinators and the Associate Dean (Research)) and are awarded in the form of a competitive allocation process. In order to achieve this principle for allocating scholarships, MLS adheres to the basic eligibility requirements set by the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research).