Doctor of Philosophy - Science
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Fees & scholarships
Your fees explained
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.
Graduate Research Scholarships
The Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship and the Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS) are the principal graduate research scholarships offered by the Faculty of Science. Both scholarships provide a stipend and a full fee offset. You will be automatically considered for these scholarships when you apply for the course.
Indigenous PhD Scholarship in Science - If you are of Indigenous Australian descent, and indicate this in your online course application, you will be automatically considered for this scholarship.
Additional prestigious scholarships
All graduate research applicants will automatically be considered for the below additional prestigious scholarships.
Elizabeth and Vernon Puzey Scholarships, which provide an additional $10,000 per year pro-rata (2020 full-time rate) offered concurrently with an MRS or RTP scholarship.
Rowden White Scholarships, which provides an additional $6,500 to a concurrently held MRS or RTP scholarship.
The following scholarships are only available to domestic students
The below scholarships each have separate eligibility requirements and must be applied for in addition to your course application. For more information select the titles below.
The Fay Marles Scholarship is for applicants of Australian Indigenous descent or those experiencing compassionate or compelling circumstances.
Sir John and Lady Higgins Research Scholarship is for applicants undertaking research in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry relating to pastoral and agricultural industries.
Ernst and Grace Matthaei Scholarship for applicants undertaking research in the field of Optics.
For international applicants (citizens of all other countries and holders of Australian visas other than permanent residency): Applications for 2020 that are complete and received by 30 September 2019 will be automatically considered for Graduate Research Scholarships. You will still be considered for the scholarships if your application is received after this date, but there’s no guarantee that scholarships will be available. Applicants should be notified of the outcome by 31 January 2020.
For domestic applicants (citizens and permanent residents of Australia and citizens of New Zealand): Applications for 2020 that are complete and received by 31 October 2019 will be automatically considered for Graduate Research Scholarships. You will still be considered for the scholarships if your application is received after this date, but there's no guarantee that scholarships will be available. Applicants should be notified of the outcome by 21 December 2019.