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Master of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)

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    Fees & scholarships

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    Research Training Program (RTP)

    Most domestic graduate research students are offered a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship, which is funded by the Australian Government. If you are enrolled under the RTP you are exempt from tuition fees for the normal duration of your course. This exemption is valid for up to four years for students enrolled in a doctoral program and up to two years for a research masters degree. RTP-funded places are available to Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand Citizens accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy, Masters of Philosophy, doctorates by research or masters by research.

    Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

    If you are enrolled in a Research Training Program (RTP), you will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which in 2018 was $298 for full-time students and $223 for part-time students. SA-HELP, a government funded loan scheme, is available to help eligible students pay all or part of their SSAF. The Government’s Study Assist Study Assist website provides more information about SA-HELP.

    Other Financial Assistance

    The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on: Student loans and bursaries/grants, Government student assistance, including Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance, cost of living advice, budgeting and tax advice. Link

    Scholarships

    Find a scholarship that's right for you

    The major scholarships available for Australian graduate researchers are the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships and the Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS).

    Scholarship benefits include tuition fee waivers, as well as living and relocation allowances.

    Applicants for Research Higher Degrees are automatically considered for Graduate Research Scholarships. You do not need to separately apply for RTP or MRS scholarships.

    There are also more specific scholarships available, for example Graduate Access Scholarships, which you may be eligible for, check the links below.

    Please check the Melbourne Scholarships pages for further information. You can search for scholarships here.

    For the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music research degrees, applications for Degree and Scholarship MUST be received in full by the course application deadline, which sometimes falls earlier than the scholarship deadlines.

    Scholarships for enrolled students

    As an enrolled research student, you will have the opportunity to apply for further grants and prizes that assist students to undertake their research, as outlined on the Faculty Scholarships page. The university also has a range of scholarships which can provide support for travel or other research related expenses, you can search for scholarships on the Melbourne Scholarships website.

    International graduate researchers are automatically considered for Graduate Research Scholarships, you do not have to separately apply for scholarships.

    Scholarship benefits include tuition fee waivers, as well as living and relocation allowances. To find more information on university scholarships follow the links below.

    Please check the Melbourne Scholarships pages for further information.

    For the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music research degrees, applications for Degree and Scholarship MUST be received in full by the course application deadline, which sometimes falls earlier than the scholarship deadlines.