The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute offers a number of dedicated scholarships to support International PhD Scholars.
International students who are expected to complete their current degree in mid-2019 are eligible to apply for the International PhD Scholar Initiative.
The International PhD Scholar Initiative selects students on the basis of their academic record, relevant experience and a videoconference interview. Successful applicants will then be connected with prospective supervisors to select a PhD project in the student’s field of interest.
About the university
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, it is Australia’s second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria.
Times Higher Education ranked Melbourne 32nd globally in 2017-2018, while the Academic Ranking of World Universities places Melbourne 38th in the world (both first in Australia and in the QS World University Rankings 2019 Melbourne ranks 39th globally and ranked sixth in the world according to the 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
The Institute’s International PhD Scholarships provide a living allowance equivalent to the current Melbourne Research Scholarship rate. In addition, all PhD students receive the Institute’s $2000 per annum scholarship top-up plus a relocation allowance, health insurance coverage, and a university tuition fee offset.
- a masters degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and achieved a minimum weighted average of 80% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent;
- a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent;
- a research proposal; and
- referee reports (except for applicants who have graduated from the University of Melbourne within the last 5 years); and
- the endorsement of a prospective supervisor.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In selecting applicants, the selection committee will consider applicants’:
- prior academic performance and, if relevant,
- professional qualifications;
- understanding of the research question to be explored;
- performance at an interview;
- motivation and capacity to complete the course in a timely manner;
- relevant prior research and/or professional experience; and
the referee reports.
3. Candidates should show proof of the English Language proficiency.
In order to be considered for a PhD at the University of Melbourne, you must meet the following requirements:
1. A four-year bachelor degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum weighted average of 80% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent;
November 30, 2018
To apply for the International PhD Scholar Initiative:
1. Check that you meet the entry requirements for PhD candidature at the University of Melbourne.
2. Investigate the current student project opportunities to identify your preferred research areas.
3. Complete and submit an application form online:
You will be asked to nominate up to five titles of research projects or Institute supervisors who are in your research field or disease area of interest.
Email your application supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the same email account as you have listed on the application form.
Email Subject line: 2018 WEHI IPSI Application – YOURSURNAME
(i) A cover letter that explains your research interests and motivation for doing a PhD
(ii) Curriculum vitae
(iii) Academic transcripts (include university grading scale and English translation if applicable).
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