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Human Rights Graduate Research Scholarships at University of Melbourne in Australia

Published on Apr 09 2013 // AUSTRALIA

University of Melbourne in AustraliaUniversity of Melbourne, Australia is offering scholarships for local and international applicants. Scholarships are available for students wishing to undertake graduate research studies at the University in the human rights field and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights. Each year the University of Melbourne offers 2 Human Rights Scholarships. The application deadline is 31st October 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of human rights.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing graduate research degree level at University of Melbourne.
Scholarship Provider: University of Melbourne, Australia.
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: -Applicants for the HRS must be able to demonstrate that their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights extends beyond their academic studies (such as voluntary work and/or work experience).
-A high H2A (ie. 78-79% and above) is the minimum grade average usually required to be competitive for an HRS.
-Applicants must have applied for, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree* in the human rights field at the University of Melbourne.
-Applicants who have commenced their graduate research degree must have at least 12 months full-time or equivalent candidature remaining.
-Graduate research degrees have a research component of at least 66%.
-International students must have an unconditional course offer at the University of Melbourne for the course for which they seek the support of a HRS. See below for local and international HRS application procedures.
-Applicants seeking a HRS to undertake a graduate research degree must normally meet the academic requirements that apply to the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS). Click here for further details about APA/MRS Eligibility.
-HRSs are not awarded to applicants who:
-cannot provide evidence that their demonstrated commitment to human rights extends beyond their academic studies
-have already completed a course deemed to be at the same, or higher, level for which they are seeking scholarship support
-as a result of previous candidature and/or prior scholarship, have a maximum tenure of less than 12 months
-have previously received an MRS, Fay Marles Scholarship (FMS) or Postgraduate Equity Scholarship (PES), or
-have already been awarded or later receive another equivalent award, scholarship or salary for the studies for which they seek a HRS. An “equivalent” award is regarded as one greater than 75% of the base HRS rate (75% of the base 2011 HRS rate = $19,500).

Scholarship Open for International Students: Local or international can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Human Rights Scholarship is awarded to local or international applicants wishing to undertake graduate research studies at the University in the human rights field and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.

Number of award(s): Each year the University of Melbourne offers 2 HRSs to applicants wishing to undertake a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Human Rights Scholarship benefits include:
-a living allowance of $28,000 per annum (2013 rate)
-a Relocation Grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in order to study at the University of Melbourne or $3,000 awarded to those who are moving from overseas
-Thesis Allowance of up to $420 (2013 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2013 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates, and
-paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.

Selection criteria: Selection of the HRS is based on four main criteria: area of study, evidence of commitment to human rights over a period of time, academic merit and strength of supporting documentation.

Notification: The HRS selection meeting will take place in February 2013. Applicants will be advised via email by the end of February of the outcome of their HRS application.

How to Apply:
Step 1: Submit candidature/admission and scholarship application.
-Local applicants should visit ’How to Apply (local)’ for application information. Applications should submitted by 31 October 2013.
-If you are an international applicant visit ’How to apply (international)’ for application information. International students wishing to apply for the HRS must:
-apply for admission (if not already currently enrolled in the course for which you seek an HRS) and have anunconditional offer of admission for which the scholarship is sought by 31 December 2013. Information about how to apply for admission to the University of Melbourne is available here.
Step 2: Complete a HRS coversheet with supporting documentation
-In addition all applicants (local and international) must complete and submit a HRS document coversheet, with the documents listed below, to Melbourne Scholarships by 31 October 2013.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st October 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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