International Research Scholarships:
Victoria University welcomes International students (who do not have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency).
International graduate researchers are eligible for the following scholarships:
- Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarships – International
- VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
- Industry Supported Scholarships (preference given to Domestic applicants)
- Selected Project-Based Research Scholarship
- Foley Collection Research Scholarship.
The international postgraduate research scholarships provide financial assistance to students with excellent academic qualifications who are participating in postgraduate research programs in Australia. These scholarships support high quality research and are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Area of study:
PhD Research Courses offered by the University.
Graduate research scholarships include tuition fees as well as a living allowance (stipend) of $28,200 (2020 rate) per year.
International Students (who do not have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency).
To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must:
- be a citizen of any country other than Australia or New Zealand
- meet the University’s academic entrance requirements for enrolment into a research degree
Applicants for a RTP Stipend Scholarship – International or VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship must also:
- have completed a course at Victoria University in or after 2018
- have achieved an average grade of H1 (above 80% VU Standard) in the Honours or final year
- meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements for enrolment in a research degree
- be commencing a masters by research or doctoral degree
- enrol as a full-time student.
You are not eligible for an RTP Stipend Scholarship – International, or VUIPRS, if you are currently studying, or have recently studied, on an AIDAB or AUSAID scholarship and are applying for an IPRS immediately following the AIDAB/AUSAID funded studies.
Priority will be given to applicants who have:
- not already obtained a PhD degree or equivalent if they are proposing to undertake another one
- already obtained a masters degree by research and are proposing to undertake another masters degree by research
- not previously held an IPRS, VUIPRS or OPRS (unless it was for a masters by research degree, and you are applying for an IPRS to undertake PhD studies).
For information about applying for a scholarship please:
Applications are only accepted for new domestic and international applicants in the Doctor of Philosophy and masters degrees by research. Already enrolled candidates in a research degree at Victoria University or another institution are ineligible to apply for this round.