You are considered a domestic graduate research applicant because you have:
- Australian or New Zealand citizenship, Australian permanent residency or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; And you have:
- Applied for (or you are already enrolled in) a graduate research degree in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne.
A stipend is a scholarship that is provided to support you with your living expenses. The majority of scholarships are for full-time enrolment but there are some available for part-time enrolment.
All domestic applicants should apply for these schemes:
- Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (formerly Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
- Melbourne Research Scholarships
- MDHS Graduate Research Trust Scholarships
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the wide variety of other scholarship schemes available from government, non-government and charitable institutions.
If you are offered entry to a graduate research degree, you will automatically be exempt from course fees as you will be offered an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (formerly Research Training Scheme - RTS).
The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship provides Commonwealth-funded graduate research students with an entitlement to an exemption from student contribution fees for the duration of an accredited graduate research course, up to a maximum period of four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research, and two years full-time equivalent study for a master’s by research. The University may elect to impose fees on students who wish to remain enrolled after exhausting their entitlement.