International Applicants

You are considered an international graduate research applicant because you:

  • Are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, nor are you an Australian permanent resident or holder of a 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.

Stipend Scholarships

A stipend is a scholarship that is provided to support you with your living expenses. The majority of scholarships are for full-time enrolment.

All international applicants should apply for:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the wide variety of other scholarship schemes available from government, non-government and charitable institutions.

Course fees

The great majority of international graduate researchers do not pay course fees in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The Faculty typically offers ~100 course fee waivers annually via Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS) or the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships. The remaining applicants are sponsored by their home government or other institution or government.

All international applicants without sponsorship should apply for:

All International applicants who advise the University on their application form that they are applying for both course and scholarship will be considered for MIFRS (noting that this is not a guarantee of offer). Please contact Research Support & Evaluation if you would like further advice.


Applicants with sponsorship must include information with their application giving details of sponsorship arrangements so that the Faculty can assess whether additional support may be required.