PhD scholarship

PhD scholarship

Research scientist in a lab
Our PhD students are supported by scholarships that provide a living stipend plus some laboratory costs. In addition to this, all PhD students at the Institute receive an annual living allowance as a top-up scholarship. 

It is expected that PhD students will apply for scholarships from relevant government, academic or philanthropic sources. In some situations, host laboratories may agree to supply an interim scholarship to a student until external funding is obtained.

PhD top-up scholarships

In addition to scholarship support, the Institute provides a top-up scholarship to all PhD students whose primary supervisor is an Institute faculty member. Full-time students receive a tax-free living allowance of $2000 per annum (for a full-time student; part-time receive a pro rata tax-free payment). The living allowance is available from PhD commencement for a maximum period of 3.5 years, subject to the student participating in specified educational and engagement activities (including attendance at seminars and our annual student retreat). 

Local students (Australian and New Zealand citizens)

Local (Australian and New Zealand citizens) students need to first obtain a ‘provisional offer’ from the Institute and then be successful in attaining one of the following scholarships from The University of Melbourne:

Applicants must complete and submit the University of Melbourne RHD online application for admission and scholarship usually by 31 October (to commence in semester one) or by 26 May (to commence in semester two).

Find out more about University of Melbourne scholarship application rounds, scholarships available and scholarship eligibility.

Alternate PhD scholarships for local students

PhD scholarships for local students are also available from government and philanthropic sources, including:

Application dates vary - please see the funding bodies' latest information on how and when to apply. Our Education team and Grants Office are available to discuss your PhD scholarship application.

 

International students

International students need to first obtain a ‘provisional offer’ from the institute AND an ‘unconditional offer’ from the University of Melbourne, and then be successful in attaining one the following scholarships combinations from The University of Melbourne:

OR

Applicants must complete and submit the University of Melbourne RHD online application for admission and scholarship usually by 31 October (to commence in semester one) or by 26 May (to commence in semester two).

Find out more about University of Melbourne scholarship application rounds, scholarships available and scholarship eligibility.

 

Other PhD scholarships

PhD scholarships may be available from philanthropic or government organisations for students with certain backgrounds, nationalities or research interests. Our Education team and Grants Office are available to discuss potential funding sources for your PhD study. 

In certain circumstances the Institute also offers PhD scholarships or philanthropic funding for selected students, particularly those with a high likelihood of future scholarship success. This is usually by arrangement with the project supervisor, and to a value equivalent to an Australian Postgraduate Award ($26,288 in 2016). The Institute's PhD student living allowance ($2,000 per annum) is paid in addition to this.

PhD students may also be eligible to apply for external bursary funding to undertake research exchanges or attend conferences during their degree.

Contact

Sue Hardy
Student Academic Administrator
Phone +61 3 9345 2549
Email education@wehi.edu.au