PhD scholarship

PhD scholarship

Researcher and student in the lab
Our PhD students are supported by scholarships that provide a living allowance stipend and are awarded an additional $2000 per annum top up.  

A PhD student cannot commence at the Institute without a scholarship. It is expected that PhD students will apply for scholarships from relevant government, academic or philanthropic sources. In some situations, host laboratories may be able to fund an interim scholarship to a student until external funding is obtained.

We recognise that undertaking a PhD is a large commitment. Therefore all our PhD students are awarded a top up scholarship of $2000 per annum for a maximum of 3.5 years, as additional support for their PhD studies at the Institute. 

 

Domestic students (Australian and New Zealand citizens)

Domestic students (Australian citizens and permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens) can be considered for a competitive University of Melbourne scholarship when applying for PhD candidature:

Find out more about University of Melbourne scholarship application rounds, scholarships available and scholarship eligibility. Find out the current Melbourne Research Scholarship rate

Other PhD scholarships for domestic students

PhD scholarships for domestic students are also available from government and philanthropic sources. Prospective students should contact the Institutes’ Grants Office for assistance in applying:

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

 

International students

International students can be considered for a competitive University of Melbourne scholarship when applying for PhD candidature:

Scholarships for international students often offer a relocation allowance, health insurance coverage, and tuition fee offset, as well as the living allowance component. Find the current Melbourne Research Scholarship rate.

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 Scientific Education Office 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 University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship

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

Contact

Sue Hardy
Student Academic Administrator
Email education@wehi.edu.au