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Victoria University (VU)

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VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Key details

$27,082 per annum (2018 rate)

About this scholarship


To be eligible for an RTP Stipend Scholarship – International, or VUIPRS, applicants must:

  • be a citizen of any country other than Australia or New Zealand
  • have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement; for example:
  1. a four-year undergraduate degree
  2. a three-year degree and an honours year
  3. a three-year degree and one year of a higher degree
  4. a three-year course and one year of a masters preliminary or other qualifying program
  5. a three-year degree and a postgraduate diploma
  • meet the University’s academic entrance requirements for enrolment into a research degree
  • 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
  • have already obtained a masters degree by research and are proposing to undertake another masters degree by research
  • have 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).

VUIPRS includes:

  • living allowance of $27,082 per year (2018 rate)
  • Overseas Students Health Care (OSHC).

In addition, successful applicants will be awarded a 100% tuition fees scholarship, which provides a waiver of tuition fees for the duration of the course.

The scholarship does not cover other costs such as:

  • English-language testing
  • bridging programs or English-language programs
  • travel costs from overseas.


Eligible Degrees
  • Masters (Research)
  • Female
  • Male
Eligible Study Fields
Property & Built Environment
Business & Management
Creative Arts
Teaching & Education
Engineering & Mathematics
Medical & Health Sciences
IT & Computer Science
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences