Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)

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Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)

Post  Admin on Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:48 am

Two Human Rights Scholarships (HRSs) each year by The University of Melbourne (Previously awarded as part of the Fay Marles Scholarship [FMS] / Postgraduate Equity Scholarship [PES] scheme). These scholarships provide support for both international and local students who will be undertaking postgraduate studies in the human rights field and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.


Living allowance

$22,000 per annum for those students enrolled full-time in a research higher degree.
Students enrolled in a postgraduate coursework degree will be paid pro-rata based on the number of points undertaken each semester

Relocation Grant

$2,500 to eligible recipients who are moving from interstate or overseas in order to study at the University of Melbourne.
HRS recipients may also be eligible to claim (upon application and presentation of receipts) a Relocation Allowance for specific relocation expenses.

Thesis Allowance

up to $420 (2007 rate) for masters by research.
up to $840 (2007 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates.


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the HRS must be able to demonstrate that their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights extends beyond their academic studies (such as voluntary and/or work experience).
A high H2A (ie 78-79% and above) is the minimum grade average usually required to be competitive for an HRS.
Applicants must be planning to commence or be currently enrolled in a postgraduate diploma, masters by coursework, doctorate by coursework or research higher degree in the human rights field at the University of Melbourne.
International students must have an unconditional course offer at the University of Melbourne for the course for which they seek the support of a HRS.
Applicants seeking a HRS to undertake a:

Coursework program (eg postgraduate diploma, masters by coursework) must meet the normal academic requirements for the course.
Research higher degree must normally meet the academic requirements that apply to the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS).

HRSs are not awarded to applicants who:

Cannot provide evidence that their demonstrated commitment to human rights extends beyond their academic studies
Have already completed a course deemed to be at the same, or higher, level for which they are seeking scholarship support
As a result of previous candidature and/or prior scholarship, have a maximum tenure of less than 12 months.
Have previously received an MRS, FMS or PES
have already been awarded or later receive another equivalent award, scholarship or salary for the studies for which they seek a HRS.
An "equivalent" award is regarded as one greater than 75% of the base HRS rate (75% of the base 2007 HRS rate = $16,500).

Closing date

31 October (or the next working day if 31 October falls on a weekend).
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Postgraduate Scholarships Team
John Smyth Building
The University of Melbourne
Victoria Australia 3010

General Enquiries: + 61 3 8344 8747
Postgraduate Scholarships Hotline: 1800 67 41 69


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