Graduate Research Scholarships

There is a wide range of scholarship opportunities available for eligible graduate research candidates wishing to pursue a research degree in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University.

The range covers these scholarships categories.

  1. Centrally awarded Monash Institute of Graduate Research (MIGR) scholarships
  2. Faculty of Information Technology scholarships
  3. Monash NICTA Victorian Research Lab (VRL) Scholarships
  4. Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) Scholarships
  5. Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Program (GRIP) Scholarships
  6. External and donor funded scholarships

1. Centrally awarded scholarships

Monash invests more than $47 million each year on postgraduate research scholarships. Managed by the Monash Institute of Graduate Research (MIGR) these centrally awarded scholarships are offered twice a year. The application deadlines for the two selection rounds are 31 May (for scholarships to commence from 1 August of that year) and 31 October (for scholarships to commence from 1 January of the following year).

Scholarships for domestic students

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS)

Other Monash scholarships

*Research Training Scheme (RTS)

Tuition fees for Australian or New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents are generally covered by the government funded Research Training Scheme (RTS).

Scholarships for international students

*Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS)

**International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

**Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (MIPRS)

*Monash University - China Scholarship Council (CSC) Doctoral Scholarship

* These are stipend scholarships

** These are tuition scholarships. The tuition scholarships for international students include the cost of compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover.

If you are awarded a MGS or CSC scholarship you will also be eligible to be awarded a Faculty Tuition scholarship.

Refer to Scholarships for International students for more details

2. Faculty of Information Technology Scholarships

The Faculty offers a number of scholarships opportunities for domestic and international graduate research students. Applications from candidates with strong academic records are encouraged. To be competitive for a scholarship, research students require an Honours (H1) 80% + grade degree or the equivalent GPA 80% + standard. Or qualifications, achievements and publications that demonstrate you are Honours H1 equivalent (H1E) standard.

Please note you do not have to apply for these scholarships separately as you will be automatically considered for them when you apply to MIGR for candidature and a scholarship.

Scholarships currently available are;

Faculty of IT Tuition Fees Scholarships - for international students

To be competitive for a Faculty Tuition scholarship you will have been awarded a MGS or CSC Scholarship. Or you have been awarded a non-Monash or non-Australian scholarship that does not cover tuition fees.

Faculty of IT Tuition Fees Scholarships - for current Faculty of IT international Honours and Masters students

To be competitive for a guaranteed Faculty Tuition scholarship, current Faculty of IT international Honours and Masters students will be H1 or H1E students who have received an offer from MIGR to enrol in a graduate research degree with the Faculty of IT.

Women in IT Research Scholarships - for domestic and international students

The Faculty is committed to encouraging women IT researchers and offers stipend and or tuition scholarships to women candidates with a strong academic record.

Jean Whyte PhD Tuition Fees Scholarship - for international students

This scholarship is funded by the Jean Whyte Bequest. It provides tuition funding for international students who have been awarded a Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) and are undertaking research in the field of library and information studies or archives and records management.

PROTIC -Resilient Communities Bangladesh Scholarship - for domestic and international students

This scholarship supports research in an innovative five-year mobile communications for international development project called PROTIC (Participatory Research and Ownership with Technology, Information and Change). The project works in regional Bangladesh trialling innovative information and communications strategies, though participatory action research. PROTIC has a focus on empowering women though enhancing community well-being and livelihoods in poor agricultural communities. It is funded from a partnership between the Faculty's Centre for Community and Social Informatics (COSI), and Oxfam- Bangladesh and supported by a donation from the Empowerment Charitable Trust.

Computational Biology Scholarships - for domestic and international students

The Faculty is committed to interdisciplinary research, in particular research which crosses disciplinary boundaries to provide training in computational skills in concert with training in the biosciences. In an exciting initiative between the Faculties of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and Information Technology PhD scholarships are available for projects with co-supervision from both fields.

In pursuing your own research interests and finalising your research proposal you may also be interested in the Graduate Research Projects and scholarship opportunities currently offered by the Faculty's research flagships, centres and labs. Please note some of the projects listed have funding available for scholarships for eligible applicants. These are clearly marked on the list.

3. Monash NICTA Victorian Research Lab (VRL) Scholarships

NICTA offers NICTA project scholarships these align with NICTA's research interests and one of Monash University's identified research projects. For more information refer to Monash NICTA scholarships.

4. Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME)

MIME PhD scholarships are available to support collaborative projects involving a clinician researcher from the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, and a researcher from the Faculty of Engineering or Faculty of IT. For more information refer to Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME).

5. Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Program GRIP Scholarships

The Sustainable and Effective Public Transport GRIP (SEPT-GRIP) is a cross-disciplinary program that aims to generate innovative solutions. Public Transport involves managing infrastructure, technology and operations to match passenger needs suggesting a link between engineering and behavioural sciences. Optimal solutions require an understanding of all elements and perspectives. Please note the deadline for Expressions of Interest for the GRIP Scholarships is Wednesday 30th September 2015.

6. External and donor funded scholarships

A number of other scholarships are available through schemes sponsored by the Australian and the Victorian State Government; by other national governments including China, Chile, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Viet Nam and by a range of organisations and donors. Please check application dates and requirements for the External and donor funded scholarships as they may vary from Monash University's scholarships. These include;

Australia Awards Scholarships

Australian Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Victorian International Research Scholarship (VIRS) Program

Westpac Future leaders Scholarship

See also Scholarships for International students

Applying for a Graduate Research scholarship

Eligibility criteria

A strong academic record is required to be competitive for one of these scholarships. All research students with an (honours H1) 80% + grade degree or the equivalent GPA 80% + (or a qualification deemed to be equivalent to an honours H1 standard) may apply for research scholarships.

Eligibility

Selection criteria

Selection for scholarships is based on:

  • academic merit
  • research experience
  • publications relative to opportunity
  • alignment of the project with the Research strengths of the Faculty of Information Technology

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By this stage, applicants should have discussed their proposed research project with the supervisor in the relevant academic unit. Before a scholarship application is submitted, applicants must have an agreed supervisor for their project and must meet the eligibility criteria relating to scholarship selection.

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Further information & FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Faculty of IT - Manager, Graduate Student Services

Monash Institute of Graduate Research (MIGR)