Victoria University's world-leading researchers are available to supervise successful graduate research scholarship applicants. We will help you become a research-qualified professional.

We offer scholarships for tuition fees and a living allowance (stipend) to assist graduate research students with the costs of their study.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit with preference given to students undertaking projects in:

  • one of our areas of research priority (see on this page)
  • areas relevant to the research being undertaken in our research institutes and centres
  • projects supported by industry partners or part of externally funded research programs
  • Moondani Balluk research scholarships, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and research using the Foley Collection.

You may be eligible for a graduate research scholarship while you study.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed. Check back in Semester 2 for the opening date.

Read our Apply for a graduate research scholarship information to find out more.

Other options for funding your research degree

In addition to these research scholarships there are a range of other options for getting assistance with some of your research degree costs including fee scholarships and government funding schemes. Read more about options for funding your research degree.

Don't forget to also check out the externally-funded scholarships - see section for postgraduate coursework and research scholarships.

Areas of research priority

Following are our areas of research priority, with the relevant Field of Research (FoR) Codes:

  • 5201 - Applied and developmental psychology
  • 3801 - Applied Economics
  • 4901 - Applied Mathematics
  • 4602 - Artificial intelligence
  • 3101 - Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • 3302 - Built environment & Design
  • 4004 - Chemical Engineering
  • 4005 - Civil Engineering
  • 5203 - Clinical and health psychology
  • 3504 - Commercial Services
  • 4402 - Criminology
  • 4702 - Cultural Studies
  • 3901 - Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 4606 - Distributed computing and systems software
  • 3103 - Ecology
  • 3903 - Education Systems
  • 4008 - Electrical Engineering
  • 3006 - Food Sciences
  • 4303 - Historical Studies
  • 45 - Indigenous Studies
  • 4609 - Information Systems
  • 4017 - Mechanical Engineering
  • 3208 - Medical Physiology
  • 4205 - Nursing
  • 3210 - Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 4407 - Policy and Administration
  • 4206 - Public Health
  • 5205 - Social and personality psychology
  • 4410 - Sociology
  • 3904 - Specialist Studies In Education
  • 4207 - Sports science and exercise
  • 3508 - Tourism