Apply for a graduate research scholarship

We offer a variety of graduate research scholarships at Victoria University (VU) to help make postgraduate study more accessible.

The purpose of these scholarships is to support high-quality research by assisting graduate researchers, also called Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates, with excellent academic qualifications who wish to participate in postgraduate research programs.

A scholarship provides financial assistance during your study. Some scholarships provide a stipend that covers tuition fees and living allowances, while others provide only partial funding.

All scholarship applicants must meet VU's academic entry requirements for graduate research, in addition to any eligibility requirements for their scholarship.

When to apply

Research Training Program Applications for Semester 1, 2024 are now closed.

How to apply

Notification of outcomes

Scholarship rounds are competitive and we estimate that applicants will require the equivalent of 80 and 85 on the VU grading scale for a PhD scholarship.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the scholarship round by mid-December 2023.

  • Applicants who are eligible for entry into a research degree, but not competitive for stipend scholarship, will offered a research training place (tuition scholarship) by mid-December 2023.
  • Applicants who are successful in their application will be offered a tuition and stipend scholarship by late December 2023.

Acceptances for a scholarship and direct entry must be received as per the letter of offer by close of business. Acceptances not received by this date will result in the offer being withdrawn and Victoria University reserving the right to offer the place to another eligible applicant. Please note, offers cannot be deferred.

Successful applicants for a stipend scholarship and successful applicants for direct entry will be advised in due course of the enrolment date and coursework commencement date.