To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must:
- be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
- enrol as a full-time student (part-time awards may be available for compelling social or medical reasons)
- have had your enrolment into the proposed degree approved by the institution.
You are not eligible for one of these scholarships if you are receiving another equivalent award, scholarship or salary to undertake the proposed program (“equivalent” stipend is regarded as more than $21,000 per annum).
Nigel Stepto Doctoral Research Applicants
The Nigel Stepto Doctoral Research Scholarship has been established in memory and honour of Professor Nigel Stepto.
Nigel was a significant contributor and leader in research and research training at Victoria University (2007-2020) specialising in exercise physiology and Women’s Health in the Institute of Health and Sport (IHeS). Nigel was also the Co-Deputy Director – Research Training of the Institute of Health and Sport (IHeS) from 2018 until his untimely death in early 2020.
To be eligible for the Nigel Stepto Doctoral Research Scholarship applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and conduct research that is within an area of Health research in one of the four IHeS research programs.
VU Diversity Scholarship
To be eligible for a VU Diversity Scholarship you must have experienced hardship that has disrupted or adversely affected your studies.
If you are applying on grounds of hardship, you must provide evidence of one of the following:
- traumatic events beyond your control
- significant illness and/or disability
- socioeconomic and/or family circumstances.
In addition to providing supporting evidence, you must submit a confidential statement of no more than one page, outlining how your circumstances have adversely affected your studies and academic career.
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Within the Moondani Balluk Academic Unit, VU Research offers a range of research scholarships, including:
- Lisa Bellear Indigenous Research Scholarship
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarships
- Foley Collection Scholarship
If you are a prospective Aboriginal Australian applicant, you are encouraged to submit a VU Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Profile Information form in conjunction with your scholarship application.
VU recognises that Aboriginal Australians are under-represented in graduate research studies and encourages qualified indigenous applicants to undertake their research studies at VU
Read more about the Moondani Balluk Research Scholarships.
Vice Chancellor's Graduate Research Award
To be eligible for the Vice Chancellor's Graduate Research Award you must also demonstrate academic excellence and conduct research that is strategically aligned with the University’s research focus.