International research scholarships

Victoria University welcomes international students to apply for a scholarship.

The international postgraduate research scholarships provide financial assistance to students with excellent academic qualifications who are participating in postgraduate research programs in Australia. These scholarships support high-quality research and are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

You're considered an 'international' student if you don't have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency.

About the scholarships


To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must:

Applicants for a RTP Stipend International Scholarship must also:

You are not eligible for an RTP Stipend Scholarship – International if you are currently studying, or have recently studied, on an AIDAB or AUSAID scholarship and are applying for an IPRS immediately following the AIDAB/AUSAID funded studies.

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • have not already obtained a PhD degree or equivalent if they are proposing to undertake another one
  • have not previously held an IPRS, VUIPRS or OPRS (unless it was for a masters by research degree, and you are applying for an IPRS to undertake PhD studies).

How to apply

Applications for 2024 are now closed. The next round of applications will open in August 2024 for Research Period 1, 2025. 

For information about applying for a scholarship please refer to the Apply for a graduate research page.