Human Rights Scholarship (HRS), University of Melbourne, Australia, 2014

Each year, the University of Melbourne offers two HRSs scholarships to  students for pursuing graduate research degree in Australia. The scholarship is  provided in human rights field of study. The International students can apply  for this scholarship. International students must have unconditional offers. The  scholarship covers living allowance, relocation grant, and thesis allowance,  paid sick, maternity and parenting leave. Selection criteria include area of  study, commitment to human rights over a period of time, academic excellence and  supporting documentation. Applicants should be notified by end of February.  Local and international applicants must apply online by 31 October 2013.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided to study in  human rights. Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing  graduate degree research level at University of Melbourne,  Australia. Scholarship Provider: University of Melbourne,  Australia. Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: 1.Applicants for the HRS must be able to  demonstrate that their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for  human rights extends beyond their academic studies (such as voluntary work  and/or work experience). 2.A high H2A (ie. 78-79% and above) is the minimum  grade average usually required to be competitive for an HRS. 3.Applicants  must have applied for, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree*  in the human rights field at the University of Melbourne. Applicants who have  commenced their graduate research degree must have at least 12 months full-time  or equivalent candidature remaining *Graduate research degrees have a research  component of at least 66%. 4.International students must have an  unconditional course offer at the University of Melbourne for the course for  which they seek the support of a HRS. See below for local and international HRS  application procedures. 5.Applicants seeking a HRS to undertake a graduate  research degree must normally meet the academic requirements that apply to the  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS).  Click here for further details about APA/MRS Eligibility. 6.HRSs are not  awarded to applicants who: -cannot provide evidence that their demonstrated  commitment to human rights extends beyond their academic studies. -have  already completed a course deemed to be at the same, or higher, level for which  they are seeking scholarship support and as a result of previous candidature  and/or prior scholarship, -have a maximum tenure of less than 12 months. -have previously received an MRS, Fay Marles Scholarship (FMS) or Postgraduate  Equity Scholarship (PES), or -have already been awarded or later receive another  equivalent award, scholarship or salary for the studies for which they seek a  HRS. An “equivalent” award is regarded as one greater than 75% of the base HRS  rate (75% of the base 2011 HRS rate = $19,500).

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The  International students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Human Rights Scholarship is  awarded to local or international applicants wishing to undertake graduate  research studies at the University in the human rights field and who are able to  demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human  rights.

Number of awards: Each year the University of Melbourne  offers 2 HRSs to applicants wishing to undertake a graduate research degree at  the University of Melbourne.

Duration of award(s): Limited  to the standard duration of the masters by research course. An extension to the  scholarship is only possible if course tenure is extended. Scholarships can be  held for a maximum of 2 years.

What does it cover? Human Rights International Scholarship  benefits include: •a living allowance of $28,000 per annum (2013 rate) •a  Relocation Grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in  order to study at the University of Melbourne or $3,000 awarded to those who are  moving from overseas •Thesis Allowance of up to $420 (2013 rate) for masters  by research and up to $840 (2013 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research  candidates, and •paid sick, maternity and parenting leave. Fees Please note  that the HRS does not cover international graduate research degree course fees.  Local graduate research degree HRS recipients are not charged course fees as  they are allocated a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place. RTS places exempt  students from the Higher Education Contribution (HECS) Scheme. Time limits and  other conditions apply to RTS places. For further information please contact the  Melbourne School of Graduate Research (PhD, MSc, MPhil, MIS and MOptom students)  or your faculty office (all other students).

Selection Criteria: Selection of the HRS is based on four  main criteria: area of study, evidence of commitment to human rights over a  period of time, academic merit and strength of supporting documentation.

Notification: The HRS selection meeting will take place in  February 2013. Applicants will be advised via email by the end of February of  the outcome of their HRS application.

How to Apply: Apply for scholarship online via the Student  Portal.

Step 1: Submit candidature/admission and scholarship application.Local  applicants: Local applicants should visit ‘How  to Apply (local)’ for application information. International applicants :If  you are an international applicant visit ‘How  to apply (international)’ for application information. International  students wishing to apply for the HRS must: apply for admission (if not already  currently enrolled in the course for which you seek an HRS) and have an  unconditional offer of admission for which the scholarship is sought by 31  December 2013. Information about how to apply for admission to the University of  Melbourne is available here. Step 2: Complete a HRS coversheet with supporting documentation : In addition  all applicants (local and international) must complete and submit a HRS  document coversheet

Scholarship Application Deadline: Local applicants Local  applicants should visit ‘How to Apply (local)’ for application information.  Applications should submitted by 31 October 2013. International applicants If  you are an international applicant visit ‘How to apply (international)’ for  application information. International students wishing to apply for the HRS  must: apply for admission (if not already currently enrolled in the course for  which you seek an HRS) and have an unconditional offer of admission for which  the scholarship is sought by 31 December 2013.

Further  Official Scholarship Information and Application

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