Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)

University of Melbourne, The

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


Applicants must: be planning to commence, or be currently enrolled in, a graduate research degree in the human rights field at the University of Melbourne; have completed tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a 4-year Australian honours degree with a minimum grade average of a high H2A; and 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. Scholarships are not awarded to students who: have already completed a course deemed to be at the same, or higher level.

Amount $31,000

The scholarship provides: a stipend of $31,000 per year; a relocation grant for students moving to Melbourne from interstate; a thesis allowance; and paid sick, maternity and parenting leave. Tenure is for 2 years for master students and 3 years for PhD students, with a possible 6-month extension.

Closing date 31 October
Number per year 2
Frequency Annual
Duration years
Student type Australian and New Zealand
Gender Co-Ed
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Postgraduate
Field of studys Humanities and social sciences
Social work
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