Wednesday, 5 January 2011

University of Melbourne Human Rights Law Scholarship

Human Rights Law Scholarship (HRS) is awarded to 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.
Law Scholarship Benefits & Conditions

Human Rights Scholarship benefits include:

·         a living allowance of $26,000 per annum

·         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

·         a Thesis Allowance of up to $420 for masters by research and up to $840 (2010 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates, and

·         Paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.

Human Rights Law Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:

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.

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. Human Rights Law Scholarship (HRS) 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

·         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 the HRS rate = $19,500).

Scholarship application closing date: January every year.

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