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Fay Marles Scholarships 2021 at University of Melbourne, Australia

Fully Funded Scholarship Positions for Australian Students to Study at University of Melbourne, Australia

Applications are invited for Fully Funded Fay Marles Scholarships at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

About University of Melbourne, Australia

The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, it is Australia’s second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. Its main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb north of Melbourne’s central business district, with several other campuses located across Victoria.

Incorporated by the Victoria Colony, the University of Melbourne is one of Australia’s six sandstone universities and a member of the Group of Eight, Universitas 21, Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Since 1872 various residential colleges have become affiliated with the university, offering accommodation for students and faculty, and academic, sporting, and cultural programs. There are ten colleges located on the main campus and in nearby suburbs.

The university comprises ten separate academic units and is associated with numerous institutes and research centers, including the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and the Grattan Institute. Amongst the university’s fifteen graduate schools, the Melbourne Business School, the Melbourne Law School, and the Melbourne Medical School are particularly well regarded.

Times Higher Education ranked the University of Melbourne 32nd globally in 2020, while the Academic Ranking of World Universities places it 41st in the world (both first in Australia). In the QS World University Rankings 2021, the university ranks 41st globally. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne. Ten Nobel laureates have been students or faculty, the most of any Australian university.


This scholarship is named after former Chancellor Ms Fay Marles in recognition of her strong commitment to social justice and human rights, and offered to research students from Australian Indigenous descent or students who are experiencing compassionate or compelling circumstances.


Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Living allowance of $31,200 per year pro rata (2020 full-time study rate) for up to 2 years for students undertaking a Master by research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a Doctoral degree. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
  • Relocation grant of $2,000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3,000 for students moving from outside Australia.


To be eligible for Fay Marles Scholarship, applicant must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
  • be of Indigenous Australia descent and/or be experiencing compassionate or compelling circumstances (e.g. illness, a disability, carers responsibilities or personal hardship)
  • either: 
    • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
    • be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne
  • not have already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought
  • not have previously received a graduate research scholarship with equivalent benefits

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates are selected for Fay Marles Scholarship based on the level of disadvantage experienced by the applicant, academic merit, the strength of the supporting documentation, and their research potential in their field of study. Preference is given to new students and current students who have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining.


This scholarship is subject to the Graduate Research Terms & Conditions (as amended).


Applicants must submit an online Fay Marles Scholarship application.

Official Scholarhsip APPLY Link

Institute Name: The University of Melbourne
Degree/Course: Master by research degree and PhD
Country: Australia
Last Date: October 31, 2020

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