Scholarships are provided to the students with outstanding achievements in education who cannot afford their higher education. Providing a student with graduate scholarship is the best way to award him/her for their hard work in studies. Australian government understands how important is it to take care of the needs of the citizens and residents of the Australia. Many scholarships and grants are provided to the normal students and the disabled students who would like to study in a university on the postgraduate and undergraduate levels and achieve the accomplishments in their lives.
The University of Melbourne is the national university of Australia. It has many scholarship programs for the disabled students as well as the normal students. There are two kinds of scholarships that lie under the Graduate research access program. They are Fay Marles scholarship and Frederick Blake Shepherd Scholarship. Both the Scholarships provide the financial assistance to the students of post graduate studies that include Masters and Doctorate degree.
Fay Marles Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by university of Melbourne. Up to 8 eight scholarships are provided to the students each year. These scholarships are provided to the Australian citizens who have some brilliant achievements in education.
Fredrick Blake Shepherd Scholarship
The disabled students are the priority when it comes to awarding this scholarship. It has the same features as the Fay Marles scholarship. This scholarship is awarded only once a year.
Purpose Of Graduate Research Scholarships
The main and basic purpose of awarding these scholarships to the students is to support the national students of the Australia with disability in financial matters of education. The university of Melbourne has taken the initiative where anyone can apply for the scholarship if they meet the points of the eligibility criteria that are mentioned below in this article.
The eligibility criteria for both of these scholarships is to show the academic achievement of the student. Other points which make a student eligible for these scholarships are
- The student should be native Australian or must be a permanent resident
- Student with disability
- Proof that a student’s education has been affected badly due to any circumstances
- Student must not have taken any graduate research scholarship which provides same advantages
- Student must not have completed any other research qualification or any other similar level qualification for which the scholarship will be awarded
The benefits of the scholarship include:
- Living allowance
- If a student is moving to Melbourne from interstate or even from outside the Australia, the relocation grant will be provided
- Paid sick, parental and maternity leave is provided to some limit
How much scholarship amount is awarded?
All the benefits are provided to the students for two years if they are studying for master degree and three and a half year for the students who are studying for doctoral degree. The total scholarship amount is $80,000
When to apply?
You can apply for this scholarship online on here. You can apply from 1st of July 2017 to 31st Oct 2017. Each and every detail is mentioned in this article, for further more assistance; visit the official website of the university of Melbourne. Here is the link