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University of Melbourne Faculty of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award in Australia for 2023

Application is now open for the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award at the University of Melbourne. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Melbourne and Scholarship

In Melbourne, Australia, there is a public research university called the University of Melbourne. It was founded in 1853, making it the oldest university in Victoria and the second-oldest institution in all of Australia. Its main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb to the north of Melbourne’s central business district, one of the numerous campuses spread out around Victoria.

One of the six sandstone universities in Australia, the University of Melbourne was established in the 19th century by the colony of Victoria. It belongs to the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, the Group of Eight, Universitas 21, and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University. Since 1872, the university has had a long-standing affiliation with several residential colleges that provide lodging for students and faculty as well as hosting academic, sports, and cultural events. There are eight colleges located on the main campus and in the nearby suburbs.


The university collaborates with numerous research institutes and centers, including the Grattan Institute, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. The university is made up of ten distinct academic departments. 

In addition to the Melbourne Business School, Melbourne Law School, and Melbourne Medical School, the institution includes fifteen graduate programs. The University of Melbourne was rated first in Australia by Times Higher Education in 2023 and 34th overall by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and it was placed 35th internationally in 2020. Graduates of the University of Melbourne include five governors-general and four Australian prime ministers. The University of Melbourne has had the most Nobel Laureates of any Australian university, with eight having taught, studied, or conducted research there.

Once their thesis has been turned in, the recipients of this fellowship are Ph.D. and MPhil graduate students at the University of Melbourne who are enrolled via the Faculty of Science. The prize has a value of $3000 to $5000.

Details about the Faculty of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award at the University of Melbourne:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Melbourne

Scholarship Value: Up to $5,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Melbourne

Faculty of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award – Eligibility Criteria

Faculty of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Have submitted your PhD or MPhil thesis for review, and are awaiting the review decision
  • Not have received a comparable honor
  • During the term of the award, refrain from taking on full-time or significant regular part-time work (more than 10 hours per week).
  • Have submitted your thesis within the three years and ten months (FTE) or one year and eleven months (FTE) of your candidacy.
    • If, as of April 2020, the events surrounding COVID-19 caused your submission to be delayed and you missed the deadline, please explain the impact on your application and it will be taken into consideration.
  • International graduate researchers are required to commit to spending at least 66% of their writing-up time in Melbourne. Graduate researchers are not eligible to apply if they will be returning to their native country after submitting their thesis.

Application Process for Faculty of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award

The Award Information Sheet should be read before submitting an online application. Send in a scholarship application right now. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: December 16, 2023

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