Opens: 1 July 2017
Closes: 31 October 2017
The Human Rights Scholarship is a scholarship that is given by the University of Melbourne. This scholarship is handed out to students who are studying and researching within the human rights field. Usually, an average of two scholarships is given out each year. The scholarship can last for up to two years for those going through a Master’s program, and up to three years for those undertaking a Doctorate degree.
With this scholarship comes a living allowance given fortnightly that includes maternity and parenting leave and limited paid sick time. It will pay for the student to move to Melbourne, Australia, and features a few other benefits such as tuition as well for nationals of Australia.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, an applicant needs to have met the entry requirements for a Doctorate or Master’s degree at the University of Melbourne, or they can be enrolled already in a research degree at the same school with at least 12 months remaining in the term.
Applicants must have the intention to go through graduate research in the field of human rights while being dedicated to advancing human rights, including volunteer work or work experience.
Hopefuls must also have not previously completed a research qualification at the same level of this course, and they must have the intention to study as a full-time student. The exception to this is if there are compelling circumstances that stop the student from going through a full-time course. Finally, an applicant must have no previous Human Rights Scholarships awarded to them.