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Offer: International Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)

Deadline-31 October 2012

Countries/Region-All Countries

University of Melbourne invites application for the Human Rights Scholarship which is awarded to local or international applicants for graduate level studies and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.

Each year the University of Melbourne offers 2 HRSs to applicants wishing to undertake a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne.

Human Rights Scholarship benefits include-

living allowance of $28,000 per annum (2012 rate).
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.
Thesis Allowance of up to $420 (2012 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2011 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates.
Paid sick, maternity and parenting leave
How to Apply?

Local applicants-

Local applicants should visit ‘How to Apply (local)’ for application information.

International applicants-

If applicants are an international applicant visit ‘How to apply (international)’ for application information. International students wishing to apply for the HRS must apply for admission (if not already currently enrolled in the course for which they seek an HRS).
In addition all applicants (local and international) must complete and submit a HRS document coversheet, with the documents listed in website.
Eligibility-

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).
A high H2A (ie. 78-79% and above) is the minimum grade average usually required to be competitive for an HRS.
Applicants must have applied for, or be currently enrolled in, a graduate research degree in the human rights field at the University of Melbourne.
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.
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).
HRSs 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 as a result of previous candidature and/or prior scholarship, have a maximum tenure of less than 12 months
have previously received an MRS, Fay Marles Scholarship (FMS) or Postgraduate Equity Scholarship (PES), or
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 2011 HRS rate = $19,500).
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