Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)

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Human Rights Scholarship (HRS) is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Human Rights Scholarship (HRS) 2013, The University of Melbourne, Australia

The Human Rights Scholarship is awarded to local or international applicants wishing to undertake graduate research studies at the University in the human rights field and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.

Deadline: 31 Oct 2012



Eligibility criteria

1. 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).

2. A high H2A (ie. 78-79% and above) is the minimum grade average usually required to be competitive for an HRS.

3. Applicants must have applied for, or be currently enrolled in, a graduate research degree in the human rights field at the University of Melbourne.

4. 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. See below for local and international HRS application procedures.

5. 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). Click here for further details about APA/MRS Eligibility.

6. 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).

Selection criteria

Selection of the HRS is based on four main criteria: area of study, evidence of commitment to human rights over a period of time, academic merit and strength of supporting documentation.

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Degree Level:

Human Rights Scholarship (HRS) is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.


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