International PhD Scholarships, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Australia, 2018

Scholarship Brief Description: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute offers a number of scholarships to support International PhD Scholars. Scholarships are for open to outstanding international students to join Medical Biology PhD Program.

Host College/University: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, more commonly known as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, abbreviated as WEHI, is Australia’s oldest medical research institute. The Institute is the Department of Medical Biology of the University of Melbourne.

Degree level/ Field of Study: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD Programme.

Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Medical Biology.

Award: The Institute’s International PhD Scholarships provide a living allowance equivalent to the current Melbourne Research Scholarship rate. In addition, all PhD students receive the Institute’s $2000 per annum scholarship top-up plus a relocation allowance, health insurance coverage, and tuition fee offset.

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply. 

Scholarships: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute offers a number of dedicated scholarships to support International PhD Scholars.

Entrance Requirements: In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • A four-year bachelor degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum weighted average of 80% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent; or
  • A masters degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and achieved a minimum weighted average of 80% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent; or
  • A qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent; and
  • A research proposal; and
  • Referee reports (except for applicants who have graduated from the University of Melbourne within the last 5 years); and
    The endorsement of a prospective supervisor.
  • If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Email the following application supporting documents
Subject line: 2017 IPSI Application – YOUR SURNAME
i) A cover letter that explains your research interests and motivation for doing a PhD
ii) Curriculum vitae
iii) Academic transcripts (include university grading scale and English translation, if applicable)

How to Apply:

To apply for the International PhD Scholar Initiative:

  1. Check that you meet the academic entry requirements for PhD study at the University of Melbourne. Please note you do not need to apply to the University of Melbourne at the time of application for the International PhD Scholar Initiative.
  2. Investigate the current student project opportunities to identify your preferred research areas
    Submit an online application form.
  3. You will be asked to indicate up to five titles of research projects or Institute supervisors who are in your field of interest.

Scholarships Official Web Links:

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2017

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