Fully Funded Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship for Master and PhD Students

The Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship is offered to students from Pacific Small Island Developing States intending to pursue a postgraduate or research degree at the University of Melbourne in fields that address the effects of climate change in the Pacific.

No. of Scholarships5
NationalityPacific Small Island Developing State
Total value$120,000 – $210,000
Study AreasAll areas
Study LevelMasters/PhD
Host CountryAustralia
Deadline31 Oct 2022
Fully Funded Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship Summary

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Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the University of Melbourne as part of a joint initiative with the University of Cambridge, the University of Toronto, the University of Montreal, and McMaster University, which received support from HRH the Prince of Wales, a lifelong supporter of sustainable causes. and action against climate change.

Fully Funded Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship for Master and PhD Students

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Pacific Small Island Developing State*
  • You have applied and received an offer for a master’s degree program, master’s degree by research, master’s degree in philosophy, or doctor of philosophy
  • You intend to conduct a study or research that is relevant to the area of ​​climate change and its impact on Pacific Small Island Developing States.
  • Agree to live in Australia for the duration of your course (excluding approved fieldwork and non-teaching holidays)
  • *Pacific Small Island Developing States include the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

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Selection Criteria

The scholarship will be offered to one or more eligible candidates based on their previous academic performance and the quality of their application regarding their experience and future commitment to climate change.

What are the benefits?

  • Full fee compensation (fee waiver) for the duration of the course.
  • A living allowance of $33,000 per annum (2023 full-time) for the duration of the course or 3.5 years for students who have completed a Ph.D. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick, maternity, and parental leave for students completing a research degree. The grant is paid in quarterly installments to students enrolling in coursework and as a fortnightly stipend to students enrolling in research.
  • Relocation allowance of $2,000 for students moving from states or territories other than Victoria, or $3,000 for students moving from outside Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single membership for overseas students who need a student visa to study in Australia
  • At the discretion of the University, funding of an approved pre-arrival English language test and/or preparatory English language course in Australia for candidates with conditional course offers.
  • Flights between Melbourne and home country at the start and end of the scholarship period (single economy class ticket, most direct and most economical route).
  • Mandatory pre-departure briefing and five-week induction academic program on arrival.

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Deadline to Apply for Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship

The deadline to apply for Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship is 31 Oct 2022.

Application Process

Melbourne Climate Action Scholarships are submitted online. To start the application process click the link below and follow the instructions.

2023 Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship

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