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Victorian Doctoral Scholarships

The Victorian Government offers prestigious scholarships to international PhD students.  These scholarships have attracted high quality international students to Victoria.

These scholarships give doctoral students the opportunity to work with top Victorian researchers and supervisors, use cutting edge research infrastructure and facilities, and enjoy a welcoming lifestyle in a cosmopolitan community.  

Current scholarship programs:

Victoria Latin American Doctoral Scholarships (VLADS)

  • The VLADS will provide four scholarships for doctoral students from Latin America commencing research at a Victorian university in 2016.
  • The VLADS will provide $90,000 to each recipient over three years for living costs and education-related travel – comprising $45,000 from the Victorian Government and a contribution of  $45,000 and a fee-waiver from the host university.

For information on how to apply for a Victoria Latin American Doctoral Scholarship refer to our VLADS page.


The Victorian Government has also offered two other scholarships to international students:

Victorian International Research Scholarships (VIRS)

  • 31 Victorian International Research Scholarships were awarded from 2010 – 2015.
  • The Victorian International Research Scholarships provided $90,000 to each recipient over the duration of their studies for living costs and education-related travel – comprising $60,000 from the Victorian Government and a contribution of $30,000 and a fee-waiver from the host university.
  • International doctoral students from any country were eligible for the Victorian International Research Scholarships.
  • Victorian International Research Scholarship recipients are at various stages of their research. These scholars continue to enhance the research capabilities of Victoria and are excellent ambassadors for Victoria.  Explore some of their stories at student stories.

Applications are closed for this scholarship program.

Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships (VIDS)

  • 30 Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships were awarded between 2012 – 2015.
  • The Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships provided at least $90,000 to each recipient over the duration of their studies for living costs and education-related travel – comprising $90,000 from the Victorian Government and a fee waiver from the host university.
  • Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships were available to citizens of the Republic of India.
  • The Australia India Institute administers the Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships program on behalf of the Victorian Government.
  • Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships recipients are at various stages of their research. Their research has the capacity to benefit communities in India and Victoria. They continue to be excellent ambassadors for Victoria. Explore some of their stories at the University of Melbourne website.

Applications are closed for this scholarship program.

 

Last updated: 29 Sep 2015

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