Applicants should consider the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship and other scholarship opportunities available at the University. For more information please see the Scholarships Graduate Research Scholarships web page and the Faculty of Arts Graduate research scholarships web page.

Oriental Studies Trust Fund

The Oriental Studies Trust Fund – Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies Scholarship is a living allowance to be awarded annually to students who have applied for admission to or are currently enrolled in a PhD degree at the University of Melbourne on a topic related to public policy, economics and society related to Chinese public policy.

Applications for this scholarship are not currently open. For more information please email China Centre.

China Scholarship Council – University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Chinese Scholarship Council and the University of Melbourne to promote international collaboration and is awarded to citizens of the People’s Republic of China wishing to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the University of Melbourne.

More information can be found on the China Scholarship Council – University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship web page.

Taiwan Ministry of Education APEC Scholarship

The Ministry of Education in Taiwan is partnering with universities to offer a scholarship to students of the member economies of APEC for a PhD candidate or postdoctoral research fellow.

More information

Further details are available on the APEC Education Portal.
Enquiries should be emailed to