International Graduate Scholarship Opportunities in History at the University of Melbourne

The History Discipline in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne is offering Scholarships for international graduate students for commencement in 2018.

In Australia the PhD is awarded solely on examination of the completion of an 80-100,000 word research thesis, to be completed in three to three and a half years. PhD students in the Arts Faculty (which includes History) also undertake a small coursework component of research workshops and electives in their first year.

About History at Melbourne:

Since 1854, the University of Melbourne’s History program has been at the forefront of the study of history in Australia. Academic staff are internationally connected scholars recognized for their excellence in teaching and research. They include specialists in American, Asian, Australian, European and Middle Eastern history who work on a range of topical themes and methodologies.

The History Discipline at the University of Melbourne is in a period of expansion.  It has moved to the new flagship Arts West building, and the recent Hansen Gift has funded new appointments with expertise in early modern Europe; Indigenous and colonial histories; modern Japan; and modern Russia.

The University of Melbourne has outstanding library, research and archival collections. The History program has international partnerships with leading universities around the world, with international opportunities for graduate students.  It hosts specialist Research Hubs (in Asian History; History and Memory; Early Modern; Luxury and Consumption) and a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions.

A lively graduate community in History has its own student association and produces the Melbourne Historical Journal.  Students benefit from a range of specialist training, master classes, and access to travel grants.

The University of Melbourne is located in the heart of a dynamic multicultural city, consistently voted “the world’s most liveable city” and ranked by QS at one of the top 10 cities in the world in which to be a student (

Eligibility and Scholarship Funding

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and alignment with supervisor expertise. They offer a range of benefits including: coverage of tuition costs; a fortnightly living allowance; relocation grant; and health cover.

For details on benefits, eligibility and the application process, visit:

For information about the application process, see the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences website:

Potential applicants are invited to refer to the History Discipline webpage:

and to search for and make contact with possible supervisors with expertise in your area of interest:

They should then email History’s Graduate Research Co-ordinator, Professor David Goodman ( with an expression of interest, including proposed topic and current qualifications. This should be done well in advance of the application deadline.

Applications are due by 31 August 2017.

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Professor David Goodman