The International Postgraduate Coursework Award (IPCA) was established by the University of Melbourne and is awarded to high achieving international students undertaking a graduate coursework degree.
The University normally offers around 28 scholarships each year.
The scholarship provides fee remissions of between 25% and 100% of tuition fees for the duration of your course.
To be considered for this scholarship, you must:
- a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and not a permanent resident of Australia;
- have applied for an eligible graduate coursework degree,
- be commencing study at the University of Melbourne for the first time;
- not be in receipt of any other tuition fee remission scholarship or sponsorship which, in combination with the IPCA, exceeds 100% of tuition fees; and
- not have received any other scholarship provided by the Australian Government in the last 2 years.
Eligible graduate coursework degrees include:
- Any Master degree by coursework offered by the Melbourne Business School, Melbourne School of Design and Melbourne School of Engineering
- Master of Science in Botany, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Genetics, Geography, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics or Zoology, Master of Urban Horticulture and the Master of Forest Ecosystems offered by the Faculty of Science
- Master of Teaching offered by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
- Executive Master of Arts offered by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Master of Public Administration offered by the Melbourne School of Government
- Melbourne Law Masters offered by the Melbourne Law School
You do not need to submit an application for this scholarship. Students who have received an unconditional offer for an eligible graduate coursework degree, will be automatically considered for an International Postgraduate Coursework Award.
Eligible candidates are selected on the basis of academic merit.
Successful candidates are advised of the outcome by email.
- IPCAs cannot be transferred from one institution to another or between faculties.
- IPCAs can be transferred to another eligible course within a faculty with the faculty's permission. Please contact Melbourne Scholarships for further information.
Termination of scholarships
Scholarships will be terminated:
- if the student ceases to meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the conditions
- at the end of the period for which it was granted
- upon completion of the course
- when the thesis is submitted
- when the student ceases to be enrolled as a full-time postgraduate coursework student
- if the student fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress
- if the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the scholarship offer
- if the University determines that the student is guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, the provision of false or misleading information
- if the student does not resume study at the end of a period of leave or formal arrangements (via Melbourne Scholarships) have not been made to extend the period of leave
- if the student is granted Australian permanent resident status. Students must immediately advise both Melbourne Scholarships and Student Administration about any changes to their visa status. Students should visit International Admissions in the first instance if they have queries about visa conditions
- upon the death, incapacity, resignation or withdrawal of the student from the course.
- if, after due inquiry, the University forms the view that the student has not complied with the Conditions set out on this webpage. Scholarships may be terminated or the student placed on probation.
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