Local and Indigenous students

Fee and scholarship information for students who have Australian or New Zealand citizenship, Australian permanent residency, a humanitarian visa, or who identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.


The PhD and MPhil in Law are offered on a Research Training Program (RTP) basis only for local graduate researchers.

The RTP provides Commonwealth-funded Graduate Researchers with an 'entitlement' to a fee exemption for the duration of their course.

Further information on the RTP can be obtained from the Department of Education and Training website.

PhD Scholarship for an Indigenous PhD Student

The recruitment, support and retention of Indigenous graduate researchers is a major goal of the University of Melbourne's Reconciliation Action Plan. Melbourne Law School is committed to fostering the next generation of Indigenous graduate researchers and has therefore dedicated one faculty PhD scholarship per year to support an Indigenous graduate researcher who is admitted to the PhD Program.

The recipient will also receive a top-up scholarship of $10 000 per annum.

James and Valerie McNiff Scholarship

Call for applications are now invited for the 2023 James and Valerie McNiff Scholarship at Melbourne Law School. The applicant must be researching in the area of medical jurisprudence.

University of Melbourne Scholarships

The University of Melbourne offers a range of scholarships to local graduate researchers undertaking graduate research degrees:

  • Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS)
  • Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS)
  • Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)
  • Equity Scholarships
  • Prestigious Scholarships.

For further information on these scholarships, including the eligibility criteria and application process, please view the Melbourne Scholarships website.

View Melbourne Law School's Admission Information