The scholarship is named for Melbourne alumnus the Hon Alex Chernov AC QC, former Governor of Victoria, Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, and chancellor of the University of Melbourne. After a celebrated career at the Victorian Bar punctuated by leadership and service to the community, Mr Chernov was instrumental in founding the Australia India Institute, serving as Chair of the Institute from 2008-2011 and as its Patron from 2011 onwards.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:
- be an international student from India, and
- have applied for, and been offered a place in a Masters-level course from within the various specialist legal areas of the Melbourne Law Masters program at Melbourne Law School:
- if commencing in the start-year intake (March), your application for your chosen course must be submitted by 31 October the year prior.
- if commencing in the mid-year intake (July), your application for your chosen course must be submitted by 30 April of the same year.
Selection will be based on academic merit.
The scholarship will contribute the recipient’s full tuition fees for the one-year full-time Masters-level course, as well as two equal payments of AUD$10,000 (totalling AUD$20,000). The recipient may also have the opportunity to undertake paid research at $40 per hour, up to $10,000 in total.
Former Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Governor of Victoria, the Hon Alex Chernov, will provide mentoring for the successful applicants.
Three scholarships are available.
How to apply
Students offered a place in a Masters-level course from the Melbourne Law Masters program at Melbourne Law School, who applied for the course by 31 October the year prior (for start-year intake) and 30 April of the same year (for mid-year intake) will be automatically considered for this scholarship.