University of Melbourne: Hansen Scholarship in History

University of Melbourne Hansen Scholarship

To remove the financial barriers on your way to study abroad, the University of Melbourne is presenting a mind-blowing opportunity called the Hansen Scholarship in History for the academic year 2024-2025.

  • Category: PhD
  • Amount/value: Up to $140,000
  • Location: Australia
  • Application deadline: 4 December 2023


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD degree coursework in Historical, philosophical, political and social studies
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Meet the entry requirements for the full-time Doctor of Philosophy – Arts (DR-PHILART) in the field of History;
  • Have received the minimum result of first class Honours in the qualifying degree; and,
  • Be enrolling in a full-time Doctor of Philosophy – Arts (PhD) in the field of History for the following year.


The University of Melbourne will provide scholarships valued at up to $140,000 to both Australian and international students.

It covers $40,000 per year for the first 3.5 years of a full-time PhD candidature, and, with the approval of an extension, of up to 6 months paid at the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (RTP) rate of that year.

Recipients are entitled to the same benefits as the RTP, subject to the terms and conditions outlined  here. A key feature of the scholarship is a mentoring program that provides valuable experience in tertiary teaching and the promotion of History to the community.


  • How to Apply: In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must complete the online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must submit their cover letter, CV, and academic transcript with their application.
  • A 500-word statement outlining their views on the significance of History teaching and the role of History in our society;
  • An outline of the PhD proposal and proposed  supervisor;
  • Current academic records; and,
  • Any other information to support the application that may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • Admission Requirements: For getting enrolled, candidates must check the  entry requirement of their chosen program.
  • Language Requirement: Students meet the English requirements (for international applicants only) with overall IELTS 6.5 with no band below 6.0.

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