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MACQUARIE University Road to Research Scholarship 2024

MACQUARIE University Road to Research Scholarship 2024 – The Road to Research Scholarship is for onshore applicants who are eligible to commence the Macquarie Master of Research (MRes) Year 2 in Sydney, Australia in Session 2 2024.

This scholarship supports students undertaking short research projects in Year 2 of the Master of Research (MRes).

Key details
Reference number
R2R, iR2R

For course
MRes Year 2

Key dates
Applications close on 30 April 2024 at 11pm

Student type
Domestic, International

Area of study

Stipend value
(Direct payment)
$35,000 p.a.

About the Scholarship

The Macquarie Master of Research Year 2 provides thorough research-relevant training for candidates interested in shorter research projects or pursuing a research career.

Current Macquarie postgraduate coursework students completing Session 1 2024 are encouraged to apply.

Selection process

Macquarie University:

  • will rank candidates on the basis of Weighted Average Mark, or Grade Point Average if you graduated before 2020 or received your qualification/s from a university other than Macquarie. Scholarships will be awarded to the top ranked applicants
  • assesses overseas qualifications using Australian Government guidelines to determine their comparability to qualifications on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Awards will only be available to applicants who, at the time of application:

  • are onshore in Australia
  • intend to reside in Sydney, Australia during their candidature
  • plan to undertake a Master of Research Year 2 in July 2024 (S2 2024)
  • are enrolling as full-time students
  • meet the English language requirement for Macquarie research degrees
  • meet the admission criteria for direct entry into MRes Year 2
  • have a valid visa allowing you to commence your study in July 2024, for international students. If your current visa does not allow you to study in Australia until the end of the MRes course, you will still be required to apply for a student visa prior to commencement
  • have confirmation of supervision from an eligible Macquarie University researcher (compulsory for FMHHS and desirable for the other faculties).

Awards will not be available to those who:

  • are currently enrolled in a Macquarie higher degree research program, including current MRes Year 2 candidates
  • are currently enrolled in MRes Year 1/BPhil program as they are considered for MRes Y2 scholarship during their progression
  • are receiving another equivalent or major award, scholarship or salary to undertake the proposed course
  • have already completed a research degree at the same or higher level than the proposed candidature
  • wish to commence their MRes Year 2 program in Session 1 2025 (deferrals will not be available)
  • provide false or misleading information to the University. Where there is reason to believe this condition has not been upheld, the University reserves the right to reassess the student’s entitlement to the award
  • submit incomplete applications.

Applications will be withdrawn if they are incomplete. Applications cannot be held over to a future scholarship round, so if you miss the deadline you will need to re-apply for the next round.

Award-holders may:

  • be in receipt of minor awards, allowances or other earnings which are supplementary to MQRES, or derived from part-time work undertaken within the guidelines set by the relevant scholarship conditions
  • receive stipend top-up funding from industry or other sources to a maximum equivalent of 75 per cent of the base Macquarie University stipend rate.
  • be in receipt of additional funds for field work, equipment and other such expenses not covered by the award.


The scholarship comprises:

  • a tuition fee offset for a maximum of one year
  • a living allowance stipend of $35,000 for one year.

How to Apply

Online applications for a July commencement (Session 2 2024) close on 30 April 2024 (AEDT).

Submit your application as early as possible before the deadline.

Applicants who have received a valid Macquarie University letter of offer for a Master of Research Year 2 program within the last six months must submit an online HDR application for Scholarship Only. See more information about how to submit a Scholarship Only application.

Outcomes will be issued in June 2024.

For more Information: Visit the website for MACQUARIE University Road to Research Scholarship 2024


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