There are scholarships available for graduate research students, including generous trusts established for the sole benefit of students of Ophthalmology.

There are many different sources of graduate scholarships for research students and the search for the right scholarship can be confusing. The following are good places to start:

The University of Melbourne Scholarships Office has information for both local and international students. Scholarships covered by this University office include fee-remission and stipend scholarships, travelling scholarships, studentships and more. Students can apply online for many of the scholarships available.
The University of Melbourne Research Office is part of central University Administration and aims to support research and research training. The Grants and Fellowships page has advice on funding opportunities, and links include:

Hundreds of other scholarships are listed on the Joint Academic Scholarships Online System (JASON).



Applications for the Hector Maclean Scholarship (Summer Students) are now closed and will re-open from September 2015.

Opportunities are available for interested students to join one of the research groups within the Department of Ophthalmology, based at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in East Melbourne, during the summer break of 2015/2016.

From September 2015 interested students will need to submit a completed application form together with no more than three pages outlining any previous research experience, a brief CV and academic transcript to

Should you have any questions, please contact the Student Administrator via email on or call +61 9929 8360.