Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships in International law, Asia

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships in International law, Asia

The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation offers two postgraduate scholarships in International law. The scholarship is jointly funded by the Menzies Foundation and the Commonwealth Government. Applicants are encouraged to consider undertaking a course of study at a prestigious university in Asia.

The awards will generally be tenable for one academic year although scholars wishing to enroll for longer courses may also apply. The scholarship is jointly funded by the Menzies Foundation and the Commonwealth Government.

Established in 1979 to perpetuate the legacy of Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, the Menzies Foundation has the vision to inspire and nurture Australia’s future leaders. As a national, non-profit organization, the Foundation has awarded more than 200 prestigious scholarships over 35 years to bright and inspiring young Australians.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Postgraduate program.

Study Subject: The foundation is offering two postgraduate scholarships in law, the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law and the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law.

Worth of Award

The scholarships provide emoluments up to AU$75,000 per annum towards compulsory university fees and charges, a living allowance, the cost of books, equipment and travel. Emoluments are not subject to income tax in the United Kingdom; taxation arrangements in other jurisdictions may differ.
University and other expenses
(a) Tuition fees or a research grant equivalent, examination and other compulsory fees – subject to approval by the Foundation.
(b) A grant of AU$200 towards the typing and binding of a thesis, if required.
Personal living allowance
An allowance as determined by the Foundation to suit local circumstances in the country of study, up to AU$30,000 per annum. The allowance will be payable in three installments over the academic year.
Travel
(a) An economy airfare from Australia to the country of study.
(b) A similar airfare to return to Australia provided the scholar returns within 12 months of completing the course of study specified in the letter of award.

  • Applications for the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law are for a course of study at a UK university, principally Oxford, Cambridge, London or Edinburgh.
  • Applications for other UK universities will be received and treated on merit. Applications for the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law are for a course of study in international law at a prestigious overseas university.
  • Applicants are encouraged to consider undertaking study at a university in Asia.

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • Candidates must be Australian citizens, have been resident in Australia for at least five of the last ten years, and be available in person for an interview at the time of selection in mid-October 2016.
  • At the time of application, candidates must hold a law degree with an academic record in law that is equivalent to a First Class Honours Degree, normally from an Australian university.

 

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Original or legally certified copies of documents such as academic transcripts or naturalization certificate must be immediately available to the Menzies Foundation on request and will be required at interview.

Deadline: Applications for study in 2017 are now open and close on 31 August 2016.

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