Maxwell King Scholarship 2024 of $50,291

The Maxwell King PhD Scholarship (MKS) is a prestigious award named after Professor Maxwell King, who significantly contributed to graduate research at Monash University, including serving as the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training) for eight years. This scholarship aims to support PhD students by covering their living costs while they study at Monash University.

Maxwell Scholarship Benefits

The MKS offers a comprehensive package to support PhD students:

  • Living Allowance (Stipend): $50,291 per annum (2024 rate)
  • Research Allowance: To support the research activities of the student
  • Relocation Allowance: Provided to eligible students who need to move for their studies

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the MKS, you must meet the following requirements:

Citizenship Requirements: You must be one of the following:

  • An international student
  • An Australian citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • An Australian humanitarian visa holder

Academic Requirements

  • You must have submitted a scholarship application in the current year.
  • You must meet Monash’s competitive scholarship selection process requirements.
  • You must meet Monash’s English language proficiency requirements.

Additionally, this scholarship is available to students undertaking Joint Research Awards when Monash University is the home institution.

Number of Scholarships: Each year, two scholarships are offered:

  • One for a student in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines.
  • One for a student in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Application Process

Applications for the Maxwell King PhD Scholarship close on 31 October each year. Here’s a step-by-step guide to apply:

  1. Prepare Your Documents: Ensure you have all necessary documents, including academic transcripts, proof of English proficiency, and research outputs.
  2. Submit a Single Application:
  3. Faculty Invitation: If you are a new applicant, obtain an invitation to apply from the relevant faculty before starting your application.

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2024.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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