Road to Research Scholarship 2024 at Macquarie University

Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, invites domestic and international candidates to apply for the prestigious Road to Research Scholarship for the 2024 academic year. This initiative is designed for students who are onshore and eligible to commence the second year of the Master of Research (MRes) program in Session 2, 2024.

Scholarship Overview

Reference Numbers: R2R, iR2R
Eligible Course: Master of Research Year 2
Key Dates: Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2024 at 11 PM.
Student Type: Open to both Domestic and International students
Field of Study: All academic fields are eligible
Stipend Value: An annual direct payment of $35,000
Tuition Fee Offset: Covers the tuition fee for up to one year.

Scholarship Purpose

The Road to Research Scholarship supports students undertaking short research projects as part of their Year 2 curriculum in the MRes program. The program aims to provide rigorous research-relevant training, ideal for candidates focusing on brief research initiatives or those considering a research-oriented career.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be physically present in Australia at the time of application.
  • Intend to reside in Sydney, Australia, during their candidature.
  • Plan to enroll full-time in the MRes Year 2 starting July 2024.
  • Meet the English language and admission criteria for direct entry into MRes Year 2.
  • Hold a valid visa for study commencement in July 2024. International applicants may need to apply for a student visa if their current visa is inadequate.
  • Have secured confirmation of supervision from an eligible Macquarie University researcher.


  • Current enrollees in any Macquarie higher degree research program, including those in MRes Year 2 or MRes Year 1/BPhil programs, are ineligible.
  • Applicants receiving another major award, scholarship, or salary to undertake the proposed course are not eligible.
  • Those who have completed a research degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature are not eligible..

Application Process

  1. Online Application: Submit your application via Macquarie University’s HDR Scholarship portal. Applications for July 2024 (Session 2) commencement are open until 30 April 2024.
  2. Required Documents: Ensure you include a valid Macquarie University letter of offer for the MRes Year 2 program. If you have an offer letter dated within the last six months, submit a Scholarship Only application.

Macquarie University ranks candidates based on academic merit, using the Weighted Average Mark (WAM) or Grade Point Average (GPA) for evaluations. Overseas qualifications are assessed according to Australian Government guidelines to ensure compatibility with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Successful applicants for this Road to Research Scholarship will be notified of the outcome in June 2024.

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