School of Mathematics and Statistics Vacation Scholarships

What does it involve?

Please note that this website will be updated in August 2017

Our vacation scholarship program provides selected students a supervised introduction to research in mathematics or statistics. Successful candidates will be supervised by a member of staff according to their general strengths and interests, whether it be pure, applied, maths or stats. As well as learning new things for the purpose of research goals, the vacation scholars gain work force experience and have the chance to meet, socialise and make friends with students of similar interests. It is particularly recommended for students, either advanced second years, or current third years, who are seriously considering our Masters program.

The links below connect to the projects currently being offered. Note: some postings are for a specific project while others are more general and have facets that could run each year even if the posting is from a previous year. If a research group is not currently proposing any projects, students are encouraged to organise their own projects with members of that research group.


Vacation Scholarships are available to students who are:

1. enrolled in any single or combined degree program in which they have been able to study a significant amount of Mathematics or Statistics

2. seriously considering University of Melbourne Mathematics & Statistics Postgraduate research programs (eg. MSc, RHD)

Students from other Universities are eligible and encouraged to apply. If you wish to receive updates about the application process please email

How to apply
Applications for 2017/2018 will open on 22nd August, 2017 and will close at 5:00pm on Friday 15th September 2017.

1. If possible, please attend the Vacation Scholarship Program 2016/2017 Information Session.

2. Complete the Online application form and attach the relevant documents. Before you apply online we recommend you:
a) Have spoken to a potential supervisor
b) Have your academic transcript ready to upload
c) Have your CV ready to upload
d) Have written a brief statement detailing why you would like to be part of the Vacation Scholar Program and your career
aspirations/future plans saved as a PDF so that you can upload to the application form. Word Limit 350 Words

The link to apply is in the "How to Apply" link on the left.

3. If you are also interested in applying for the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Vacation Research Scholarship please ensure you read the ‘how to apply’ information via their website and apply through their application process.

Finally, AMSI is running its summer school in 2018. Visit the AMSI website for more information.

For more information on Vacation Scholarships, please contact:
Alysson Costa (Director)

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