School of Mathematics and Statistics Vacation Scholarships

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If you have read all of the information and still have further questions, please contact the Vacation Scholarship Coordinators via email: roy.ridgway@unimelb.edu.au.



Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What research projects are available?
  2. When do research projects take place?
  3. Can students apply for the program without a potential supervisor?
  4. Can second-year students apply?
  5. Can the program be undertaken on a part-time basis?
  6. Is the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Vacation Scholarship Program the same as the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships?
  7. Are the projects listed on the Melbourne University's Vacation Scholarship website available as projects for AMSI?
  8. Are we expected to create our own project or are there potential projects waiting?
  9. Should I contact a potential supervisor myself or go through the University's representative first?
  10. Can non-University of Melbourne students apply?
  11. I am an applicant from another university, will I need to organise my own accommodation and travel?


1. What research projects are available?

Research projects are at the discretion of supervisors. There are projects listed on the website, however, this list is not exhaustive.
Supervisors may develop other projects in consultation with scholars. You may wish to contact potential supervisors in Department research areas to discuss potential projects.

2. When do research projects take place?

The School has the capacity to have scholars attend from Tuesday 3rd January to Friday 17th February 2017.  

Research project dates are also subject to supervisor availability. If you are interested in applying, it is a good idea to contact potential supervisors in your interest areas to discuss potential projects and dates (they are listed by groups on the Vacation Scholarship website: http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/~vacation/ ).

3. Can students apply for the program without a potential supervisor?

Yes, though communicating with potential supervisors before applying is advisable.
Indeed, we actively encourage applicants to initiate contact with potential supervisors as this is an important part of the process of going into Masters and PhD programs

4. Can second-year students apply?

Advanced second year students are encouraged to apply. The program is primarily aimed at third year students, as students in second year may not yet have strong enough foundations to undertake a research project.

5. Can the program be undertaken on a part-time basis?

Unfortunately, there is no part-time option for the program.


6. Is the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Vacation Scholarship Program the same as the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships?

AMSI offers vacation research scholarships to eligible students at AMSI member universities to work closely with a supervisor at their home university. AMSI scholars become part of the Department Vacation Scholarship Program.
The AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships:


7. Are the projects listed on the Melbourne University's Vacation Scholarship website available as projects for AMSI?

The projects listed on the webpage can be submitted to the AMSI program if the supervisor is ok with it. You should contact the supervisor and discuss.

8. Are we expected to create our own project or are there potential projects waiting?

There are a list of potential projects on the Vacation Scholar Website, however, you can discuss topics of interest with potential supervisors.

9. Should I contact a potential supervisor myself or go through the University's representative first?

You should contact the potential supervisor directly. We actively encourage applicants to initiate contact with potential supervisors as this is an important part of the process of going into Masters and PhD programs.

10. Can non-University of Melbourne students apply?

Students from other Australian or New Zealand Universities are most welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.

11. I am an applicant from another university, will I need to organise my own accommodation and travel?

Yes, successful applicants will need to organise their own accommodation and travel.

Limited travel scholarships should be available up to a total of $1800 per scholar (2 vacation scholarships) each year * Students must apply for the travel scholarship at the time of applying for the vacation scholarship * Students from interstate or New Zealand are eligible to apply * Students who live in Victoria but are over 2 hours commute from the university (e.g. Bendigo) are eligible to apply * Only very strong interstate students (e.g. top 10 ranking using vacation scholarship metric) will be considered * Students awarded travel scholarships can use the money for flights and basic accommodation, but will need to justify their expenses

Please note: Other than the above mentioned travel scholarship, The University of Melbourne will not cover accommodation or travel expenses. The costs of accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the Vacation Scholar
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