Summer scholarships

If you’re a third year or above, interested and skilled in research, you could spend the summer supporting a research project and earn a valuable scholarship.

The Summer Research Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for you to obtain experience in research. Working with globally recognised researchers in a local setting, you will gain valuable real-world experience as well as an insight into what research is all about.

Practice in data collection, data analysis, literature reviews, interviewing techniques, learning to use specialised software, and acquiring specialist laboratory skills are all possible experiences depending on which project you are involved in.

What’s involved

You will be expected to work on a research project for up to 10 weeks (400 hours) over the summer trimester, under the supervision of well-established researchers or a research team at the University.

What it’s worth

Victoria University awards up to 150 internally funded Summer Research Scholarships and an additional number of externally funded projects over the summer trimester.

Each summer research scholarship includes a minimum tax-free stipend of $6,000.


The scholarships are open to students who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate degree and are currently enrolled full-time at any Australian or New Zealand University in an undergraduate, Honours or the first year of a Master’s degree.

Applicants must not hold a Victoria PhD or Doctoral Scholarship, nor a Victoria Masters Scholarship at the same time as this award.

Summer Scholarship regulations

Download the Summer Scholarship Conditions for a full list of the award regulations.


Applications for the 2014/2015 Summer Scholarships have closed. Successful scholars will be notified in the last week of October.

For further information, visit your Faculty website: