Vacation Scholarships (Vacation Research Program)

Providing outstanding students with a supervised introduction to research in physics.

About the program

Our vacation research scholarship program provides you with a supervised introduction to research in physics. If you're a successful candidate, you will be supervised by a member of staff according to your interests and strengths.

As well as learning new things for the purpose of research goals, the vacation research program will enable you to gain workforce experience and the chance to meet, socialise and make friends with students of similar interests.

It is particularly recommended for students, either advanced second year, or current third years, who are seriously considering our Masters program.

You will receive one payment of AUD$2000 (equivalent of $500/week for 4 weeks) after 20 days of research at the University of Melbourne. Detailed information on the scholarship payment will be part of your induction pack.


Vacation Scholarships are available if you are:

  • Enrolled in any single or combined degree program in which you have been able to study a significant amount of Physics
  • Seriously considering a University of Melbourne Physics postgraduate research program, such as the Master of Science, or Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Students from other Universities are eligible and encouraged to apply. If you wish to receive updates about the application process please email

Current projects

Current projects will be announced soon.

How to apply

To be announced.


For more information on Vacation Scholarships, please contact: Stephan Rachel,