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03 Sep 2019

Master of Cancer Sciences 50% fee scholarship award

All Victorian cancer health professionals are invited to apply for a 50% fee remission award to support enrolment in the first year of the Master of Cancer Sciences. Scholarships are intended to support a diverse range of students wishing to enter the program. You will be assessed based on motivation to make a long-lasting impact on cancer research, education and clinical care and your academic track record (relative to opportunity).

Cancer sciences postgraduate program, delivered by world-class experts

The Specialist Certificate, Graduate Certificate and Master of Cancer Sciences is Australia’s first cancer-specific, wholly online program, delivered by world-class experts from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) and Australia’s leading university. This innovative program will equip you with cutting-edge, specialist knowledge from the forefront of the rapidly evolving fields of clinical care and cancer research.

The Specialist Certificate, Graduate Certificate and Master of Cancer Sciences is Australia’s first cancer-specific, wholly online program, delivered by world-class experts from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) and Australia’s leading university. This innovative program will equip you with cutting-edge, specialist knowledge from the forefront of the rapidly evolving fields of clinical care and cancer research.

Award assessment and eligibility

Applicants may discontinue after one year with a Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences or may stay on for a second year to complete the Masters.

To be considered for a VCCC scholarship, applicants must:

 Satisfy the entry criteria for the Graduate Programs in Cancer Sciences which includes completion of: 

  • An undergraduate degree with honours in an appropriate discipline or equivalent; or

  • An undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline and at least two years of documented, relevant work experience; or

  • At least eight years of documented relevant work experience and demonstrated evidence of written and analytical skills appropriate for postgraduate study 
  • Work in cancer research, education or clinical care in Australia 
  • Adhere to the application process
Application for 50% fee-remission award

The VCCC will be assisting individuals with 50% fee-remission awards to participate in the first year of the Graduate Programs of Cancer Sciences. Additional funding may be available in some cases of need, depending on funds available. Applicants do not have to be employed within a VCCC partner organisation in order to be eligible. Preference will be given to Victorian applicants however a small amount of scholarships will be available for Australian applicants outside of Victoria. 

Applications will be assessed on the following:

  • A brief outline of the applicant's current involvement in cancer research, education or clinical care
  • A comment on the contribution this program will make to their professional development and future career
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Two professional referees (including one from a current Supervisor/Divisional Head)

Applicants may choose to write either a 500-word statement or submit a 5-minute video presentation addressing the criteria above.

Application form, CV, transcripts and referees should be submitted as a single PDF to Sathana Dushyanthen by 9.00am Monday 28 October 2019. (Note this is an extension on previously published date).

Sathana Dushyanthen
Graduate Programs Project Lead
Master of Cancer Sciences
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

sathana.dushyanthen@unimelb.edu.au

Phone: 8559-7223 

Regulations 
  • Fee remission awardees must begin their candidature in Semester 1, 2020
  • In the event that a successful applicant withdraws from the Graduate Certificate prior to completion of all units, all funding provided by the VCCC must be reimbursed, to the VCCC.
  • If an applicant is a staff member of the University of Melbourne or is related to a staff member at the University, a 25% discount fee applies. The Course Fee Discount form for staff or relatives of staff is available here.
  • Up to 20 scholarships may be provided inclusive of five scholarships specifically assigned to support clinical trials professionals