Dear All:

The Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Laboratory; and Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) Research Group at the University of Melbourne, Australia invites PhD and Masters by Research admission applications from prospective students.
Some helpful information related to admission process is enclosed below.

I appreciate if you can pass this information to your students with related "high" academic background and interest in carrying out R&D in parallel and distributed computing.


                  Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Laboratory
                   Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC) Research Group
                  School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

                        The University of Melbourne, Australia

              The GRIDS Lab Flagship Project URL:

Invites Applications for Admission to:

Research Programs in Parallel and Distributed Computing:
Architectures, Systems, Tools, Programming Environments, and Applications topics in:
- Network Computing
- Cluster Computing
- High Performance Computing
- Grid Computing
- Peer to Peer Computing
- Operating Systems

Pointers to Research Students (Masters/PhD by Research) Admission Information:

1. For Masters/PhD admission Info:

Application Form:

Online Application Form:
(even if you fill online application form, send printed version with all documents)

In PART H: Request for admission to:
     * PhD Degree   (those with graduate qualification in Computer Science)
     * Masters by Research leading to PhD Degree

2. Scholarships: (there is NO separate form for requesting scholarships, see PART H
of application form). Also see.

Note that International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is competative. and the application states that "students who are awarded an IPRS by the university
are automatically awarded MIRS scholarship (Living Allowance)".
in addition, the U. of Melbourne has other scholarships as stated in the application

In PART G of application: If you fully depend on U of Melbourne Scholarship
to support your studies (both tution and living expenses), it will be good idea
to mention that explicitly.

Other Scholarships:
     Australian Development Scholarships (ADS)

With application please enclose the following:
1. Certified copies of all your marks cards
2. Recommendation letter from your dept head or professors
3. Enclosed copies of all your research papers
4. A detailed Resume: make sure to list all project works you have done and papers you have published in conferences/journals (attach a copy of your research papers). 5. Also include tentative research proposal (not exceeding 4 pages) on topics of your
This helps in identifying and evaluating candidate's research potential .
      The proposal is initial idea, but it can be changed later.
You are encouraged discuss your research proposal in advance with potential
      supervisors in the group whose research interest matches with yours.

Note that U of Melbourne's admission and scholarships selection process is
very competitive.

PDC Group and GRIDS Lab Contact:
      Rajkumar Buyya (

------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rajkumar Buyya Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Lab: Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne SEECS Building, Room. 3.38 221 Bouverie St., Carlton Melbourne, Australia Phone: +61-3-8344 9317 (office); +61-3-9571 3629 (home) Fax: +61-3-9348 1184; eFax: +1-801-720-9272 Email: | URL: |
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