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Scholarships at The University of Melbourne

There are 74 scholarships available at The University of Melbourne.

GSHSS International Scholarship and Bursary

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have applied to a graduate coursework program at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • be a citizen of India, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, or Thailand

Selection criteria

  • Selection is based on academic merit and scholarships are allocated on a competitive basis.

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award for Semester 1 entry if you applied to a GSHSS degree by 31 October; or for Semester 2 entry if you apply to a GSHSS degree by 31 March.

Value details

25 or 50% fee remission and up to AUD $5,000

AG Whitlam International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a citizen from one of the designated countries (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam)
  • have completed an approved Year 12 program or equivalent in a country other than Australia that meets the eligibility requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce
  • preference will be given to applicants who complete their studies in one of the designated counties
  • be made an unconditional offer for the Bachelor of Commerce
  • accept a place in the Bachelor of Commerce in the year it is offered

Selection criteria

Selection is made based on academic merit (ie the results you achieved in your most recent years of study).

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

Up to 50% fee remission for the duration of the course (up to 300 points)

Bachelor of Arts International Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have applied to the Bachelor of Arts at the Faculty of Arts.
  • be a citizen of India, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, or Thailand

Selection criteria

Selection is based on academic merit and scholarships are allocated on a competitive basis.

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award for Semester 1 entry if you applied for your course by 30 October; or for Semester 2 entry if you apply by 31 March.

Value details

25 or 50% fee remission for the duration of the course (up to 3 years). Bursaries offer a single payment of AUD $5,000

Muriel Ramm Science Bursary

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be entering honours or postgraduate coursework in the Faculty of Science
  • not expected to receive more funds from the University other than an honours scholarship which covers a fee-based place

Selection criteria

This bursary is awarded to the candidate most likely to benefit academically from it. Selection criteria include financial need or hardship from being a member of a minority or disadvantaged group.

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

AUD $3,000 - AUD $10,000

Application deadline

Expected March 2021

William Allen Stewart Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled in, or enrolled to commence study in a Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Agriculture Honours or a Bachelor of Science Honours in Agricultural Science or Veterinary Bioscience, or in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • demonstrate academic merit

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

Up to AUD $12,000

Application deadline

Expected March 2021

Cassidy Bequest Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course in Music, Theatre, Production or Music Theatre in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

Selection criteria

Eligible applicants will be assessed on artistic merit, academic merit, career aspirations, financial need and likely success in completing the proposed course of study.

Application details

For further information, please contact the university website.

Value details

Up to AUD $5,000

Application deadline

Expected March 2021

Ann and Peter Law Scholarship for Cello

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled or enrolling in a Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne
  • be specialising in Cello
  • demonstrate financial need

Selection criteria

Eligible applicants will be assessed on:

  • artistic merit
  • academic merit
  • career aspirations
  • financial need
  • the likely success in completing the proposed course of study.

The Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant heads of school, will approve the recipients.

Application details

Apply online via the faculty website.

Value details

At least AUD $1,400

Application deadline

Expected March 2021

Willem Snoek Conservation Award

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled in a course of study or research in the field of heritage conservation at the University of Melbourne's Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. Joint applications are accepted.

Application details

Submit an online application. Proposals should identify a cultural materials conservation project and should outline the scope of the project, provide a plan and timeline, explain the level of innovation demonstrated by the project and outline how it will have an impact within relevant communities.

Eligible applicants must complete an online application including:

  • 500-word project proposal
  • Budget outline (no more than one page)
  • Plan and timeline (no more than one page)
  • Letters of support from partners (if necessary)
  • Letter of reference
  • Current academic record/ transcript (or some other form of evidence showing you meet eligibility).

Value details

At least AUD $2,500

Application deadline

27 July 2020

International Undergraduate Partner Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The International Undergraduate Partner Scholarships are available to international students commencing the Bachelor of Commerce who have studied with our partner institutions. 

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

Have attended one of the following international partner institutions:

  • Trinity College Foundation Studies, Australia
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • HELP University, Malaysia
  • Taylor’s College, Malaysia
  • Sunway College, Malaysia
  • Markham College, Peru
  • Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Selection criteria

Selection is made based on academic merit (i.e. the results you achieved in your most recent years of study).

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

50% fee remission for the duration of the Bachelor of Commerce (up to 300 points)

International Graduate Merit Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be an international student
  • apply to a coursework program within the Faculty of Business and Economics

Selection criteria

Selection is made based on academic merit (i.e. the results you achieved in your most recent year/s of study).

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

25 - 50% fee remission for the duration of the course

CD Hume Violin Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled as an undergraduate student in Music (specialising in violin) in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Selection criteria

Nominations are made by the Head of discipline in consultation with academic staff. The Dean will approve the recipients.

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

Up to AUD $800

Cheryl Saunders Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be an international student,
  • admitted to the Melbourne JD at Melbourne Law School.

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of both academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

Up to AUD $15,000

CM Middleton Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a female student specialising in classical voice in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Selection criteria

Nominations are made by the Head of discipline in consultation with academic staff. The Dean will approve the recipients.

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

Approximately AUD $160

Fiona Myer Award

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Selection criteria

Nominations are made by the Head of discipline in consultation with academic staff. The Dean will approve the recipients.

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

AUD $500 - AUD $2,000

Florence Bradford Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in Music in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Selection criteria

Nominations are made by the Head of discipline in consultation with academic staff. The Dean will approve the recipients.

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

Up to AUD $7,000

Frank Barzyk Brass Award

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled as an undergraduate student in Music (specialising in Brass) in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Selection criteria

Nominations are made by the Head of discipline in consultation with academic staff. The Dean will approve the recipients.

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

Up to AUD $960

Human Rights Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

either

  1. have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master or Doctorate by research degree at the University of Melbourne, or
  2. be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne and have at least 12 months (full-time equivalent) of candidature remaining,
  • intend to undertake graduate research in the human rights field and be committed to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights that extends beyond academic studies (such as voluntary work and/or work experience);
  • have not already completed a research qualification at the same or higher level as the course for which a scholarship is sought
  • intend to study as a full-time student unless there are compassionate or compelling circumstances that prevent you from undertaking full-time study
  • not have previously received a Human Rights Scholarship

Selection criteria

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of the area of study in and level of commitment to human rights, academic merit and strength of supporting documentation.

Application details

Submit an online application for a research degree (if you are not currently enrolled in a research course) which is also an application for the Human Rights Scholarship.

Value details

Up to AUD $94,200

Integrating Urban Management with Disaster Risk Reduction

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have enrolled or intend to enrol in a graduate research degree at the Melbourne School of Design
  • been awarded at least one of the following:
  1. a Masters by Research degree
  2. a Master by Coursework degree (with a research component that accounts for at least 25% of a year's work at 4th year or at Masters level)
  3. a four-year Honours degree
  • have achieved an overall H1 (80-100%) or H2A (75-79%) equivalent to grades received at an Australian university, in the relevant honours or Masters degree
  • have completed a degree in an area that is relevant to the intended PhD, including sufficient specialisation that you have already developed an understanding and appreciation of a body of knowledge relevant to your intended PhD
  • have completed a research project/component that accounts for at least 25% of their year's work at 4th year or at Masters level
  • satisfy the University's English Language Requirements.

The successful candidate will address one or more elements complementary to the BNH CRC Project: Urban Planning for Natural Hazard Mitigation.

Projects relevant to the overarching BNHCRC project above may include one or more of the following suggested themes:

  • Urban management and politics
  • Resilience of the built environment
  • Improved emergency management
  • Community Resilience
  • Analytical studies of Disasters
  • Particular hazards or hazard “types”
  • Comparative studies and international exemplars
  • Links between Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Ecological Sustainability

Application details

Students must submit an expression of interest through email.

Value details

Up to AUD $105,000

Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have applied for a professional masters program at the Melbourne School of Engineering

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates are assessed on academic merit, based on the results of their previous degree.

Application details

All students who have applied for eligible courses offered by the Melbourne School of Engineering are automatically considered.

Value details

AUD $5,000 - AUD $20,000

Melbourne School of Engineering Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship will be provided to students who achieved high academic standing in their previous degree and will support them in their graduate studies.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have applied for a masters program at the Melbourne School of Engineering.

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates are assessed on academic merit, based on the results of their previous degree. Scholarships can be deferred for a maximum of one year.

Application details

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Value details

AUD $5,000 - AUD $20,000

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