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Scholarships at University of Melbourne

There are 37 scholarships available at 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.

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

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 if you submit an application to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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

Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have received an unconditional offer of place for an eligible course by 31 October for commencement in the following year.
  • be a citizen of the Asia Development Bank's developing member countries
  • have at least two years full-time professional work experience;
  • be aged 35 years or under at the time of assessment;
  • not have already completed a master degree or previously studies overseas; and
  • be living and working in your home country

Eligible courses are:

  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Agribusiness
  • Master of Agricultural Science
  • Master of Forest Ecosystem Science

If you have applied for a course that is not listed, you cannot be considered for the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship.

Selection criteria

Eligible students are shortlisted by the University and selected by the Asian Development Bank on the basis of academic merit and the personal attributes of the applicants.

Application details

You must first submit an application for admission. You will need to pay an application fee of AUD $100.

After you have submitted an application for admission, you must submit an online application for the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship by 31 October. No additional scholarship application fee is required.

Value details

100% fee remission and at least AUD $30,600

Application deadline

31 October 2018

Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

Undergraduate applicants

  • have applied for or be the holder of a temporary protection (or asylum) visa.
  • have completed Australian Year Twelve or International Baccalaureate in Australia.
  • have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course via VTAC for commencement in the year following completion of Australian Year Twelve or International Baccalaureate.
  • satisfy the course prerequisites and have achieved at least the minimum ATAR score for the University of Melbourne course
  • not have undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program).

Graduate applicants

  • have applied for or be the holder of a temporary protection (or asylum) visa.
  • have applied for a University of Melbourne graduate degree by coursework
  • satisfy the course prerequisites and have achieved at least the minimum entry score for the University of Melbourne course

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates are selected based on academic merit. Where there are more candidates than scholarships available or more than one candidate with a preference for the same degree course, the scholarships are awarded to the student with the highest entry score.

Application details

You must submit an online application form by the closing date. As part of the application you will need to attach evidence of your current visa status and provide a brief statement on how the scholarship will benefit you.

Value details

100% fee remission and up to AUD $5,000 per year for living allowance

Application deadline

30 November 2018

Janet Clarke Hall Music Scholar

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is awarded to a new student studying a music degree, for use towards residential fees at Janet Clarke Hall.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be studying a music degree and living at Janet Clarke Hall

Application details

Apply via the College website.

Value details

Up to AUD $10,000 in three installments during term time

Application deadline

1 December 2018

Janet Clarke Hall Service Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is awarded to new students with particular regard to community service, for use towards residential fees.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a student living at Janet Clarke Hall

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates are selected on the basis of the information provided in their application, their academic transcript, and the specific purpose of each scholarship.

Application details

Apply via the College website.

Value details

AUD $5,000 - AUD $10,000 in three installments during term time

Application deadline

1 December 2018

Janet Clarke Hall Women's Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is awarded to new female undergraduate students on the basis of academic merit and community service for use towards residential fees.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a female undergraduate student living at Janet Clarke Hall

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates are selected on the basis of the information provided in their application, their academic transcript, and the specific purpose of each scholarship.

Application details

Apply via the College website.

Value details

AUD $5,000 - AUD $10,000 in three installments during term time

Application deadline

1 December 2018

Janet Clarke Hall College Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

This scholarship is awarded to new students on the basis of academic merit and community service for use towards residential fees.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a student living at Janet Clarke Hall

Application details

New students are considered automatically for awards of up to AUD $2,000. Otherwise, applications are made directly through the College website.

Value details

Payment of between AUD $2,000 and AUD $7,000 in three installments during term time

Application deadline

1 December 2018

Graduate Research Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a Master by research or Doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne, or
  • be currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne

Selection criteria

Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend as well as fee offset are awarded to international students based on academic merit. Eligible applicants are scored and ranked according to their academic achievement of their last completed degree and their research potential in their field of study. Factors such as completion of a degree at the same level of the research course for which the scholarship is sought, relevant professional experience, refereed publications, specialist medical qualifications or composition of original music may be taken into consideration.

Application details

If you are a new student and have applied for a graduate research course by the course application closing date for the relevant faculty, school or course, you will be automatically considered for the Graduate Research Scholarships.

If you have accepted a graduate research course offer and deferred commencement in order to be re-considered for a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by the course application closing date for the relevant faculty or school.

If you are currently enrolled in a graduate research course for which you seek a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by the course application closing date for the relevant faculty or school.

Value details

100% fee remission and up to AUD $110,000

Application deadline

31 December 2018

John Hodgson Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a graduate research student enrolled in a budget school in the Faculty of Science
  • not have been enrolled in your PhD for more than two years by the application closing date

Application details

Submit a completed application form co-signed by your supervisor.

Value details

AUD $5,001 - AUD $10,000

Application deadline

4 March 2019

Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a citizen of a country other than Australia and New Zealand and not a permanent resident of Australia;
  • have received an unconditional offer for an undergraduate course;
  • have achieved excellent final year school results, such as:
  • 4 A-grades in the GCE A Levels
  • overall 98% in an approved Foundation program
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 44; and
  • not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a year 12 program);

Selection criteria

Awarded on the basis of academic merit and allocated on a competitive basis subject to quotas by course and region.

Scholarships have been awarded to students from countries such as Mexico, Singapore, Bangladesh, China, Mauritius, Sweden, Malaysia, USA and India.

Application details

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

Value details

Up to AUD $56,000. Around 30 scholarships with a AUD $10,000 tuition fee remission in the first year of an undergraduate degree and around 10 scholarships with a 100% tuition fee remission for the normal full-time duration of an undergraduate degree

Commerce Undergraduate International Merit Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be an international student
  • apply to commence the Bachelor of Commerce

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)

Elizabeth and Nicholas Slezak Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a female University of Melbourne graduates of French studies
  • be enrolled in a Masters or PhD studying French language or literature
  • require support to travel to and research in France

The scholarship is not restricted to students in the Faculty of Arts. For example, it would be acceptable for a graduate Music student to receive a scholarship to study French in France (in a short course) to assist them with their study of French opera.

Applicants should normally be confirmed (completed first year of PhD), and are encouraged to enrol in a cotutelle, but may take courses at a French university or equivalent institution, or undertake research in French libraries, archives or fieldwork.

Application details

Submit an online application with the following documents:

  • details of proposed program of study/research in France
  • current academic record/transcript
  • two academic references
  • any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision

Value details

Up to AUD $23,668

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 $5,001 - AUD $10,000

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 $30,000

Vam Deo Dhar Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be an international student, studying full-time
  • be enrolled in, or enrolled to commence study in the field of agriculture
  • demonstrate academic merit

Recipients are expected to attend an award ceremony. Failure to attend (without extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the scholarship.

Students are expected to maintain ‘good standing’ in their course. This means not being identified as at risk of, or making unsatisfactory progress.

Application details

Find full application details on the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences website.

The scholarship application form does not require you to nominate which scholarships you wish to be considered for, but you do need to ensure you provide all the necessary information as part of your application.

Value details

Up to AUD $2,500

Victorian International Research Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a citizen of a country other than Australia
  • have applied for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy degree course at the University of Melbourne

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates are selected for nomination by the University of Melbourne to the State Government of Victoria on the basis of academic merit.

Application details

If you have submitted an application for admission to a Graduate Research Degree Candidature and Scholarship, you will be automatically considered for the Victorian International Research Scholarship.

Value details

Up to AUD $90,000

Norma Hilda Schuster (Nee Swift) Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be undertaking the Bachelor of Science (Hons) or graduate research which is significantly aligned to biochemistry
  • be a graduate researcher confirmed as eligible
  • be a BSc (Hons) or MSc candidate progressing to graduate research and confirmed as eligible to reapply

Application details

Students can apply online.

Value details

AUD $501 - AUD $5,000

Willem Snoek Conservation Award

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled or enrolling in the Master of Material Conservation in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne.

Application details

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

Up to AUD $3,000

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