Financial support and scholarships

A range of scholarship and funding opportunities are available to future and current students to financially support them through their graduate study.

Financial support

Australian Government loan schemes

If you're an Australian citizen, you may be able to defer all or part of your fees through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP. With both schemes, you do not need to repay the loan until your income reaches a minimum repayment threshold. The loan program you can access depends on the fee place you are offered:

  • Australian fee-paying place - you may be eligible for FEE-HELP;
  • Commonwealth Supported Place -you may be eligible for the HECS-HELP.

For more information on these loan schemes, visit Study Assist.

University of Melbourne Financial Aid Services

Financial Aid provides advice and information on the cost of living in Melbourne, student loans and grants, government student assistance, budgeting, tax, and a range of other matters relating to student finances.

Research Training Scheme

From 1 January, 2017, the Research Training Scheme (RTS) will be replaced by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships.

See the graduate research scholarships section below for more information.

Scholarships


General scholarships

Closing date:
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University of Melbourne Scholarships and Bursaries

University of Melbourne Scholarships and Bursaries can assist with a range of scholarships for coursework and research students.

Closing date:
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Graduate Access Melbourne

Graduate Access Melbourne is the University of Melbourne's special entry and access scheme for graduate study. It provides access to applicants whose personal circumstances have had a sustained adverse effect on their academic achievement at undergraduate level or who are members of a specified group known to be underrepresented in higher education.

Closing date:
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Residential Colleges Graduate Scholarships

Residential Colleges Graduate Scholarships and bursaries can be found at each College's web page, or by contacting the College directly.

Closing date:
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Indigenous Scholarships and Awards

Indigenous scholarships and awards are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coursework and research students.

Master of Teaching scholarships

Closing date:
28 Feb 2017

International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA)

The International Postgraduate Coursework Award (IPCA) was established by the University of Melbourne and is awarded to high achieving international students undertaking a graduate coursework degree.

Closing date:
15 March 2017

The Olive Battersby Scholarship

The Olive Battersby Scholarship is awarded annually to a student taking the Master of Teaching. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The recipient will receive approximately $8,000 towards the cost of tuition and other expenses. Applications open 1 March, with students notified about the application process via the February student newsletter.

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Queen's College Graduate Education Scholarship

The Queen's College Graduate Education Scholarship is offered to a student who is accepted into a full-time graduate program at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and who accepts an offer of residency at the College.

Graduate research scholarships

Closing date:
18 Apr 2017

Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS)

The Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS) was established by the University of Melbourne and is awarded to high achieving domestic and international research students.

Closing date:
18 Apr 2017

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (RTP)

Established by the Australian Commonwealth Government, this scholarship is available to high achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Master by research degree or Doctorate by research degree.

Government funded incentives and scholarships

Closing date:
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Victorian Department of Education and Training Scholarships

The Victorian Department of Education and Training offers scholarships and financial incentives for student teachers. For more information, visit Teach Today.

Closing date:
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Australian Award Scholarships

The Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government.