For an international student, the cost of attendance at University of Melbourne is between AUD 55,000 - AUD 70,000 per academic year, definitely a big financial commitment for any student. This is why University of Melbourne scholarships are most generous and comprehensive to study in Australia. For the academic session 2020-2021, the university is offering 3000+ scholarships to international students from varying economic and academic backgrounds. These primarily include merit-based and need-based scholarships.
What sets the University of Melbourne scholarships apart from others is that these scholarships cover much more than just your chosen program’s tuition fee. These are various scholarships that will help cover expenses like accommodation in Australia, study abroad expenses, travel expenses, and even provide a living allowance. Due to this, the university invests more than 15 million AUD every year. The graph below shows the total funding for University of Melbourne scholarships and awards in the previous few years:
From partial Melbourse scholarships like Melbourne’s Chancellor program to full-ride Australian government scholarships like the Australian Government Research Training Program, international students are totally covered. Of the plethora of scholarships, here are a few high valued bachelors, master, and doctoral scholarships available to international students:
In academic year 2020, the university is offering 95 scholarships to Melbourne bachelor program students, where more than 5,000 students will receive significant financial assistance. International students are eligible for around 72 of these University of Melbourne scholarships. These include both university and faculty-based scholarships.
None of the Melbourne undergraduate scholarships requires an additional application form as decisions are based on the candidate’s admission application. Some of the undergraduate scholarships awarded at the University of Melbourne are given below:
|Scholarship||Benefits||Eligibility & Selection Criteria|
|Bachelor of Arts International Scholarship||25%-50% fee reduction;||Minimum ATAR of 90.00 or equivalent|
|AUD 5000 bursary||Applicant’s country and academic score|
|Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship||50% tuition fee reduction; award for overseas study as exchange student;|
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|Achieved ATAR of at least 99.90|
|Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship||Fee reduction of up to AUD 56,000||International fee-paying student; Academic merit|
|Commerce Undergraduate International Merit Scholarship||50% tuition fee reduction||Academic performance|
|AG Whitlam Undergraduate Merit Scholarship||50% tuition fee reduction||Students from India/Bangladesh/Sri Lanka/Vietnam|
|Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship||100% tuition fee reduction; AUD 5,000 per year living allowance||holder of an Australian temporary protection (or asylum) visa|
Scholarship selections for the bachelor’s programs are done in multiple rounds:
Recipients of the University of Melbourne scholarships are informed via email.
Masters programscholarships at University of Melbourne are faculty-specific and range between AUD 1,000 - AUD 30,000. Incoming international students are eligible for 100+ masters coursework University of Melbourne Scholarships.
|Scholarship||Benefits||Eligibility & Selection|
|Melbourne School of Engineering Scholarship||AUD-5,000- AUD 20,000||masters program at the Melbourne School of Engineering; Academic merit|
|Melbourne Graduate Scholarships||25%-100% fee reduction||Academic grades|
|Science Graduate Scholarship (International)||Up to AUD 10,000||graduate coursework in an eligible master of science program|
|N D Goldsworthy Scholarship for Physics||Up to AUD 5,000||Enrolled in Masters of Science|
|Queen’s College Science Scholarship||Up to 6,000||resident at Queen's College; enrolling in Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences|
|Melbourne Asian Development Bank Scholarship||100% tuition fee waiver; living allowance AUD 30,600||Below 35 years of age; 2+ years of work experience|
International students commencing graduate research or doctoral program at Melbourneare eligible for various scholarships such as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Jesuit Scholarships and Bursaries at Newman College, and Newman College Rector's Exhibitions - Research, etc.
However, there are two University of Melbourne Scholarships designed specifically for research students.
The eligibility criteria and application requirements are similar for both scholarships. Furthermore, recipients of both scholarships will receive a 100% tuition fee remission (up to AUD 110,000).
Apart from these, the university also offers a limited number of research scholarships in specific-subject areas. For instance, Melbourne Human Rights Scholarship (2 scholarships) are awarded to the students pursuing graduate research in the field of Human rights. This scholarship worth up to AUD 94,200 is offered to only full-time students.
University of Melbourne believes in recognizing and awarding the achievements and potential of non-academic students as well. This is why the University of Melbourne scholarships also include sports scholarships for international students.
For 2020, the university is offering two sports scholarships to international students:
To apply for any of the sports scholarships at University of Melbourne, students have to complete and submit the Elite Athlete Program application form online.
Like other universities in Australia, the University of Melbourne also accepts and encourages financial assistance through external sources like government scholarships. International students are offered various scholarships in their home country and in Australia.
These scholarships provide them an opportunity to study in the world’s leading universities like the University of Melbourne. Some of the external scholarships, accepted at University of Melbourne, available to Indian students are present in the table below:
|Australian Awards Scholarships||Tuition fee; economy ticket; establishment allowance; student health insurance; contribution to accommodation|
|JN Tata Endowment Scholarship||INR 1,00,000 and INR 10,00,000|
|Australian Government Research Training Program||AUD 43,882|
Since external scholarships are offered and administered by individual organizations, the university has no role or control over its application and selection process. They are totally excluded from the University of Melbourne Scholarships offered to international students.