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University of Melbourne Scholarships 2020- 2021: Benefits, Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
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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 Australiastudy 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:

University of melbourne funding in scholarships & Awards

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:

University of Melbourne Scholarships for Bachelor Programs

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:

ScholarshipBenefitsEligibility & Selection Criteria
Bachelor of Arts International Scholarship25%-50% fee reduction;Minimum ATAR of 90.00 or equivalent
AUD 5000 bursaryApplicant’s country and academic score
Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship50% tuition fee reduction; award for overseas study as exchange student;
Place in professional masters program(if fulfills entry requirements)
Achieved ATAR of at least 99.90
Melbourne International Undergraduate ScholarshipFee reduction of up to AUD 56,000International fee-paying student; Academic merit
Commerce Undergraduate International Merit Scholarship50% tuition fee reductionAcademic performance
AG Whitlam Undergraduate Merit Scholarship50% tuition fee reductionStudents from India/Bangladesh/Sri Lanka/Vietnam
Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship100% tuition fee reduction; AUD 5,000 per year living allowanceholder of an Australian temporary protection (or asylum) visa

Scholarship selections for the bachelor’s programs are done in multiple rounds:

  • For students starting in Semester 1: Between October to February.
  • For students starting in Semester 2: Between May to June.

Recipients of the University of Melbourne scholarships are informed via email.

University of Melbourne Scholarships for Masters Programs

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 BenefitsEligibility & Selection
Melbourne School of Engineering ScholarshipAUD-5,000- AUD 20,000masters program at the Melbourne School of Engineering; Academic merit
Melbourne Graduate Scholarships25%-100% fee reductionAcademic grades
Science Graduate Scholarship (International)Up to AUD 10,000graduate coursework in an eligible master of science program
N D Goldsworthy Scholarship for PhysicsUp to AUD 5,000Enrolled in Masters of Science
Queen’s College Science ScholarshipUp to 6,000resident at Queen's College; enrolling in Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Melbourne Asian Development Bank Scholarship100% tuition fee waiver; living allowance AUD 30,600Below 35 years of age; 2+ years of work experience

University of Melbourne Scholarships for Research Programs

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.

Sports Scholarships at University of Melbourne

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:

  • Friends of the Sports Association Scholarship (12 scholarships), valued at AUD 8,000 is awarded to the students who become a member of Melbourne University Sports Club and represent the university at various sporting events.
  • High-Performance Sports Scholarship (8 scholarships) worth AUD 9,000 is given to students who represent the university at a senior national team level or equivalent. Students must also be a member of Melbourne University Sports Club.

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.

External Scholarships at University of Melbourne

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:

Scholarship NameBenefits
Australian Awards ScholarshipsTuition fee; economy ticket; establishment allowance; student health insurance; contribution to accommodation
JN Tata Endowment ScholarshipINR 1,00,000 and INR 10,00,000
Australian Government Research Training ProgramAUD 43,882
Rotary FoundationVaries

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.

Scholarships Offered


MSD International Scholarships 2020


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Melbourne School of Engineering Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 150

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Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $32,088
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 50

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Melbourne Research Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $67,744
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 350

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Melbourne Asian Development Bank- Japan Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 4

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Melbourne Graduate Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 600

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Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Paul Foundation scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,174
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Diploma
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Australian Government Research Training Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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QS Leadership Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Go Clean Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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VueVille Future Technology Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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JN Tata Endowment Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $150
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 3000

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Destination Australia Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $11,070
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1000

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BrokerFish International student scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Australia Awards Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1985

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Bhajan Lal Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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