.id (informed decisions) Access Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2020 with a gift from .id (informed decisions) and offered to undergraduate, domestic students who intend to undertake a bachelors degree in Arts, Commerce, Design or Science, and are experiencing disadvantaged circumstances.

Application type

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

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $30,000

Applicable study areas

Architecture, building and planning; Commerce, economics and management; Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies; Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1-2

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • have completed Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia
    • not have been awarded results for subjects undertaken as part of a degree course at a tertiary institution in Australia
    • have applied for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science at the  University of Melbourne via VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12 or International Baccalaureate
    • be eligible for entry to the University of Melbourne under Access Melbourne

    Selection criteria

    This scholarship is awarded to eligible candidates who have the highest overall level of disadvantage based on the information provided in their VTAC SEAS application and their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Preference is for gender balance across the scholars.


    This scholarship is subject to the Coursework Scholarships Terms & Conditions and can be deferred to the following academic year.

    In addition, you must agree to give permission for the University to provide your name and course details to the donor of your scholarship and to provide a brief report on the benefits of the scholarship if requested.

  • Application process

    Students who have applied for Access Melbourne using the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) will be automatically considered for these scholarships.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The first scholarship offers are made a few days after the Victorian Year 12 ATAR are released in December. Further offers are made in January and February to students who have completed IB or Year Twelve at an school outside Victoria.

  • Variations of this award
  • About the donor

    .id (informed decisions)

    .id (informed decisions) are a company with a vision to contribute to a good society by helping organisations make informed decisions, drawing on expertise in geography, demography, economics, housing and forecasting. The .id team is a unique combination of demographic and spatial analysts, urban economists, industry sector experts, IT and data management specialists

What are the benefits?

An allowance of $10,000 per year (paid in half-yearly instalments) for three years.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.