Commerce Achievement Scholarship

The Bachelor of Commerce has a long history of attracting and rewarding excellence. The Commerce Achievement Scholarship aims to reward high-achieving students commencing the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), the Commerce/Juris Doctor Graduate Degree Package or the Commerce/Engineering Graduate Degree Package by providing a $30,000 living allowance over three years and a travel grant valued at $2500. To be considered for the scholarship you must achieve an ATAR of at least 98.00 (excludes Chancellor's Scholars).

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 $32,500

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management; Engineering; Law, legal studies and criminology

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizens or permanent residents or a New Zealand citizen, who has completed an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in or outside Australia;
    • have applied for the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at the University of Melbourne via VTAC, for commencement in the year following completion of Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate, OR
    • have applied for the Commerce Graduate Degree Package at the University of Melbourne via VTAC, for commencement in the year following completion of Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate,
    • have not previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program),
    • achieve a minimum ATAR of 98.00.

    Selection criteria

    Selection is made based on academic merit (the results you achieved in your most recent years of study of Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate).

  • Application process

    Students who meet the eligibility criteria will be automatically considered.

    There is no separate application process.

  • When will I know the outcome?

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

    Scholarship offers do not represent an offer for admission to the Bachelor of Commerce or the Graduate Degree Packages, Bachelor of Commerce / Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce / Juris Doctor. Course offers are made separately through VTAC.

What are the benefits?

The scholarship provides $10,000 per annum over 3 years, paid in two $5,000 instalments in April and September after census dates each year.

The Commerce Achievement Scholarship allows recipients to take advantage of the unique study opportunities available for Commerce students including our Global Management Consulting and Management Consulting subjects, local and international case competitions, student clubs and societies, employability workshops, mentoring and industry events, and the University’s prestigious partner-network through Exchange. Recipients are also eligible for the University's exchange and overseas study scholarships including the $2,500 Melbourne Global Scholars Award.

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.