Italian Australian Foundation Travel Scholarship

This scholarship, worth up to $20 000, supports undergraduate students disadvantaged in their academic work by financial need.

Applications open

28 May 2018

Applications closed

30 Jul 2018

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $20,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 8

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a disadvantaged undergraduate student
    • be enrolled or enrolling in Languages of Venice: Study Abroad (ITAL20006 or ITAL30012)


    • subject to the satisfaction of the selection committee, be enrolled in a BA or postgraduate course in the Faculty of Arts and wish to travel for the purpose of formal study of Italian language, culture and/or heritage.

    Normally, eligible undergraduate students should be enrolled in an Italian Studies major or Diploma in Languages in Italian Studies.

    Recipients are required to:

    • Accept award online within 21 days
    • Write two letters of appreciation to the donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
    • Submit a final report

    Selection criteria

    Preference will be given to applicants who are Australian citizens of Italian descent defined as being able to trace Italian ancestry within three generations on at least one side of the family.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application including

    • The University of Melbourne Financial Aid Assessment form
    • a 300-500 word statement outlining how the scholarship would impact your life and assist with your studies.
    • certified copy of Australian residency or citizenship
    • proof of Italian descent if applicable (please supply a copy of your parents or grandparents Passport, Birth Certificate, Citizenship Certificate, or Death Certificate - this does not need to be an original certified copy but the committee reserve the right to request the original at a later date if required)
    • any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision

    Note: All students, except those over 25 years of age, or those receiving the "Unreasonable to live at home" rate of Youth Allowance, should have their parents or guardians complete a Statement of Parents or Guardians Income form. You can upload this into the application form

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

What are the benefits?

A single payment of up to $20,000.

several awards are made from this amount.

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