John and Eric Smyth Travelling Scholarship (Current Students)

This scholarship supports current eligible MGSE students with travel and accommodation costs for the duration of an overseas travel program related to current studies. The recipient can use the scholarship to support a study program overseas to: study education and allied subjects at a university, study education systems at work or study a subject or problem which the University believes is directly related to the work of a teacher or which will help in the advancement of education. Examples include but are not limited to: Place Based Electives (International), subjects with an international travel component such as Education, Policy and Practice and Work Integrated Learning as part of the Professional Learning Capstone.

Applications open

1 Jan 2022

Applications closed

31 Dec 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $10,000

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australia citizen or permanent resident
    • be under 30 years of age at the time of application
    • have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne and are currently studying with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
    • be engaging in a study program with an international travel component
    • demonstrate skills as a teacher (note: this may be demonstrated through results in the Professional Practice subjects completed as a part of your teaching qualification)

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on academic merit, commitment to the teaching profession and motivation for undertaken the travel related program.

  • Application process

    You must submit an online scholarship application form.  On acceptance to a program/subject with an international travel component you will be invited to submit an online application and provided with the application link for this scholarship.

    If you believe that you have been accepted into such a program and not been invited to apply for this scholarship or with questions regarding this scholarship please email:

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Prior to the commencement of your travel.

What are the benefits?

A single payment, the value of which will be determined based on the duration and anticipated costs association with your program.  The scholarship is designed to contribute to costs associated with your overseas travel program, not to cover the entire cost.

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