Lizette Bentwitch Scholarship

This scholarship, worth approximately $8000, alternates between graduates of Art and Fine Arts and Music to support overseas study. For 2020, graduates of music at Fine Arts and Music are eligible to apply. In 2022 it will be open to graduates who have been awarded a degree with honours, in any branch of the humanities, by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $8,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies; Music

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Michelle Stratemeyer
    "I hope that the research I undertake on my travels will yield important results, and be of interest not just to other academics, but also disseminated and applied in a real-world context."
    - Michelle Stratemeyer
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a graduate of Music from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music within the previous 5 years who is intending to undertake overseas study within 2020/2021.
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    • be a current or former student awarded a degree with honours from any branch of the humanities within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. (Honours year or honours marks above an 80% average at a postgraduate level).

    The Lizette Bentwitch Scholarship is awarded biennially, alternating between the Faculty of  Fine Arts and Music and the Faculty of Arts (any branch of the Humanities).

    Recipients are required to:

    • Accept award online within 21 days
    • Submit a final report

    Selection criteria

    The value of the scholarship will be determined after considering the applicant's proposed program of study and estimate of travel and living expenses.

  • Application process

    Fine Arts and Music applicants can view the link below, which will only be visible during the application open period.


    Arts Faculty (2022)

    Eligible applicants must complete the online application form which requires a 300-500 word proposal of research, travel and budget details and the documents as outlined below:

    • Outline of proposed planned activities that will be undertaken through the scholarship
    • Current academic record/ transcript
    • An academic reference or relevant professional letter of support
    • Any other information to support application that may assist the selection committee in making its decision
  • When will I know the outcome?

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

  • About the donor

    Lizette Bentwitch

    Lizette Bentwich, who passed away in 1954, left a bequest to the University for the establishment of a scholarship or scholarships in memory of her beloved parents, Maurice and Elizabeth Bentwitch, to bear the name ‘Lizette Bentwitch’ for students of either Music or for any other branch of the Humanities.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $8000

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