Melbourne Access Scholarship

The Melbourne Access Scholarship is offered to undergraduate students who 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

at least $15,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 325

What are the benefits?

The Melbourne Access Scholarship provides an allowance of either:

  • $7,500 per year for three years for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and from regional or remote areas in Australia, or
  • $5,000 per year for three years for students who are experiencing disadvantaged circumstances

The duration will be extended by one year if you enrol in a Bachelor (Extended) course and/or a concurrent diploma at the same time as your Bachelor course at the University of Melbourne.

Further information

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More than 125 additional access scholarships will be available for 2023, including 50 scholarships with a value of $7,500 per year for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and regional or remote areas.

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For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

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.