Melbourne Accommodation Bursary

This scholarship is available to students from Australian States and Territories other than Victoria or regional and remote areas in Victoria who are experiencing disadvantaged circumstances, and provides an allowance towards the cost of accommodation in Melbourne.

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 75

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • have completed Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia
    • be living in a State and Territory other than Victoria or in a regional and remote area in Victoria
    • not have completed subjects undertaken as part of a tertiary course
    • have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree via VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12 or International Baccalaureate
    • meet the Access Melbourne entry requirements for the University of Melbourne course nominated in your VTAC application

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship is offered to eligible candidates with the highest overall level of disadvantage based on the information provided in their VTAC SEAS application who have not received an offer for a Melbourne Access Scholarship.


    This scholarship is subject to the Coursework Scholarships Terms & Conditions and can be deferred to the following academic year.

  • Application process

    Students who have applied for Access Melbourne using the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) will be automatically considered for this scholarships.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Scholarship offers are made in December and January following the release of ATAR results.

What are the benefits?

This scholarship provides an allowance of $5,000 per year (paid in semesterly instalments) for three years. The duration will be extended with one year, if you enrol in a concurrent diploma at the same time as your Bachelor degree course at the University of Melbourne.

See also: What you need to know once you've accepted your scholarship offer

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