Melbourne Chancellors Scholarship (domestic students)

This scholarship is offered to talented students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement during their Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate (IB).

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Fee remission
Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

100% fee remission and $17,500 - $32,500

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Guaranteed to all eligible students

  • Portrait of Charlotte Holland
    "Receiving the Chancellor's Scholarship has given me a sense of security leading into university – I can pursue my academic goals and various interests without the added stress of finances and of an uncertain future hanging over my head. I am also very grateful for the added freedom to pursue a foreign exchange opportunity thanks to the contribution of the scholarship."
    - Charlotte Holland
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • either:
      • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen, and have completed an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia, or
      • be an Australian citizen and have completed an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate outside Australia.
    • not have completed subjects undertaken as part of a tertiary course (except subjects that were part of an extension program)
    • have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course via VTAC for commencement in the year following completion of  Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate
    • meet the entry requirements for the University of Melbourne course nominated in your VTAC application and:
      • have achieved an ATAR of at least 99.90, or
      • intend to undertake the Bachelor of Music and have achieved an ATAR of at least 99.85 and achieved an audition score of A+ , or
      • be of Indigenous Australian descent and have achieved an ATAR of at least 90.00

    Selection criteria

    The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is guaranteed to all eligible students.

  • Application process

    Eligible students who have applied for admission to the University via VTAC will be automatically considered for the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The first offers are made a few days after the Victorian Year 12 ATAR results are released in December. Further offers are made in January and February to students who have completed IB or Year 12 outside Victoria. Scholarship offers do not represent an offer for admission to a University of Melbourne bachelors degree. Course offers are made separately through VTAC.

What are the benefits?

  • HECS Student Contribution exemption for the full duration of a Commonwealth Supported Place in an undergraduate degree, a concurrent diploma, and 25 credit points of single subject enrolments
  • Living allowance for up to three years with a value of $5,000 per year for students who studied in Victoria or $10,000 per year for students who studied outside Victoria.
    The duration of the allowance 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 bachelors degree at the University of Melbourne.
  • Melbourne Global Scholars Award of up to $2,500 for an approved period of overseas study as an Exchange or Study Abroad student
  • Guaranteed Commonwealth Supported Place in one of the professional master degrees for students who meet the prerequisite course and entry requirements for the master degree


This scholarship is subject to the Coursework Scholarships Terms & Conditions and can be deferred to the following academic year. In addition, you must achieve an average result of at least 70 per half-year study period.

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