Melbourne Chancellors Scholarship (domestic students)

This scholarship is awarded 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

General allowance
Fee remission
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

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • 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.
    • 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
    • not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program, and
    • satisfy the prerequisites for a University of Melbourne course 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.

    Conditions

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

  • 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?

Domestic students

  • HECS Student Contribution exemption for the full duration of a Commonwealth Supported Place in an undergraduate degree and a concurrent diploma
  • Living allowance for up to three years with a value of:
    • $5,000 per year for students who studied in Victoria
    • $10,000 per year for students who studied outside Victoria

    The duration the allowance will be extended with 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

Accommodation Close to Campus

If you live in rural or regional Victoria or outside Victoria, then you are eligible for priority placement in the Melbourne Accommodation Program. To support your transition to Melbourne, the University can accommodate you in one of our residential halls or partner-provided facilities close to the Parkville Campus. The offer does not include the cost of the accommodation. Places are limited so apply early to avoid disappointment.

To register and for more details, refer to the Melbourne Accommodation Program website

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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.