Melbourne Chancellors Scholarship (international students)

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

Application type

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

Benefit type

Fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

International student

Total value

50% fee remission

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Guaranteed to all eligible students

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a citizen of a country other than Australia
    • have completed Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in 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).

    Selection criteria

    The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit and guaranteed to all students who satisfy the undergraduate course prerequisites and:

    • achieved an ATAR of at least 99.90, or
    • intend to undertake the Bachelor of Music and achieved an ATAR of at least 99.85 and achieved an audition score of A+ , or
    • are of Indigenous Australian descent and achieved an ATAR of at least 90


    The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is subject to the Coursework Scholarships Terms and Conditions (as amended) 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 Bachelor degree. Course offers are made separately through VTAC.

  • Variations of this award

    Eligibility, benefits and selection criteria differ based on course of interest, citizenship and other criteria.

What are the benefits?

  • A 50% tuition fee remission for the standard full-time duration of a Bachelor degree course
  • Melbourne Global Scholars Award of up to $2,500 for an approved period of overseas study as an Exchange or Study Abroad student
  • Guaranteed International Full Fee 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 University Accommodation.

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.