Melbourne Graduate Access Bursary

This scholarship was established to assist up to 200 graduate students per year, who have experienced difficult circumstances that impacted on their tertiary studies. Students will receive a one-off bursary of $5,000.

Application type

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

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $5,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Up to 200

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • have applied for and received an offer of place under Graduate Access Melbourne, the University’s special entry scheme for graduate courses

    Selection criteria

    Students are selected on the basis of academic merit and the information about their personal circumstances in their Graduate Access Melbourne application.

  • Application process

    Eligible Graduate Access Melbourne applicants are automatically considered for a Graduate Access Bursary.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful candidates will be notified via email around the time of receiving a course offer.

What are the benefits?

This bursary provides a one-off payment of $5,000 which is paid in the first semester of enrolment.

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