Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to talented undergraduate or graduate students who have applied for asylum in Australia.

Applications open

1 Oct 2018

Applications close

30 Nov 2018

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Tuition fee exemption
Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

International student

Total value

100% fee remission and up to $5,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

4

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    Undergraduate applicants

    • have applied for or be the holder of an Australian temporary protection (or asylum) visa
    • 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
    • satisfy the course prerequisites and have achieved at least the minimum ATAR score for the University of Melbourne course
    • not have undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program).

    Graduate applicants

    • have applied for or be the holder of an Australian temporary protection (or asylum) visa
    • have applied for a University of Melbourne graduate degree by coursework
    • satisfy the course prerequisites and have achieved at least the minimum entry score for the University of Melbourne course

    Selection criteria

    Eligible candidates are selected based on academic merit. Where there are more candidates than scholarships available or more than one candidate with a preference for the same degree course, the scholarships are awarded to the student with the highest entry score.

    Conditions

    This scholarship is subject to the Coursework Terms & Conditions. In addition, you  must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate course at the University of Melbourne as an international student. If you are granted an Australian permanent visa, the scholarship will cease. You may be considered for a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) subject to availability. See: Granted Permanent Residency. The scholarship can be deferred to the following year if there are compassionate or compelling circumstances that prevent the student from commencing their course in the year for which the scholarship was offered.

  • Application process

    You must submit an online application form by the closing date. As part of the application you will need to attach evidence of your current visa status and provide a brief statement on how the scholarship will benefit you.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Offers are made from early December.

What are the benefits?

  • a living allowance of $5,000 per year (paid in two instalments in April and September) for up to the standard full-time duration of your course.
  • a full fee remission for the normal full-time duration of your degree course
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