Melbourne Indigenous Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is available to talented students of Australian Indigenous descent.

Application type

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

Benefit type

Tuition fee exemption
Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

100% fee remission and up to $18,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be of Australian Indigenous descent
    • have applied for a University of Melbourne graduate degree by coursework.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible candidates are selected based on academic merit taking into consideration the results of previous tertiary study.


    This scholarship is subject to the Coursework Terms & Conditions. The scholarship can be deferred to the following year if there are compassionate or compelling circumstances that prevent you from commencing your course in the year for which the scholarship was offered. Your status as an Indigenous Australian must be confirmed by the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

  • Application process

    If you have applied for admission for a graduate coursework program you will be automatically considered for the Melbourne Indigenous Merit Scholarship.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Offers are made from early November for commencement in the following year.

What are the benefits?

  • a living allowance of $6,000 per year (paid in two instalments in April and September) for up to three years
  • a full fee remission for students enrolled in an Australian Full Fee Place for the duration of the course, or a HECS Student Contribution exemption for students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place for the duration of the course.
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