Melbourne Mobility Excellence Awards

A range of awards to support students undertaking overseas study.

Applications open

1 Jan 2023

Applications closed

31 May 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

$2,500 - $4,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 5

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled at the University of Melbourne in either an undergraduate degree or a graduate coursework degree
    • intend to undertake approved overseas study of 12 weeks or more (Exchange or Study Abroad) as part of your course within 12 months after the closing date
    • have achieved a Course Weighted Average of at least 80 in your current course

    Selection criteria

    Eligible candidates are selected based on academic merit and the personal qualities of the applicants, including demonstrated leadership capacity, public-spirited approach, community engagement, and capacity to benefit from an overseas study experience and the specific purpose of each scholarship.


    • You must receive approval from the University to undertake your overseas study program or subject and you must enrol in your approved overseas study subject.
    • If your overseas study program is postponed or cancelled by any party after you have received the award payment, you must contact Stop 1 immediately. You may be required to return the payment.
    • You agree to participate in any ambassadorship activities as requested by the University of Melbourne which include the University's Global Mobility blog and other social media channels, events and student showcases.
    • You give permission for the University to provide your name and course details to the donor of your scholarship and you must provide a Scholarship report within two weeks of completing your overseas study program which may be made available to the donor
  • Application process

    Apply via this link

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within four weeks after the closing date.

  • Variations of this award

    Alan Gilbert Mobility Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by a public appeal and donations and is available to students undertaking study at an overseas institution. Professor Gilbert was a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne (1996-2004) and the inaugural Chair of Universitas 21.

    Wayne and Marion Patten Mobility Scholarship

    This scholarship was established with a gift from Wayne and Marion Patten and is offered to students who are Australian citizens, are enrolled in a graduate degree by coursework with the Faculty of Business and Economics and undertaking a period of overseas study. Preference is given to students who completed the Bachelor of Science with the University of Melbourne.

    Jamakepe Travelling Scholarship

    This scholarship was established with donations from the Jamakepe Foundation and is offered to students who are enrolled in a coursework degree with the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics or the Melbourne Law School and are  undertaking overseas study in the United States of America.

What are the benefits?

The Alan Gilbert Mobility, Wayne and Marion Patten Mobility Scholarship and Jamakepe Travelling Scholarships provide a one off payment of $2,500 and can be held concurrently with another mobility award.

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.