Melbourne Principals' Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to Victorian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate students in recognition of their academic achievement and contribution to their school or wider community.

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

Guaranteed to all eligible students

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • be undertaking Victorian Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate in Victoria
    • be nominated by the Principal of your school as a student with an excellent academic record and a strong record of contribution to the school or wider community
    • not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program)

    Selection criteria

    This scholarship is offered to all eligible students.


    This scholarship is subject to the following conditions:

    • You must have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course via VTAC for commencement in the year following completion of Victorian Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate
    • You must satisfy the course prerequisites and achieve the minimum ATAR  for the University of Melbourne course preference in your application
    • You must receive an offer and enrolled in an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne
    • You cannot hold both a Melbourne Principals' Scholarship and a Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship.
  • Application process

    Victorian school principals will be invited to nominate a candidate. See also: Information for Schools

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Offers for this scholarship will be made by mid-late September 2020.

What are the benefits?

A one-off allowance of $5,000 paid in the first semester of enrolment.

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 the Melbourne Accommodation Program website

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