Melbourne Welcome Grant

The Melbourne Welcome Grant is aimed at assisting international students with the cost of travel and adjustment to study and life in Melbourne. The grant has been extended into 2023 for students who commenced their course in or prior to 2022 and arrive in Australia to continue their studies by the 31 March 2023.

Applications open

1 Dec 2021

Last day for applications

30 Apr 2023
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

International student

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

over 15,000

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an international student enrolled in a coursework or research course^
    • have commenced your course in or before 2022 and re-enrolled for 2023.
    • have arrived in Australia between 1 December 2021 and 31 March 2023
    • not have departed Australia on or after the start of Semester 2, 2021 (26 July 2021)
    • not have previously received a Student Travel Grant or Melbourne Welcome Grant towards the cost of transitioning to study and life in Melbourne.

    ^ Excluding non-award programs, such as exchange or study abroad programs.

    Selection criteria

    This grant will be offered to all eligible candidates.

  • Application process

    You must submit an online Melbourne Welcome Grant application by 30 April 2023.

    You cannot apply for this grant prior to arriving in Australia.

What are the benefits?

This grant provides a one-off payment of $4,000 usually made within 2 weeks after approval of your application.

Payments can only be made to an Australian bank account held in your name.

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International: +61 3 9035 5511

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.