Melbourne Welcome Grant

Enrolled international coursework and research students who have travelled to Australia will be able to receive the Melbourne Welcome Grant towards the cost of travel, quarantine and adjustment to study and life in Melbourne.

Applications open

1 Dec 2021

Last day for applications

31 Dec 2022
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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

Approximately 12000

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an international student enrolled in coursework or research course (excluding non-award programs, such as exchange or study abroad programs) with the University of Melbourne in 2022
    • not have departed Australia on or after the start of Semester 2, 2021 (26 July 2021)
    • have arrived in Australia after 1 December 2021

    You  must not  have previously received a Student Travel Grant or Melbourne Welcome Grant towards the cost of travel, quarantine and adjustment to study and life in Melbourne.

    Selection criteria

    This grant will be offered to all eligible candidates who have not received a Melbourne Welcome Grant or Student Travel Grant.

  • Application process

    You must submit an online Melbourne Welcome Grant application by 31 December 2022 (with further extensions to be confirmed).

    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.

Students who start a new course in 2022 will receive the grant payment after the census date of their first semester of enrolment. Students who started their course before 2022 and are continuing their enrolment in 2022, will receive the grant payment within 2 weeks after approval of their application.

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

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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.