Melbourne Engineering & IT - Indigenous Masters Scholarship

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology welcomes Indigenous Australians to complete a Masters by coursework at the University of Melbourne. This scholarship provides a living allowance of $10,000 per year for the full-time equivalent duration of the chosen two or three-year masters course.

Application type

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

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

$20,000 - $30,000

Applicable study areas

Computing and Information; Engineering

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 4+

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Indigenous Australian citizen
    • have applied for a Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology graduate degree by coursework.

    Selection criteria

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

    When determining recipients of this scholarship, the support already received by all eligible applicants in the form of other student awards that would concurrently apply will be taken into account.


    • This scholarship is subject to University of Melbourne Coursework Scholarship Conditions.
    • This scholarship cannot be transferred outside of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.
    • 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.
    • You  must maintain an academic status of good standing (making satisfactory academic progress) for the duration of the scholarship. If not, the scholarship may be revoked.
  • Application process

    There is no application for this scholarship.

    Students need to apply for a Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology graduate coursework program by the course's closing date to be automatically considered for this scholarship.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Offers are made prior to each  semester intake:

    • November onward for Semester 1 start date;
    • March onward for mid-year start date.

What are the benefits?

A living allowance of $10,000 per year (paid quarterly) for 2-3 years equal to the duration of the chosen 2 or 3-year Masters course.


Prospective students may also be eligible now and in the future for an array of other awards including the;

Go time+

Learn about Engineering & IT at Melbourne @ the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, explore Graduate Access Melbourne for course entry options, Accommodation at Melbourne and the Murrup Barak Indigenous Centre and/or reach out to our Indigenous Engineering & IT unit.

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