National Gallery of Victoria Art History Prize

One annual award to the highest ranked 3rd year Art History student who continues onto the Honours Art History program or the Master of Art Curatorship.

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 $1,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Isobel Lake
    "I was never one to win prizes or come top of the class at school, so being awarded the NGV prize never even crossed my mind as a potential outcome for my studies, and it was a wonderful surprise to receive. Studying Art History at the University of Melbourne has been such a wonderful and affirming experience. I have been able to fully delve into my love of art, and having lectures by such knowledgeable, and diverse scholars has opened my eyes to the future potentials that exist within the arts. Although I am not quite yet sure what I will do with the prize, it has provided me with the confidence to focus on my thesis with ever greater certainty of my abilities. What at first seemed to be an immense task, now seems to be another exciting opportunity. I am incredibly grateful for the prize, and I know I will remember the National Gallery of Victoria’s generosity for years to come."
    - Isobel Lake
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • have achieved the best overall result in the third year Art History program and continued into the fourth year Honours Art History program or the Master of Art Curatorship
  • Application process

    There is no application process. The prize is awarded based on merit and the successful recipient will be notified via email.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The award will be announced as soon as practical after the March 31 census date.

  • About the donor

    National Gallery of Victoria

    The National Gallery of Victoria supports this prize in partnership with the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne.

What are the benefits?

NGV Membership, an unlimited ticket to the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces and $1,000.


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.