Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship

This scholarship was established with bequests from Rae and Edith Bennett, and is offered to students or graduates from the University of Melbourne who intend to undertake graduate study or research in England, Scotland Wales or Northern Ireland.

Applications open

1 Feb 2020

Applications closed

31 May 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $90,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 6

  • "The Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship enabled me to undertake my PhD in modernist poetry at St John’s College, Cambridge. It was the beginning of a journey towards the publication of my book, T. S. Eliot and the Dynamic Imagination, and a career in academia."
    Read Sarah's story
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
    • be a graduate of or be currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne;
    • intend to undertake a graduate degree or research in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland; and
    • not have completed a course of study at the same or higher level as the proposed overseas study.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of academic merit, their personal qualities and financial position.


    This scholarship is subject to the Travelling Scholarships Terms & Conditions

  • Application process

    If you have submitted an application for the Prestigious Travelling Scholarships, you will be automatically considered for the Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship.

    Applications are usually open from 1 February until the 31 May of each year.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Students who have submitted an application, should receive an outcome within 6 weeks after the relevant closing date.

  • Variations of this scholarship
  • About the donor

    Rae and Edith Bennett

    Rae Gillbee Bennett was formerly of Auckland in New Zealand and later resident in Victoria, a retired bank manager, bequeathed to the University the residue of his estate. Edith Guinevere Constance Bennett, the widow of Rae Gillbee Bennett, bequeathed to the University a portion of her residuary estate.

    Read more about Rae and Edith Bennett

What are the benefits?

An allowance of up to $30,000 per year for the duration of the overseas study. The value may be varied depending on the circumstances of the applicants. The allowance is paid in two instalments, usually in May and October.

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