Regional Journalism Scholarships Program

The Regional Journalism Scholarships Program will enable Graduate students from a regional or remote background to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively as journalists in the contemporary news media industry. The scholarship will provide two recipients with a $35,000 contribution to the 100-point, 150-point or 200-point University of Melbourne Master of Journalism program and a one-off $5000 bursary.

Applications open

1 Mar 2019

Applications closed

23 Jun 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $40,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be either an Australian Citizen, a Permanent Resident, a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand Citizen living in Australia
    • have applied to, or be a current University of Melbourne Master of Journalism  100-point 150-point or 200-point program as a full-time student
    • be considered a Regional or Remote Student as cited by the ABS at the time of application by meeting one of the following criteria:
    1. permanently residing in a Regional or Remote Area prior to applying for the Scholarship; or
    2. having previously resided in a Regional or Remote Area for a total of at least three out of the last five years; or
    3. having completed your final two years of schooling in a high school or college in a Regional or Remote Area.

    Download a guide to the ABS regional and remote definitions here.

    Selection criteria

    The assessment of eligible candidates will be based on:

    • your career aspirations and the potential impact of the scholarship
    • your aptitude and commitment to journalism
    • your capacity to complete the program in its entirety
    • academic merit
  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must:

    • complete the Faculty of Arts application for the Regional Journalism Scholarships Program via the 'Submit a Scholarship Application'  button below. You will be asked to provide a statement of up to 500 words outlining your career aspirations and the potential impact of the scholarship, a portfolio of published or unpublished journalism, a CV and relevant university transcripts. Applicants may also include academic or professional references and digital media.

    Successful recipients must:

    • accept the award online within 21 days
    • maintain full-time enrolment and satisfactory academic performance
    • notify Arts Awards immediately if they defer
    • report on how the funds were used, and the impact of scholarship
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email by 30 June 2019

What are the benefits?

Up to $35,000 contribution towards tuition fees and a $5000 bursary.


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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.