Sport Access Scholarship

Melbourne University Sport proudly offers students facing financial hardship with a complimentary fitness membership, a subsidy towards joining a Sports Club or Intervarsity representation, a subsidy towards participating in our Campus Sport competition and free court hire. At MU Sport, we offer a comprehensive range of fitness and wellness services to keep you feeling good, in control of your health and connected to friends and the wider university community.

Applications open

1 Jul 2023

Applications closed

6 Aug 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

at least $800

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Be enrolled in a course of study with the University of Melbourne
    • Have an academic status of good standing

    Please note that if you already have a subsidised Fitness Membership (and all the associated benefits) through alternative means or program (e.g., College Fitness Membership, Elite Athlete Program Membership, Indigenous Student Membership) then you will only be eligible to receive the following benefits:

    • Up to $300 subsidy towards an MU Sport Club membership or Intervarsity representation
    • $50 per semester towards entry into a MU Sport Campus Sport competition
    • Free court hire (1 hour free court hire per week – subject to court availability)

    Selection criteria

    Eligible candidates are selected based on the quality of their personal statement and level of financial need.

    Students who received a Sport Access Scholarship in 2022 are eligible to apply for the same scholarship in 2023.


    This scholarship is conditional on maintaining an academic status of good standing.

  • Application process

    You must submit a complete and submit an online Sport Access Scholarship Application Form and an online Student Financial Need Assessment by the closing date.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Recipients will be notified by:

    • Round 1: 1 April 2023
    • Round 2: 25 August 2023

What are the benefits?

Sport Access Scholarships awarded in April (Round 1) and in August (Round 2) with access to MU Sport Fitness facilities and subsidy benefits available until December 20 of the same year.

Scholarship benefits include:

  • Unlimited use of the Strength & Fitness Gym (subject to maximum numbers)
  • A free introductory session with a trainer in our Strength and Fitness Gym and one complimentary training program per month (subject to availability)
  • Unlimited access to Group Fitness classes (subject to maximum class numbers)
  • Unlimited access to the Beaurepaire 25-metre heated lap pool (subject to maximum numbers)
  • Access to Member rates for all other MU Sport services and facilities, such as court hire and accommodation at the Melbourne University Ski Lodge
  • Access to casual lockers during your workout
  • Up to $300 subsidy towards an MU Sport Club Membership or Intervarsity representation
  • $50 per semester towards entry into a Campus Sport competition
  • Free Court Hire (1-hour free court hire per week – subject to court availability)

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.