Student bursaries

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Open for applications

Applications open

1 May 2024

Applications close

4 Aug 2024

Benefit amount

$1,000 - $10,000

Eligible study level

Undergraduate, Graduate coursework, Graduate research

Eligible student type

Domestic and international students

Eligible study stage

Current study

Benefit duration



Over 150 bursaries were established by various generous gifts and are offered to students who are experiencing disadvantaged circumstances.


A one-off payment with values from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the level of financial need.

Students in need of immediate financial assistance should contact University Financial Aid team for advice, loans and grants.


$1,000 - $10,000





Eligibility and selection criteria


To be considered for these bursaries, you must:

  • be enrolled in a course at the University of Melbourne; students undertaking a single subject or a non-award course (e.g. study abroad or exchange) are not eligible
  • have an academic status of Good Standing

Selection criteria

Eligible students are selected on the basis of financial need.

Study level:

Undergraduate, Graduate coursework, Graduate research

Student type:

Domestic and international students

Study stage type:

Current study

Need help understanding the process?

Visit our scholarship guide


How to apply

Applications are accepted in two rounds:

  • Round 1: Opens 1 January - closes 10 March
  • Round 2: Opens 1 May- closes on 4 August

Submit an online Student Financial Assessment form in the relevant round by the closing date.

The application form will be available when the round is open.

When will I know the outcome?

Successful applicants for Round 1 will be notified of the outcome of their application via email in early April, and Round 2 outcomes will be communicated in late August.

Submit an application


Open for applications

Applications open:

1 May 2024

Applications close:

4 Aug 2024

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Recipient feedback

My scholarships have helped me by providing all the essentials for my studies such as books and bus fares.

AJ Saiful Hilmi

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.

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