Telstra Technology & Innovation Scholarships

Keen to support future technologists and innovators, Telstra is offering up to four scholarships to high-achieving commencing undergraduate students who are female or of Indigenous descent. The scholarship winners will be supported through a study pathway from undergraduate Bachelor degree to completion of their Engineering or IT masters.

Applications open

13 Sep 2021

Last day for applications

31 Oct 2021
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $100,000

Applicable study areas

Computing and Information; Engineering; Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 4

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be either a female student OR a student of Indigenous Australian descent
    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, with preference given to students from a rural or regional area of Australia
    • be currently enrolled in Australian Year 12 or the final year of the International Baccalaureate in Australia
    • apply through VTAC for a 2022 University of Melbourne undergraduate course with an engineering or IT major or breadth sequence that will lead to either:
      • the Master of Electrical Engineering
      • the Master of Mechatronics Engineering
      • the Master of Software Engineering
      • the Master of Information Systems, or
      • the Master of Information Technology
    • submit an online application addressing your career aspirations, evidence of community leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

    Selection criteria

    The award will be offered to based on:

    • your having applied for* and meeting the prerequisite subjects and ATAR result for entry into one of the above listed courses, and
    • the strength of your personal statement demonstrating an interest in a career in Engineering and IT, and evidence of community leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

    * Unsure about course pathways or subjects?

    • Download our Faculty of Engineering and IT  School Leavers Guide!
    • Explore our Engineering and IT courses and careers
    • If you've already submitted your VTAC preferences and think you may not have the right course listed, you can add new courses when VTAC Change of Preference occurs after the ATAR results release (provided you have studied the prerequisite subjects). If you think this is you or have further questions, email the Eng&IT Scholarships team at engit-scholarships@unimelb.edu.au to discuss your circumstances.

    Conditions

    1. You must maintain an enrolment in the engineering or IT major or breadth sequence that will lead to one of the specified master degrees.

    2. You must commence the master in the next intake after completing your bachelor; if not, the scholarship may be revoked.

    3. You must maintain an enrolment in at least 25 points /  0.25 EFTSL each semester.

    4. You must maintain an average result of at lest 65 in each semester of enrolment.

  • Application process
    • Apply online via this page between 13 September and 31 October.
    • Shortlisted applicants will be  invited to submit a video interview mid-November.
    • Successful candidates will  receive a scholarship offer following the ATAR results release in December.

    Submit a scholarship application now

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application following ATAR results release and commencement of the 2022 course offer process.

What are the benefits?

Up to four scholarships will be awarded, valued at up to $100,000 (paid at $10,000 per semester for up to ten semesters).

You will also secure a guaranteed place in the Telstra Summer Intern Program during the masters component of your studies.

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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.