Telstra Technology & Innovation Scholarships

Keen to support future technologists and innovators, Telstra is offering two 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

16 Sep 2020

Applications closed

8 Nov 2020

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


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    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 2021 University of Melbourne undergraduate course with an engineering or IT major or breadth sequence that will lead to either:
      • the Master of 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 & IT, and evidence of community leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

    * Unsure about course pathways or subjects?

    • Download our Melbourne School of Engineering School Leavers Guide!
    • 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 Melbourne School of Engineering scholarships team at to discuss your circumstances.
  • Application process

    Apply online via this page between 16 September and 8 November.

  • 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 2021 course offer process.

What are the benefits?

Two 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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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.