Robert and Johanna Exiner Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded biennially and assists an undergraduate student of German to travel to Germany to study.

Applications open

15 Aug 2022

Applications closed

26 Sep 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $5,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Dominic Enter
    "I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne majoring in German and Psychology. I am learning German as Germany offers numerous master programs in Psych. With this in mind, if I became fluent in German I could potentially study over there in the future. It is also a really fun language to learn. I feel an exchange would benefit me in many ways. It would broaden my life experience, step me out of my comfort zone and provide so many rare opportunities that one could only experience on exchange."
    - Dominic Enter
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Undergraduate student undertaking German studies in the Faculty of Arts; and,
    • plan to undertake a course of study in Germany.

    Selection criteria

    Applications will be assessed on the quality and intention of the scholarship statement, description of travel and course to be undertaken, academic merit and evidence of contact or approval with the proposed institution of study in Germany.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application including:

    • a description of travel and the course you will undertake in Germany;
    • evidence of contact or approvals with any institutions in Germany relating to the proposed study;
    • a 300-500 word statement outlining how the scholarship would impact your life and assist with your studies;
    • a brief budget;
    • an academic reference;
    • a statement of results from the University of Melbourne; and,
    • any other information to support your application that may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 8-10 weeks after the closing date.

  • Variations of this award

    Awarded every second year.

  • About the donor

    James and Ron Exiner

    The Robert and Johanna Exiner scholarship was established by James and Ron Exiner on behalf of Exintel Pty Ltd and Exincorp Pty Ltd. The scholarship acknowledges the great pleasure their father, Robert, derived from studying German at the University between 1976 and 1998. Robert's affinity with German language and culture as a young person was adversely affected by the historical circumstances prevailing earlier in his life.

What are the benefits?

Up to $5,000.  More than one award may be given from this total amount.  The Anita Rodgers Scholarship will also be awarded to a successful recipient of the Robert and Johanna Exiner Scholarship.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept the award online within 21 days; and,
  • submit a final report.



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.