Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship

The Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship was established to support refugees, or people from refugee backgrounds, from Sudan, South Sudan, or Somalia who are enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts. It will be awarded for the first time in 2019 to two eligible students

Applications open

6 Aug 2018

Applications closed

7 Dec 2018

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Fee remission
Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

100% fee remission and up to $30,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia, or have a parent who is a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia
    • be a domestic or international student completing an Australian Year 12 program or International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia in 2018
    • have applied for the Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne via VTAC for 2019 entry for commencement in the year following Year 12
    • not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program)
    • satisfy the Bachelor of Arts prerequisites and receive a Bachelor of Arts course offer via VTAC

    Selection criteria

    Selection is based on financial need demonstrated through an Access Melbourne application and documentation provided through the Faculty of Arts application form.

    Students who do not apply through Access Melbourne must provide a statement outlining their financial need with their Faculty of Arts application form.

    If there are more than two eligible applications, consideration will also given to applicants' academic records and their capacity to complete a three-year undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne.

  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must:

    • complete the Faculty of Arts application for the scholarship via the button below
    • have applied for a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne via VTAC for 2019 entry
    • provide evidence of their Sudanese or Somalian citizenship, OR provide evidence of citizenship of a parent from one of these countries AND their own birth certificate with the names of their parents stated
    • provide evidence of their refugee status

    Applicants may include a letter of recommendation from their principal or careers adviser.

    Applicants who do not have access to the required documents are encouraged to email

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The offer of the Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship is dependent on students being accepted into the Bachelor of Arts in 2019. Successful recipients will be notified by email.

  • About the donor

    Julie and Michael Landvogt

    This scholarship was established by Julie and Michael Landvogt in memory of Maja and Tony Carp. Both Maja and Tony came to Australia after the Holocaust, embracing a new life in Victoria. While circumstances meant that they were never able to complete university, the couple valued learning as something that enriches and sustains, and as something that can never be taken away.  Both were avid readers, and believed that an Arts degree enables critical and empathetic thinking about a multifaceted world. In their memory, the Tony and Maja Carp Scholarship will support two students in their undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Arts.

What are the benefits?

Full fee remission plus $30,000 paid in two instalments totalling $10,000 per year for three years.


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