Maja and Tony Carp Scholarship

The Maja and Tony 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.

Applications open

3 Aug 2020

Last day for applications

30 Sep 2020
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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


  • Sobur Dhieu
    "My personal ambition in life is to make a positive impact in my two homelands of Australia and war-torn South Sudan. I strongly believe that with the aid of this scholarship I will be able to inspire others, especially youth from my community."
    - Sobur Dhieu
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a temporary humanitarian visa holder, including students who have applied for a temporary visa and are currently holding a bridging visa
    • have completed Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in Australia
    • not have previously undertaken any tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program)
    • have applied for the Bachelor of Arts with the University of Melbourne under Access Melbourne for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12 or IB,
    • state in your VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application under ‘Difficult circumstances’ that you are a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia, or have a parent who is a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia
    • meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship is offered to eligible candidates with the highest level of disadvantage taking in consideration their academic record and their capacity to complete a three-year undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne.


    This scholarship is subject to the Coursework Scholarships Terms & Conditions

  • Application process

    Student who have applied for Access Melbourne using the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) will be automatically considered if they state they are a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia, or have a parent who is a refugee from Sudan, South Sudan or Somalia.  Shortlisted candidates will be asked to 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
    • Evidence of their refugee status
    • An optional a letter of recommendation from their principal or careers adviser.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful recipients will be notified by email. If you are based in Victoria, applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted a few days after the Victorian Year 12 ATAR are released in December. If you completed IB or Year Twelve at a school outside Victoria you will be shortlisted in January and February.

  • 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 students in their undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Arts.

What are the benefits?

  • CSP Student Contribution Exemption or full fee remission for the duration of the course
  • An allowance of $10,000 per year for up to 3 years. The yearly allowance is paid in two instalments, usually in April and September
  • Access to academic mentoring during their degree.


If you have questions about the scholarship, do not have access to the required documents, or are unable to apply through VTAC SEAS please email

For queries relating to the VTAC SEAS application process, please email Jessica Yan:

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