Ursula Hoff Art History Scholarship

This scholarship supports students currently enrolled in Honours, graduate coursework or graduate research in the area of Art History.

Applications open

2 Jan 2023

Applications closed

8 Mar 2023

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 $3,000

Applicable study areas

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

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Suzannah Henty
    "The support of the Ursula Hoff Scholarship was a great show of faith in my interdisciplinary and cross-institutional research in contemporary art practices in Australia and Palestine. With this financial support, I was confident in pursuing my research knowing I had the support of the Faculty."
    - Suzannah Henty
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be currently enrolled in honours, graduate coursework or research studying Art History at the University of Melbourne;
    • be in good academic standing; and,
    • be experiencing financial disadvantage.

    Selection criteria

    Preference is given to Art History students in the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, and due consideration is given to financial need. The recipient/s will be determined after considering the applicants' scholarship statement, academic progress, proposed program of study, and access to other financial resources.

  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must complete the online application form including:

    • a 300-500 word statement outlining how the scholarship would impact your life and assist with your academic work including the importance of Art History to your studies;
    • evidence of a complete and submitted University of Melbourne Student Financial Assessment form;
    • at least one academic reference;
    • a current academic record or statement of results; 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.

  • About the donor

    Chevalier Graham Ryles OAM KSJ and Mrs Judith Ryles OAM

    The Ursula Hoff Art History Scholarship was established in 2010 by Chevalier Graham Ryles OAM KSJ and Mrs Judith Ryles OAM to honour the late Dr Ursula Hoff AO OBE. Dr Hoff’s illustrious career encompassed art history, curatorship and museum management at the University and the National Gallery of Victoria. This annual scholarship is open to Art History students for activities that will assist them to be dynamic contributors to the field of Art History in Australia, and beyond.

What are the benefits?

Offers up to $3,000. One or more awards are offered from these funds.

Recipients are required to:

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



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