W T Mollison Scholarship in Modern Languages

This Scholarship is available for third year students, Honours students, and graduate students who have completed Honours to support the study and knowledge of modern languages in the Faculty of Arts.

Applications open

14 Aug 2023

Last day for applications

23 Oct 2023
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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 $22,500

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Deborah Zhang
    "The W. T. Mollison Scholarship has relieved a significant financial burden and enabled me to study abroad in Beijing, China. Learning Mandarin at one of China's top universities, whilst concurrently working in Australia-China relations and developing my 'Asia literacy' has granted me with an increasingly global perspective of education, and emphasised the importance of modern languages in facilitating open and effective communication."
    - Deborah Zhang
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a third year student studying a modern language in the Faculty of Arts; or,
    • be currently completing Honours in a modern language in the Faculty of Arts; or,
    • be enrolled in Honours or intend to enrol in Honours in the study of a modern language; or,
    • have completed Honours in a modern language at the Faculty of Arts and be undertaking graduate study in a modern language; and,
    • intend to travel overseas to the country of the language in which you are studying and engage in appropriate work on the language at an overseas institution.

    Selection criteria

    • the relevance of the overseas placement to their studies;
    • the quality and feasibility of the scholarship proposal;
    • academic merit; and,
    • the skills, experience and aptitude required to carry out the proposed project as evidenced by the application.

    Preference may be given to students who intend to pursue graduate studies in modern languages or cognate fields.

  • Application process

    Eligible applicants are required to submit an online application form including the following:

    • a proposal that outlines your intended overseas institution, course of study, a proposed itinerary and proposed activities;
    • an indicative budget;
    • at least one 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.

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  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email.

  • About the donor

    William Thomas Mollison

    The W T Mollison Scholarship was established in 1884, bequeathed by William Thomas Mollison for the purposes of encouraging in young persons the study and knowledge of modern languages.

What are the benefits?

Up to $22,500. More than one award may be granted from this total amount.

Recipients of the scholarship will be required to:

  • accept the award online within 21 days;
  • provide the relevant travel documents; and,
  • submit a scholarship report within two months of returning from their travel.



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.