Melbourne Access Scholarship

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  University of Melbourne

 Scholarship Name:  Melbourne Access Scholarship

 Description:  Melbourne Access Scholarships were established by the University of Melbourne and awarded to commencing undergraduate students who gained admission to the University while having experienced difficult circumstances that impacted on their Year 12 result. The University awards 170 scholarships per year, including 10 scholarships with a tuition fee exemption.

 Study Level:  Bachelor Degree (Pass)

 Study Fields:  General

 Support Type:  Equity Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $5,000

 Annual Comment:  The Melbourne Access Scholarship provides an allowance of $15,000 paid in 6 half-yearly instalments of $2,500. The scholarship may be extended with another year for students who enrol in the Bachelor of Arts Extended or a concurrent diploma at the same time as their Bachelor degree course at the University of Melbourne. Ten high-achieving students will also receive a tuition fee exemption for their Commonwealth Supported Place valued up to $30,500.

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents; have completed Year 12 or IB in Australia in the year prior to commencing their course at the University; not have been awarded results or subjects undertaken as part of a degree course at a tertiary institution in Australia; and have applied for Access Melbourne, the University’s special entry access scheme, using the VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). Applicants must provide evidence that they have a disadvantaged financial background; are from a rural area or under-represented school; are experiencing difficult circumstances; have a disability or medical condition; are from a non-English speaking background; or are an Indigenous Australian.

 Target Group:  Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, Educational disadvantage, Non-English speaking background, Physical, medical, psychological or learning difficulties, Rural and isolated area resident

 Study Location:  Australia – VIC: Melbourne Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  Early October

 Other Details:  Students do not need to submit an application for this scholarship. Eligible students who have applied for admission to the University using the VTAC SEAS will be automatically considered for this scholarship. Scholarship offers are conditional on receiving an offer for admission to a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree.

 Number Per Year:  170

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Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Title:  Scholarships & Bursaries

 Contact Department:  University Services

 Contact Email:

 Contact Postal Address:  Baldwin Spencer Building, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  University of Melbourne

 Provider Phone:  61 3 136352

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