Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The UC Scholarship Program means that there is more than one way to attend University College.

Scholarships at UC
Anna and Barbara (UC donor)

“This scholarship has allowed me to live in a warm and safe environment that has become my home away from home. I am very appreciative of this as moving to the city is a big transition from a small country town.”
– Anna, 1st Year UC Student

The University College Scholarship Program recognises academic excellence and supports students who require financial assistance. To be eligible for one of the scholarships, University College must be placed as your college of first preference on your residential application.

Scholarships are awarded to students on application, with the level of financial assistance determined by a means-tested assessment of each family’s and individual student’s capacity to pay fees.

  • Up to forty scholarships offering between $2,000 and $20,000 fee relief depending on need, determined by the College’s means testing program and Scholarships Committee.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on a range of various criteria including financial need, first in family, potential for leadership, geographical location, auditions (music/art), academic results, indigeneity and course
  • All matters regarding applications are treated with strict confidentiality.
  • To assist with the costs of College fees, UC offers a number of paid work positions in hospitality, maintenance, administration and more.
  • To view a cost comparison of living at College with other accommodation providers please click here.

Scholarship FAQs

Who is eligible?

Both new and returning students may be eligible. Scholarships are distributed based on financial need and meeting the various criteria.

How much financial assistance will I receive?

The level of financial assistance is determined by a means-tested assessment of each family’s and individual student’s capacity to pay College fees. You must submit documentation to support your application to be considered for a scholarship. This may include tax returns, proof of income and Centrelink statements. Assistance is offered on the condition that all other means of financial support have been explored and exhausted.

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Application form. If you wish to apply for the Margaret Garson, Emeritus, Ursula Hoff or Shaw Medicine scholarship, in addition to completing a scholarship application form, please also submit a 300 word statement addressing the criteria.

If you wish to apply for the Ann Miller Indigenous Scholarship, please complete the Expression of Interest Form and submit asap to Rebecca Gleghorn at community@unicol.unimelb.edu.au

2017 Scholarship applications will open in September 2016 and you are encouraged to come back to this page at that time for updated information.

You must submit a separate application for residence in College.

Please direct questions regarding scholarships and all applications to the Advancement Coordinator, Rebecca Gleghorn, at community@unicol.unimelb.edu.au

UC Scholarship Program

To be eligible for one of the University College Scholarships, in the first instance, University College must be placed as your College of first preference on your application form. You will then be considered for all relevant scholarships. In addition:

  • if you wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Application Form 2017 by THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2017.
  • if you wish to apply for the Ursula Hoff, Margaret Garson Medicine Scholarship or the Emeritus Scholarship, in addition to completing a scholarship application form, please submit a 300 word statement addressing the criteria.
  • Please direct questions regarding scholarships and all applications to the Advancement Coordinator, Rebecca Gleghorn at community@unicol.unimelb.edu.au

New Student Scholarships

Scholarships range from $3,000 to $14,000. They are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement or rural and regional based.

The Ann Miller Indigenous Scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous female student.

The Margaret Garson Medicine Scholarship will be awarded to a Biomedicine or Science student based on academic results. An additional 300 word personal statement about what drives you to become a doctor upon completion of their studies is required when applying. The statement should demonstrate the personal benefits this scholarship will bring and highlight your past academic achievements.

Returning Student Scholarships

Scholarships range from $2,000 to $20,000. They are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, leadership or rural and regional based.

The Ann Miller Indigenous Scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous female student.

The Greta Hort Dannebrog will be awarded for exchange to Aarhus University in Denmark. One Arts Student and one non-Arts Student, $9,000 each.

The Emeritus Scholarship will be awarded to a female undergraduate student studying Biomedicine or Science, with the hope to become a doctor upon completion of her studies. The student must be from a rural region. The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need and a personal statement about what drives her to become a doctor in the future.

Graduate Student Scholarships

Scholarships range from $2,000 to $7,000. They are awarded on the basis of financial need or  academic achievement.

The Ann Miller Indigenous Scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous female student.

The Myra Roper Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student from China based on your background and personal statement. The statement should demonstrate the personal benefits this scholarship will bring and highlight your recent academic achievements.

Scholarships open to all students

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE CRITERIA
YMF Kathy Avdiev Memorial Scholarship 5,000 The scholarship will be awarded to a student studying music, on the basis of an audition.
Ursula Hoff Scholarship 4,000 The scholarship will be awarded to a student studying Art History, Curatorship, or Creative Arts, based on a 300 word personal statement. The statement should highlight your commitment to the study of one of these fields.
Tweddle Scholarship 1,765 This scholarship will be awarded to a student on the basis of financial need.
Ann Miller Indigenous Scholarship TBC The scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous female student.