Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The UC Scholarship Program provides more than one way to attend University College.

“The academic transition (especially in Semester 1), was quite hard at times, so having resident tutors and tutorial groups, I never feel like I am overwhelmed. The donors are really changing my life and making a huge difference in my life by giving me the opportunity to be a part of this environment.”
– Lala, 1st Year UC Student

The UC Scholarship Program recognises academic excellence and supports students who require financial assistance. To be eligible for a scholarship, University College must be placed as your college of first preference on your residential college application. All matters regarding applications are treated with strict confidentiality.

Current opportunities

2018 UC Scholarship Program

UC offers a number of scholarships, all of which can be applied for by completing the 2018 UC Scholarship Program application form.
Scholarships available are:

Scholarship Open to Criteria
Ann Miller Indigenous Scholarship Indigenous, female students Awarded to up to two indigenous, female students at the University of Melbourne
Barbara and Max Murray Scholarship 1st year students Awarded to a regional student with financial need, ongoing for up to three years. Preference may be given to students who are first in their family to attend university
Betty Fulton Fund Scholarship All students Awarded to a student from the Hepburn Shire region with financial need
Broughton Scholarship 1st year students Awarded to a student who is first in family to attend university
Captain Walter Joseph Grübb Scholarship All female students In memory of Captain Walter Joseph Grübb, past Principal at Ararat Technical School and Head of Cadet Corps. Awarded to one female student with financial need. Preference may be given to students with New Zealand heritage
Connellan Airways Trust Scholarship Returning and Graduate students Awarded to up to two students (one female and one male) from outback Australia with financial need. Students need to maintain at least a credit average to receive the Scholarship
Daryl Grübb and Louise Joy Scholarship All students Awarded to a student with financial need
David Syme Charitable Trust Scholarship 1st year students Awarded to a regional student with financial need
Deborah Seifert Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a student from regional Australia based on academic results
DMW Industries Doyle Family Scholarship 1st year students Awarded to a regional student with financial need
Dr Adelaide Gertrude Gault Scholarship All students In recognition of our wonderful medical and scientific research people. Awarded to a student with financial need
Dr Elizabeth Shaw Graduate Medicine Scholarship Graduate students Awarded to a student studying Biomedical Science and based on academic results and a personal statement
Emeritus Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a female undergraduate student studying Biomedicine or Science, based on financial need, with the hope to become a doctor upon completion of her studies. A personal statement about what drives her to become a doctor in the future is required
Gates Buchanan Scholarship 1st year students Awarded to a student with financial need
Greta Hort-Dannebrog Scholarship Returning students Awarded to up to two students studying at the University of Melbourne (one Arts and one Arts or other) for exchange to Aarhus University in Denmark
Jill Eastwood Scholarship Returning students Awarded on the basis of academic results as well as making a significant contribution to College life
Jill Williams Scholarship 1st year students Awarded to a Victorian regional student with financial need
Jill Williams Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a Victorian regional student with financial need
Kathy Skelton Scholarship All students Awarded to a regional student based on academic results with financial need
Lena McEwan Soroptimist International Scholarship 1st year, female students Awarded to a female student with financial need
Margaret Garson Medicine Scholarship 1st year students Awarded to a Biomedicine or Science student from regional Victoria based on academic results and supported by a 300 word personal statement about what drives them to become a doctor upon completion of their studies. The statement should demonstrate the personal benefits this scholarship will bring and highlight past academic achievements
McGregor Family Fund Scholarship 1st year students Awarded to a regional student with financial need
McGregor Family Fund Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a regional student with financial need
McGregor Family Fund Scholarship Graduate students Awarded to a regional student with financial need
Meredith McComas Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a student based on academic results
Myra Roper Scholarship Graduate students Awarded to a graduate student from China based on background and personal statement. The statement should demonstrate the personal benefits this scholarship will bring and highlight recent academic achievements
QLS Group Wimmera Mallee Scholarship All students Awarded to a student from the Wimmera-Mallee region of Victoria with financial need, ongoing for up to three years
Ros Terry Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a student with financial need
Seavic Lodge No.8 Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a regional Victorian student with financial need. Preference may be given to students with South East Asian heritage or involved in Asian studies
Stewardson Walpole Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a student with financial need
The Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation Scholarship 1st year students Awarded to a student from the Western District of Victoria with financial need
The Raymond Purves Foundation Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a student from a rural or regional location in NSW based on financial need
Tweddle Scholarship All students Awarded to a student with financial need
UC Frappe Fort Leadership Scholarships 3rd year students Awarded to one female and one male, 3rd year student on the successful development and presentation of a project to be delivered during the course of their 3rd year in College. Projects should be one page and include Title, Aim, Method and Budget.
Projects must be submitted by the end of semester two, 2017
UC Goldfields Scholarship All students Awarded to a student from the Goldfields region of Victoria with financial need
UC Leadership Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a student on the basis of contribution to College life and potential for leadership
UC North East Scholarship All students Awarded to a student from the North East region of Victoria with financial need
UC North West Scholarship All students Awarded to a student from the North West region of Victoria with financial need
UC South East Scholarship All students Awarded to a student from the South East region of Victoria with financial need
UC South West Scholarship All students Awarded to a student from the South West region of Victoria with financial need
UC Staff Scholarship All students Awarded to a student on criteria determined in January 2018
University College Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a female student from regional Australia with financial need
Ursula Hoff Scholarship All students Awarded to a student studying Art History, Curatorship, or Creative Arts and based on a 300 word personal statement. The statement should highlight a commitment to the study of one of these fields
Wheeler Scholarship Returning students Awarded to a student with financial need
YMF Kathy Avdiev Memorial Scholarship All students Awarded to a student studying music, on the basis of an audition

External opportunities

Aim for the Stars
The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation was created to nurture talented young women through mentoring and financial support.

Australian Catholic University (ACU)
ACU students have access to a range of financial support services to help with the cost of uni. Scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $20,000, and are offered for a variety of reasons.

Faculty of Arts (The University of Melbourne)
The Faculty of Arts offers a unique range of scholarships to provide scholars with opportunities for development and research in the humanities, social sciences and languages.

Faculty of Business and Economics (The University of Melbourne)
Scholarships are available to Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate and Research students.

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (The University of Melbourne)
The Faculty offers an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework students.

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (The University of Melbourne)
These awards are made possible by generous donations and bequests to support Faculty initiatives or areas of study. These give recipients the best educational experience possible and allow specific areas of academia to be advanced.

Gardiner Foundation – Tertirary Scholarships Program
The Gardiner Dairy Foundation vision is to invest in emerging leaders and practices to help develop a long term future for the dairy industry.
2018 Tertiary Scholarships flyer

Graduate Women Victoria
The goal of Graduate Women Victoria is to serve and empower women through education and advocacy locally, nationally and internationally.

Melbourne Business School (The University of Melbourne)
Home to Australia’s first MBA and executive education programs, Melbourne Business School was a pioneer in the development of business education in Australia.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education (The University of Melbourne)
Melbourne Graduate School of Education are at the cutting edge of teaching and research, and are number one in Australia for education and top five in the world.

Melbourne Law School (The University of Melbourne)
Melbourne Law School is a leader and innovator in legal education, and a vibrant place of learning that values ideas, excellence and intellectual exchange.

Melbourne Medical School (The University of Melbourne)
Melbourne Medical School is the oldest medical school in Australia and internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice.

Melbourne School of Design – Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (The University of Melbourne)
The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning is a vibrant community of staff and students whose interest and expertise focuses on the built environment.

Melbourne School of Engineering (The University of Melbourne)
The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) is the leading provider of engineering and IT education in Australia.

Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmacuetical Sciences
As Australia’s leading faculty of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmacuetical Sciences are at the forefront of both research and education in our field.

Pharmacy Guild of Australia
The Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme is one of the suite of programs under the Rural Pharmacy Workforce Programs which are designed to strengthen and support the rural pharmacy workforce, in turn to provide increased access to quality pharmacy services for consumers residing in rural and remote regions of Australia.

RMIT University
RMIT is committed to enriching and transforming the futures of our students and annually awards more than 2000 scholarships worth millions of dollars.

Rural Finance Scholarships
Rural Finance has been supporting the future generations of agricultural leaders for 26 years. We know there is a continued need to foster the next generation and we are committed to supporting passionate and talented students who have a career commitment to agriculture via our Scholarship Program.

Study Melbourne
Study Melbourne is the largest online international student community in Australia, and reaches a global audience of 500,000+ users via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WeChat and LinkedIn.

The Aspiration Initiative
The Indigenous Scholarships Portal lists scholarship opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The University of Melbourne
Coming from different places with different passions and ambitions is the reason why the University of Melbourne offers such a huge variety of scholarships.

Victorian College of the Arts – VCA (The University of Melbourne)
The Victorian College of the Arts, within the Faculty of VCA and MCM at the University of Melbourne, is committed to providing a deep and transformative learning experience in pursuit of artistic excellence, innovation and an absorbing education.

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is Australia’s oldest medical research institute. The vision was for an institute that ‘will be the birthplace of discoveries rendering signal service to mankind in the prevention and removal of disease and the mitigation of suffering’.

Scholarship FAQs

Who is eligible?

The UC Scholarship Program is open to all new and returning, undergraduate and graduate students of University College.

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?

2018 UC Scholarships Program will open for applications in August 2017 and close in January 2018. Successful recipients will be notified in 2018, following a meeting of the Scholarships Committee soon after the closing date.

If you wish to apply for the Ann Miller Indigenous Scholarship, please complete the Ann Miller Indigenous Scholarship expression of interest form and submit to the Advancement Manager via email at AdvancementManager@unicol.unimelb.edu.au

Further information

For further information on the UC Scholarship Program, please contact the Advancement Manager at AdvancementManager@unicol.unimelb.edu.au or phone +61 3 9349 9113.