About one third of students need significant financial support to come to UC.
Many students struggle with the expenses of experiencing a world class education in Australia. Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, rural and regional areas, graduate students, Indigenous students and students with families experiencing financial hardship are those most at risk of not embarking on or completing tertiary education.
Our funds cannot keep pace with the increasing cost of tertiary education and the financial pressures now faced by students and their families. Our long-term aim is to have sufficient scholarship funds to enable the most deserving students to come to University College regardless of their capacity to pay.
In 2017, the UC Scholarship Program offered 37 scholarships to 35 students, all of which had a significant impact on the students’ college and university experience. We had 55 applications, which suggests a significant deficit in the number of scholarships on offer to students.
Additional scholarship funds will make UC accessible to these students for whom the opportunity of coming to university and college is contingent on significant financial support.
We cannot currently support all those who need our assistance. With your support, we will.
If you would like more information about establishing a new scholarship or contributing towards an existing scholarship at UC, please contact the Advancement Manager at AdvancementManager@unicol.unimelb.edu.au or +61 3 9349 9113.