Melbourne saw much of its initial growth following a 19th century gold rush. This led to the establishment of Australia’s second university. The University of Melbourne is one of the world’s leading educational institutions, and one of the leaders in Australia in terms of what it can offer its students through academic scholarships. We will take a quick glance at the scholarship programs it can offer its domestic, undergraduate, international, and graduate students.
Domestic undergraduate students have access to a wide range of educational scholarships. The student grants range from a value of AUD 2500 to up to AUD 60,500. Aid does not just come in the form of money for college, as some programs such as the Chancellor’s Scholars Program works to help the student by guaranteeing them a place on a graduate program.
The student scholarships on offer for international undergraduate students are fewer in number, but remain generous. The principal program, based on merit, offers a student grant of up to AUD 138,000 for tuition.
The grants and scholarships on offer for graduate domestic students are very diverse. People pursuing masters degrees and doctorates have access to educational scholarships of from AUD 2,000 to AUD 28,000 for living allowances. Not only are the grants for education available to students who have achieve great things such as the advancement of human rights, but also individuals in particularly difficult situations.
International graduate students, have access to many more options than their undergraduate counterparts. Taught students can get educational grants on up to AUD 15,300 on top of fee remission. Researchers have access to many more options, the most generous of which is the VIRS (Victoria International Research Scholarship). This is the only one of the scholarship programs to offer both up to AUD 90,000 as well as a full fee waiver.
Each school and college at the University of Melbourne also offers its own individual college scholarships. The scholarship applications have their own processes and will need to be looked at individually. As is clear to see, however, the university is prepared to support its students.