Type of Funding
The University of Melbourne is offering the Melbourne Humanitarian Access Scholarship to talented undergraduate or graduate international students who have applied for asylum in Australia, for studies commencing AY 2019.
Scholars will receive a 100% fee remission and a living allowance of up to $5,000 per year (paid in 2 instalments in April and September) for up to the standard full-time duration of the degree course.
Undergraduate: Applicants must have applied for or are the holders of an Australian temporary protection (or asylum) visa. They must have completed Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia and have applied for a University of Melbourne undergraduate course via VTAC for commencement in the year following completion of Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate. They have to satisfy the course prerequisites and have achieved at least the minimum ATAR score for the University of Melbourne course. Those who have undertaken tertiary studies (excluding extension studies completed as part of a Year 12 program) are ineligible.
Graduate: Applicants must have applied for or are the holders of an Australian temporary protection (or asylum) visa and have applied for a University of Melbourne graduate degree by coursework. They need to satisfy the course prerequisites and have achieved at least the minimum entry score for the University of Melbourne course.
Scholars will be selected based on academic merit. Where there are more candidates than scholarships available or more than 1 candidate with a preference for the same degree course, the scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest entry score.
Applications are to be done online between 1 October 2018 and 30 November 2018.