Melbourne Scholarships

Melbourne National Scholarship

Melbourne National Scholarships are awarded to talented undergraduate students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement during their Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate (IB).


The Melbourne National Scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • Tuition fee-exempt Commonwealth Supported Place (valued up to $32,000);
  • A living allowance for three years with a value of:
    • $5,000 per year for students who studied in Victoria
    • $10,000 per year for students who studied outside Victoria
  • Melbourne Global Scholars Award of up to $2,500 for an approved period of overseas study as an Exchange or Study Abroad student
  • Travel allowance of $700 for students who studied outside Victoria 

The scholarship may be extended with another year for students who enrol in a concurrent diploma at the same time as their Bachelor degree course at the University of Melbourne.


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • be either:
    • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen and have completed Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia, or 
    • an Australian citizen and have completed Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate outside Australia.
  • have applied for a University of Melbourne course for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12 or IB via VTAC,
  • have achieved an ATAR of:
    • at least 99.90 for students with a VTAC preference for a University of Melbourne Bachelor degree
    • at least 99.85 and an audition score of A+ for students with a VTAC preference for the University of Melbourne Bachelor of Music
    • at least 90.00 for students from Indigenous Australian descent
  • not have been awarded results in a degree course at a tertiary institution in Australia; and
  • satisfy the prerequisites for your nominated course

The status of Indigenous Australians must be confirmed by the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.


You do not need to submit an application for this scholarship. Eligible students who have applied for admission to the University via VTAC will be automatically considered. Scholarship offers are conditional on receiving an offer for admission to a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree.


This scholarship is offered to all eligible students on the basis of their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).


The first offers are made a few days after the Victorian Year 12 ATAR results are released in December. Further offers are made in January and February to students who have completed IB or Year 12 outside Victoria.

More information

If you have any further queries, please submit a scholarship enquiry

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