Inbound students Study Abroad and Exchange at the University of Melbourne
- Exchange funding
- ISEP funding for exchange
- Study Abroad funding
- OS-HELP Loans FAQs
- Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship 2016
- New Colombo Plan Scholarship 2016 *NEW*
- Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarship
- Other funding opportunities
Beginning in 2012, students can only be awarded one amount of funding in each round through the office of Melbourne Scholarships. Students will, however, be considered for all possible options.
Information about the following is available on this page:
- Melbourne Global Scholars Award;
- Melbourne Global Financial Assistance;
- Melbourne Global Scholarships in Language Study;
- Universitas 21 Funding;
- Faculty Funding for Exchange;
- Aitchison Travelling Scholarship;
- Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship;
- Lin Martin Melbourne Global Scholarship;
- The Alan Gilbert Mobility Scholarship;
- International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Funding;
- OS-HELP Loans; and
- Other Funding Opportunities
A Melbourne Global Scholars Award (formerly Melbourne Global Scholarship or Melbourne Global Grant) for exchange students provides a one-off payment of between $1,000 and $2,500. It is designed to assist students meet basic travel costs and is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability.
Undergraduate students, including honours students, and graduate coursework students are automatically considered for a Melbourne Global Scholars Award (MGSA). No separate application is necessary. Go to the Melbourne Global Scholars Award entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
Students who enter the University of Melbourne as a Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar or, from 2011 to 2016, with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR, previously known as an ENTER) of at least 98 or, from 2012 as a Chancellor's Scholar, will be guaranteed funding to undertake a period of study overseas during their undergraduate degree provided they meet the eligibility criteria. See the details on the Melbourne Scholarships website.
Graduate research students are not eligible to receive a MGSA and should instead investigate travel funding options through Melbourne Scholarships.
Students who have received a MGSA, including a Melbourne Global Scholarship in Language Study or a Melbourne Global Grant, previously are not eligible to receive a MGSA in the same degree.
Students awarded a Melbourne Global Grant or an MGSA in a previous round who deferred their exchange, will be reconsidered under the guidelines of the new round in which they will travel.
All undergraduate students, including honours students, and graduate coursework students studying overseas for 12 weeks or longer may also apply for Melbourne Global Financial Assistance, which provides a grant of an amount determined on the basis of financial need. Such grants will not normally exceed $2,000 in value.
This assistance is awarded on the basis of financial need, where the receipt of benefits, scholarships, destination, length of study and parental assistance are all taken into consideration. Financial Assistance applications are available from the link below and are processed after the Melbourne Global Grant and Melbourne Global Scholars Award offers have been made.
Students may only receive Melbourne Global Financial Assistance once in the same degree.
Go to the Melbourne Global Financial Assistance entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
Students currently enrolled in a modern language subject as part of their undergraduate degree or diploma may be eligible for a Melbourne Global Scholarship in Language Study. The amount awarded usually ranges from $1,000 to $7,000.
Exchange students who are unsuccessful in obtaining a Melbourne Global Scholarship in Language Study will be automatically considered for a Melbourne Global Travel Grant. Students who do receive the Language Study Scholarship will be ineligible for a Melbourne Global Grant and a Melbourne Global Scholars Award.
Go to the Melbourne Global Scholarships in Language Study on the School of Languages and Linguistics website for more information.
The University is providing additional funding for students wishing to study on exchange at institutions which are members of Universitas 21 (U21).
Students applying to a U21 institution are automatically considered for the funding. No separate application is necessary. If you are accepted by a U21 institution for an exchange and have NOT received a Melbourne Global Grant or other funding through Melbourne Scholarships, you may be eligible to receive U21 funding of a $1,000. Where more students are eligible than funding is available, the funding will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Go to the Universitas 21 Funding entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
Faculty funding is usually tied to acceptance at particular exchange destinations. The following faculties provide general one-off payments to exchange students to specified faculty partners:
Note: payments are subject to faculty discretion and funds availability.
The Aitchison Travelling Scholarship was established with the aim of helping an undergraduate student in financial need to study overseas for at least one semester at an approved institution.
One scholarship is available annually to a currently enrolled student at the University of Melbourne and will be awarded in May every year.
Go to the Aitchison Travelling Scholarship entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
The Westpac Bank has established a foundation and given a gift to future generations of Australians to commemorate Westpac’s 200th anniversary in 2017. The Asia Exchange Scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to undergraduate students who are undertaking one semester of overseas study at a leading Asian university.
Go to the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
The Lin Martin Melbourne Global Scholarship is a travelling scholarship established for students who have experienced social, educational or financial disadvantage and who wish to study overseas for a shorter period of time for credit to their University of Melbourne degree. It is named in honour of a former of a much respected former Academic Registrar of the University, Ms Lin Martin.
Go to the Lin Martin Melbourne Global Scholarship entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
The Alan Gilbert Mobility Scholarship is a travelling scholarship established to honour the memory of the late Professor Alan Gilbert, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne (1996-2004). It is intended to assist students wishing to study overseas as part of their studies at the University of Melbourne.
Prof. Gilbert was instrumental in encouraging the University to extend beyond its physical and figurative boundaries to become a truly global institution. He also established the Melbourne Scholarships Program. The amount and number of scholarships will vary from year to year at the discretion of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement) on the advice of the Alan Gilbert Mobility Scholarship Committee.
Go to the Alan Gilbert Mobility Scholarship entry on the Melbourne Scholarships website for more information.
The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) funding from the Australian government is to assist fund exchanges to designated places around the world. The funding is applied for annually by the University and the eligible destinations change each year.
An Australian government loan scheme to assist Australian students undertake some of their study towards their undergraduate degree overseas. For more information, including instructions on how to apply, see the Frequently Asked Questions for OS-HELP Loans.
Visit the other funding opportunities webpage for a list of country and institution-specific funding opportunities (some of which are available only to University of Melbourne exchange students) and a list of prizes, exhibitions, scholarships and bursaries available to University of Melbourne students.
Date created: 1 February 2011 Last modified: (none) Authoriser: Associate Director, Global Mobility Maintainer Melbourne Global Mobility Email: email@example.com