Undergraduate/Postgraduate Coursework
Research Higher Degree
External Scholarships
Publication Award


Undergraduate/Postgraduate Coursework

The University has a vast number of scholarships, prizes and awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of our students. Some of these are university-wide, while others are specific to a faculty or discipline. As well as recognition of success, many of our scholarships offer opportunities for you to come and study with us. These range from the highly-competitive National Scholarships, to the widely-acclaimed Access Melbourne scholarships which combine special entry and a scholarship scheme.

For more information about National Scholarships, Commonwealth Learning Scholarships, Undergraduate and Postgraduate University scholarships and the Access Melbourne scholarships, visit Melbourne Scholarships Office.

For MSLE Scholarships, click on one of the study areas below:

Students in need may also seek direct financial assistance in the form of loans and grants. For more information, check out Student Financial Aid.

Melbourne University Sport provides student-athletes with a range of scholarships and grants each year. The Sport Scholarship program offers financial and/or in-kind support to both new and continuing student-athletes with the aim of assisting these students to reach their sporting potential whilst studying at the University of Melbourne.


Externally Funded Scholarships

For information about External Scholarships and Funding, take a look at:

Australian Council of Agricultural Societies (ACAS) and Coca-Cola Scholarship Institute of Foresters of Australia (undergrad)
AM Howard Memorial Trust Institute of Foresters of Australia (postgrad)
Australian Agriculture Scholarship Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships
Australian Endeavour Awards Poultry CRC Scholarships
Department of Agriculture and Food Scholarships Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
Australian Wool Innovation Limited Rural Finance Scholarships
Commonwealth Scholarships Program The Rural Elmore Charity Ball Scholarship
PICCC Research Scholarship (partially funded by UniMelb) The National Meat Industry Scholarship
Frederick Richard O’Connell Scholarship The George Alexander Foundation
Gardiner Foundation The Solander Program
Grape and Wine Research and Development Victorian International Research Scholarship

A.J. is currently studying the Bachelor of Agriculture majoring in Sustainable Production.

As a student with great potential, he was awarded three scholarships: the William Allen Stewart Scholarship, Ian Roach Family Scholarship and John and Olga Lawless Ziegler Scholarship.

“My scholarships have helped me by providing all the essentials for my studies such as books and bus fares,” he said.

“As a student, knowing that these have been taken care of has meant the world for me. I’ve had more time to enrich my undergraduate experience by getting involved with student clubs and volunteer work. I was very grateful – it has certainly been the biggest achievement of my life so far. I am even more motivated to do well in my undergraduate studies.”

A.J. Saiful Hilmi
Bachelor of Agriculture (Sustainable Production major)

 

Research Higher Degree

The University has a vast number of scholarships to support Research students. Some of these are university-wide, while others are specific to a faculty or discipline.

For more information about the University – wide Research Scholarships, check out:

Graduate Research Scholarships

Students in need may also seek direct financial assistance in the form of loans and grants. For more information, check out Student Financial Aid.

Information about each MSLE scholarship, including selection criteria and restrictions are available by following the link on the scholarship’s name.

Not all scholarships are awarded each year. Many scholarships rely on income generated from trust funds, and amounts or number of awards paid out each year may vary. Amounts listed are indicative of past payments only.

Studying Student Type Name Awarded for Special Requirements Fund Net Annual Income when last awarded
Arboriculture Research Madeleine Selwyn-Smith Memorial Scholarship Lump sum payment Applications due 24 January 2014

Administered by MSLE Student Centre
Net annual income of the fund
Agriculture ALL The John and Olga Lawless Ziegler Scholarship Degree Demonstrated need for financial assistance.
Annual renewal subject to academic progress
Approx $5,000 p.a.
Agriculture Research Lindsay and Alice Gamble Scholarship Lump sum payment For agricultural research in and about the State of Victoria

Applications due last Friday in February or last Friday in July

Administered by MSLE Student Centre
Net annual income of the fund
Agriculture Research Henry Gyles Turner Scholarship Lump sum payment Students who have not already received substantial financial support

Applications due last Friday in February or last Friday in July

Administered by MSLE Student Centre
Net annual income of the fund
Agricultural or Animal Science Research J.M. Higgins Research Foundation Lump sum payment Priority given to projects investigating diseases in sheep and cattle or that involve experiments with fertilisers for the growth of cereals and the improvement of pasture lands

Applications due last Friday in February or last Friday in July

Administered by MSLE Student Centre
Net annual income of the fund
Agricultural Science Research Elizabeth Ann Crespin Scholarship Lump sum payment Graduate of the University who is pursuing post-graduate research work in Australia or abroad

Applications due last Friday in February or last Friday in July

Administered by MSLE Student Centre
Amount over $500 as deemed appropriate by Council
Agricultural Science Research Sir John and Lady Higgins Research Scholarship Degree Priority given to biochemistry/chemistry related research Net annual income of the fund
Agricultural Science Research Richard W.S. Nicholas Agricultural Science Scholarships Lump sum payment Research providing practical and beneficial outcomes for the state of Victoria

Applications due 30 April
Net annual income of the fund
Agricultural Science Postgraduate Loxton Bequest Lump sum payment Open to male students only Net annual income of the fund
Agricultural and Forestry Research Commencing Research L.H. Brunning Research Fund Lump sum payment Researching Pasture and other Fodder Plants suitable to Australian conditions (or other suitable project approved by MSLE)

Applications due last Friday in February or last Friday in July

Administered by MSLE Student Centre
Net annual income of the fund
Agricultural Science, Agronomy, Agribusiness, Animal Science, Crop and Plant Science PhD AWB “top up” Scholarships Degree
Projects must align with strategic aims of the Melbourne School of Land and Environment

Candidates must be Australian citizens or permanent residents
Top up for APA Holders to APA(I) level.
OR approx $22,500 p.a. towards MRS
Amenity or Ornamental Horticulture ALL Frank Keenan Scholarships One year Based at Burnley
Reapply annually
Approx $8,000 p.a.
Animal Studies or Agriculture Research Anna M. White Scholarship Lump sum payment Students researching diseases of sheep or other veterinary or agricultural subjects

Applications due 30 April
Net annual income of the fund
Biodiversity and Place: Change in Rural Victoria Research Strategic Australian Postgraduate Awards Degree Students researching broad areas of environmental science, rural history, Australian studies, geography, and landscape sociology

Applications due 15 September 2011
$22,860 (2011 rate) p.a. awarded for 3 years full time with possibility of 6 month extension.
Environmental Horticulture Research Cassandra McLean Memorial Scholarship Degree
Full-time student based at Burnley Campus Approx $30,000 stipend p.a.

Fire and water quality risks (Parkville)

Fire and soil carbon (Creswick)

PhD Fire in the Landscape - Bushfire CRC Scholarships Degree
Applicants should hold a BSc (Hons: 1 or 2A) or Masters Degree in science, engineering, physical geography, or related field, and be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand Approx $28,000 stipend p.a. plus technical and IT support

Horticulture

Postgraduate, Australian citizens or permanent residents Maurice and Helen Wood Memorial Scholarship Lump sum payment
Awarded annually to students undertaking or intending to undertake postgraduate study in horticulture and based on academic excellence in the student’s undergraduate studies

Preference is to be given to applicants who demonstrate the potential to benefit from the scholarship and to make a major commercial contribution to the nursery industry
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Travel/Research Support Scholarships

Studying Student Type Name Awarded for Special Requirements Fund Net Annual Income when last awarded
Agricultural Science Research Mary Sloane Travelling Scholarship Lump sum payment Graduates of the University wishing to visit research institutions as part of their study

Applications due last Friday in February or last Friday in July

Administered by MSLE Student Centre
Net annual income of the fund
Animal Husbandary Postgraduate WEJ Craig Travelling Scholarship Up to three years For (partial) study at an overseas University with preference to attending Queen’s University, Belfast

Annual renewal subject to academic progress

Applications due 30 June to Melbourne Scholarships Office
Approx $60,000 p.a.

Publication Award

Studying Student Type Name Awarded for Special Requirements Fund Net Annual Income when last awarded
ALL Disciplines Research MSLE Publication Award
The MSLE Publication award encourages research students to publish as they go. Please click here for Guidelines* and here for the Application form.

*Note: Publication guidelines have been significantly revised as of September 2012
Published Impact Factor Journal Articles Article must be accepted in an eligible publication,
without a requirement for further revision or amendment prior to the student submitting their Thesis

Applications due last Friday in April or last Friday in October
$800 per article

How to Apply

Scholarship applications are usually due by the 31st March unless specified otherwise. New scholarship award holders are usually notified by late April.

To apply for any of the above MSLE scholarships:

DownloadMSLE Research
Scholarships Application(pdf 1.33mb)


and return your completed form and any supporting documentation to:

MSLE Student Centre
Scholarship Applications
University of Melbourne   VIC   3010
AUSTRALIA



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