Awards, Prizes and Scholarships

The Faculty of Science supports excellence and potential with a range of scholarships, awards and prizes for our students.

Find scholarships

To find scholarships you’re eligible for, visit the Melbourne Scholarships website.

Melbourne Scholarships

How to apply for scholarships

Many scholarships are awarded by automatic consideration. This means you don’t need to apply or contact us to register your interest. Everyone who is eligible will be automatically considered.

If a scholarship is open for application, before applying, check that you are eligible, then carefully read the information on how to apply.

What can a scholarship do?

Emily Roycroft

Emily Roycroft

PhD candidate (BioSciences)
Recipient of a Dame Margaret Blackwood Soroptimist Scholarship

"I am incredibly grateful for support over two years during my PhD. With a young child, travelling for research can be financially and logistically difficult. The scholarship has significantly relieved this pressure, allowing me to visit and work with interstate collaborators, as well as to attend conferences."

Daniel Ferlewicz

Daniel Ferlewicz

Master of Science (Physics)
Recipient of a Jean E Laby Bursary

"Receiving the bursary has definitely changed how I see my future from here. In knowing that there are people out there willing to give a helping hand, I want to keep pushing on with my studies, trying to break through the barriers that I’ve had in the hope that one day I will be able to give back to society through some breakthrough or contribution to the field."

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Vandana Thutupalli

Master of Biotechnology
Recipient of the Science Graduate Scholarship (International)

“I am inspired by Biotechnology as it delves into the technical aspects of biological science. Receiving the Science Graduate Scholarship means I'm able to manage my finances with a lesser burden. My advice to anyone wanting to study biotechnology Just go for it. Get out of your comfort zone, learn new skills and meet new people. Stay passionate about whatever you wish to study, and trust me, University of Melbourne will have a place for you.”

Giving to science

Most of our scholarships are supported by generous benefactors. For more about supporting student scholarships, visit our Giving to Science page.


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