Scholarships for International Students
Melbourne Law School Scholarships
Harold Ford Melbourne JD Scholarships
The Melbourne JD Harold Ford Scholarship is an initiative between the Melbourne Law School, alumni and leading members of the legal profession who shared the vision that law school should be open for all capable students regardless of their financial situation.
Named in honour of Professor Emeritus Harold Ford, former Dean of Melbourne Law School, this scholarship provides a number of selected students with financial support during their JD.
In 2013, up to four scholarships of $15,000 over three years will be available. The scholarship will be paid to the recipient as an annual payment of $5,000. The number and value of the scholarships are subject to the net annual income of the trust from which this scholarship is awarded.
- Studying or planning to study the Melbourne JD; and
- Have demonstrable financial need.
The Melbourne JD Harold Ford Scholarships are awarded to applicants based on demonstrated financial need. Consideration may also be given to personal statements.
How to apply
Students offered a place in the JD will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Consideration will be given to financial need and only those who have applied under the disadvantaged socio-economic category of the Graduate Access Melbourne Scheme (GAMS) will automatically be considered. If you have not previously done so and now wish to supply this financial information, please follow the steps below:
- Complete a JD GAM Supplementary form and include your full name, date of birth, and application/student ID on the front page.
- Prepare a one page covering letter (not more than one page in length) stating that you wish to be considered for a Harold Ford Scholarship.
- Email the completed form, supporting documents, and one page letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00pm on Monday 10 December 2012.
Melbourne Law School Scholarships and Awards for Current JD Students
Melbourne Law School offers a number of prestigious scholarships each year to suitably qualified candidates. Several prizes and awards that recognise outstanding academic achievement in the Melbourne JD program are also available. More details.
The Law School also awards the top 2 highest achieving Fee students (based on first year JD results in the eight compulsory subjects) a CSP for the remainder of their degree starting in Semester 1 of their second year. No application is required. All fee-paying first year JD students who have completed their first eight first year subjects are automatically considered.
Melbourne JD Scholarships available at Residential Colleges
Trinity College Graduate Law Scholarships
Trinity College offers two graduate law scholarships for students studying for the Melbourne JD who apply successfully for residential place at the College.
Value: Half fee remission, valued at approximately $11,000.
Duration: One year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Criteria: The two scholarships are offered on a competitive basis among all JD applicants to the College. High academic achievement, admirable personal qualities and a commitment to the communal ideals of the College are essential. Students with demonstrated financial need will be preferred if all other criteria are met equally.
Other Information: All graduate students are also eligible to apply for financial assistance and may be considered for paid tutorial teaching.
Contact: Please contact Trinity College directly for further application details and closing dates.
Other Residential College Scholarships
Some of the residential Colleges at the University of Melbourne are able to provide some form of financial assistance to international students. Please visit their scholarships website for further details.
University of Melbourne Scholarships
Please visit the University of Melbourne Graduate Coursework Scholarships website to check for any new scholarships.
New Generation International Graduate Awards
$10,000 payment towards fees in the first year of enrolment for students who have completed their final year of an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne in 2009 and have applied to undertake a professional entry graduate degree. Students are automatically considered for the award when they apply for admission to the JD. More details.
All Melbourne JD offered students can apply for any Scholarships offered to 'Masters/Postgraduate/Graduate Coursework' students provided they meet all other criteria for scholarship.
External Scholarships Database:
- The JASON Postgraduate Scholarship Database
- Study in Australia
- University of Melbourne External Scholarships Page
These are just some of the scholarships external to the University that we are aware of. This list is by no means exhaustive.
Scholarships available through the Australian Government
The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs. They include the Endeavour awards and AusAID awards. More details.
Scholarships/Funding by Country
The Future Students website has compiled a list of Scholarships/Funding by Country. Please visit the Future Students Scholarship website and scroll to down to 'Other Scholarships' to click on your regional area.
Arno Herpe Bequest
For indigenous people from the South Pacific area who can demonstrate financial need and academic success. Students must be enrolled in the JD at the time of application. More details.
German Academic Exchange Service