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Melbourne Law School Scholarships

Melbourne Law School offers a range of scholarships that recognise outstanding academic achievement and provide support to future students who might otherwise be excluded due to disadvantaged circumstances.

Melbourne Law School reserves the right to change the number of scholarships awarded, or the amount dispersed, without notice.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Have been offered a place in the Melbourne JD and
  • Meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship.

How to apply

Students offered a place in the Melbourne JD will automatically be considered for all of these scholarships except for the Asia Leaders Scholarships and Harold Ford Scholarship, and selection is based on their application for the Melbourne JD. With the exception of the Asia Leaders Scholarships, only those who have applied under the disadvantaged socio-economic category of the Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) scheme will automatically be considered for financial need scholarships.

Asia Leaders Scholarships

Applications are required for these scholarships:

Harold Ford Scholarship

International students interested in the Harold Ford Scholarship must also complete a disadvantaged socioeconomic circumstances – supplementary form (PDF) by 1 November prior to the year of commencement. As part of this form, you need to provide a statement explaining financial hardship you have suffered and a supporting statement from a relevant independent third party such as an accountant or financial counsellor, and any other supporting documentation that provides evidence of your financial need. Please submit your form and relevant documents by the deadline to law-admissions@unimelb.edu.au .

Special conditions

  • Students who withdraw from study before the end of the first semester of the Melbourne JD will be required to repay the scholarship in full.
  • If a recipient elects to defer their enrolment in the Melbourne JD program, the recipient will forfeit the bursary or scholarship. The recipient will be reconsidered in the year prior to commencing the program.
  • If the recipient withdraws from the JD course, the uncredited balance of the bursary or scholarship will be cancelled.
  • The bursaries or scholarships may be withdrawn at the discretion of the Dean if the recipient commits academic or general misconduct while a JD student.
Scholarship EligiblityValue (AUD, approximate)

Argyle Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need, with a preference given to students from rural or regional Australia. $5,000

Alastair Nicholson Law Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian background about to commence or currently studying the Melbourne JD. Awarded on the basis of academic results. $2,000

Alan Goldberg Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. $15,000*

Alex Chernov Scholarship

Open to international students from India commencing the Melbourne JD. Full tuition fees for the three-year full-time JD

Beach-McGauran Scholarship

Open to students who have previously completed a tertiary degree in science or a technical field, including engineering. Awarded on the basis of academic results with consideration of financial need. $10,000

Brian John Shaw Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $24,000*

Charles-Lim Capital Asia Leaders Scholarship

Open to students who are citizens of the following countries/regions:

Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, People's Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia are not eligible.

$25,000 per year for three years, for a total of $75,000

Cheryl Saunders Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $15,000*

Corrs Chambers Westgarth Indigenous Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian background about to commence or currently studying the Melbourne JD. Awarded on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. $5,000

Dean A Cinque Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $1,200

Donaghue-Evans Indigenous Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian background. Awarded on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. $15,000*

Donaghue-Evans Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $15,000*

Elizabeth Gray Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian or refugee background. Awarded on the basis of academic results. $5,000

Gilbert + Tobin Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian background. Awarded on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. $10,000

Harold Ford Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $15,000*

Helen and Bori Liberman Scholarship

Open to students of Indigenous Australian background about to commence or currently studying the Melbourne JD. Awarded on the basis of financial need. $5,000

John C Walker Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $2,000

Nathan and Pamela Jacobson Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $15,000*

Norma Jenkins Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $15,000*

Norman M O'Bryan Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need. $15,000*

Price Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of academic results and demonstrated financial need, with a preference given to students from rural or regional Australia. $15,000* and
$5,000

W John Collins Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. $5,000

Yao Yi and Xu Bin Asia Leaders Scholarship

Open to students who are citizens of the People's Republic of China. Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia are not eligible. $25,000 per year for three years, for a total of $75,000

Zelman Cowen Scholarship

Open to students on the basis of academic results. Consideration may also be given to demonstrated financial need. $5,000

* This total amount is divided into three equal amounts and paid in each year the student is enrolled (up to three years).

Scholarships for current students