Yao Yi and Xu Bin Asia Leaders Scholarship


Melbourne alumni Yao Yi (LLM 1996) and Xu Bin (LLM 1999) very generously established this scholarship to support students from China Mainland commencing the three-year Juris Doctor (JD) degree at Melbourne Law School.

Successful scholarship applicants will also be provided with enhanced opportunities to gain a broader understanding and first-hand experience of international, Australian and Asian affairs and legal issues through mentoring, internships, and other extra-curricular opportunities.

The vision of the Law School and the scholarship’s supporters is that through their world-class legal training and wider perspective of the world, Asia and Australia, future scholars will become leaders and advocates in their communities and will play an important role in fostering closer relationships between Australia and its Asian neighbours.


Open to students who are commencing the Melbourne JD and citizens of China Mainland. Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia are not eligible.

Selection criteria

Selection is based on academic merit with preference for demonstrated financial need and evidence of actual and future leadership potential, commitment to the community and/or furthering relations between Australia and Asia.


One scholarship will be awarded to a student commencing the Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) program in 2018.

The value of the scholarship is $25,000 AUD per year for three years, for a total of $75,000 AUD.

How to apply

Applicants must firstly have submitted an application for the Juris Doctor by the application deadline of 1 November for commencement the following year. Applicants who wish to be considered for this scholarship must also complete the scholarship application by the 1 November.

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