Melbourne Law Masters Scholarships and Awards

Commencing students

Students commencing a new Melbourne Law Masters program of study will be automatically considered for the following scholarships and bursary.

  • Alex Chernov Scholarship
    Open to international students from India commencing a Masters-level course from within the various specialist legal areas of the Melbourne Law Masters program at Melbourne Law School, this scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • Melbourne Law Masters Indigenous Bursary
    Open to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students admitted to any of our Melbourne Law Masters courses or single subjects* who will receive a bursary to cover approximately 75% of their course or subject fees. If you are offered a place, we will contact you with next steps to receive your bursary. For further information, please contact
    *If studying a single subject through the Community Access Program, please forward your application acknowledgement email to once you’ve submitted your application. If you are offered a place, we will contact you with next steps to receive your bursary.

Current students

Eligibility and how to apply

Melbourne Law School Scholarships for current students are all awarded based on application.

All applicants must:

  • Be a currently enrolled Melbourne Law Masters student, and
  • Meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship.

Application process

Only one application is required - applicants do not need to submit individual applications for each available scholarship, excluding the following:

  • Tom Zucker Scholarship in Employment and Labour Relations Law; and
  • Women in Tax Law Travel Scholarship

Follow the link to the relevant scholarships as outlined in the tables below to access the application form.

Demonstrated financial need

Students who wish to be eligible for scholarships that consider financial need must submit the University of Melbourne’s Student Financial Assessment form for each round of scholarships for which they are applying.

Important: Applications submitted to Melbourne Law School without an accompanying Student Financial Assessment Form submission will be ineligible for scholarships with a financial need component.

Note: Applicants who have previously completed this form (within six (6) months) will have pre-populated information provided from their last submission and are encouraged to re-submit the form before the scholarship rounds' deadline to be considered.

Application dates

A primary round of applications (Round 1) will be held in February/March each year.

If there are no eligible candidates for any given scholarship in Round 1, a scholarship may be offered in a second round of applications (Round 2) of the same year (usually July/August).

For 2023, the Round 2 applications closed on 6 August.


Current Melbourne Law Masters students may apply for a variety of scholarships which are assessed against a range of selection criteria.

ScholarshipEligibilityTotal valueApplication dates
Melbourne Law School Excellence Grant Open to all Melbourne Law School students, this grant is awarded on the basis of financial need. $5,000 Closed
Tom Zucker Scholarship in Employment Law and Labour Relations Law Open to students who are enrolled in Melbourne Law School's Employment and Labour Relations Law courses and who are employed by, or who are officials of, an Australian trade union or peak union organisation. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. $5,000 Closed
Women in Tax Law Travel Scholarship Open to current, female, Melbourne Law School students and alumn seeking financial support to undertake studies or research overseas in the area of Tax Law. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Demonstrated leadership experience/potential is desired. at least $4000 Closed

Students are encouraged to view the latest advice and support relating to Study Overseas.

Special Conditions

  • Students applying for Mobility Scholarships must ensure:
    • Travel is arranged within six (6) months of receiving the scholarship
    • Travel is approved for credit at Melbourne Law School and reflected on the student’s study plan
    • Travel is completed within 12 months of receiving the scholarship.
  • Students can only receive Melbourne Law School Mobility Funding once during each University of Melbourne degree.


Applicants of current student scholarships will be advised if they have been offered a scholarship within eight weeks of application closing dates. The offer will include information on when payments are due to occur.

Melbourne Law School reserves the right to withhold a scholarship from being awarded in either Round, as well as the number of scholarships awarded, and amount awarded, without notice.

Reasons for non-selection and feedback on individual applications will not be provided.

Awards Terms and Conditions

Scholarship applicants and recipients are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Melbourne Law School Awards Terms and Conditions.

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Melbourne Scholarships

The Melbourne Scholarships Program is one of the most generous and comprehensive in Australia. It recognises outstanding academic achievement of students from Australia and around the world.

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Melbourne Law School has a long-standing tradition of awarding prizes in recognition of students’ outstanding academic achievement.

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