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.

  • 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 Graduate Scholarship
    Open to high achieving international students undertaking a graduate coursework degree, this scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit.

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.

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.

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 process

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

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

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).

Application dates are announced in the Melbourne Law Masters Newsletter.


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

Scholarship EligibilityTotal valueApplication dates
Melbourne Law School Mobility Scholarship Open to current Melbourne Law School students, this scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need. At least $1,500 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. $6,000 - $8,000


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. Varying amounts Closed


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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