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Special Scholarships

These specialised scholarships are restricted to particular categories of recipients. In many cases applications to the Master are required. This requirement is indicated below.

Major scholarships are 15% of annual fees, minor scholarships are 10% of annual fees.

Application Forms

These scholarships may be applied for by undergraduates only.

Please note:
An asterisk sign (*) indicates that financial disadvantage must be demonstrated. Please fill in the Financial Assistance application form.

List of Scholarships

  • Indigenous Scholarships* (valued at up to 50% of fees)
    Most of our indigenous students receive Abstudy and choose the residential option which covers almost all of their fees at the College. The indigenous scholarships of at least $5,000 per annum contributes towards incidentals and other living expenses and are made possible through the generous support of alumni and friends of the College. If an indigenous student at the University of Melbourne is not eligible for Abstudy, he/she may be eligible for up to 50% off residential fees. The scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Applications must be directed to the Master’s Office, which will be able to give further information.
  • Fellows’ Scholarship (valued at 20% of fees, Academic Excellence)
    This scholarship was instituted by the Fellows of the College in 2003 and is awarded to the student who obtained the most outstanding academic results in the previous year. This scholarship cannot be applied for.
  • Fellows’ Scholarship (valued at 20% of fees, General Excellence)
    This scholarship was instituted by the Fellows of the College in 2003 and is awarded to a student showing great potential in the areas of leadership and service to society. This scholarship cannot be applied for.
  • The Lionel Phillips and Takahiro Chikashima Undergraduate Scholarship for Asian Studies (valued at 20% of fees)
    The scholarship is donated by Mr Takahiro Chikashima in honour of Lionel Phillips (Arts, 1940), who spent much of his life in Japan working in the Australian diplomatic service. It is awarded to a second or third year undergraduate student whose degree contains a focus on one or more of the following areas: (a) Japanese, Chinese or Korean language, history or culture; (b) Australia’s relations with Japan, China or Korea; or (c) Business or legal studies focusing on Japan, China or Korea. Qualified applicants can apply in writing to the Master.

  • Rex Johnson (valued at 10% of fees)
    This scholarship is awarded to a student who has shown demonstrable leadership in non-academic areas of College and University life. It was donated by Mr A. R. M. Johnson, a distinguished engineer and a Fellow of the College, who died in 2003 at the age of 96. This scholarship cannot be applied for.
  • Dr Winston Rickards (valued at 10% of fees)
    Scholarship in honour of the distinguished pediatrician and child psychiatrist, who was a student at the College from 1938 to 1942 and for many years Vice-President of its Council. Awarded to a continuing student showing academic and professional potential in the field of medicine or the health sciences, particularly if showing an interest in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. The scholarship may be applied for in writing to the Master.
  • Organ scholarship (valued at 10% of fees)
    Scholarship to the value of $1500 for an applicant who wishes to study the organ at Queen’s College. The successful applicant will receive a 30 minute lesson each week from the College organist. Preference will be given be given a first-year Bachelor of Music student at the University of Melbourne who is resident at Queen’s College, but other applicants, including those who are non-resident, are also welcome to apply. Further information can be obtained from the Director of the Choir – see College Choir.