Scholarships

International House offers over a quarter of a million dollars annually in full and partial scholarships to international and Australian students, and for both new and continuing students.

Scholarships recognise academic ability, financial need, or contribution to the community. Some scholarships are awarded to students in specific degrees; or from specific countries or regions, including regional Australia. Other scholarships are open to any student, studying at any university in Victoria.

The majority of our scholarships cover or reduce accommodation fees, but we also offer scholarships to fund travel for volunteering opportunities, and bursary grants which can be used for any purpose.

To enquire about scholarships, please contact Dr Katherine Firth.

All students are given the opportunity to apply for a scholarship as part of their application. Students will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Scholarships awarded in 2020

Entrance undergraduate accommodation fee scholarships - for students new to International House

Domestic Scholarships (for Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens)

  • For Commerce students   

    Dawn-Wade: Full fee, three-year accommodation fee scholarship 
    Domestic student from rural or regional Victoria, studying Commerce at the University of Melbourne. Special Entry Access Scheme, financial disadvantage. Awarded with the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics. One entrant scholarship and two returning scholarships awarded.

    Commerce at International House: Full fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    Domestic student from rural or regional Victoria, studying Commerce at the University of Melbourne. Special Entry Access Scheme, financial disadvantage. Awarded with the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics. Two scholarships awarded.
  • For Science students (including Science, Agriculture and Biomedicine)  

    Clifford Family Scholarship: Half fee, three-year accommodation fee scholarship
    Domestic student from rural or regional Victoria, studying Science, Biomedicine or Agriculture at the University of Melbourne. Special Entry Access Scheme, financial disadvantage. Two entrant scholarships awarded; three returning scholarships awarded.

  • For students of any degree   

    Frank and Valerie Larkins: Quarter fee, two-year accommodation fee scholarship
    Domestic student who demonstrates two of the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the community.

    Robert M Fels Rotary: Half fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship        
    Domestic student who demonstrates two of the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the community.

    Weickhardt Academic Potential: Quarter fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship  
    Domestic first year entrant to the University of Melbourne with the highest school-leaving results.

International Scholarships

  • Accommodation fee scholarships   

    SEAVIC Lodge No 8 Freemasons: $5000, three-year accommodation fee scholarship        
    Entrant, from Malaysia, who demonstrates financial need.

    Richard Cullen and SK Chan: $5000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship
    Entrant, from China, Hong Kong SAR or Taiwan; demonstrates two of the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the community. One scholarship awarded semester 1. One scholarship available semester 2.

    Paul Wheelton: Full fee, three-year accommodation fee scholarship      
    International student studying Commerce at the University of Melbourne, female, preferably from Bali, Indonesia, who demonstrates financial need.

    Mavis Jackson Academic Potential: Quarter fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship  
    International first year entrant to the University of Melbourne with the highest school-leaving results.

    Returners scholarships—for students continuing to study at International House

  • Accommodation fee scholarships   

    1964 Alumni: $4000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    Domestic student who demonstrates two of the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the community.

    Andrew Lee: Half fee, two years accommodation fee scholarship        
    International student, preferably from Hong Kong SAR, who demonstrates two of the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the community. Two scholarships awarded.

    Donovan-Johnston: $2500, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    International student, who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement. Four scholarships awarded.

    Lyndal Pascoe: $2500, one-year accommodation fee scholarship
    Domestic student studying at the University of Melbourne, who demonstrates academic achievement and contribution to the House.

    Mavis Jackson: $5000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    Academic achievement, second highest grades in the House.

    Peter Cole: Quarter fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship  
    Domestic student, who demonstrates two of the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the House

    Sundarason: Quarter fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship
    Domestic or international student studying at the University of Melbourne, who demonstrates academic achievement and contribution to the House

    Vi Peterson: $1000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship          
    Domestic or international student, who demonstrates two of the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the House

    Weickhardt: Quarter fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship              
    Academic achievement, highest grades in the House.

    Charlie Jong: $2000, one-year accommodation fees scholarship          
    Returning student studying graduate dentistry, possibly medicine, who demonstrates academic achievement and contribution to the House.

    • Travel Scholarships    

      Global Citizenship: $5000, travel scholarship          
      Volunteer for a humanitarian aid project, preferably in an underdeveloped region, who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement. Scholarship available for summer 2020.

      TASC: $2000, travel scholarships        
      Volunteer at the Bamboo School in Thailand. Two scholarships available for summer 2020.
    • Bursary Grant Scholarships    

      Peter Reade: $1000, one-year bursary grant scholarship
      Domestic student, who demonstrates two of the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the House.

      Rotary Club of Malvern: $1000, one-year bursary grant scholarship
      Domestic student, who demonstrates two of the following criteria: financial need, academic achievement, contribution to the House.

Scholarships Application

Once you have applied for a residential place at International House, you can download, complete and submit this form to apply for an IH scholarship.*  Please follow the instructions on the form carefully.

Scholarship applications for 2020 are now closed.

"International House has been amazing in fostering an incredibly supportive environment for all of us, taking care of us and encouraging us to do things to take care of ourselves, both mentally and physically. I've made friends I know will last a lifetime and I've had experiences I would never have had otherwise. It’s been one of the greatest experiences of my life so far and I wouldn’t change it for the world."

Abbey Milligan (Bendigo, Australia)

Clifford Family Scholarship awardee 2019 - 2021

"I believe diversity and cross-cultural connection is so important for bettering ourselves. Learning and understanding other backgrounds and experiences is so valuable and International House provides that opportunity, for all students across the globe to meet and create a community that supports one another. I am so thankful for the scholarship, which has given me the opportunity to leave my small country town, attend university and the invaluable experience of college life. It has changed my life and given me an opportunity to excel and strive to better myself and build a successful future."

Bryce Owen (Mallacoota, Australia)​

Dawn Wade Scholarship awardee 2019 – 2021​

“The supportive and encouraging atmosphere at International House made me feel like I could find a home away from home and make lots of new friends - which certainly did happen! It really does feel like you're being supported every step of the way through your academic journey. Coming from Sri Lanka, getting a scholarship at International House has enabled me to settle down and find my roots in a place that provides nothing but love and support. Without the scholarship, I probably would not have been so at ease settling down into Australia, and it has helped my family immensely.”​

Pranavie Vijayakumar (Sri Lanka)​ ​

Mavis Jackson Academic Potential Scholarship awardee 2019​

Applications for 2020 residential places are still open.

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