There are a range of financial support services at the University of Melbourne including scholarships that are specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Murrup Barak provides access to bursaries and grants each semester, while the University also delivers its own financial aid including loan programs. You can learn about more general financial aid services provided by the University on the financial support and scholarships page.
Our team are here to support you so that you can focus on studying and achieving your best at university. If you are a current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student enrolled at the University, you can contact the Student Success team if you are in financial stress or need additional support.
In addition to scholarships and grants, we recommend applying for ABSTUDY if you are eligible. ABSTUDY is a government payment that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with costs associated with studying.
Murrup Barak does not administer ABSTUDY, please visit Services Australia for up-to-date information about eligibility and the application process. Our team can only provide you with general information about this payment, but we do recommend applying as early as you can to ensure you receive payments by the time classes start.
Scholarships & Grants
The University offers scholarships based on a range of factors including financial need and academic merit.
There is help is available to assist with the costs of living on campus while you study at the University.
If you are thinking about applying to the University, contact our Outreach team who can provide you with information about financial support.
Interested in what courses we have on offer?
Take a look at specific information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples considering study at the University of Melbourne. We offer support to students at any stage in their academic journey from undergraduate to research students.Find out more
There are many scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students based upon individual circumstances, such as first in family to attend university and academic merit.
Visit the Scholarships website, to view and search all scholarship options.
|Scholarship name||Applications open||Applications close||Study areas||Number awarded|
|Melbourne Access Scholarship||Automatic consideration||All study areas||~ 325|
|Residential College Access Scholarship Package||10 Aug 2022||7 Oct 2022||All study areas||~ 60|
|Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships||Automatic consideration||All study areas||~ 50|
|Indigenous Student Success Grant (Undergraduate)||1 Jan 2023||31 Oct 2023||All study areas||~ 50|
|Indigenous Bursaries||1 Jan 2023||8 Mar 2023||All study areas||~ 25|
|Indigenous Accommodation Grant||1 Jan 2023||8 Mar 2023||All study areas||~ 20|
|Fay Marles Scholarship||1 Apr 2022||31 Oct 2022||All study areas||~ 20|
|Melbourne Indigenous Merit Scholarship||Automatic consideration||All study areas||10|