Find out about the conditions for coursework scholarships at the University of Melbourne.
Your scholarship offer will include the terms and conditions of your scholarship. The information on this page applies to scholarships that are subject to the Coursework Scholarship Terms and Conditions.
If you have any questions, please contact Stop 1.
Scholarships are usually awarded for the maximum duration and cannot be extended. However, making changes to your enrolment can affect your payments or the duration of your scholarship.
Deferring your course
Most scholarships can be deferred to the following calendar year. If you receive permission to defer your course, your scholarship will be automatically updated accordingly.
Some scholarships can only be deferred if there are compassionate or compelling circumstances that prevented you from starting your course. We will ask you to provide your reasons for deferring, and will either defer or decline your scholarship based on your reasons.
If your scholarship cannot be deferred and you do not start your course in the year for which the scholarship was offered, we will withdraw or decline your scholarship.
If your scholarship has been deferred but you decide not to defer your course, submit an online enquiry to the Scholarships team after enrolling so we can activate your scholarship.
If you are enrolled for part-time study, your scholarship payments will continue for up to the maximum duration of the scholarship. Your scholarship will not be extended as a result of your part-time enrolment.
Please note: if you receive scholarship payments while enrolled part-time, you should declare these as assessable income in your tax return.
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Leave of absence
If you are granted a leave of absence from your course, your scholarship will be automatically suspended until you return from leave. The duration of your scholarship will be extended by the duration of your leave.
While on a leave of absence, you will still be able to receive payment for prizes bestowed for the previous year.
Course withdrawal or early completion
You must be enrolled in a coursework degree in order to receive scholarship payments.
If you complete your course early or withdraw from your course, your scholarship will be completed. You will not be entitled to any remaining payments scheduled for after your completion date.
If the transfer is approved, the duration of your allowance payments will not be extended.
In some circumstances, a transfer of your scholarship may not be approved and your scholarship will be completed. For example, if the scholarship was awarded for a specific course, you are starting a new course without credit for previous study, or you have not maintained an academic status of ‘good standing’.
Your scholarship will also cease if you transfer to a course outside of the University of Melbourne (this does not apply to approved exchange programs).
Concurrent diplomas and single subjects
Some scholarships, such as the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship and Melbourne Access Scholarship, can be extended by up to one year when you enrol in a concurrent diploma.
Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars can also receive an exemption of the HECS Student Contribution for single subject enrolments at the University of Melbourne for a maximum of 25 credit points.
You must maintain satisfactory academic progress (i.e. academic status of 'good standing') to continue to receive your scholarship.
Some scholarships require you to achieve a minimum average result each semester. If you are the recipient of a:
- Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
- Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship
- Melbourne Graduate Scholarship
You are expected to achieve an average result of 70 in each half-year study period. If you do not, your scholarship benefits may be suspended.