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Reasons to give and what can I give to

Our talented students are your prospective employees. Take the opportunity to get to know them and help to shape their journey towards a successful career in the built environment.

There are various ways you can engage with our students, impact their learning and develop their careers:

Support the Dean’s Honours Awards

An annual celebration of our most talented students and staff.  The awards, which are generously sponsored by corporate and industry bodies, acknowledge outstanding academic achievements. Past recipients are amongst our most accomplished alumni. The awards would not be possible without the support of benefactors, including companies and organisations such as Dulux, AECOM, Australian Institute of Building and the Australian Property Institute.

Support a Studio

Studio-based learning, advocated by the University of Melbourne, has proved an effective model of learning producing industry-ready graduates. This practical approach requires significant resources and equipment which is often funded by industry benefactors. Donating supplies is a simple yet meaningful way of partnering with us and providing our students with vital resources and experiences.

The Scholarships Fund

Access to education should not be determined by social and economic factors. We have established a Scholarships Fund to remove barriers to education. The Fund will be an accumulation of resources from personal, industry, corporate and philanthropic donations which will be used for scholarships and prizes for students of the Faculty. So, no matter how big or small your support, you can make a difference to our students, as well as directly to the built environment.

Named Scholarships

For those seeking to recognise a specific area or discipline, or to create a legacy remembering a family member or corporation, we offer opportunities to endow named scholarships. One such example is the Michael Kaufman Scholarship, which has been transforming the lives of high-achieving architecture students over generations.

Make a Bequest

You may also seek to transform students' lives by making a bequest which leaves a positive and long lasting impact on the lives of our students and researchers. A bequest to the Faculty in your Will is a unique way to support educational excellence and opportunity. You can ensure that the people and causes you hold dear are treated the way you would wish for generations to come. Your generosity has the potential to significanlty transform the lives of our students and researchers and reinvigorate the built and natural environent.

A bequest is one way for you to make a lasting difference to the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Many bequests continue to provide valuable support to programs, students and the Faculty long after the bequest is received. Anyone who makes a bequest automatically becomes a member of the Heritage Society at the University of Melbourne.

If you would like to support the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning contact:

Andrew Middleton, ABP Development Manager, on +613 8344 3111 or

You can also support the Faculty of ABP by clicking on the 'Make a Gift' button on the right hand side of this webpage. One of our current focuses is the Hugh O'Neill Fund, with the aim to install an award in perpetuity to commemorate the work of Hugh O'Neill AO. For more information about the Hugh O'Neill Fund, please click here.

Image above: photo of students by Adrian Bonaventura, Master of Architecture student