Awards and scholarships

Application-based awards and scholarships

Automatic awards and scholarships: undergraduate

The following awards are automatically allocated to students based upon satisfaction of the relevant criteria.

TitleDetailsDiscipline Study levelAvailability

AECOM Australia Prize for Urban Design and Landscape Architecture

  • Awarded for excellence in Landscape Studio 3: Urban Open Space.
  • The award will be recognised on the winner's transcript.

Landscape Architecture or Urban Design

Undergraduate Awarded annually

Australian Institute of Building Prize

  • Awarded for outstanding performance in the Bachelor of Design, Construction Major.
  • The award will be recognised on the winner's transcript.
Construction Undergraduate Awarded annually

Australian Property Institute Undergraduate Student Award

  • Awarded for outstanding performance in the Bachelor of Design, Property Major.
  • The award provides a number of benefits such as API membership.
Property Undergraduate Awarded annually

Bachelor of Design Pathways Scholarship

  • The Bachelor of Design Pathways Scholarships were established to assist rural Victorian and non-Victorian students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Design with their transition to the University of Melbourne.
  • The scholarship provides a one-off payment of $5,000.
  • To be considered you must:
    • have applied for the Bachelor of Design through VTAC
    • have completed Year 12 or IB in Australia in the year prior to commencing the Bachelor of Design
    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • be living outside of Victoria at the time of your application or be living in a region of Victoria deemed rural.
N/A Undergraduate Awarded in Semester 1 only

Chartered Institute of Building Award (UG)

  • Awarded for the top single result from all available subjects in the Bachelor of Design Construction Major.
  • The award provides a certificate and a voucher for CIOB events.
Construction Undergraduate Awarded annually

Fieldwork Award

  • Awarded to high achieving Australian  Indigenous students undertaking a Bachelor of Design
  • Awarded to up to two students majoring in architecture at undergraduate level
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $5,000 per recipient
ArchitectureArchitectureAwarded annually

Hugh O'Neill Scholarship

  • Awarded to one or more students majoring in architecture at the undergraduate level who have excelled in one or more subjects relating to design or architectural heritage.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Undergraduate Awarded annually

Neil Fraser Award for Sustainable Landscape Design

  • Awarded to a student enrolled in landscape architecture or closely related studies to reward excellence in study that examines indigenous flora in urban or rural landscapes, with a preference for Australian indigenous flora
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Awarded annually

Nell Norris Scholarship

  • Awarded to the best student in each year of the architecture course, based on all-round merit.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Undergraduate and Graduate Coursework Awarded annually

William C Chen Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in the subject ABPL30041 Construction Design (or its successor)
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
AllUndergraduateAwarded annually

Bachelor of Design Lateral Entry Scholarship

  • Awarded to up to ten students transferring to the Bachelor of Design from either an incomplete bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline, or a completed two-year diploma in a cognate discipline.
  • The scholarship provides a one-off payment of up to $3,000.
All Undergraduate Awarded in Semester 1 only

Automatic awards and scholarships: graduate coursework

The following awards are automatically allocated to students based upon satisfaction of the relevant criteria.

TitleDetailsDisciplineStudy levelAvailability

Anthony Auh Chew Kang Master of Architecture Scholarship

  • Awarded to an Australian citizen who is in financial need and enrolled, or enrolling full-time, in the first year of a Master of Architecture degree.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift (approx $10,000).
Architecture Graduate Coursework Awarded after completion of previous award (every 2-3 years)

Architect Michael Kaufman Scholarship

  • Awarded to high achieving students entering the Master of Architecture programs and based on academic merit.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Graduate Coursework Awarded annually

Architects Registration Board of Victoria
Professional Practice Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in a subject that demonstrates specific knowledge, skills and industry preparedness related to architectural practice.
  • The award  offers a one off payment of $1,000.
ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Australian Property Institute Postgraduate Student Award

  • Awarded for outstanding performance in the Master of Property.
  • The award provides a number of benefits such as API membership.
PropertyGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Bates Smart Award

  • Awarded for excellence, research and resolution at Thesis level.
  • The award is a one off payment of  $5,000 and a medal.
ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded bi-annually

Brian Lewis Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence upon completion of the Project Management specialisation in the Master of Construction Management.
  • The award is a one off payment of $2,500.
Construction ManagementGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Carole and John Middleton Award

  • Awarded for excellence in furthering knowledge in research in the field of Architectural History and Heritage
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $2,000.
Architecture, Architectural History and HeritageGraduate Coursework Awarded Annually

Catherin Bull Scholarship in Landscape Architecture

  • Awarded to high achieving students commencing the Master of Landscape Architecture program.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Chartered Institute of Building Award (PG Coursework)

  • Awarded for outstanding performance in a coursework postgraduate building degree.
  • The award provides a certificate and a voucher for CIOB events.
ConstructionGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Coles Group Scholarship

  • Awarded to high achieving students  commencing the Master of Property (2 year stream)
  • Open to domestic students.
  • The scholarship offers a total $30,000 over two years
PropertyGraduate CourseworkAwarded in Sem 1 2022 &  Sem 1 2024

Denton Corker Marshall Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in design at the end of the first year of the Master of Architecture
  • The award is a one off payment of  $5,000
ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Dulux Colour Award

  • Awarded for exceptional use of colour
  • The award will be recognised on the winner's transcript.
ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Edward and Penelope Billson Prize in Architecture

  • Awarded for work which displays the most promise in architectural design, particularly in regard to aesthetic content, in the Master of Architecture Final Year Studio subjects.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Ellis Stones Memorial Award

  • Awarded for excellence in research in the Master of Landscape Architecture.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Ernest Fooks Memorial Award

  • Awarded for excellence in Architecture Design Studios.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Forster Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Awarded to high achieving students entering the Master of Construction Management.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
ConstructionGraduate CourseworkAwarded biennially after completion of previous award

Fred Ledgar Prize in Urban Planning

  • Awarded for excellence in the Master of Urban Planning.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Urban PlanningGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Graham Brawn Family Award

  • Awarded to  high achieving Australian Indigenous students  undertaking a masters program, with a preference for commencing Architecture students
  • The award is a one-off payment of $2,500.
Preference for ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Grimshaw Architects Award

  • Awarded to a student who has excelled in demonstrating the fusion of architecture and engineering
  • The award provides a total of $5,000 which may be divided between successful projects
Architecture or Architectural EngineeringGraduate CourseworkAwarded Annually

Hansen Yuncken Prize

  • Awarded for excellence in the Master of Construction core subjects.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
ConstructionGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Harry Wexler AIQS Prize

  • Awarded for excellence in the subject Construction Measurement and Estimating.
  • The award will be recognised on the winner's transcript.
ConstructionGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

John Charles Lloyd Exhibition

  • Awarded for excellence in Construction Technology subjects in the Master of Architecture.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
ConstructionGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

John Bayly Award

  • Awarded for excellence in Urban Planning History
  • The award is a one off payment of $3,000.
Urban PlanningGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

John Wardle Architects Award

  • Awarded for excellence in an Architectural Design Studio and whose work shows a genuine appreciation for the way that architecture can have a profound civic impact
  • The award provides a one-off payment of $2,000
Architecture or Architectural EngineeringGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Nell Norris Scholarship

  • Awarded to the best student in each year of the architecture course, based on all-round merit.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
ArchitectureUndergraduate and Graduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Peter Williams Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in the subject Building Services and Operations
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Construction ManagementGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

proUrban Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in the Master of Urban Planning Thesis
  • The award is a one off payment of $5,000.
Urban PlanningGraduate  CourseworkAwarded annually

Richard Falkinger Scholarship

  • Awarded to Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning students, with a preference for students whose interest is the study or research of heritage architecture and/or cultural studies.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Rina Mackley Award for Architects in Landscape Architecture

  • Awarded to high achieving students entering the Master of Landscape Architecture program with an architecture background.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

SGS Economics and Planning Graham Larcombe Award

  • Awarded for demonstrated interest in equity and social disadvantage issues in urban development.
  • Based on academic achievement across at least two specified subjects and merits of an EOI. Please contact abp-awards@unimelb.edu.au for  further information
  • The award offers a one off payment of $7,500.
Urban Planning/Urban DesignGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

SJB Michael Bialek Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in the penultimate year of the Master of Architecture.
  • The award is a one off payment of $5,000.
ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Steve Calhoun Scholarship

  • Awarded to support research towards completion of the ABPL90375 Landscape Architecture Design Thesis.
  • Eligible students will be contacted directly and invited to apply.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape ArchitectureGraduate CourseworkAwarded annually

Tom Kvan Scholarship

  • Awarded for excellence to a student commencing graduate studies outside of their undergraduate degree
  • The award is a one-off payment at the commencement of the postgraduate program
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift
Cross disciplineGraduate courseworkAwarded annually

UPco Philip Borelli Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in  Planning  Law and Statutory Planning (ABPL90130) or its successor/equivalent
  • The award is a one off payment of $2,500.
AllGraduate courseworkAwarded annually

Warren and Mahoney Award

  • Awarded for excellence at the end of the first year of the Master of Architecture (300 pt)
  • The award is a one off payment of $3,500.
ArchitectureGraduate courseworkAwarded annually

Melbourne Graduate Scholarships

  • Available to high achieving international students applying to eligible MSD coursework programs
  • Provides either a 25% or 50% fee remission
AllGraduate CourseworkAwarded in Semester 1 & 2

Automatic awards and scholarships: graduate research

TitleDetailsDiscipline Study levelAvailability

Bharat Dave Scholarship

  • Awarded to support research and learning in the fields of understanding design innovation for novel approaches, processes, tools or materials.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
ArchitectureGraduate ResearchAwarded annually

Chartered Institute of Building Research Award

  • Awarded for excellence in building research.
  • The award provides a certificate and benefits such as a voucher for CIOB events.
ConstructionGraduate ResearchAwarded annually

Dean's Prize for Published Postgraduate Research: Co-Author

  • Awarded for excellence in a peer-reviewed co-authored publication.
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $1,000.
AllGraduate ResearchAwarded annually

Dean's Prize for Published Postgraduate  Research:
Solo Author

  • Awarded for excellence in a peer-reviewed publication by a sole author.
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $2,000.
AllGraduate ResearchAwarded annually

Ellis Stones Memorial Award

  • Awarded for excellence in research in the Master of Landscape Architecture.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape ArchitectureGraduate ResearchAwarded annually

Graham Treloar Fellowship for Early Career Researchers

  • Awarded to support an early career researcher from the Faculty of ABP for development of their research career.
  • Awarded amount is based on annual income of principal philanthropic gift.
N/AGraduate ResearchAwarded annually

John Grice Award

  • Awarded for excellence in a PhD or Masters thesis completed by a research postgraduate student in Architecture.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the annual income of the philanthropic gift.
ArchitectureGraduate ResearchAwarded annually

Other opportunities

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Government assistance

The Australian Government offers various kinds of support to tertiary students. Check the StudyAssist website for more information.