Scholarships and Awards

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Graduate research scholarships currently open for applications:

Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

TitleDetailsDisciplineApplication  TypeAvailability

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 DesignAutomatic consideration 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 Automatic consideration 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 Automatic consideration Awarded annually

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 offers a one-off payment of up to $5,000.
N/A Automatic consideration Awarded in Semester 1 only

Brian Baker Family Scholarship

  • Awarded to  a Bachelor of Design student who has demonstrated financial need
  • The scholarship amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.

Meet Anxu Fang

All Automatic consideration Awarded every 3 years. Next awarding in 2024

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 Automatic consideration 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
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Grant F. Marani First in Family Scholarship

  • Awarded to Bachelor of Design students (preference for Architecture) who are the first in their family to attend university
  • If the recipient pursues a cognate masters program, funding will extend a further two years.
  • The scholarship amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.

Meet Claudia Cox

All Direct application Awarded every 3-5 years. Next awarding 2024

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 scholarship amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Automatic consideration 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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Nell Norris Scholarship

  • Awarded to the best student in each year of the architecture course, based on all-round merit.
  • The scholarship amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Automatic consideration 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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
All Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Graduate Coursework Awards and Scholarships

TitleDetailsDisciplineApplication typeAvailability

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 either the 200 or 300 point Master of Architecture degree.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded after completion of previous award (every 2-3 years).

Next awarding 2023

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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Automatic consideration 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.
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded 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.
Property Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Bates Smart Award

  • Awarded for excellence, research and resolution at Thesis level.
  • The award offers a one off payment of  $5,000 and a medal.
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded bi-annually

Brian Lewis Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence upon completion of the Project Management specialisation in the Master of Construction Management.
  • The award offers a one off payment of $2,500.
Construction Management Automatic consideration Awarded 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 Heritage Automatic consideration 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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded 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.
Construction Automatic consideration Awarded 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
Property Automatic consideration Awarded 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 offers a one-off payment of  $5,000
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded annually

DesignInc Positive Legacy of Design Award

  • Awarded to the student whose design studio work best represents potential for ecological and social benefit
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $2,305

Further details coming soon!

Architecture
Urban Planning
Urban Design
Landscape Architecture
Automatic considerationAwarded annually

Dulux Colour Award

  • Awarded for exceptional use of colour
  • The award will be recognised on the winner's transcript.
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded 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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded 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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Ernest Fooks Memorial Award

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

Forster Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Awarded to talented students entering the Master of Construction Management.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
Construction Automatic consideration Awarded biennially 

Next awarding 2023

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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Urban Planning Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Fritz Janeba Travelling Scholarship

  • Supports alumni  to undertake studies for up to 12 months (for example study abroad, short course or degree) at a leading overseas institution.
  • The scholarship amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
ArchitectureDirect applicationComing soon!

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 Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Grimshaw Architects Award

  • Awarded to a student who has excelled in demonstrating the fusion of architecture and engineering
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $5,000. This payment will be divided equally between projects.
Architecture or Architectural Engineering Automatic consideration Awarded Annually

Hansen Yuncken Prize

  • Awarded to a high achieving student commencing the Master of Construction Management from a cognate background
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
Construction Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Harry Wexler AIQS Prize

  • Awarded for excellence in the subject Construction Measurement and Estimating.
  • The prize will be recognised on the winner's transcript and offers 1 year Graduate Membership.
Construction Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Henry and Rachel Ackman Travelling Scholarship

  • Supports alumni to undertake studies (for full-time short course or degree) at a leading overseas institution.
ArchitectureDirect applicationNot currently open

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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Construction Automatic consideration Awarded annually

John Bayly Award

  • Awarded for excellence in Urban Planning History
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $3,000.
Urban Planning Automatic consideration Awarded 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 offers a one-off payment of $2,000
Architecture or Architectural Engineering Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Macdonald Scholarship

  • Awarded to support an internship period outside Melbourne or overseas
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.

Learn more about Rod Macdonald

Architecture or Architectural EngineeringDirect applicationAwarded annually

Nell Norris Scholarship

  • Awarded to the best student in each year of the architecture course, based on all-round merit.
  • The scholarship amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded 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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Construction Management Automatic consideration Awarded annually

proUrban Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in the Master of Urban Planning Thesis
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $5,000.
Urban Planning Automatic consideration Awarded 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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded 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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded annually

SGS Economics and Planning Graham Larcombe Award

  • Awarded for demonstrated interest in equity and social disadvantage issues in urban development.
  • Eligible students will be invited to apply
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $7,500.
Urban Planning/Urban Design Direct application Awarded annually

SJB Michael Bialek Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in the penultimate year of the Master of Architecture.
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $5,000.
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Steve Calhoun Scholarship

  • Awarded to support research towards completion of the ABPL90375 Landscape Architecture Design Thesis.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape Architecture Direct application

Applications open 1 September 2022
Awarded 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, but faculty can elect to support a student throughout their program if they have demonstrated financial need
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
Cross discipline Automatic consideration Awarded annually

UPco Phillip Borelli Award

  • Awarded for academic excellence in  Planning  Law and Statutory Planning (ABPL90130) or its successor/equivalent
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $2,500.
All Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Varney Travelling Scholarship

  • Awarded to support an internship or education experience overseas
  • The award offers a one-off payment of $8,000
Architecture or Architectural EngineeringDirect applicationAwarded annually

Coming soon!

Warren and Mahoney Award

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

Graduate Research Awards and Scholarships

TitleDetailsDisciplineApplication typeAvailability

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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded 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.
Construction Automatic consideration Awarded annually

D.E. Napier Scholarship

  • Supports a graduate research student who is undertaking research in the fields of quantity surveying, construction management or construction economics and who have demonstrated academic merit.
  • Offers a research stipend
ConstructionDirect applicationAwarded every 2-4 years

David Yencken PhD Scholarship in Landscape Architecture

  • Supports a graduate research student researching landscape architecture
  • Offers a research stipend
Landscape ArchitectureDirect applicationAwarded every 2-4 years

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

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

Dean's Prize for Published Graduate  Research:
Sole Author

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

Fritz Janeba Travelling Scholarship

  • Supports graduate research students  to undertake studies (for example international exchange or study abroad, full-time short course or degree, or research fieldwork) at a leading overseas institution.
  • The scholarship amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
ArchitectureDirect applicationComing soon!

Graduate Research Scholarships

  • Available to high-achieving students undertaking graduate research at the University of Melbourne.
  • Provides a stipend and fee remission
AllAutomatic considerationAwarded annually

Henry and Rachael Ackman Travelling Scholarship

  • Supports graduate research students  to undertake studies (for example international exchange or study abroad, full-time short course or degree, or research fieldwork) at a leading overseas institution.
ArchitectureDirect applicationAwarded annually

Ellis Stones Memorial Award

  • Awarded for excellence in research in the Landscape Architecture MPhil or PhD.
  • The award amount is calculated each year based on the net income of the philanthropic gift.
Landscape Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded 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 net income of the philanthropic gift.
Architecture Automatic consideration Awarded annually

Norman Macgeorge Scholarship

  • This scholarship provides grants of up to $6000 to support research higher degree students in the visual, creative and performing arts, music, architecture, conservation, literature, creative writing, language, history, philosophy and anthropology at the University.
  • Preference is given to PhD students
AllDirect applicationAwarded 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.