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  elite athlete Program

 
FUTURE STUDENTS   CURRENT STUDENTS   2017 ELITE ATHLETES   CONTACT

elite athlete Program

The University of Melbourne has a long and proud tradition of supporting student-athletes in their sporting and academic pursuits. For more than 150 years, students have combined study and sport as part of the Melbourne Experience.
Elite athletes from the University have competed at over 150 events at the Olympic Games, and student-athletes and sporting alumni continually represent Australia in a variety of sporting teams each and every year.

Become one of Melbourne’s leaders and achievers on, and beyond, the sporting field.

The Elite Athlete Program aims to:

  • Assist elite and emerging student-athletes with a designated entry scheme
  • Support elite and emerging athletes in achieving academic success and vocational transition 
  • Develop University of Melbourne Sporting clubs through the support of elite and emerging athletes
  • Instil athetes with a life-long affinity to the University community
  • Develop leaders and role models in sport, business and the community


The Elite Athlete Program operates by:

  • Recognising elite athletes and supporting them with flexible study assistance
  • Supporting elite and emerging athletes with a range of financial and in-kind support 
The University of Melbourne is also an endorsed member of the Australian Institute of Sport's Elite Athlete Friendly University network:

 


Future Students

Elite Athlete Entry Scheme 

The University encourages international, national and state representation in sports and artistic performance and recognises the positive alignment that elite training and participation has to the University’s academic mission.

This Entry Scheme provides for additional consideration to be given for students intending to study at the University of Melbourne.

Full details are here and the Entry Scheme application form is here

Sport Scholarship Applications for 2018 for future students are now closed but students receiving on offer to study at the University from VTAC in January or February can apply using the Stage 2 process for returning students 

Sport Scholarships provide elite and emerging student-athletes with financial and in-kind support to assist them to reach their potential whilst studying at Melbourne. There is a variety of Sports Scholarship support on offer which can include:

  • Up to $4,000 to assist with competition and travel costs
  • Physiotherapy services (fully or partially subsidised with on campus practice Elite Akademy)
  • Professional Strength and Conditioning coaching and programming
  • 12 month Student Aquatic and Fitness (ScholarFit) membership
  • Subsidies for inter-varsity representative sporting events
Sports Scholarship holders undertake to represent the University of Melbourne at appropriate inter-varsity championships or events during their the term of their scholarship.


View 2017 Scholarship holders

Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship

Click here for more information about the Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship.

Elite Athletes In Schools Program

The Elite Athletes in Schools Program provides Primary and Secondary Schools with the opportunity to engage with our elite athletes about their achievements and experiences, and what it takes to be a successful student-athlete

For the Elite Athletes in Schools Program Page Click Here

 


Current Students

Sport Scholarship Applications (Stage 2 = for returning students) are now open here

Sport Scholarships provide elite and emerging student-athletes with financial and in-kind support to assist them to reach their potential whilst studying at Melbourne. There is a variety of Sports Scholarship support on offer which can include:

  • Up to $4,000 to assist with competition and travel costs
  • Physiotherapy services (fully or partially subsidised with on campus practice Elite Akademy)
  • Professional Strength and Conditioning coaching and programming
  • 12 month Student Aquatic and Fitness (ScholarFit) membership
  • Subsidies for inter-varsity representative sporting events

Sports Scholarship holders undertake to represent the University of Melbourne at appropriate inter-varsity championships or events during their the term of their scholarship.

Elite Athlete Recognition Application

The Elite Athlete and Performers’ Procedure (MPF1072) can provide flexible study assistance for recognised elite athletes, who due to their sporting endeavors, have extensive, yet inflexible, commitments that may interfere with their study. Assistance may include:

  • Timetabling to suit sporting commitments 
  • Renegotiation of assignment and assessment deadlines.
  • Flexibility around meeting minimum attendance requirements
  • Alternate Exam Arrangements - Flexible Study Assistance Request Form
  • Important! If you require flexible study assistance for an exam, you must complete a Flexible Study Assistance Request Form in addition to an application for Elite Athlete Recognition.
  • Cross institutional study if required to temporarily relocate. 


For Elite Athlete Recognition Application Click Here
Alternative Exam Application Click Here


Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship

Click here for more information about the Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship.

International Travel Grants

Additional financial assistance of up to $1,500 may be available to eligible elite athletes. Applications are open all year round; however, grants are subject to the availability of funds.

Applicants must satisfy all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Selected to represent their country in a National Team
  • In an underage or open/senior level team
  • Competing at an overseas competition
For International Travel Grant Applications Click Here

Interchange – International Exchange Opportunities 

Interchange is operated in conjunction with the University of Melbourne’s Global Mobility Study Abroad and Exchange.Interchange provides elite athletes with the opportunity to continue their study and elite-level sport abroad, tapping into partnerships and support structures the University has with similar tertiary institutions around the globe.  Interchange is available for inbound and outbound elite athletes.

For Interchange Sport Scholarship Application please contact
EAP Coordinator

For Interchange Webpage Information Click Here


CONTACT

For more information regarding the Elite Athlete Program contact:

Brendan Parnell
Elite Athlete Program Coordinator
+61 3 9035 3626
scholarships-sports@lists.unimelb.edu.au


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