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 a conditional entry offer to students assessed as elite athletes who intend to study at the University of Melbourne.
Full details, including the Entry Scheme application form, are here
Sport Scholarship Applications for students contemplating study at the University of Melbourne in 2020 will open in the first week of August 2019 with conditional offers of support made before the end of 2019.
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 including High Performance Scholarships and Friends of the Sports Association Scholarships. All applicants are assessed for all scholarships awards they are eligible for and benefits 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 the term of their scholarship.
View 2018 Scholarship holders
Rugby Young Achiever Award
The University of Melbourne is offering a tertiary education and sporting scholarship to the value of $10,000 as part of the 2018 Young Achiever Award.
The scholarship honours the spirit of Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop, in its search for a student rugby player who exemplifies the attributes he demonstrated: leadership, academic endeavour and sporting excellence.
The Award recipient will receive a scholarship up to the value of $10,000. This scholarship is inclusive of:
- $2,500 tertiary scholarship from the University of Melbourne ¹
- $2,500 rugby scholarship from the Melbourne University Rugby Football Club ²
- $5,000 Melbourne University Sport Winged Victory Scholarship ³
¹ The Rugby Young Achiever Award does not provide guaranteed admission to the University of Melbourne. Applications to study at the University of Melbourne must be made through VTAC. The award recipient must enrol to study at the University of Melbourne in 2019.
² Provision of the rugby scholarship is contingent on the award recipient joining the Melbourne University Rugby Football Club for the 2019 season and will be payable in two installments of equal value in April and July, 2018.
³ The Melbourne University Sport Winged Victory Scholarships will be facilitated as part of the Elite Athlete Program and include a range of cash and in-kind support.
Applications are now closed for the 2018 Young Achiever Award
The University of Melbourne Rugby Young Achiever Award is open to Australian Year 12 students only. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they exhibit the qualities of academic endeavour, leadership and sporting excellence in their application. Endorsements from school and community rugby clubs (where applicable) are also required.
Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship
for more information about the Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship.