The Alma Hansen Scholarship

Status: Closed
Approximate value: $13,100
The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.
Open: 1 Feb 2014
Close: 8 Apr 2014
Area of study: Any
Available to: Commencing students, Current students
Study level: Graduate coursework, Graduate research
Travel support: Yes
Financial need: Yes
University trust record: UTR6.164

Applicants must be graduates of The University of Melbourne.

An additional TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP will be available in 2014 at the approximate value of $12,400.


The Alma Hansen Scholarship will be awarded to assist with travel to pursue studies overseas.

Eligibility - this scholarship is open to graduates of the University of Melbourne, who are currently enrolled or intend to enrol, in a postgraduate program at the University of Melbourne and who wish to pursue their study and research which is relevant to their graduate studies at an overseas venue.

The venue is to be approved for these purposes by the Council on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.


The value of any scholarship awarded will be determined after considering the successful applicant's proposed program of study, access to other financial resources and estimate of travel and living expenses. Applicant's financial need will be considered, i.e. access to other financial sources (APA, GRATS, MATS/PORES, Department).

The Selection Committee will consider applications for the principal scholarship and for smaller additional grants. Any income surplus to providing the Alma Hansen Scholarship may be used to provide loans and travelling scholarships.

Alma Hansen Scholarship Guidelines

Application process

You must supply the following documents to support your application. You can upload these into the application form:

  1. Complete online application including budget details
  2. Details of proposed program of study overseas
  3. Current Academic Record
  4. Two academic references
  5. Any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision

Please ensure you have the above information available before you commence your online application.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.