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 2015
Close: 24 Mar 2015
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.

The University of Melbourne Act 2009, Section 3 states:
"graduate" means a person upon whom has been conferred or granted, or who has been admitted without examination to, any degree or other award under any Act relating to the University for the time being in force and whether before or after the passing of this Act.


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. Preference shall be given to Graduates in the Faculty of Arts and due consideration given to financial needs.


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, ie access to other financial sources (APA, GRATS, GRATS Top-Up, PORES, School/department funds).

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 (35kb pdf)

Application process

Complete online application including budget details and upload the following supporting documents:

  1. Details of proposed program of study overseas
  2. Current Academic Record
  3. Two academic references
  4. 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.