Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts offers a unique range of scholarships to provide scholars with opportunities for development and research in the humanities, social sciences and languages. Visit the grants web page for more funding opportunities.

Faculty prizes are also awarded annually to recognise the outstanding achievements of undergraduate students.

These awards are made possible by generous donations and bequests to support Faculty initiatives or areas of study. These give recipients the best educational experience possible and allow specific areas of academia to be advanced. For more information please visit the Make a gift web page.

For information on awards offered across the University please visit the Melbourne Scholarships website.

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Scholarshipsort descending Areas of study Open Close
The Anna Lodewyckx Scandinavian Scholarships Closed
Approx: $8,400
  • German studies
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
Affirm Press Creative Writing Prize Closed
  • Creative writing
25 Nov 2014 23 Mar 2015
The Alma Hansen Scholarship Closed
Approx: $13,100
  • Any
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
The Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) Centennial Prize Closed
Approx: $500
  • Historical and Philosophical Studies
  • History
  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Political science
22 Sep 2014 31 Oct 2014
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) Open
Approx: $23,000
  • Any
16 Feb 2015 31 May 2015
A.F. Davies Prize
Approx: $250
  • Sociology
  • Political science
30 Oct 2015 24 Nov 2015
Amy Gaye Cowper Tennent Memorial Scholarship Closed
Approx: $7,100
  • English and theatre studies
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
The Commonwealth Scholarships in the United Kingdom
  • Any
Dublin Prize
Approx: $18,000
  • Any
The Emma Grollo Memorial Scholarship Open, Extended
Approx: $13,000
  • Italian studies
1 Feb 2015 8 Jun 2015
The Eugenie La Gerche Scholarship Closed
Approx: $13,200
  • Art history
12 Feb 2015 28 Apr 2015
Ernest Scott Prize Closed
Approx: $13,000
  • History
10 Nov 2014 31 Dec 2014
The Elizabeth and Nicholas Slezak Scholarship Closed
Approx: $30,000
  • French studies
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships
  • Any
French History Research Higher Degree Scholarship Closed
Approx: $1,500
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • French studies
  • Historical and Philosophical Studies
  • History
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
The Felix Meyer Scholarship Closed
Approx: $15,400
  • Creative writing
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
The Faculty of Arts 110 Scholarship Closed
Approx: $8,000
  • Any
1 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
The George Andrew Bailey Memorial Medieval Travelling Scholarship Open, Extended
Approx: $5,000
  • Art history
11 Feb 2015 1 Jun 2015
Graduate Internship Scholarships Open
Approx: $2,000
  • Any
1 Jan 2015 31 Dec 2015
Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme (GRATS) , Closing soon
Approx: $600
  • Any
The Gwenda Ford English Literature Scholarship Closed
Approx: $4,700
  • Culture and Communication
  • English and theatre studies
3 Feb 2015 12 May 2015
Graduate Conference Assistance Scheme
Approx: $1,000
  • Any
GAM - Graduate Access Melbourne
  • Any
HB Higgins Poetry Scholarship Closed
Approx: $5,200
  • Creative writing
  • English and theatre studies
2 Mar 2015 14 Apr 2015
Hannah Barry Memorial Award Closed
Approx: $850
  • Any
21 Jan 2013 27 Sep 2013
Harold Wright Scholarship and Sarah & William Holmes Scholarship Closed
Approx: $16,000
  • Art history
1 Feb 2015 19 May 2015
Italian Services Institute Travel Scholarship Open, Extended
Approx: $20,000
  • Italian studies
12 Mar 2015 1 Jun 2015
The Ian Robertson Travel Prize
Approx: $445
  • History
1 Jul 2015 31 Oct 2015
Italian Services Institute Peggy Guggenheim Internship Closed
Approx: $8,000
  • Culture and Communication
  • Art history
  • Arts and cultural management
  • Italian studies
22 Apr 2015 20 May 2015
Italian Services Institute Bursary Open, Extended
Approx: $10,000
  • Italian studies
12 Mar 2015 1 Jun 2015
The Igor Meshakov-Korjakin Russian Scholarship Closed
Approx: $38,000
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Russian studies
3 Feb 2015 12 May 2015
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) Closed
  • Any
1 Jun 2014 31 Oct 2014
The Jessie Webb Scholarship Closed
Approx: $24,700
  • Classics and archaeology
1 Feb 2015 20 May 2015
John Masefield Prize Closed
Approx: $165
  • Any
5 May 2014 29 Aug 2014
Keiko Hongo Japanese Scholarship Closed
Approx: $2,000
  • Asia Institute
  • Japanese
16 Feb 2015 26 May 2015
Lizette Bentwitch Scholarship Closed
Approx: $10,000
  • Any
1 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
The Lorna Stirling Fund Closed
Approx: $5,000
  • Any
26 Mar 2014 9 May 2014
The Lions Club of Melbourne Chinese Inc. Scholarship
Approx: $3,000
  • Asia Institute
  • Chinese
28 Jul 2015 25 Aug 2015
Lloyd Robson Memorial Award Closed
Approx: $7,900
  • History
12 Feb 2015 12 May 2015
Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) Closed
  • Any
1 Jun 2014 31 Oct 2014
Museums and Collections Award Closed
Approx: $5,500
  • Art history
  • Arts and cultural management
  • Cultural materials conservation
24 Jul 2014 22 Aug 2014
Margaret Cohan Research Scholarships Closed
Approx: $1,300
  • Criminology
12 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
MA Bartlett Special Travel Grant-in-aid
Approx: $200
  • Asia Institute
  • Asian studies
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • Islamic studies
  • Japanese
  • Culture and Communication
  • Art history
  • Arts and cultural management
  • Australian Indigenous studies
  • Creative writing
  • English and theatre studies
  • Gender studies
  • Media and communications
  • Publishing and communications
  • Screen and cultural studies
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • European studies
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • Italian studies
  • Linguistics and applied linguistics
  • Russian studies
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Historical and Philosophical Studies
  • Classics and archaeology
  • Cultural materials conservation
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Jewish studies and Hebrew
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Development studies
  • Sociology
  • Political science
  • Social theory
  • Social policy
Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS) Closed
  • Any
1 Jun 2014 31 Oct 2014
The Miltiades and Alkistis Chryssavgis Scholarship Closed
Approx: $4,300
  • Any
1 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
Melbourne Global Languages Scholarships Open
Approx: $7,000
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • Italian studies
  • Russian studies
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
1 May 2015 28 Aug 2015
Norman Macgeorge Scholarship Closed, Extended
Approx: $6,000
  • Any
27 Jan 2015 24 Apr 2015
The Prue Torney Memorial Prize Closed
Approx: $880
  • Asian studies
  • History
12 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme , Closing soon
Approx: $10,000
  • Any
The Peggy Guggenheim Internship Closed
Approx: $9,000
  • Art history
  • Italian studies
1 Jun 2013 27 Sep 2013
PhD scholarship in documentary and descriptive linguistics
Approx: $68,580
  • Any
Riady Scholarship
  • Asian studies
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • European studies
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • Italian studies
  • Linguistics and applied linguistics
  • Russian studies
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • History
The Rae & Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship
Approx: $40,000
  • Asia Institute
  • Asian studies
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • Islamic studies
  • Japanese
  • Culture and Communication
  • Art history
  • Arts and cultural management
  • Australian Indigenous studies
  • Creative writing
  • English and theatre studies
  • Gender studies
  • Media and communications
  • Publishing and communications
  • Screen and cultural studies
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • European studies
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • Italian studies
  • Linguistics and applied linguistics
  • Russian studies
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Historical and Philosophical Studies
  • Classics and archaeology
  • Cultural materials conservation
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Jewish studies and Hebrew
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Development studies
  • Sociology
  • Political science
  • Social theory
  • Social policy
Richard Gunter Bursaries (in French or English) Closed
Approx: $3,800
  • Culture and Communication
  • English and theatre studies
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • French studies
5 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
Robin D. Hocking Scholarship Closed
Approx: $12,000
  • Any
22 Sep 2014 31 Oct 2014
The Sir Arthur Sims Travelling Scholarship
Approx: $20,000
  • Any
Shakespeare Scholarship
Approx: $5,200
  • Culture and Communication
  • English and theatre studies
26 Oct 2015 31 Jan 2016
The S.Ernest Sprott Fellowship Open
Approx: $40,800
  • Culture and Communication
  • English and theatre studies
11 Feb 2015 2 Jun 2015
THE AUSTRALIAN CENTRE - The Kate Challis (RAKA) Award Open
Approx: $20,000
  • Australian Indigenous studies
1 May 2015 1 Jul 2015
THE AUSTRALIAN CENTRE - The Dinny O’Hearn Fellowships Open
Approx: $5,000
  • Culture and Communication
  • Creative writing
15 May 2015 15 Jul 2015
THE AUSTRALIAN CENTRE - The Peter Blazey Fellowship Open
Approx: $15,000
  • Creative writing
15 May 2015 15 Jul 2015
THE AUSTRALIAN CENTRE - The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize
Approx: $12,000
  • Creative writing
1 Oct 2015 27 Nov 2015
The Ursula Hoff Art History Scholarship Closed
Approx: $2,600
  • Art history
11 Feb 2015 12 May 2015
The University of Melbourne French Trust Fund Closed
Approx: $2,000
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • French studies
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
Wesley Michel Wright Prize Open
Approx: $4,000
  • Creative writing
  • English and theatre studies
3 Feb 2015 8 Jul 2015