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 pages 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. Visit the Make a gift web page for more information.

Visit the Melbourne Scholarships website for information on awards offered across the University.

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Scholarshipsort descending Areas of study Open Close
A.F. Davies Prize
Approx: $250
  • Sociology
  • Political science
30 Oct 2015 24 Nov 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
Affirm Press Creative Writing Prize Open
  • Creative writing
25 Nov 2014 23 Mar 2015
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) Open
Approx: $23,000
  • Any
16 Feb 2015 31 May 2015
Amy Gaye Cowper Tennent Memorial Scholarship Open
Approx: $7,200
  • English and theatre studies
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
The Alma Hansen Scholarship Open
Approx: $13,100
  • Any
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
The Anna Lodewyckx Scandinavian Scholarships Open
Approx: $8,100
  • German studies
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
The Commonwealth Scholarships in the United Kingdom
  • Any
Dublin Prize
Approx: $18,000
  • Any
The Eugenie La Gerche Scholarship Open
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 Open
Approx: $30,000
  • French studies
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
The Emma Grollo Memorial Scholarship Open
Approx: $13,500
  • Italian studies
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
The Felix Meyer Scholarship Open
Approx: $15,400
  • Creative writing
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
French History Research Higher Degree Scholarship Open
Approx: $1,500
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • French studies
1 Feb 2015 24 Mar 2015
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships
  • Any
The Faculty of Arts 110 Scholarship Open
Approx: $4,000
  • Any
1 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme (GRATS) , Closing soon
Approx: $600
  • Any
The Gwenda Ford English Literature Scholarship Open
Approx: $4,700
  • Culture and Communication
  • English and theatre studies
3 Feb 2015 12 May 2015
The George Andrew Bailey Memorial Medieval Travelling Scholarship Open
Approx: $5,000
  • Art history
11 Feb 2015 12 May 2015
Graduate Internship Scholarships Open
Approx: $2,000
  • Any
13 Feb 2015 13 Nov 2015
Graduate Conference Assistance Scheme
Approx: $1,000
  • Any
GAM - Graduate Access Melbourne
  • Any
Harold Wright Scholarship and Sarah & William Holmes Scholarship Open
Approx: $16,000
  • Art history
1 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
HB Higgins Poetry Scholarship Open
Approx: $2,660
  • 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
The Igor Meshakov-Korjakin Russian Scholarship Open
Approx: $30,000
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Russian studies
3 Feb 2015 12 May 2015
The Ian Robertson Travel Prize
Approx: $600
  • History
1 Jul 2015 31 Oct 2015
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) Closed
  • Any
1 Jun 2014 31 Oct 2014
Italian Services Institute Peggy Guggenheim Internship Closed
Approx: $6,000
  • Art history
  • Italian studies
26 Mar 2014 11 Jun 2014
John Masefield Prize Closed
Approx: $165
  • Any
5 May 2014 29 Aug 2014
The Jessie Webb Scholarship Open
Approx: $25,780
  • Classics and archaeology
1 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
Keiko Hongo Japanese Scholarship Open
Approx: $1,500
  • Asia Institute
  • Japanese
16 Feb 2015 26 May 2015
The Lions Club of Melbourne Chinese Inc. Scholarship
Approx: $3,000
  • Asia Institute
  • Chinese
28 Jul 2015 25 Aug 2015
Lizette Bentwitch Scholarship Open
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
Lloyd Robson Memorial Award Open
Approx: $7,900
  • History
12 Feb 2015 12 May 2015
MA Bartlett Special Travel Grant-in-aid
Approx: $200
  • Any
Margaret Cohan Research Scholarships Open
Approx: $1,300
  • Criminology
12 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
Museums and Collections Award Closed, Closing soon
Approx: $5,500
  • Art history
  • Arts and cultural management
  • Cultural materials conservation
24 Jul 2014 22 Aug 2014
Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS) Closed
  • Any
1 Jun 2014 31 Oct 2014
Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) Closed
  • Any
1 Jun 2014 31 Oct 2014
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 Apr 2014 31 Mar 2015
The Miltiades and Alkistis Chryssavgis Scholarship Open
Approx: $4,250
  • Any
1 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
Norman Macgeorge Scholarship Open
Approx: $6,000
  • Any
27 Jan 2015 10 Apr 2015
ORES - Overseas Research Experience Scholarships
Approx: $5,000
  • Any
The Prue Torney Memorial Prize Open
Approx: $875
  • Asian studies
  • History
12 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme , Closing soon
Approx: $10,000
  • Any
PhD scholarship in documentary and descriptive linguistics
Approx: $68,580
  • Any
The Peggy Guggenheim Internship Closed
Approx: $9,000
  • Art history
  • Italian studies
1 Jun 2013 27 Sep 2013
The Patricia Robertson ADFAS Scholarship Closed
Approx: $8,000
  • Arts and cultural management
  • Cultural materials conservation
10 Nov 2013 31 Jan 2014
The Rae & Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship
Approx: $40,000
  • Any
Richard Gunter Bursaries (in French or English) Open
Approx: $3,500
  • Culture and Communication
  • English and theatre studies
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • French studies
5 Feb 2015 14 Apr 2015
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
Robin D. Hocking Scholarship Closed, Closing soon
Approx: $12,000
  • Any
22 Sep 2014 31 Oct 2014
The Sir Arthur Sims Travelling Scholarship
Approx: $20,000
  • Any
Shakespeare Scholarship
Approx: $5,000
  • Culture and Communication
  • English and theatre studies
26 Oct 2015 31 Jan 2016
The S.Ernest Sprott Fellowship Open
Approx: $40,500
  • Culture and Communication
  • English and theatre studies
11 Feb 2015 2 Jun 2015
THE AUSTRALIAN CENTRE - The Kate Challis (RAKA) Award
Approx: $20,000
  • Australian Indigenous studies
1 May 2015 1 Jul 2015
THE AUSTRALIAN CENTRE - The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize
Approx: $12,000
  • Creative writing
1 Oct 2015 27 Nov 2015
THE AUSTRALIAN CENTRE - The Peter Blazey Fellowship
Approx: $15,000
  • Creative writing
15 May 2015 15 Jul 2015
THE AUSTRALIAN CENTRE - The Dinny O’Hearn Fellowships
Approx: $5,600
  • Culture and Communication
  • Creative writing
15 May 2015 15 Jul 2015
The Ursula Hoff Art History Scholarship Open
Approx: $1,700
  • Art history
11 Feb 2015 12 May 2015
The University of Melbourne French Trust Fund Open
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