Italian Australian Foundation Bursary

20th Mar 2017
15th May 2017
Study level
Enrolment status
Future student; Current student
University Trust Record


Study Area

Italian Studies


Through the support of the Italian Australian Foundation, in 2015 the Faculty of Arts in conjunction with the School of Languages and Linguistics, launched the new Italian Australian Foundation Bursaries.

The bursaries are to encourage research on Italian language, history and/or culture by students who are disadvantaged and in financial need.

Applicants must be Australian citizens of Italian descent*, as specified by the donor whose focus is to advance the education of Australian residents who are of Italian descent.

* Italian descent is defined as being able to trace Italian ancestry within three generations on at least one side of the family.

From amongst eligible applicants, the scholarships will be awarded to the student most disadvantaged in their academic work by financial need.



Several awards may be offered from this amount


Open to disadvantaged students who are enrolled or enrolling in fourth year (Honours) in Italian Studies, who are of Italian descent.


Recipients are required to:

  • Accept award online within 21 days
  • Write two letters of appreciation to the donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
  • Submit a final report


Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

Application process

Eligible applicants must complete:

  1. Online application form which includes financial assessment questions and
  2. Provide a brief summary of their current financial circumstances
  3. Note: All students, except those over 25 years of age, or those receiving the "Unreasonable to live at home" rate of Youth Allowance, should have their parents or guardians complete a Statement of Parents or Guardians Income form. You can upload this into the application form.
  4. Certified copy of Australian residency or citizenship
  5. Proof of Italian descent (you must supply a copy of your parents or grandparents Passport, Birth Certificate, Citizenship Certificate, Death Certificate, this does not need to be original certified copy but the committee reserve the right to request original at a later date if required)
  6. 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.

Applications must be submitted prior to the advertised closing date.





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.

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.