The Elizabeth and Nicholas Slezak Scholarship

6th Feb 2017
27th Mar 2017
Study level
Honours, Graduate coursework, Graduate research
Enrolment status
Future student; Current student
University Trust Record


Study Area

French Studies


The Elizabeth and Nicholas Slezak Scholarship is a travelling scholarship to enable female graduates of the University to study French literature and/or language in France.


Up to $30,000 per scholarship (Graduate Coursework/Graduate Research students)

And / or

$5,000 - $10,000 scholarships (Honours students)


Open to female University of Melbourne graduates of French studies who are:

  1. Enrolling in a Masters or PhD studying French language or literature and requires support to travel to and research in France
  2. Current honours students doing short programs in France on terms breaks (to advance French language skills)

The scholarship is not restricted to students in the Faculty of Arts. For example, it would be acceptable for a graduate Music student to receive a scholarship to study French in France (in a short course) to assist them with their study of French opera

Applicants should normally be confirmed (completed first year of PhD), are encouraged to enrol in a cotutelle, but may take courses at a French university or equivalent institution, or undertake research in French libraries, archives or fieldwork

Programs are required to be approved by the Head of French Studies


Recipients are required to:

  • Accept award online within 21 days
  • Write two letters of appreciation to their donor/committee (Upon acceptance and after completion)
  • Submit a final report
  • Recipients will only hold the scholarship for the duration of their travel period
  • The scholarship lapses if the travel is not undertaken within 12 months of being awarded.  Extensions may only occur at the University's absolute discretion.


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

Application process

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

  1. Details of proposed program of study/research in France
  2. Current academic record/transcript
  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 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.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.