The Faculty of Arts Excellence Scholarship

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The Faculty of Arts Excellence Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2014 and will be awarded annually thereafter. These scholarships will support 1st and 2nd year Bachelor of Arts students (undergraduate) and reward academic excellence.



The two awards of equal amount will be shared from this value.


  • The criteria for 'academic excellence' will be determined each year by the dean of the faculty ('dean') in consultation with faculty executive
  • The 'dean' has determined 'academic excellence' to be the best performing 1st year bachelor of arts student who has achieved the highest overall GPA result who continues on to 2nd year studies and to the best performing 2nd year bachelor of arts student who has achieved the highest overall GPA result who continues onto to 3rd year studies
  • The two recipients will each receive 50% of the scholarship value
  • In the event of a tie, equal scoring students must have no failed subjects and have a fulltime load. If still equal then they will be requested to submit a personal statement of 150 words to demonstrate their commitment and contribution to the University ie, involvement in University societies, peer mentor program and/or other extracurricular activities.


Successful recipients will be informed by the end of April each year.

Application process

No applications need to be submitted as recipients will be determined by the faculty.




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.