W.T. Mollison Scholarship in Modern Languages

1st Sep 2017
30th Nov 2017
Study level
Undergraduate, Honours
Enrolment status
Current student
University Trust Record


Study Area

Indonesian language and studies, Japanese language and studies, Arabic studies, Chinese language and studies, French Studies, Russian Studies, Spanish and Latin American studies, German Studies, Italian Studies


The W.T. Mollison Scholarship was established in 1884 bequeathed by William Thomas Mollison for the purposes of encouraging in young persons the study and knowledge of modern languages.



Two awards to the value of $20,000 each will be awarded each year until 2017.

From 2018 the award amount will be the net annual income of the trust fund.


  • Eligible students must be an enrolled student in the year they apply and will have completed the final assessment of an honours program in modern languages taught at the University up to two years prior to their application. In exceptional circumstances, third year students who intend to enrol in honours may be considered
  • Preference given to students who intend to return to the University to pursue post graduate studies in modern languages or cognate fields
  • Candidates must travel overseas to the country of the language in which they hold the scholarship and engage in appropriate work on the language at a foreign university for 6-12 months


  • The proposals will be reviewed by 'the committee' and awarded to the candidates who will best achieve the donor's purpose, 'to encourage in young persons, the study and knowledge of modern languages' which will be based on their proposals and academic achievement.
  • Recipients will be paid in two instalments. The first one on being five-sixths upon proceeding to travel and the remainder after completing two-thirds of their study overseas pending the approval from the committee that they are satisfied and engaged in appropriate work on the language at their overseas university
  • Recipients will be required to submit a scholarship report for the committee within two months of returning from their travel


Applicants will be advised of outcome early in the following year.

Application process

Complete and submit your EXPRESSION ON INTEREST FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.



Email artsprizes-info@unimelb.edu.au


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.