Travelling scholarships

"Fascinating and challenging."

"Ever since I started my degree I’ve been thinking and talking about spending some time out of the country on exchange. I always had UChile as my first preference, and I was lucky to be accepted almost straight away. I also qualified for a University grant, which paid for my ticket there and back. After my exchange finished, I travelled through Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. I highly recommend that you make time to travel after your exchange."


Simon Liley
Bachelor of Science
Outgoing exchange student to the University of Chile, Chile

"Fascinating and challenging."

Simon Liley
Bachelor of Science
Outgoing exchange student to the University of Chile, Chile

"I loved the opportunity to live in one of the oldest colleges at the University of Toronto."

"I loved the opportunity to live in one of the oldest colleges at the University of Toronto. The view out my window, looking across the University with the city in the background, was breathtaking! Spending a week in Toronto before classes began allowed me to fall in love with the city, orientate myself and meet many other international students."


Amanda Shipp
Melbourne Global Grant
Outgoing exchange student to the University of Toronto, Canada

"I loved the opportunity to live in one of the oldest colleges at the University of Toronto."

Amanda Shipp
Melbourne Global Grant
Outgoing exchange student to the University of Toronto, Canada

Studying overseas is a great way to immerse yourself in a completely different environment and get a truly international experience during your studies.

At Melbourne, over $2 million in funding is available each year to help support eligible students. We have a range of travelling scholarships, grants and bursaries to help enable you to study overseas.

Undergraduate and graduate coursework opportunities

Melbourne Global Grants

At least 800 Melbourne Global Grants are awarded each year. The grants provide a one-off payment of up to $2,500 to help fund approved overseas study.

Melbourne Global Scholars Award

The Melbourne Global Scholars Award provides up to $2,500 for high-achieving students to help fund overseas study.

Melbourne Global Financial Assistance

Melbourne Global Financial Assistance provides up to $2,000 for students in financial need, to support approved exchange or study abroad.

Aitchison Travelling Scholarship

The Aitchison Travelling Scholarship provides up to $6,500 for students in financial need to support approved exchange or study abroad.

The Alan Gilbert Mobility Scholarship

The Alan Gilbert Mobility Scholarship provides up to $7,000 for students studying overseas on exchange for up to two semesters.

Lin Martin Melbourne Global Scholarship

The Lin Martin Melbourne Global Scholarship provides up to $10,000 for students who have experienced social, educational or financial disadvantage, to support approved short term study overseas.

Melbourne Global Scholarships in Language Study

Melbourne Global Scholarships in Language Study provide up to $7,000 to help fund students study a language overseas.

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship provides funding for graduate study in any field at Harvard University.

Graduate research opportunities

Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarships

Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarships provide funding for PhD and other doctorate researchers to support their participation in overseas academic activities.

Overseas Research Experience Scholarships

Overseas Research Experience Scholarships provide funding for PhD and other doctorate researchers to undertake research overseas.

Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarships

Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarships provide funding for students and graduates of the University to undertake graduate studies or research in the UK.

W.E.J. Craig Travelling Scholarship

The W.E.J. Craig Travelling Scholarship provides funding for students and graduates of the University to undertake graduate studies or research in animal husbandry overseas.

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship provides funding for graduate study in any field at Harvard University (except postdoctoral research).

Other opportunities

As well as funding offered by the University for general overseas study, you may also be eligible for additional funding for study at specific institutions, or through your faculty. See the Melbourne Global Mobility and Scholarships Office websites for more details.