What opportunities will I have?

Attend events and activities

As a Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar, you can take part in an exciting program of events and activities focused on expanding your academic and personal horizons.

As well as the events listed at our Parkville campus, there are also events for Young Scholars and their parents/guardians in regional Victoria, and other special opportunities to engage at University events.

  • Welcome Event

    Our fun and inspiring Welcome Event gives you the chance to learn more about being a Young Scholar, make new friends and get to know the University of Melbourne’s beautiful Parkville campus.

  • Leadership skills

    Attend on-campus events designed to build your leadership, problem-solving, and presentation skills.

  • VCE Revision Lectures

    VCE revision lectures will help you consolidate your learning prior to your VCE exams. They’re facilitated by leading teachers and past assessors, and will give you a boost heading into exams.

  • Personal Development

    Participate in an interactive and entertaining workshop and explore your career options, while developing your skills in leadership, decision making and teambuilding.

  • Open Day Lounge

    Meet University of Melbourne staff and current students, and other high achieving students at our exclusive High Achievers Lounge.

  • Celebration Evening

    Enjoy this special evening with your parents or guardians, your fellow Young Scholars and University staff to celebrate the end of Year 12 and to commemorate your involvement in the program.

“You make some really lasting connections with really great people.”

“By introducing us to uni students and giving us access to on campus events we really got an inside look on what it might be like to study at Melbourne.”

Joshua Brittain
Timboon P-12 School
KLD Class of 2017

“You make some really lasting connections with really great people.”

Joshua Brittain
Timboon P-12 School
KLD Class of 2017


A guaranteed place at Melbourne

If you are an eligible domestic Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar, you’re guaranteed a place in Arts, Biomedicine*, Commerce, Design or Science at the University of Melbourne in the year following Year 12* if you:

  • Achieve an ATAR or notional ATAR of 95.00 (90.00 if your school is considered an under-represented school in the year of application)
  • Meet all course prerequisites

Scholarship to study overseas

You will be eligible to receive a Melbourne Global Scholars Award up to the value of $2500 to study at one of 180+ partner institutions in 39 countries across the world on exchange or in an approved study abroad program.

Access to the largest library collection in the southern hemisphere

Got a tricky question that can’t be answered by your textbook? How would access to more than 3.5 million books and other reference items help? The University of Melbourne library network includes specialist libraries in law, business, chemistry, physics, architecture, biomedicine and fine arts and music as well as useful online resources accessible on campus.

Relocation allowance

Eligible Young Scholars from regional Victoria and interstate enrolling in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree in the year following Year 12 can receive a $2500 relocation allowance to assist with the costs of settling in Melbourne.

More information and eligibility criteria  

* Entry cannot be guaranteed into the Bachelor of Music as selection takes into consideration a range of criteria including an audition and musicianship test. Guarantee does not include the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship. A quota applies for the Bachelor of Biomedicine.