Eligibility for post-Year 12 KLD benefits

This page outlines the eligibility criteria for the following KLD post-Year 12 benefits:

  • Undergraduate selection guarantee following Year 12

    Benefit

    The University of Melbourne guarantees eligible domestic Young Scholars entry into selected Melbourne undergraduate programs in the year following Year 12 provided they:

    • Achieve an ATAR or notional ATAR equal to or greater than:
      • 95.00; or
      • 90.00 if they have undertaken Year 12 at a Victorian school defined by the University of Melbourne as underrepresented in the tertiary sector and at the University of Melbourne in the year prior to entry. Please see our list of under-represented schools which is updated in August each year for undergraduate entry the following year
    • Meet the entry requirements for the course (prerequisites and course requirements)
    • Apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place in one of the following University of Melbourne degrees through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), and are eligible to receive an offer for the selected course through the VTAC selection system 1:
      • Bachelor of Arts
      • Bachelor of Biomedicine 2
      • Bachelor of Commerce
      • Bachelor of Design
      • Bachelor of Science
      1 Entry cannot be guaranteed into the Bachelor of Music as selection takes into consideration a range of criteria including an audition and musicianship test.
      2 A quota may apply for the Bachelor of Biomedicine at Faculty discretion.

    Eligibility and conditions

    • The undergraduate selection guarantee is only available to eligible domestic Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars. International Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars are subject to the international undergraduate guaranteed entry requirements.
    • Eligible Young Scholars must have completed the VCE, SACE, HSC or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in a Victorian or approved border New South Wales or South Australian secondary school. Young Scholars must enrol immediately in the year following Year 12 or be granted an approved deferral by the University.
    • The undergraduate selection guarantee is available for mid-year entry in the year following Year 12 studies as long as no further study has been undertaken. Note there is no mid-year entry into the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
    • The normal University deferral policy applies.
    • Young Scholars must not have undertaken previous study at tertiary level (excluding TAFE and extension studies undertaken as part of a Year 12 program).
    • The guarantee does not include the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship.
    • A quota may apply for the Bachelor of Biomedicine at Faculty discretion.

    How to apply

    • Eligible Young Scholars must apply through VTAC for a Commonwealth supported place in the relevant University of Melbourne undergraduate course.
    • Young Scholars are also required to provide the Young Scholars Coordinator with their VTAC ID number by the end of October of the year of application and also ensure the University has correct details of their Year 12 secondary school.
  • Relocation allowance

    Benefit

    Eligible Young Scholars from regional Victoria and border areas of New South Wales and South Australia can receive a $2,500 relocation allowance to assist with the costs of settling into Melbourne.

    Eligibility and conditions

    • To be eligible Young Scholars must complete the VCE, SACE, HSC or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in a Victorian or approved border New South Wales or South Australian secondary school in 2017.
    • Eligible Young Scholar’s permanent home address postcode must be interstate or within one of the Victorian Government's designated rural council areas at the time of applying for and enrolling into a University of Melbourne undergraduate course. Young Scholars can download the spreadsheet here and type in their postcode to see if they are eligible for this allowance. The postcode information is compiled based on a resource available from the Victorian Government's Department of Planning and Community Development and subject to change without notice. Please check the Victorian Government's Department of Planning and Community Development website for the designated list of Victorian rural council areas.
    • Eligible Young Scholars must receive a University of Melbourne undergraduate course offer for entry in the year following Year 12 and either enrol immediately or be granted an approved deferral by the University. The relocation allowance benefit is available for mid-year undergraduate entry in the year following Year 12 as long as no further study has been undertaken since Year 12.
    • The relocation allowance will be paid to eligible students after the next Census Date following  their enrolment and commencement in their Melbourne undergraduate program
    • Young Scholars on an approved deferral from a University of Melbourne undergraduate course will be awarded the relocation allowance at the next Census Date after their enrolment and commencement in their Melbourne undergraduate program.

    Use of the relocation allowance

    The relocation allowance is for students to use towards the costs of settling into Melbourne. Students may use this allowance towards housing, living expenses, transport to University (i.e. Myki), textbooks or other course-related expenses.

    How to apply

    • All eligible Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars will be automatically notified of their eligibility for the relocation allowance via email following the relevant Census Date.
    • Young Scholars are required to provide the University with their VTAC ID number by the end of October in the year of application and also ensure the University has correct details of their permanent home address at the time of applying for and enrolling into a University of Melbourne undergraduate course.
  • Melbourne Global Scholars Award

    Benefit

    Eligible Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars are eligible to receive a Melbourne Global Scholars Award in the second or third year of undergraduate study at the University of Melbourne to enable them to participate in an approved international mobility program for credit or to meet a hurdle requirement in their Melbourne undergraduate degree. They must meet all the specified eligibility criteria for the relevant program.

    Eligibility and conditions

    Eligible Young Scholars must receive a University of Melbourne undergraduate course offer for entry in the year following Year 12 and either enrol immediately or be granted an approved deferral by the University.

    Young scholars who commence mid-year undergraduate study in the year following Year 12  are also eligible for the global grant as long as no further study has been undertaken since Year 12.

    Full details on eligibility, terms and conditions are outlined at the following website:
    http://mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/funding/exchange-funding.html#scholars