Melbourne National Scholarships awarded to top Year 12 students

December 15 / 173

Photo: Peter Casamento
Photo: Peter Casamento

Australia’s highest achieving Year 12 students were offered National Scholarships under the University’s Chancellor’s Scholars Program to study at the University of Melbourne next year.

A University of Melbourne National Scholarship offers students a generous HECS exempt Commonwealth Supported Place in one of the University’s undergraduate degrees and for Victorian secondary school leavers a $5000 annual allowance for the duration of their undergraduate degree.

National Scholars from interstate will also receive a HECS exempt place as well as an annual allowance of $10,000 over the duration of their undergraduate degree.

Students who have achieved an ATAR or equivalent of 99.9 or above are eligible, as are Bachelor of Music applicants who achieve an ATAR or equivalent of 99.85 or above, and Indigenous students who achieve an ATAR of 90.00 or above.

University of Melbourne Provost Professor Margaret Sheil said that while the students should expect to be challenged and inspired by the learning environment provided at Melbourne, their presence will also add much to the existing academic community.

“We’re excited to be welcoming another outstanding group of students to the University community in 2016. With one of the largest and most comprehensive scholarships programs in Australia, the students who receive Melbourne National Scholarships today will be well prepared for whatever future professional pathway they decide to take, " Professor Sheil said.

The National Scholarship is one of the many benefits of the University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Scholars Program.

This year the University was ranked number one in Australia for the fifth-straight year in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

See a full list of students offered scholarships here

Story by Annie Rahilly

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