All gifts make a big impact and collective giving from our generous community has enabled hundreds of students and researchers to realise their potential at Melbourne.
The gift of education can change the lives of outstanding students, inspiring them to make a difference in the world. It’s thanks to our generous donors that many of the bright minds of tomorrow are able to access a Melbourne education through philanthropic support for scholarships, financial aid and research initiatives.
No matter where you choose to direct your gift, collective giving impacts directly on the lives of students and researchers.
Gifts of all sizes truly make the difference!
Cooling therapy helps babies survive
Taking the best to the least
Competing on a world stage
Future Generations Scholarships Fund
Donations to the Future Generations Fund make an immediate impact on graduate students in financial difficulty. Since 2006 our generous donors have built this endowment to over $3 million, and since 2010 it has provided many students with the opportunity to complete a professionally focused graduate degree.
I was excited to receive the Future Generations Fund Scholarship in 2011. As a mother studying full-time, the scholarship provided me with relief to focus on my studies and family, without having to work long hours. It also enabled me to afford a set of high quality watercolours and brushes for use in my architectural design work.
– Angela Ruth Hayes, Master of Landscape Architecture
Student Financial Aid Service
Student Financial Aid is open to all University of Melbourne students and provides advice and information on the cost of living in Melbourne, the relief of a student loan or grant in times of need, government student assistance, budgeting, tax advice, and a range of other services related to student finances.
I can barely find the words to express just how much this assistance has helped me with my studies. It allowed me to take time off work over my two teaching placements so that I could focus on improving my teaching practice. It also meant that I could reduce my working hours for the rest of the year and put more time into study.
– Courtney Rose, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
International Student Access Fund
The University is committed to ensuring that our current and future international students have the best experiences possible.
To support this goal, the International Student Access Fund was established in 2011 to solely support international students who find themselves in need of financial assistance during their time at Melbourne. This fund ensures that international students do not miss out on receiving the emergency financial aid they may need to stay here.
I'm really grateful for the grant assistance from Melb Uni. I was just getting by with my rent, bills and public transport using my monthly. And then the unexpected came: I needed over $1,200 for a root canal treatment for a big tooth cavity. I didn't have that money and had to borrow initially, until someone from the financial aid office told me about the available grants. The grant I received helped pay off my root canal bill, helped with some of my regular spending on rent, bills and transport, and even helped me with my study by relieving a lot of stress. I can't be thankful enough for it.
– Medical Student from Indonesia