Throughout our history, generous gifts in the Wills of alumni, friends and supporters have played a critical role in our success.
Charitable bequests have transformed the lives of students through scholarships and bursaries, helped our researchers to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems, and enriched the cultural legacy of the University’s libraries and cultural collections for the benefit of the community.
By leaving a gift in your Will to the University, you can support what you value most about education and the discovery of knowledge. Your legacy will enrich the lives of future generations.
You can choose to support a specific project or part of the University, or direct your gift for general purposes, meaning that it will be directed to the most crucial area of need within the University at the time. You can specify that your gift is to be used to establish an endowment, to support an area of research, or scholarships, in perpetuity.
Benefactors who have remembered the University in their Will are also invited to join the Heritage Society, a group of like-minded alumni and friends who wish to support the University and our endeavours in this special way.
However you choose to leave your gift, every gift in every Will is treasured. Your generosity makes an enduring difference to the University’s capacity to inspire and nurture the brightest minds for the future.
How to include the Universty of Melbourne in your Will
For a confidential discussion about your wishes, please contact our Gifts in Wills team.
Please visit the University’s Gifts and Bequests page for further legal information.
A legacy to change the future
John Northey Ashford was a mechanical engineer, a keen glider, and a man with a lifetime of interest in new technologies.
When it came to making his Will, John expressed this passion by choosing to leave a gift supporting the development of medical prostheses, a unique field where the expertise and capabilities from medicine, engineering and science work together to shape the future of healthcare.
Bequest enables anthropological research
As every researcher knows, support – both financial and moral – is the lifeblood of their existence. Dr Catie Gressier understands this better than most, as her fieldwork has taken her to remote and exotic parts of the world.
Finding answers to the brain's mysteries
The Ronald Philip Griffiths Bequest is funding major mental health research thanks to the foresight of its benefactor. Nearly twenty years after its realisation, the Ronald Philip Griffiths Fellowship supports crucial research into schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
For a confidential discussion about your wishes, please contact:
Please visit University’s Gifts and Bequests for further legal information.