Your continued support of our students ensure that these bright minds are able to continue to achieve now and into the future.
Immediate assistance for students in need
We believe that all our students should be able to reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial status. Every year we meet students who need urgent financial help for food, transport, rent or books – the basic necessities of university life.
Your support will enable students to focus on their studies, relieving financial burden.
Scholarships - Undergraduate
The costs associated with housing, transport, textbooks and daily expenses present challenges that undermine the success of our students. Scholarships help ease this stress while recognising the achievements of those receiving them.
You can help turn ambition into achievement.
Scholarships - Graduate
Unfortunately, passion, talent and hard work are not all that are needed for a postgraduate degree. For some of our students, the costs associated with housing, transport, textbooks and daily expenses significantly affect their success.
Your gift will enable the leaders of tomorrow to succeed.
Indigenous students are more than twice as likely as non-Indigenous students to drop out of university within their first year. It’s a confronting statistic, but the stark reality is that most Indigenous students come to Melbourne with greater challenges and financial pressures than their counterparts.
You can ensure Indigenous students are able to achieve a bright future.
Research and discovery
Some of the finest minds in the world are leading important research into areas as diverse as biomedicine, the environment, neuroscience, culture and the arts. Your generosity helps ensure this vital work continues.
Research pathways for promising scholars
Research Pathway Grants underpin the first, vital steps in research and discovery by offering inspired young researchers the opportunity to develop their work and build research profiles.
You can support promising researchers in the early stages of their career.
Answering the questions that matter through research
We have a responsibility to engage society through becoming a leading hub of thinking, conversation and creativity; developing collaborative relationships that will disrupt the status quo, finding creative solutions to challenging problems and enabling Australia to lead with authority on issues of global significance.
Help find creative solutions to intractable global challenges.
Using music to heal minds and hearts
Dementia affects 50 million people worldwide and there is currently no cure. A research team at the University of Melbourne has successfully trialled a music therapy program that can impact how people living with dementia are cared for at home.
Help bring the power of music into the hands of family carers.
To find out more about supporting partner organisations, contact the Advancement Office.
The University Library holds many named collections of rare books, ancient maps, prints and other published materials. It manages several of the University's 33 Cultural Collections. Some of these collections are unique in the world, or have special significance for local communities and professions.
The University of Melbourne’s 33 Cultural Collections embody the history of many of the academic disciplines taught at the University. Object types are extremely varied and are important resources for students, staff and the wider community, whether used for research, teaching and learning, or engagement.
Ian Potter Museum of Art
The Ian Potter Museum of Art is the University of Melbourne’s art museum. It is the largest university-based art museum in Australia and a national leader in the field. The Potter manages the University Art Collection – a rich resource of art and artefacts spanning Neolithic to contemporary eras. It is a cultural and educational facility, serving both the campus community and the general public.
The Grainger Museum
The Grainger Museum is the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia. Its fascinating collection contains not only objects directly related to Percy Grainger's compositional career, such as scores and manuscripts, but also more than 50,000 items, including diaries, ethnographic objects, furniture, decorative arts, photographs, artworks, clothing and correspondence with famous and not-so-famous contemporaries.
Melbourne Business School
Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Founded in 1963, MBS is a leading provider of management education in the Asia Pacific region.
Melbourne Theatre Company
The Melbourne Theatre Company is one of the major performing arts companies in Australia, and one of the largest theatre companies in the English-speaking world. Founded in 1953, the Company is also the oldest professional theatre company in Australia, and currently exists as a semi-autonomous department of the University of Melbourne.
Melbourne University Sport
Melbourne University Sport is a semi-autonomous department of the University of Melbourne and provides high-level policy, business and financial advice on the development and management of sport and recreation at the University.
Research at Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is a leading Australian research university, with research expenditure second only to that of the CSIRO, and possesses the largest cohort of research students in Australia. Our researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as human rights law, climate change, telecommunications and medical research.
The most internationally diverse residence at the University of Melbourne, bringing together students from over 40 nations. The residence accommodates over 350 students from Australia and abroad, offering a truly global student and alumni experience.
Janet Clarke Hall
One of the smallest residential colleges at the University of Melbourne. The first university college in Australia to admit women, Janet Clarke Hall prides itself on offering equitable access for women and men to gain a rewarding university education. It offers a close, supportive and academically stimulating environment for local, regional and international students.
Owned by the University, Medley Hall is the smallest residential college and champions social and environmental sustainability. It is a secular college that fosters an inclusive, supportive community for 72 students, especially those from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds.
A Catholic residential college in the Jesuit tradition. Housing just under 300 students and tutors, the college seeks to foster the ethical and spiritual intelligence of its members in addition to their pursuits in academia.
The largest residential college at the University of Melbourne, with 408 resident students. The college seeks to provide its diverse student body with a rounded experience, encouraging involvement in wider university life in addition to the pursuit of academic excellence.
With accommodation for 294 residential students, Queen's College is one of the larger residential colleges at the University. Students are encouraged to develop their academic skills alongside non-academic interests through a diverse sporting and cultural program.
St Hilda's College
One of the youngest colleges at the University, St Hilda’s College was the first to become co-educational in 1973. Students at St Hilda’s College are encouraged to involve themselves in the student community while they pursue their studies.
St Mary's College
St Mary's College is a Catholic residential college originally created as the female affiliate of Newman College. St Mary's became independent and co-residential in 1977. Students are encouraged to develop a spiritual awareness in addition to their academic studies.
Founded in 1872, Trinity College is the oldest residential college at the University. Established in the Anglican tradition, the college promotes academic excellence alongside extra-curricular pursuits, seeking to foster in its students a commitment to social responsibility.
University College offers students a diverse university experience, encouraging involvement in social, sport, drama and music activities. Established as University Women’s College in 1936, University College has been co-educational since 1975.
Whitley College students have a rounded university experience with a focus on theological studies. Students at Whitley College are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities and to grow in physical, social, spiritual and academic life.
Asialink is Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia's role in the region. Its purpose is to build an Asia-capable, deeply Asia-engaged Australia through thought leadership and innovative programs that build knowledge, skills and partnerships.
The Australia India Institute is Australia's only national centre for research and analysis on India. Through its teaching, research, public policy and outreach programs, it is building Australia's understanding of India and deepening and enriching the relationship between the two countries.
Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute (Bio21 Institute) is a multidisciplinary research centre specialising in medical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology. Accommodating more than 500 research scientists, students and industry participants, the Bio21 Institute is one of the largest biotechnology research centres in Australia.
The Melbourne Social Equity Institute strives to identify the origins of disadvantage and develop effective solutions through high-end research and active community engagement. Its vision is to influence government policy, public opinion and social practices through the highest quality scholarship in order to create fairer societies.
The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute aims to facilitate and enable research linkages, projects and conversations leading to increased understanding of sustainability and resilience trends, challenges and solutions. Its approach includes a particular emphasis on the contribution of the social sciences and humanities to understanding and addressing sustainability and resilience challenges.
The Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development - Murrup Barak - has a vision to establish the University of Melbourne as a leader in Indigenous development and as an institution that is respectful in its engagement with Indigenous peoples. It strives for innovation and quality in all aspects of its endeavours. Murrup Barak’s mission is to help the University advance the success of its Indigenous Australian Agenda.
The Nossal Institute for Global Health supports improvements in the health of vulnerable communities through research, education and inclusive development practice. The Nossal’s global activities focus on priority areas in Asia-Pacific and Southern Africa, with most work taking place in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Mozambique.
The Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship exists to create and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs and to provide a home to the new Master of Entrepreneurship. This new degree is a collaboration between the Faculty of Business and Economics, the Melbourne School of Engineering and Ormond College. The Wade Institute is an integral part of the University of Melbourne's commitment to creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.