Connect with other students interested in moving to Melbourne to study at the University of Melbourne and gain exclusive access to the Aspiring Scholars Facebook group.  

Aspiring Scholars is a program for high-achieving secondary students in their final year, who live in Australia outside of Victoria or in New Zealand.

Through the program you'll benefit from:

  • Getting to know an Australia/NZ-wide network of like-minded high achieving students
  • Uncovering our University community and sampling a taste of life at Melbourne
  • Having access to a dedicated staff member for support and to answer any questions you have throughout the year
  • Receiving exclusive invites to webinars and information sessions on topics related to the Melbourne curriculum, choosing the right degree, finding accommodation and help with applying through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Being invited to meet staff members and other Aspiring Scholars in your state at networking events (dependent on travel restrictions)
  • Having the chance to win a trip to the University of Melbourne's Open Day for you and a parent/guardian so you can explore the campus yourself (dependent on travel restrictions).

Applications for 2023 will open in February 2023.

Please note, this program is only open to domestic and international students living in Australia or New Zealand (excluding Victoria).

Get in touch

Careers advisers can recommend students in the application time period (February - March) by contacting the Aspiring Scholars team. They will be in touch with details and the application form: aspiring-scholars@unimelb.edu.au

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Bachelor of Biomedicine

Georgie Bailey (South Australia)


The group helped prepared me for my UoM studies. I had a greater understanding of what was happening on campus which gave me confidence in my first few weeks at uni.

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