Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
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Fees & scholarships
Your fees explained
Please note we have a limited number of CSP places and recommend prospective students apply early for consideration. CSP selection is based on academic merit and equity.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place for your graduate course, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll still need to pay a student contribution amount. This fee is organised in bands based on the discipline area of the subjects that you take, not the course you are studying. The discipline fees are set each year by the Australian Government.
You can pay your student contribution amount to the University when you enrol (upfront), or you can defer this cost through the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program (HECS-HELP) if you’re eligible.
HECS-HELP is the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program. It enables you to borrow the amount of your student contribution and then pay that loan back once you are in the workforce and earning at a specified level. A HECS-HELP loan is not means tested. HECS-HELP is available to eligible Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders who are enrolled in a CSP.
Australian Fee Places
When you apply, you will automatically be considered for an Australian fee place if you meet course entry requirements. You’ll pay tuition fees for each year that you are enrolled, fees may be adjusted each year.
Tuition fees are calculated according to your course and study load each semester. You can defer payment of your fees via the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme if you are eligible. If your course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.
FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the University. It enables you to borrow the amount of your tuition fees and then pay that loan back once you are in the workforce and earning at a specified level or you can make voluntary repayments to the ATO at any time.
FEE-HELP is not means tested and there is no loan fee for graduate study. If you already have a HECS-HELP loan from your undergraduate studies, you can still access a FEE-HELP loan. No interest is charged on your FEE-HELP loan, however, it is indexed each year with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in line with the cost of living.
The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about Australian fee places, Commonwealth Supported Place and HELP Loans.
Other financial assistance
The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on student loans and bursaries/grants, cost of living, budgeting and tax advice.
Melbourne has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia. Scholarships, prizes, bursaries and grants can propel you to new heights and help you explore new opportunities. With over 1200 scholarships and prizes available for new and current students, it’s more than likely there is one that you’re eligible for either when you start your course or during your studies. Use the search function above to search the University Scholarship page or browse the scholarships below.
Scholarships and incentives for early childhood professionals
The Victorian government are offering Early Childhood Scholarships and incentives for individuals looking to start a rewarding career as an early childhood teacher. Find out more at the Department of Education and Training
The following scholarships are among those open to students in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood):
- Argyle Scholarship in Education: supports commencing, domestic Master of Teaching students who are from rural, regional or remote backgrounds and experiencing disadvantage
- Collette Tayler Indigenous Education Scholarship: supports Indigenous Australians in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or (Early Childhood and Primary), or research involving Indigenous children and families.
- Future Generations Scholarship (Education): supports high achieving, domestic students commencing the Master of Teaching
- Jennifer Duggan Leaper Scholarship: supports domestic, high achieving students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne and are commencing a Master of Teaching
- Lochrie Indigenous Australian Education Scholarship: supports Indigenous Australian students in the Master of Teaching or undertaking research in Indigenous Education
- Melbourne Graduate Scholarship (Education): supports high achieving international students commencing the Master of Teaching
- Olive Battersby Scholarship: supports students commencing second year of the Master of Teaching as a means of rewarding excellent academic achievement despite difficult circumstances
Indigenous support and scholarships
There are a range of financial support options and scholarships available for our Indigenous students, including the Lochrie Indigenous Leadership Education Scholarship , Collette Tayler Indigenous Education Scholarship and the Melbourne Indigenous Merit Scholarship. For other university and MGSE scholarships, please find out more here.
The Aurora Foundation has a portal where you can search for all scholarships funded by universities, foundations and companies.
Melbourne Graduate Scholarship (Education)
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education offers a generous number of 25% fee remission Melbourne Graduate Scholarships (Education) for domestic students offered an Australian Full Fee place in this course. Eligible students will automatically be considered for this scholarship.