Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)
- CRICOS Code: 073113J
Fees & scholarships
The Faculty, Departments and affiliated Medical Research Institutes offer various scholarships to provide you with financial support and acknowledgement of your academic achievements. Over 22% of our students have been awarded either a merit-based and/or financial need-based scholarship annually.
Frances Elizabeth Thomson Trust Scholarship
The scholarship is available to full-time students who are enrolled in the MDHS Honours program through the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) and the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours). The scholarship offers a one-off payment of $5,000 annually to students who have demonstrated excellent academic performance in their undergraduate degree and a high level of financial needs.
Application and selection Process
You are not required to submit a scholarship application at the time of your course application. Eligible students* are invited to apply via email at the end of February and requested to complete an online Student Financial Assessment Form. Selection is based on your academic performance in your undergraduate degree and your total financial assessment score. Selection outcomes are released in April and May.
*Students who have already accepted a merit-based scholarship within the course duration are ineligible for this scholarship.
2020 Scholarship Awardees
Jonathan Naddaf, Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) Student
From natives, to refugees, to immigrants – the lives of my parents in a nutshell. Having been forced to move to Australia to escape the horrors of war, adversity is something they have grown accustomed to. The language barrier especially, as, to them, it was insurmountable and undermined their previous education and ambitions. Consequently, my family has never enjoyed the benefits of financial stability. Although my parents did everything they could for my brothers and I, the majority of their minimal pay would go towards the house bills. This scholarship will help my studies as it will go towards buying the equipment needed for a private study and ease my financial stress regarding education and supporting my parents. As such, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to the late Frances Elizabeth Thomson. I am currently enrolled in Melbourne University’s Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) and my research project is centred around melanoma. During my undergraduate studies I developed a passion for oncology, and so, I am very grateful for having been given the opportunity to expand on my passion. I hope that in the future I can contribute to this field and shed light on areas that have perplexed the esteemed medical profession.
Yi Xian Goh, Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) Student
I am writing this note to express my heartfelt appreciation to the late Frances Elizabeth Thomson and the Perpetual Trustees Victoria Limited management for this scholarship. I feel both touched and deeply honoured to learn that I was selected for this prestigious scholarship and this financial assistance couldn’t have come at a better time. I am currently enrolled in an honours program with a lifelong goal of pursuing a PhD in medical microbiology. Throughout my study, I have always been fascinated about the use of advanced genomic approaches to analyse the pathogenicity and virulence factors of bacteria. Thanks to this scholarship, I am one step closer to my goal. The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) has consistently ranked top among the world’s best education institution, attracting the brilliant academic minds and researchers, offering unparalleled teaching and learning experience and these are just some of the compelling reasons why I believe UniMelb is the perfect platform to develop myself not only professionally but also personally. Reflecting on the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, I am committed to a research that will contribute towards the benefit of society and healthcare. With this scholarship, you have eased my financial burden which allows me to concentrate on learning. Your generosity will be of tremendous help in supporting my educations fees and living expenses. I pledge that I will work very hard and give back to society one day. Thank you.
Scholarships offered by Departments and Medical Research Institutes
Please visit their website or contact their Honours coordinator for more details.