Hansen Scholarship Program

We're seeking submissions from high-achieving Year 12 students eager to make a difference with their education.

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Applications are now open for the Hansen Scholarship Program, worth up to $108,000.

Each year we recognise students from around Australia who have demonstrated outstanding academic success, a resilience to adversity, and a commitment to helping and leading others. Through financial support, tailored mentoring and extracurricular activities, we equip Hansen Scholars with the skills and knowledge to make an impact at Melbourne and beyond.

View the full scope of benefits for the Hansen Scholarship Program below.

Hansen Scholar stories

Find out what some of our scholars have gained from their time in the program.

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Benefits of the program

From 2023 onwards, Hansen Scholars will be able to access the program's full range of benefits when they continue into an honours degree at Melbourne immediately following their undergraduate degree, or if they choose to study a Diploma of Languages alongside their undergraduate degree.

Generous financial support

You'll receive an allowance throughout your three-year undergraduate degree and one-year optional honours degree to support your living expenses. You'll also be awarded a one-time grant of up to $4000 for an approved development activity such as an international exchange or internship.

Free accommodation at Little Hall residence

You'll benefit from the security of accommodation at Little Hall, ideally located between the heart of Melbourne and our Parkville campus. This is the only residential option covered by the scholarship.

Guaranteed place in a professional masters degree

Hansen Scholars who get an ATAR of 99.95 or above and meet the prerequisites and entry requirements will secure a Commonwealth Support Place in your chosen masters before you start your undergraduate degree.

Join a supportive community of high achievers

Hansen Scholars are from diverse backgrounds across Australia. You'll form a close bond with your other scholars throughout your degree and you'll have access to the program alumni network for life. Additional pastoral care will ensure you're supported throughout your studies.

Make powerful industry connections

A comprehensive and bespoke mentoring program will connect you to leaders in your chosen field, while program patron Jane Hansen AO will offer sponsorship and support. Take your next steps with confidence, with funding of up to $10,000 for a career-related activity once you complete your undergraduate degree.

Support for your personal growth

A development program will aid you in learning about your strengths and interests to make informed study and career choices. The culture club will connect you with the best of Melbourne’s cultural life and broaden your horizons, while in later years you can take the opportunity to mentor other Hansen Scholars.

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Applications for our 2024 intake close on 30 March 2023. Learn everything you need to know to submit your application.

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Take a tour of Little Hall

Little Hall will be your home away from home for the duration of the Hansen Scholarship Program. The residence boasts shared kitchen spaces, laundry facilities, a gaming lounge, rooftop terrace and garden, an indoor cinema, gym and bicycle storage and an onsite support team.

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A foundation to unleash ambition

Advancing the future of Australia through access to excellence in tertiary education is one of the Hansen Little Foundation’s core beliefs.

Jane Hansen AO and Paul Little AO believe that an individual’s life trajectory should be guided by their determination to achieve their ambitions, regardless of any limiting social or economic barriers.

In January 2023, Jane was appointed the 23rd Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

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