How to apply

Applications open September 3 2018

You can apply for the Kwong Lee Dow Young program when you're in Year 10. If you're a teacher, you're also able to nominate a high-achieving student for the program.

Download the KLD flyer

If you're a Year 10 student

  1. Get your school's endorsement: this required in your application. Schools can endorse a maximum of five applicants so make sure you speak to your teachers about this early.
  2. Prepare and have the right information for your application, view our sample application. Take some time to think about the questions and get a teacher or parent to check over what you've written before you submit it.
  3. Apply online before the cut-off date of mid-October. We will ask you to tell us about yourself (i.e. your role models, goals, biggest challenge you have faced so far) and any extra-curricular activities you are involved in.

To find out how your application will be assessed, see How you're selected

If you're a teacher and want to nominate a student

The selection panel will consider the student's eligibility, endorsements from school, academic results within the top five per cent of your year level, and leadership potential.

In your application you'll need to demonstrate evidence of leadership, active citizenship and community involvement, such as participation in school activities, community work and cultural, environmental or sporting activities.

Nominate a student

If you've just finished Year 12 and want to apply

If you're already an eligible Young Scholar you can apply through VTAC for a Commonwealth supported place in the relevant University of Melbourne undergraduate course.

Apply through VTAC

To find out how your application will be assessed, see How you're selected

Application Dates

  • 3 September 2018

    Applications open for young scholars

  • 15 October 2018, 11:59pm

    Application deadline for students

  • 22 October 2018

    Nomination and Supporting information deadline for schools

  • 23 November 2018

    Notification to schools and students of application outcome

  • 11 December 2018

    Welcome event for young scholars