Join the Aspiring Scholars community in 2021

Applications are open for high-achieving secondary students in their final year who live in Australia outside of Victoria or in New Zealand, to join our online community of Aspiring Scholars – students connected by their interest in moving to Melbourne to study at the University of Melbourne.

Through the community you'll gain exclusive access to the Aspiring Scholars 2021 Facebook group where you'll:

  • Get to know an Australia/NZ-wide network of like-minded high achieving students
  • Uncover our University community and get a taste of life at Melbourne
  • Have access to a dedicated staff member for support and to answer any questions you have throughout the year
  • Receive 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)
  • Be invited to meet staff members and other Aspiring Scholars in your state at networking events (dependent on travel restrictions)
  • Have the chance to win a trip to the University of Melbourne's 2021 Open Day for you and a parent/guardian so you can explore the campus yourself (dependent on travel restrictions).

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

Important dates

Applications open from February 8 - March 7, 2021
Outcomes will be emailed: 12 March
Facebook group will launch: 15 March

How to apply

Let your careers adviser know that you're interested in becoming an Aspiring Scholar. Careers advisers can recommend students 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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