What the program offers

Access to exclusive events

As a Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar, you’ll take part in a program of events and activities focused on expanding your academic and personal horizons. This includes a welcome event, VCE revision lectures, personal development workshops, overnight adventures on campus, celebration events with family, an open day lounge and more.

A guaranteed place in undergraduate degrees

If you’re a domestic Young Scholar and achieve an ATAR/notional ATAR of 95.00+, you’ll be guaranteed a place at Melbourne in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design or Science, subject to meeting course prerequisites. Or 90.00 if your school is considered an under-represented school in the year of application.

An overseas scholarship

If you go on to study at Melbourne, you could be awarded a Melbourne Global Scholars Award of up to $2500 to study at one of more than 200 partner institutions in over 45 countries on exchange, or anywhere in the world on study abroad.

Help to move and setting up

If you’re moving from a rural area to study at the University, we offer a $2500 allowance to help with the costs of moving and living at Melbourne. This can also include living expenses, transport to university, textbooks or other course-related expenses.

Access to the largest library collection in the southern hemisphere

Got a tricky question? How would access to more than 3.5 million books and other reference items help? The University of Melbourne library network includes specialist libraries in law, business, chemistry, physics, architecture, biomedicine, fine arts and music, as well as useful online resources accessible on campus.

Student support every step of the way

You can talk to our program staff and student service team anytime if you have any questions about the program, form how to apply to finding out about how to secure a guaranteed spot in an undergraduate degree.