Scholarships and Bursaries
In 2022, over 220 students in the College were awarded bursaries or scholarships.
Scholarships and bursaries are primarily awarded to students studying at The University of Melbourne. Students studying at other universities may be considered for financial aid at the discretion of the Provost of Newman College.
Academic Scholarships for first year students of the College are awarded on the basis of ATAR scores or equivalent, without means tests. They are valued between $1,000 and $10,000 per annum and are paid by means of a reduction in fees. For returning students, or for students who are new to the College but are in their second or third year of studies, scholarships are awarded on the basis of university results. Many of the scholarships are named for their benefactor. There are no applications required for Academic Scholarships, as all students are considered.
For 2023 entry we will also be offering the following set-figure scholarships to new undergraduate residents who completed Year 12 in 2022*:
$10,000 Scholarship - awarded to the DUX of a Catholic school.
$5,000 Scholarship - awarded to the DUX of a non-Catholic school.
$5,000 Scholarship - awarded to students ranked 2nd in their year from a rural or regional Catholic school.
$2,500 Scholarship - awarded to students ranked 3rd in their year from a rural or regional Catholic school.
$5,000 Leadership Scholarship - awarded to students that have displayed exemplary leadership skills in their school community.
$10,000 Residential College Access Scholarship Package - up to 6 available annually for 1st year of residency. Click here for more information (please note different application dates apply).
*Students must apply by 1 December 2022 with Newman College as their first preference to be eligible for the above scholarships. These scholarships are for single year (2023) residency only and are paid as a reduction of fees. Financial aid in subsequent years is awarded upon continued academic success and involvement in the College community. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Provost and until allocation is exhausted. Students may only be awarded one of the above scholarships (this does not apply to the guarenteed $2,500 bursary for students from select rural and regional schools outlined below).
Graduate and Postgraduate Scholarships
All graduate and postgraduate students accepted into the College receive a minimum scholarship of $3,000. Scholarships awarded to graduates and postgraduates vary between $3,000 to $10,000 per annum and are paid by way of a remission of fees.
Bursaries – Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate
The College is fortunate to provide bursaries to many students in the community. These bursaries exist to enable young men and women, who would not otherwise be able to attend Newman College, to do so. Bursaries range from $1,000 to $10,000 per annum. Bursaries are awarded depending upon the financial circumstances of the student. Students wishing to be considered for bursary assistance need to write a letter to the Provost detailing the reasons for their application. In this letter it is important that they address the following matters:
- The financial circumstances of their family.
- Details of Centrelink payments they are, or will, receive.
- Any other scholarships or bursaries they receive.
- Other anticipated income for the year in question.
- Details of the number of dependent siblings in their family.
- Any other matters that are deemed relevant.
- Supporting documentations substantiating matters discussed.
Following receipt of your letter and supporting documentations, your application for a bursary will be discussed with you at your interview with the College.
For 2023 entry the College is awarding a guaranteed $2,500 Bursary for all students from select rural and regional schools**. No letter application is required for this bursary. Students can be awarded this bursary while holding one of the above set-figure scholarships.
**Students must submit their general college applictiton by 1 December 2022 with Newman College as their first preference to be eligible.
The Archbishop Mannix Travelling Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed by the Catholics of Victoria in honour of the former Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Reverend Daniel Mannix. The scholarship is awarded every two to three years to a male or female candidate. The next award will be made late in 2020. The scholar will take up the award in September, 2021.
In 2022, over $1,000,000 was given in scholarships and bursaries to over 220 students in the College