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February 26, 2021

2021 Aspiring Scholars

Applications are open for 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.

Application form

What is Aspiring Scholars?


Through the community students gain exclusive access to the Aspiring Scholars 2021 Facebook group where they’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 to explore the campus (dependent on travel restrictions).


Applications for the community close at 11.59 PM AEDT, 7 March 2021. Outcomes will be advised on 12 March, with the Facebook community launching 15 March.

Please note that a successful or unsuccessful outcome in applying for this group is no indication of the likelihood of securing a place to study at the University of Melbourne.


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