Government assistance

The Government provides financial assistance to students by way of means-tested schemes such as Youth Allowance, Austudy Payment and Abstudy. Centrelink is the agency commissioned to administer these payments.

Visit our Centrelink - Government Income Support support page for introductory information.

For more detailed information check out the Individual Payments section of the Centrelink website.


The University of Melbourne has a number of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships available to high-achieving students and students from under-represented sections of the community.

For further information visit the website of the Melbourne Scholarships Office website.