The University of Melbourne is providing up to $20,000 to individuals who are interested in pursuing a degree program at the Institution. This scholarship opportunity supports the development of a piece of journalism in any format.
Incorporated in the 19th century by the colony of Victoria, the University of Melbourne is one of Australia’s six sandstone universities and a member of the Group of Eight, Universitas 21, Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Since 1872, many residential colleges have become affiliated with the university, providing accommodation for students and faculty, and academic, sporting and cultural programs. There are ten colleges located on the main campus and in nearby suburbs.
The university comprises ten separate academic units and is associated with numerous institutes and research centres, including the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and the Grattan Institute. The university has fifteen graduate schools, including the Melbourne Business School, the Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne Medical School.
Times Higher Education ranked the University of Melbourne first in Australia and 32nd globally in 2022, while the Academic Ranking of World Universities places it 35th in the world. In the QS World University Rankings 2022, the university ranks 37th globally and 2nd in Australia, behind the Australian National University. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne. Eight Nobel Laureates have taught, studied and researched at the University of Melbourne, the most of any Australian university.
The university’s coat of arms is a blue shield on which a depiction of “Victory” in white colour holds her laurel wreath over the stars of the Southern Cross. The motto, Postera crescam laude (“Later I shall grow by praise” or, more freely, “We shall grow in the esteem of future generations”), is written on a scroll beneath the shield. The Latin is from a line in Horace’s Odes: ego postera crescam laude recens.
Eligibility criteria for the Schiavon International Masters Scholarship
- Applicants need to be enrolled or enrolling in the 150-point or 200-point Master of Journalism or Master of International programs at the University of Melbourne.
- Applicant must have a previous year degree before applying for the grant.
- Applicants should check all the English language requirements when you come to study at Melbourne University.
Eligible Countries: International
Value of Award: Up to $20,000
Number of Awards: 1
Eligible Field of Studies: Master of Journalism programs in Language, literature, and cultural studies; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film, and television.
Method of Application for the Schiavon International Masters Scholarship
Complete the online application form which includes the following supporting documents:
- a project proposal of up to 400-words for a major piece of journalism in any format, which is achievable and is able to be published in The Citizen and possibly co-published with other media outlets;
- a statement of up to 100-words outlining the applicant’s journalistic ambitions and how they are exploring opportunities in the profession;
- a budget listing project expenses, if relevant; and,
- a portfolio of published or unpublished journalism that demonstrates the applicant’s abilities.
Application Deadline: September 26, 2022