Scholarships and Prizes

The scholarships and prizes available to ABP students seek to recognise high achieving students and support talented students to overcome the financial barriers that can restrict their academic pursuits. We have a strong commitment to awarding a diverse range of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate and graduate (coursework and research) students.

These sholarships and prizes are based on academic merit and are awarded at the Dean's Honours Awards and Prizes ceremony in the first half of each year. They are funded through the generous support of the Faculty's friends, community and industry.

Prizes may not be offered in any given year and subjects may change from year to year. Prizes are awarded based on academic performance in specific subjects after results are released. Prizes do not require an application process.

Other scholarship opportunities can be found through the Melbourne Scholarships office.

 

 

 

Scholarships

 

Name Eligible program Availability How to apply
Alexander Norman Henderson Bequest Fund
  • For advancing the study of architecture at the University of Melbourne.
  Awarded in Semester 1 and 2  

Anthony Auh Chew Kang Master of Architecture Scholarship

  • Awarded to an Australian citizen who is in financial need and enrolled or enrolling full time in the first year of a Master of Architecture degree. Awarded for academic excellence and financial need.
  • Awarded amount is based on annual incone of principal philanthropic gift.
First Year Graduate (Architecture) Awarded after completetion of previous award (every 2-3 years)  

Architect Michael Kaufman Scholarships

  • Awarded to high achieving students entering the Master of Architecture programs and based on academic merit.
  • To be considered you must:
    • have successfully applied for admission to the Master of Architecture program
First Year Graduate (Architecture) Annual Candidates who have successfully applied for the Master of Architecture will be automatically considered for this award.
Bachelor of Environments Pathways Scholarship
  • The Bachelor of Environments Pathways Scholarships were established to assist non-Victorian students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Environments with their transition to the University of Melbourne.
  • The scholarship provides a one-off payment of $5,000.
  • To be considered you must:
    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • be living outside of Victoria at the time of your application
    • achieve an ATAR of at least 95.00
    • have completed Year 12 or IB in Australia in the year prior to commencing the Bachelor of Environments
    • have applied for the Bachelor of Environments through VTAC
First Year Bachelor of Environments Awarded in Semester 1 and 2 Candidates who have applied for the Bachelor of Environments through VTAC will be automatically considered for this scholarship                   
Bachelor of Environments Transition Scholarship
  • The Bachelor of Environments Transition Scholarships were established to assist students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Environments with their transition to the University of Melbourne.
  • The Bachelor of  Environments Transition Scholarship provides a one-off payment of $1,000.
  • To be considered, you must:
    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
    • have completed Year 12 or IB in Australia in the year prior to commencing the Bachelor of Environments
    • have achieved an ATAR of at least 95.00
    • have applied for the Bachelor of Environments through VTA.
First Year Bachelor of Environments Awarded in Semester 1 and 2 Eligible candidates who have applied for the Bachelor of Environments through VTAC will be automatically considered for this scholarship.
Brookfield Multiplex Research Program
  • Provides successful applicants with grants for research leading to peer-reviewed academic publications and larger-scale ARC or other research funding applications.
  • The Brookfield Multiplex Research Program provides a grant of up to $10,000.
Research (Construction) Annual  
Brookfield Multiplex Scholarship in Construction Studies
  • Provides support to an outstanding scholar to investigate the factors leading to positive advancements in the building industry.
  • The Brookfield Multiplex Scholarship in Construction Studies provide a stipend of up to $30,000 and fee remission for up to 3.5 years.
Research (Construction) One-off Applications for this scholarship have closed.

Catherine Bull Scholarship in Landscape Architecture

  • Awarded to high achieving students commencing the Master of Landscape Architecture program.
  • To be considered you must:
    • have successfully applied for admission to the Master of Architecture program
Graduate (Landscape Architecture) Annual Candidates who are commencing the Master of Landscape Architecture program will be automatically considered for this award.
David Yencken Scholarship
  • The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student to undertake original and innovative PhD research into an aspect of landscape architecture at the Melbourne School of Design.
  • The David Yencken Scholarship provides an award amount of $30,000 per annum over a maximum period of 3.5 years.
Research (Landscape Architecture) One-off Applications for this scholarship have closed.

Eleanor Edna Norris Research Fellowship

  • Awarded to an outstanding student to undertake original and innovative PhD research into an aspect of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Design.
  • The Nell Norris Fellowship provides an award amount of $30,000 per annum over a maximum period of 3.5 years.
Research (Architecture)   Applications for this scholarship have closed.
Ernest & Laetitia Wears Memorial Fund      
Forster Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Awarded for high achieving students entering the Master of Construction Management.
  • The scholarship provides one or more scholarships funding a student (or students) who is in need of financial assistance to undertake their intended study in the field of construction or building within the Faculty of ABP.
  • Awarded amount is based on annual incone of principal philanthropic gift.
  • To be considered you must:
    • be enrolled in a construction course or undertaking a construction major
Undergraduate / Graduate (Construction)

Annual

No application necessary. Students are considered automatically.
Graham Treloar Fellowship for Early Career Researchers
  • Awarded to support an early career researcher from the Faculty of ABP for development of their research career.
     

Henry and Rachel Ackman Travelling Scholarship

  • Awarded to Bachelor of Architecture graduates enrolled in a postgraduate degree in design for study overseas.
     
Hugh O'Neill Scholarship      

Janet A Schapper Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Supporting a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Landscape Architecture for three years to conduct interdisciplinary research across the Faculty and within its Remote, Rural and Indigenous Landscapes research direction.
  • The fellowship provides support for postdoctoral research for a period of three years.
  • To be considered you must:
    • a PhD of relevant research topic
Research (Landscape Architecture) One-off A notification of the relevant application procedures will be made available on the MSD website.

Nell Norris Scholarship

  • Awarded to the best student in each year of the architecture course, based on all-round merit.
     

SGS Graham Larcombe Scholarship

  • Awarded to for demonstrated interest in equity and social disadvantage issues in urban development.
  • The SGS Graham Larcombe Scholarship provides a one-off payment of $5,000.
  • To be considered you must:
    • have studied a subject/s relevant to equity and social disadvantage issues in urban development.
Graduate (Urban Design / Urban Planning) Two scholarship awarded annually (to 2017) No application necessary. Students are considered automatically.

SJB Scholarship

  • Awarded to a student enrolling in the final year of the Master of Architecture.
  • The value of each scholarship will be determined by a panel appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, based on the annual income of principal philanthropic gift.
  • To be considered you must:
    • be enrolled in the Master of Architecture course in the Melbourne School of Design.
Graduate (Architecture) One scholarship awarded annually (to 2018) No application necessary. Students are considered automatically.

Steve Calhoun Scholarship

  • Awarded to support research towards completion of the Landscape Architecture Design Thesis.
  • The value of each scholarship will be determined by a panel appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, based on the annual income of principal philanthropic gift.
  • To be considered you must:
    • be enrolled in the Master of Architecture course in the Melbourne School of Design, undertaking research relevant to the field of Landscape Architecture.
Graduate (Landscape Architecture) Annual  

 

 

Prizes and Awards

Name Eligible discipline Eligible year level
AECOM Australia Prize for Urban Design and Landscape Architecture
  • Awarded for excellence in Landscape Studio 3: Urban Open Space.
  • The award will be recognised on the winner's transcript.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the subject ABPL30042 Landscape Studio 3: Urban Open Space will be automatically considered for this award.
Urban Design / Landscape Architecture Third Year Undergraduate
Australian Institute of Building Prize
  • Awarded for outstanding performance in the Bachelor of Environments Construction Major.
  • The Australian Institute of Building Prize provides a medal and a certificate.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the subject ABPL30044 Project Planning Studio will be automatically considered for this award.
Construction Third Year Undergraduate
Australian Property Institute Prize
  • Awarded for outstanding performance in the Bachelor of Environments Property Major.
  • The award will be recognised on the winner's transcript.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the subject ABPL30045 Property Analysis Studio will be automatically considered for this award.
Property Third Year Undergraduate
Chartered Institute of Building Award (PG Coursework)
  • Awarded for outstanding performance in a coursework postgraduate building degree.
  • The Chartered Institute of Building Award (PG) provides a certificate and a voucher for CIOB events.
Construction Graduate
Chartered Institute of Building Award (UG)
  • Awarded for the top single result from all available subjects in the Bachelor of Environments Construction Major.
  • The Chartered Institute of Building Award (UG) provides a certificate and a voucher for CIOB events.
Construction Third Year Undergraduate
Chartered Institute of Building Research Award
  • Awarded for excellence in building research.
  • The Chartered Institute of Building Award (Research) provides a certificate and a voucher for CIOB events.
Construction Research
Dean's Prize for Published Postgraduate Research
  • First Prize: Awarded for excellence in a peer-reviewed publication by a sole author.
  • Second Prize: Awarded for excellence in a peer-reviewed co-authored publication.
Multiple Research
Dulux Colour Award
  • Awarded for exceptional use of colour
Multiple Graduate
Edward and Penelope Billson Prize in Architecture
  • Awarded for work which displayes the most promise in architectural design, particularly in regard to aesthetic content, in the Master of Architecture Final Year Studio subjects.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the final year studio subjects will be automatically considered for this award.
Architecture Graduate
Ellis Stones Memorial Awards
  • Awarded for excellence in research in the Master of Landscape Architecture.
Landscape Architecture Graduate/Research
Ernest Fooks Memorial Award
  • Awarded for excellence in Architecture Design Studios.
Architecture Graduate
Hansen Yuncken Prize
  • Awarded for excellence in the Master of Construction core subjects.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the Master of Construction core subjects will be automatically considered for this award.
Construction Graduate
Harry Wexler AIQS Prize
  • Awarded for excellence in the subject Construction Measurement and Estimating.
  • The Harry Wexler AIQS Prize provides a one-off payment of $250.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the subject ABPL90208 Construction Measurement and Estimating will be automatically considered for this award.
Construction Graduate
John Charles Lloyd Exhibition
  • Awarded for excellence in Construction Technology subjects in the Master of Architecture.
  Graduate
John Grice Award
  • Awarded for excellence in a PhD or Masters thesis completed by a research postgraduate student in Architecture.
Architecture Research
Ledgar Prize in Urban Planning
  • Awarded for excellence in the Master of Urban Planning.
  • Awarded amount is based on annual incone of principal philanthropic gift.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the degree Master of Urban Planning will be automatically considered for this award.
Urban Planning Graduate
m3property Prize
  • Awarded for the highest result in the Master of Property thesis.
  • No application necessary. Students are considered automatically.
Property Final year Graduate
Neil Fraser Award
  • Awarded for the best use of sustainable landscape principles in the subject Landscape Studio 4: Designed Ecologies.
  • No application necessary. Students are considered automatically.
Landscape Architecture All degree levels
RAIA/Bates Smart Graduate Prize
  • Awarded for successful balance between design, construction and practice excellence in the Master of Architecture Design Thesis.
Architecture Final Year Graduate
Rina Mackley Award for Architects in Landscape Architecture
  • Awarded to high achieving students entering the Master of Landscape Architecture program with an architecture background.
  • Candidates who have successfully applied for admission to the Master of Landscape Architecture program will be automatically considered for this award.
Landscape Architecture First Year Graduate
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Property Prize
  • Awarded for outstanding performance in the Bachelor of Environments Property Major.
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Property Prize provides RICS membership.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the subject ABPL30006 Property Resource Analysis will be automatically considered for this award.
Property Third Year Undergraduate
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Quantity Surveying Prize
  • Awarded for excellence in Construction Cost Planning and Economics.
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Quantity Surveying Prize provides RICS membership.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the subject ABPL30056 Construction Cost Planning and Economics will be automatically considered for this award.
Construction Third Year Undergraduate
SGS Graham Larcombe Award
  • Awarded to a graduate student studying a subject/s relevant to the equity and social disadvantage issues in urban development within the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning or its equivalent.
  • The SGS Graham Larcombe Award provides a one-off payment of $1,000.
  • No application necessary. Students are considered automatically.
Urban Planning / Urban Development Graduate