Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

International Online Scholarship

Status Application Dates Value

Open: 24/11/2020

Close: Ongoing

20% scholarship for initial semester of study

Melbourne Polytechnic recognises the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic may have caused to our international students.

In order to support international students during this pandemic period, new scholarships have been developed to assist international students to commence their programs whilst they are still in their home countries.

Melbourne Polytechnic International Online Scholarships are available for all programs offered online to international students commencing outside of Australia until borders re-open and students are able to enter Australia to continue their studies.


New students commencing offshore (remote online studies) in the following courses:

  • ELICOS (International English)
  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Certificate IV in Marketing (Feb 2021 only)
  • Diploma of Marketing (July 2021 only)
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Built Environment
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Master of Creative Industries (Feb 2021 only)
  • Master of Professional and Practising Accounting

Scholarship Format / Structure

  • Partial Tuition scholarship (discount) for online studies only
  • Applicable for the first semester of eligible courses that are offered remotely
  • Renewable in following semesters if the Australian international border or home country of applicant remains closed

Number of Scholarships Available

No limit

Eligibility Criteria

What are the requirements that must be met for a person to be eligible for this scholarship?

  • International students starting a course from outside of Australia
  • Meet relevant course requirements
  • Agree to complete the Acceptance to Online Study Form
  • Eligible students can only receive one Melbourne Polytechnic scholarship.

Students who have already commenced any course at Melbourne Polytechnic and have yet to complete those studies are not eligible to apply for this scholarship - this includes students intending to transfer to a different course offered at Melbourne Polytechnic

Selection Criteria

How will recipients be selected to receive this scholarship?

  • Applicable to all remote international students who meet the course requirements


Melbourne Polytechnic

Application Instructions

  • Application form and all documents required

Students do not need to apply for this scholarship separately. If they are eligible for the scholarship, the admissions officer will provide a scholarship letter together with an offer letter.

Who to contact for more information

International Office:

We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for and I was stressed because I only have a very limited income and I don't know where more money is going to come from. And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.
Natalie Butler Scholarship Recipient
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