Fine Arts and Music Awards

We have an array of scholarships available for current undergraduate and graduate students who are current students or alumni of the Faculty

Accepting and declining

Learn how to accept or decline your award. You will also find information on meeting your award requirements and submitting any additional material.

Accepting and declining awards

University scholarships

As well as scholarships offered through the Faculty, there are scholarships available through the University of Melbourne. Find out about requirements and application dates.

Explore university scholarships

To be a performer you need to constantly put yourself out there, expose a bit of yourself and be really brave in front of many people and that can be very psychologically and physically challenging. I auditioned for the VCA Acting course and didn't get in until the age of 23! But now I have the confidence in my own ability to create work from scratch and a whole ream of skills to turn to.

Tom Richards
Recipient of a Lionel Gell Scholarship, and Pratt Bursary

Establishing an award

At the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, scholarship, award and prize selection is generally based on academic merit or financial need.

Award consultation happens at a number of levels, with heads of discipline, year level coordinators, teaching staff and the Dean of the Faculty all involved in the process.

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music gratefully acknowledges the generous ongoing contributions of all our donors and supporters.

For information on establishing an award, or offering other financial support to the Faculty, please visit our Creating an award page.

Creating an award

Contact us

For more information about Faculty of Fine Arts and Music scholarships, please contact:

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Scholarships Office

Phone : 9035 9044 or 13 MELB


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have more questions about a scholarship at our Faculty. Please check our FAQs for more information

Scholarship FAQS

Moving to Melbourne from regional Victoria to attend the VCA opened new doors to a wide variety of performing arts environments that weren't available to me in my hometown. For a teenager in a regional town it was daunting to think about how to break into such a niche industry with very limited local opportunities, but by studying at an institution like the VCA, you are not finding a 'back door' into the industry, the skills and contacts you are provided with are the leg up required to find work as soon as you graduate.

Julia Orlando
Recipient of a Melbourne Access Scholarship, Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar and Dennis Irving Award