Janet Clarke Hall offers scholarships and bursaries (confidential financial support) on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic merit, and community service.  In 2018, around half of our students were awarded College scholarships or bursaries, typically between $2,000 and $10,000, towards the cost of College fees. This scholarship programme will increase significantly in scope and value from 2019 through a range of new major scholarships  (see the 'Scholarships offered' information below).

Generally,  Janet Clarke Hall will award major  scholarships of  between $5,000 and $15,000 upon the basis of demonstrated financial need.  The College will also award a significant number of smaller scholarships of  up to $5,000 on the basis of academic merit.

While the capacity of the College to support students is finite, it is our ambition to make residence available to those students for whom the College determines to offer a  place, regardless of personal financial means. Generally, this  level of support will continue or increase during a student's years in residence.

Students new to the College are considered automatically for smaller scholarships of up to $5,000; to apply for a major scholarship,  please download, complete and return a bursary application  via  before interview.


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2019 Fees

2019 Fees

The University of Melbourne’s research estimates that the cost of living for a student wishing to live within 6 kilometres of the Central Business District is on average within a range of $20,000 - $40,000 per annum  In 2019 utilities included in the JCH fee are internet, full student membership of University Sport (with access to the University pool, gym, and a host of fitness and wellbeing clubs), meals (including packed lunches and late meals upon request), utilities including power, water, and washing facilities, as well as access to an extensive tutorial programme, sporting and social activities, mentoring, and pastoral care.

At Janet Clarke Hall, residential fees are paid in three instalments, payable in February, May, and August. The receipt of a College scholarship or bursary will reduce total fees payable.

New Undergraduate Student: 2019 Fee: $29,905 (36 weeks including a one-off $570 enrolment fee on acceptance of a College place, Orientation Week, Melbourne University Sports Membership, Student Club Membership). Refundable deposit: $750

New Graduate Student: 2019 Fee: $28,980 (44 weeks including a one-off $570 enrolment fee on acceptance of a College place, Orientation, Melbourne University Sports Membership, Student Club Membership). Refundable deposit: $750

How to apply for a scholarship

How to apply for a scholarship

All new students who apply for entry to Janet Clarke Hall are considered automatically for a scholarship upon admission to the College - you do not need to apply for a scholarship in order to be considered. In general the College will only award minor scholarships (of up to $5,000) without an application for financial support.  A selection committee including Council and University membership will consider all applicants with an eye to the following:

Academic achievement

This includes your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent (OP/ Bursary/ A levels/IB etc.) for students entering from secondary school. For students already studying at the University, we will calculate a grade point average from previous tertiary study.

Other points of distinction

Including community service, scholarship or other notable achievements such as awards, prizes, etc. Supporting material evidencing these achievements must be included with your application in order to be considered by the selection committee.

Please note that it is your responsibility to furnish all relevant information (photocopied documents are acceptable) in order to be considered for a scholarship.

How to apply for financial support

How to apply for financial support (a college bursary) or a major College scholarship

Major Scholarships and College Bursaries help students who may need extra financial assistance to live in residence at JCH. While major Scholarships are publicly noted and celebrated,  bursaries are provided confidentially. 

Al l applications for bursaries are kept strictly confidential to the College, but may be passed on through the Intercollegiate application process to the College of next preference for their consideration if an applicant is unsuccessful in gaining a place in JCH.

Applicants for financial assistance should complete the major scholarship and bursary application form (download in pdf format below), to be submitted directly to the College Office in hard copy or via pdf formation to , and may wish to send on other supporting financial information with this application.

Scholarships offered

College Scholarships

The College offers a wide range of scholarships  (click to download categories) to successful applicants.  The University of Melbourne also offers a range of  scholarships  which applicants should also consider applying for.   These include a number of scholarships which specifically support students to study in residence at Janet Clarke Hall, such as the William Buckland Foundation Residential Scholarship , and the James Rapley Scholarship (click to download information) .

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