Janet Clarke Hall offers scholarships and bursaries (confidential financial support) on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic merit, and community service.  In 2018, more than half of our students were awarded College scholarships or bursaries, typically between $2,000 and $10,000. This scholarship programme will increase significantly in scope and value from 2019 through a range of new bequests (see the 'Scholarships offered' information below) .  While College scholarships are dependent upon income drawn from investments and may be subject to change, it is the intention of the College to support students on scholarships throughout their years as a student in the College at the same or greater level as is initially offered.

While the capacity of the College to support students is not infinite, it is the ambition of Janet Clarke Hall to make residence available to those students for whom the College determines to offer a college place, regardless of their personal financial means. More information can be found on how to apply for bursary support below.

Janet Clarke Hall holds an enviable reputation for academic achievement and social awareness that will stay with its graduates for life

Prof. Glyn Davis AC

Estimate of Fees 2019

Estimate of Fees 2019

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. The following provides fees for this year; fees for 2019 will be approved by Council and advertised in November.

Undergraduate Student: 2018 Fee: $27,075 (36 weeks) Refundable deposit: $750 Membership of Student Club/ Junior Common Room $390

Graduate Student: 2018 Fee: $27,075 (44 weeks) Refundable deposit: $750 Membership of Student Club/ Senior Common Room $390

Additional fees are payable for Orientation Week, and an enrolment fee of $550 is a payable on acceptance of a College plac.  

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. 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)

Bursaries help students who may need extra financial assistance to live in residence at JCH. All applications for bursaries are kept strictly confidential to the College, and JCH bursaries are provided confidentially so that only the student, their parent, and the College is aware that a bursary has been awarded.

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

new scholarship photo

Quick links

Apply now

Scholarships & Fees

JCH Life


Copyright © Janet Clarke Hall, 2017. All rights reserved.
© All Rights Reserved.
Website by: