Agnes Robertson Foundation Program Scholarship


The Agnes Robertson Foundation Program Scholarship is open for award annually to students in their Foundation Year in any discipline who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia.


Approximately $5,400, with the majority of funds to alleviate tuition fees where these are payable.

Open and closing dates

If you are enrolled in a Foundation Year in any discipline in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, please contact the Scholarships Office [] to lodge an application.  Applications are open from February to 17 March 2019.

Criteria and eligibility

This scholarship is open for award to incoming (2019) students in their Foundation Year in any discipline who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia. 

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the selection committee on the basis of:

  • artistic merit, as demonstrated by entry requirements for the course (i.e. audition, folio presentation) and possibly class participation; 
  • academic merit, as demonstrated by previous academic achievement (VCE or equivalent; other tertiary results); 
  • career aspirations (addressed through questions in the application process); and 
  • likely success in completing the proposed course of study (addressed through questions in the application process). 

The Dean, on the recommendation of the selection committee, will approve the recipients who may be offered the scholarship with their letter of offer from the faculty or once the student has accepted their place and successfully enrolled in the course, by census date (around March 31).

Additional requirements

To accept this scholarship, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.

How to apply

Refer to the Open and Closing Dates section above for the application link.  The link will only be visible during the application period.

The application will require personal information, including course and year level, and some questions addressing the selection criteria listed above. You will be required to attach some documents, such as CV and academic transcript and, where relevant, there will be the option to include any support material that gives weight to your application. Where financial need is a consideration, you'll also be asked to provide an estimate of your budget for the year ahead.