Elite Student-Athletes

The University and the Hockey Club offer sport scholarships to help support student-athletes, through the University's Elite Athlete Program.

In addition to these scholarships, the Elite Athlete Program has several other components that student-athletes may be eligible for, including:

For more details, visit Melbourne University Sport's Elite Athlete Program page.

Note that the University does not offer US-style tuition fee sports scholarships.


To hold a hockey scholarship, you must (during the applicable scholarship year) be:

  1. a playing member of MUHC (during the winter season); and
  2. a current University of Melbourne student (enrolled in a degree).

Potential/prospective students or club members can of course apply (any offers are then conditional upon enrolment at the University and joining the club).

Scholarships are open to all nationalities.


To apply, complete a Sport Scholarship Application, available from Melbourne University Sport's Elite Athlete Program page. Elite Athlete Entry Scheme applications are also available from that page.

Stage 1 'early' scholarship applications (prospective students only) for 2018 have closed.

Stage 2 scholarship applications (for both returning and prospective students) for 2018 close on Friday 9 February.

Available Scholarships

    Scholarship Components  
Scholarship Total Value Study Grant AUG Subsidy1 Gym, S&C2 Playing Fees Waiver3 Uniform4 Physio Support5 Minimum playing standard required
High Performance Scholarship $11,778 $2,750 $1,250 $1718 $240 $300 $5,520 Australia senior squad or AIS, or equivalent
Friends of the Sports Association Scholarship $10,778 $1,750 $1,250 $1718 $240 $300 $5,520 Emergering national athlete (Aus senior potential or equivalent)
Hockey Scholarship - Tier 1 $9,528
$500 $1,250 $1718 $240 $300 $5,520 Representative-level (U18/U21+) or equivalent (e.g. Full Blue, VIS/SIS, etc)
Hockey Scholarship - Tier 2 $2,873 - $500 $1718 $240 $300 $115 Premier League
ScholarFit $728 - - $728 - - - Premier League


  1. Contingent upon participation at the Australian University Games
  2. 12-month membership with the University gym, plus participation in the Elite Athlete Strength and Conditioning Program (ScholarFit excluded)
  3. Annual MUHC membership fee waived (for goalkeepers with their own kit - who would not ordinarily be paying fees anyway - an equipment subsidy will be provided, to the value of a fee waiver)
  4. Complete club uniform (as required), provided free
  5. Either free or discounted physiotherapy (depending on the scholarship), with Elite Akademy (based at the Sports Centre)

Amounts are based on 2017. Exact values in 2018 may differ slightly (but will be confirmed in any scholarship offers).

Number of scholarships available

MUHC and the University offer up to 5 male and 5 female hockey scholarships annually, depending on quality and quantity of applicants.

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