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.

Eligibility

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.

Apply

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/commencing students only) for 2019 have closed.

Stage 2 scholarship applications (for both returning and commencing students) for 2019 have also closed. Late applications may still be considered in exceptional circumstances - contact the Elite Athlete Program Coordinator to apply.

Available Scholarships

    Scholarship Components  
Scholarship Total Value Study Grant Gym, S&C1 Playing Fees Waiver2 Uniform3 Minimum playing standard required
High Performance Scholarship $6,208 $4,000 $1753 $280 $175 Australia senior squad or AIS, or equivalent
Friends of the Sports Association Scholarship $5,208 $3,000 $1753 $280 $175 Emergering national athlete (Aus senior potential or equivalent)
Hockey Scholarship - Tier 1 $2,708
$500 $1753 $280 $175 Representative-level (U18/U21+) or equivalent (e.g. Full Blue, VIS/SIS, etc)
Hockey Scholarship - Tier 2 $2,208 - $1753 $280 $175 Premier League
ScholarFit $753 - $753 - - Premier League

Notes

  1. 12-month membership with the University gym, plus participation in the Elite Athlete Strength and Conditioning Program (ScholarFit excluded)
  2. 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)
  3. Playing (on-field) uniform as required, provided free
  4. Additional support may be available for InterVarsity representation
  5. Physiotherapy support is also available (for Tier 2 scholarships and above) from Elite Akademy on campus – if this is something you require, please contact the Elite Athlete Program Coordinator to discuss your needs.

Amounts are based on 2019. Exact values in 2020 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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