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Shakespeare Scholarship

Key details


About this scholarship

This prize is awarded to the student who submits the best essay of not less than 4000 words or more than 5000 words, in the opinion of the English and Theatre Studies department Board of Examiners, School of Culture and Communication, on the subject of Shakespeare.




Persons eligible to apply for award of the scholarship are:

  1. Students enrolled in the course for the degree of bachelor of Arts who are undertaking a Second, Third or Fourth Year English and Theatre Studies subject, and
  2. Persons who have qualified not more than one year previously for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (ordinary degree) with a major in English and Theatre Studies


Recipients are required to:

  • Accept award online within 21 days
  • Write a letter of appreciation to the committee upon acceptance of the award


Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.


Apply online and upload an electronic copy of your essay.


Email artsprizes-info@unimelb.edu.au


The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.


Eligible Degrees
  • Masters (Coursework)
  • Female
  • Male
Eligible Study Fields
Creative Arts
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences