Lizette Bentwitch Scholarship


The Lizette Bentwich scholarship is provided to enable alumni from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music to study overseas. The scholarship is open to competition every two years. Eligibility to apply for the scholarship will alternate between Music graduates of the University and graduates who have been awarded a degree with honours by the Faculty of Arts at the University. The scholarship is awarded for study overseas and is tenable for two years. Please note this scholarship will not fund applications to attend competitions.

Value (indicative)


Open and closing dates

Appliations are now closed.  This scholarship is a biennial scholarship that alternates between the Faculty of Art and the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. It will be next open for application by Fine Arts and Music alumni in 2020.

Criteria and eligibility

Candidates for the scholarship must be graduates from the former Faculty of Music or classical graduates from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and must have completed the course for the degree not more than five years previously.

Selection process

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

  • artistic and merit, as demonstrated by previous academic achievement (VCE or equivalent; other tertiary results) and CV; 
  • career aspirations (addressed through questions in the application process); 
  • travel and study plan (outlining teacher/masterclass/tertiary intentions; detailed budget requirements; letters of support; etc); and
  • likely success in completing the proposed course of study / benefitting from the travel plan (addressed through questions in the application process). 

The Dean, on the recommendation of the graduate committee, will approve the receipients, who will be notified via post of the outcome. All other unsuccessful receipients will be emailed.

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.