Dr Hans Prem Scholarships


The award was established to support coursework students studying the Master of Engineering (Mechanical or Mechatronics) who are experiencing financial need.

Mechanical engineering alumnus Dr Hans Prem has given funds to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their studies in the School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering. Dr Prem’s gift was motivated by his own experiences growing up in St Albans, as the only student from his cohort to attend the University of Melbourne. He wants to ensure that financial barriers don’t inhibit talented young people from accessing a transformative educational experience in the future.


The scholarship is open to coursework students within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology who

  • Are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Are enrolled in their first semester of one of the following courses within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology:
    • Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
    • Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Submit a personal statement.


One scholarship valued at approximately $20,000 (paid across two years).

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Financial need, as determined by submission of Student Financial Assessment form.
  • Academic endeavour, as determined from a personal statement outlining the reasons for studying engineering and a strong determination to overcome any obstacles, challenges or adversity in the pursuit of personal success.


2020 applications are now closed.

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