Elizabeth and Nicholas Slezak Scholarship

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 04 Jun 2023

Elizabeth and Nicholas Slezak Scholarship

This scholarship supports female identifying graduate students of the University to study French literature and/or language in France.

Applications open

17 Apr 2023

Last day for applications

5 Jun 2023
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Last day for applications

This is the last day on which applications will be accepted. Though conditions vary, we recommend submission by 5pm AEST to avoid disappointment.

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $45,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • "The Elizabeth and Nicholas Slezak Scholarship allowed me to engage with the fascinating material at the Bibliothèque du Film while using my French language skills in a practical context. The month I spent in Paris was integral to my research, as I would not have been able to access such niche resources at my home university. Overall, this scholarship enriched both my academic and personal creative pursuits and gave me the opportunity to not only live as a Parisian for a month, but to concentrate completely on my studies."
    - Louise Cain
  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be female-identifying;
    • be a current Honours student undertaking short programs in France on terms breaks to advance French language skills; or,
    • be enrolled or enrolling in a Masters or PhD studying French language or literature; and,
    • undertaking a course of study in France.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship will be offered to a student who demonstrates:

    • the relevance of the overseas travel to their studies;
    • the quality and feasibility of the proposed program of study in France;
    • academic merit; and,
    • the skills, experience and aptitude required to carry out the proposed project as evidenced by the application.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application with the following documents:

    • details of the proposed program of study or research in France;
    • scholarship proposal;
    • at least one academic letter of reference;
    • current academic record or transcript; and,
    • any other information to support the application that may assist the committee in making its decision.

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  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email.

  • About the donor
    Elizabeth Slezak

    Mrs Elizabeth Slezak was an alumna of the University of Melbourne who achieved her Master of Arts in 1956. Mrs Slezak left a gift in her will to support a University of Melbourne female graduate who wishes to travel to France and study French literature or language.  Named in honour of Mrs Slezak and her husband, the award is called the Elizabeth and Nicholas Slezak Scholarship.

What are the benefits?

Up to $45,000, several awards will be offered from the total amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept online within 21 days;
  • provide relevant travel documents; and,
  • submit a final report within two months of returning from France.



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