Scholarships - Wade Institute

We can help make your Wade Institute experience possible

We’re committed to making sure our programs are accessible to everyone. If you think finances may be a barrier to you joining us, get in touch to discuss how we can help you. We offer a generous scholarship program across all of our courses, including the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship, UpSchool, and VC Catalyst. Additional financial assistance is available for Master of Entrepreneurship students with a high financial need.

“This scholarship enabled me to move interstate and leave work commitments behind to fully immerse myself in the world of entrepreneurship. I look forward to developing the processes, techniques and skills required to generate solutions to real world problems that I am passionate about.”

Jaxon Hickey, 2018 MYOB Scholarship Recipient



Wade Institute has a generous scholarship program available to both full and part-time students. The level and type of support differs per program.

Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated academic excellence and/or outstanding ability or potential. Students of all programs will have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship as part of the application process.

Get in touch with us to find out more and discuss your eligibility.


Scholarships are available for the following programs:

  • The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship
  • UpSchool K-12
  • VC Catalyst


Wade Institute Scholarships

$15,000 Wade Institute Scholarship

Up to two Wade Institute Scholarships will be awarded to aspiring entrepreneurs with outstanding ability or potential who are studying the Master of Entrepreneurship and satisfy the eligibility criteria.

$20,000 Master of Entrepreneurship STEMM Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a student with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) discipline who is interested in commercialising their STEMM research or ideas.

Wade Entrepreneurs Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance of between $5,000 and $20,000 to students with demonstrated financial need.


Ormond Entrepreneurship Scholarships

Up to $20,000 in scholarship funding available for Master of Entrepreneurship students

Major contributors include Bill Hopper, Janet and Andrew Michelmore, Annie and John Paterson Foundation, Alex and Rob Priestley, and David Williamson.

Wade Institute is located on the Ormond College campus, a thriving entrepreneurial and academic precinct with access to seven meals a week, on-site gym, counselling services, resident academics and weekly social and sporting activities.


VC Catalyst Scholarships

Full fee remission for eligible VC Catalyst participants

Thanks to the generous support of LaunchVic, this scholarship is offered to up to five participants of VC Catalyst.

The VC Catalyst Diversity Scholarship is for investment-ready Victorians who will demonstratively use VC Catalyst to promote and support a more diverse and inclusive startup and investment ecosystem in Victoria.

LaunchVic provides further support to VC Catalyst participants, with a 20% fee reduction for eligible Victorian investors.


UpSchool Access Scholarship

Full fee remission is available for select participants of UpSchool K-12

Wade Institute is committed to improving access to its entrepreneurship education programs.

The UpSchool Access Scholarship provides up to two fully funded places (and accommodation if required) in UpSchool K-12 for teachers from government schools.

Eligible teachers may apply during the regular application process.


Financial assistance

Financial assistance is available for Master of Entrepreneurship students with a demonstrably high financial need.

The amount of financial assistance offered is based on the individual financial needs of every student and on the condition that other means of financial support have been explored and exhausted.

Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure we are best meeting each student’s individual needs.

Get in touch with us to determine your eligibility and apply.