The campaign

Through ‘Believe: The Campaign for the University of Melbourne’, the Melbourne School of Engineering can better attract brilliant minds that will find engineering and IT solutions for this and future generations. We aim to continue being Australia’s leading engineering school and encourage high achieving students from around the globe to study with us.

The support of our generous donors is deeply appreciated and makes a tremendous difference to the lives of our students, our research and the wider School. Philanthropy has greatly contributed and will continue to contribute to our success in many ways, including opportunities to provide scholarships, research support, student prizes endowed professorships and fellowships.

The highest priority of the 2016 Annual Appeal is securing more support for scholarships, with a particular focus on women undertaking studies in Engineering and IT. Without such support, personal circumstances prevent many talented and deserving students from pursuing their academic goals.

Whether you are an alumni of the University who wishes to give back, a friend in the community or an entire organisation who would like to engage with Australia’s leading engineering school, we welcome your interest in making a gift and encourage you to contact us to discuss how your kindness will have the greatest impact. Opportunities for monthly or annual contributions are also available.

For a confidential discussion about how you can help, please contact:

Ross Coller
Director of Divisional Advancement
+61 3 8344 1749

The Campaign

Through ‘Believe: The Campaign for the University of Melbourne’, the Melbourne School of Engineering trains gifted leaders who will lead the charge in engineering and IT solutions for this and future generations.

Any funding contribution in the form of scholarships, program and research support, endowed professorships or fellowships is essential to our success.

For a confidential discussion of your own philanthropic priorities and how you can partner with the School, please contact:

Ross Coller
Director of Divisional Advancement
+61 3 8344 1749

Your interest in supporting the Melbourne School of Engineering is what drives our success as a leading university. All gifts large and small have a tremendous impact. Your commitment is what drives our community and projects.

In 2016 the School’s highest priority through the University of Melbourne Annual Appeal is scholarship support for female students. Donations to this area ensure that those women who are passionate about pursuing their studies in Engineering and IT are able to chase their dreams, regardless of their financial situation.

We are grateful for any and all support and encourage you to contact us with any questions about how your gift will be directed. Options for making a monthly or annual commitment are also available.

If you would prefer to donate via a direct Electronic Funds Transfer or provide credit card details over the phone, please call:

Ross Coller
Director of Divisional Advancement
+61 3 8344 1749

If you are an international donor, please read this important information before giving.

If you wish to support an area that isn’t reflected in the online giving portal or postal form, please get in touch.

Other ways to give

Corporate and foundation giving

Businesses and organisations interested in providing philanthropic support for priority projects within the Melbourne School of Engineering are encouraged to contact our Advancement team to discuss their area of interest.

Many corporations also promote their employees’ philanthropy by matching their donations or supporting workplace-giving programs. Talk to your Human Resources department to see if your gift’s impact can be multiplied.

Staff of the University of Melbourne

As well as supporting the University through the work they do, many of our staff members are also part of our donor community. Staff can give to the University through regular gift channels above, but can also give to certain University activities through salary packaged payroll deductions. Please contact the Advancement team for assistance in ensuring your gift is directed to your preferred priority within the School.

Consider leaving a legacy gift

By including a bequest to the University in your will, you can give the type of gift you may not be able to make during your lifetime, and be assured your legacy lives on.

For further information, visit Gifts in Wills.

In-kind support

We welcome in-kind gifts on a case by case basis. To learn more, please contact:

Ross Coller
Director of Divisional Advancement
+61 3 8344 1749

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I make a confidential donation?

    Yes. We respect your privacy and are happy to keep your donation confidential. Just make a note on your giving form or contact the Advancement team to make sure there is no public recognition of your gift. For more information or to discuss how your gift will be kept anonymous, please get in touch.

  • How quickly will my donation be processed?

    Donations are usually processed within one business day of us receiving your gift and a tax deductible receipt will be issued shortly after. If you have not received your official gift receipt within one week, please let us know.

  • Can I make a gift in honour or memory of someone?

    Honouring someone who has passed away or is still with us by making a gift in their name or memory is a very special way to commemorate their achievements. We are privileged to work with a number of families who support scholarships and prizes named in memory of loved ones, and would welcome the opportunity to discuss establishing your own prize or scholarship.