Giving from overseas

Explore how you can make gifts to the University from overseas

University of Melbourne alumni and supporters are located across the globe, helping to drive change and making a difference to the lives of many by donating through the University of Melbourne.

Explore how some of our overseas supporters can make gifts to the University.

For a confidential discussion, you are welcome to contact us on +61 3 9035 4054  or via

United States 

Make a gift

Through the generosity of donors in the US, the University of Melbourne USA Foundation awards grants to the University of Melbourne and its affiliates, including colleges and the Melbourne Business School.

The Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to support education, and specifically includes fundraising to support the University of Melbourne.

The Foundation welcomes gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations in the US and is completely independent from any other US or Australian organisation.

USA Alumni Map


The Income Tax Act of Canada allows tax-deductible donations and gifts to prescribed universities overseas including the University of Melbourne. If you are interested in directing a tax-deductible gift or bequest to the University, you or your tax adviser can find the latest information in Section 3503 and Schedule VIII of the Income Tax Act.

United Kingdom

Make a gift

You can make a secure online donation to the University of Melbourne, or a residential college or affiliate through the Friends of the University of Melbourne Charitable Trust.

Important: The Trust offers an additional opportunity to maximise the impact of your gift. By donating to the Trust, and if you are a UK taxpayer, you enable Gift Aid to be claimed from the UK Government and added to your initial gift amount. You may also be entitled to claim higher rate tax relief. This means a minimum of 25% extra will be added to your gift, the combined total of which is available to the Trustees for grants to the University.

The Friends of the University of Melbourne Charitable Trust
c/- Chapel & York Limited
12 Ladycross Business Park
Hollow Lane


The Friends of the University of Melbourne Charitable Trust (Registered Charity Number: 1076250) was established in 1999.


Mr Michael Whalley (BCom, LLB(Hons) 1975), trustee and company director, retired Managing Partner, Minter Ellison (London)

Mr Simon B Cresswell, (LLB 1997), Apax Partners LLP, London

Dr Michael Penington, (BSc(Hons), 1979], Partner, Longwall Venture Partners, United Kingdom

Mr Mervyn Howard (LLB(Hons) 1982), Executive Chairman, Apache Capital Partners and Founder of Perora

The purposes of the Trust are “the advancement and promotion of education and in particular any educational and charitable purposes connected with the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and its past and present students".

The Trust builds on long-established links with alumni, friends, colleagues and partners of the University who are residents in the United Kingdom, and also offers tax effective ways of giving to prospective supporters resident in the United Kingdom. It has already made a number of grants to the University of Melbourne from generous gifts, providing valuable assistance for Melbourne students via scholarships, libraries, and a range of faculty and research projects. The Trust also offers tax benefits for planned gifts.

Hong Kong

Make a gift

Hong Kong taxpayers can make a donation to the University of Melbourne via the Hong Kong Foundation for Charities (BRN 65159428-000), registered under Section 88 of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Ordinance as a charitable institution or trust, and authorised to issue tax receipts for approved charitable donations.

Approved charitable purposes include donations for the advancement of education.

To donate by credit card, cheque or bank transfer - print the relevant donation form, follow the payment directions and send, along with any cheque, to:

Hong Kong Foundation for Charities
Unit B, 19/F Queen’s Centre
58-64 Queen’s Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Donation form: Believe – The Campaign for the University of Melbourne (PDF)

Donation form: COVID-19 Emergency Appeal (PDF)

For credit card payments, an additional fee will be levied by the card issuer and/or PayPal.

The Hong Kong Foundation for Charities will issue a receipt for income tax purposes and your donation will be applied to educational purposes at the University of Melbourne.

The Hong Kong Foundation for Charities will deduct a processing fee from each gift payment received to cover bank transfer and other costs incurred by them. To ensure that the full amount of your gift is available for the purpose for which you intended, the University would be grateful if you could add 2 per cent to your gift amount to cover the processing fee and other transaction costs. This extra amount is also tax deductible as part of your overall gift.