Sponsorship Opportunities

VCE Summer School (VCESS) is a two-week tutoring program that takes place every January at the University of Melbourne. The program aims to help high school students from a diverse range of backgrounds to gain a head start on their final years of education. The program offers both residential and day attendance and covers a large range of Year 11 and 12 subjects. To find out more about the program, click here

VCESS is a not-for-profit organisation which provides quality academic support and activities with a focus on creating a healthy study-life balance.


The VCE Summer School has a broad reach including:

  • targeted communication directly with schools
  • features in local and state-wide newspapers and media
  • brochures distributed through University of Melbourne Open Day
  • postcard promotion through restaurants, arts venues, universities
  • tutor recruitment from University of Melbourne student population
  • website and social media connecting with 80,000 + students

Sponsor Benefits

The VCE Summer School and UMSU can offer a range of sponsor benefits such as:

  • social media promotions
  • campus activations

Branding on UMSU and VCE Summer School program marketing including:

  • postcard stands
  • campus digital screens
  • campus posters
  • t-shirts
  • brochures


The VCE Summer School believes that a student’s financial situation should not preclude them from participation in the program. Bursaries are available to students:

  • from lower socioeconomic circumstances or contexts;
  • who are rural or regional;
  • from non-English-speaking backgrounds;
  • from underrepresented areas or schools;
  • who have been impacted by personal circumstances during their education;

Could you support a student to get a head start on their Year 11 or 12 education?

In Kind Support

UMSU and VCESS are also seeking products, services and in-kind support for the best possible outcome for the VCE Summer School.

Can you provide any of the following?

  • Food supplies or discounts (breakfast, lunch or snack items, ice cream vouchers, etc)
  • Stationery items
  • Trivia Night Prizes
  • Residential program evening activities (suitable for 16-17 year olds)
  • Rewards for our hardworking volunteer tutors (movie tickets, coffee or meal vouchers, activities)