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Main  Round Scholarship Applications

Students are encouraged to keep checking the Scholarships and Bursaries browser for any awards they may  be eligible for.

As long as applicants meet all of the listed eligibility criteria within the scholarship  rules, they are able to apply.  There is  no limit on the number of applications a student can submit, and many common  questions are answered on the Applications Tips page.

Students must adhere  to the published closing dates, as applications are unable to be accepted after  this time.

PLEASE NOTE – Scholarships are applicable to Semester 1, 2016.  When scholarship rules state that a student  must be in a certain year level of study, this relates to their enrolment for  Semester 1, 2016 NOT their current level of study in 2015.

Scholarship  Application Dates

New Scholarship closing dates  are being trialled this round, as listed below.   Please note that applications close at MIDNIGHT on the dates specified.

Scholarship Type

Closing Date

Commencing student scholarships

Monday, 4 January 2016

ACU Academic Excellence Scholarship

Sunday, 24 January 2016

General scholarships

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Please  note that there are some scholarships/bursaries which close outside of these  dates.

ISS – International Student Scholarships

All successful, ineligible and unsuccessful applicants have now been notified of the outcome of their online application.

Some students have been placed on a ‘reserve list’ and have also been notified of this application status.

Within their offer email, successful applicants are directed to complete an ‘online acceptance form.’ Once applicants have provided their acceptance, International Admissions email through a new Letter of Offer, containing vital information about what to do next, including how to pay their portion of fee and the due date for providing their signed Offer and Acceptance of Payment Advice.

Did you know...?

Scholarship application numbers have increased dramatically since 2011:

  • 2011                 137 applications
  • 2015                 2,013 applications

That is an increase of 1,358% from 2011 – 2015!!

Mercy Scholarship

The closing date for the Mercy Scholarship has been extended.

Applications will now close on 30 NOVEMBER (at Midnight).

The  overarching message or rationale behind the scholarship is as follows –

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is committed  to the dignity of the human person, and that applies equally to all human  beings: victims as well as to those who have been convicted of crimes.

As part of this commitment the University has  introduce two scholarships open to international students to study undergraduate  degrees at any one of ACU’s campuses[1]. The  scholarship will be equivalent to the full tuition of the recipient’s course  duration up to four years, and will be awarded to academically qualified  applicants upon submission of an essay on the theme of ‘the sanctity of human  life’.

[1] Excluding  Adelaide Campus which is not CRICOS registered.

My Scholarships  Tab

The ‘My Scholarships’ tab is a central space for students to access and manage their scholarship details.

Students can utilise the ‘My Scholarships’ tab via Student Connect, to access a variety of information and tools.

The tab allows students to:

  • Accept or Reject a Scholarship Offer
  • View an online ‘Scholarship Summary’ which outlines all scholarship payments made
  • Access a ‘Scholarship Confirmation Letter’ to advise Centrelink of payments
  • Provide documents for consideration of special circumstances, via a web link
  • Upload a Letter of Appreciation/Annual Report, if required
  • Update/insert bank account details.

External Scholarships and Bursaries

Please remember that a number of external organisations also offer scholarship and bursary opportunities to tertiary students. These awards are promoted to students via the External Scholarships and Bursaries page; the Scholarships Office encourages all students to view the browser, especially those who may not be eligible for an internal scholarship or bursary.

If  you receive an enquiry from an external provider, requesting that we advertise  their scholarship on our browser, please ask them to email all details to scholarships@acu.edu.au,  so that we may confirm the scholarship is suitable.

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