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Main Round Scholarship Applications

All students are encouraged to check the Scholarships and Bursaries browser regularly  to discover what is on offer, and what they may be eligible to apply 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 TypeClosing Date
Commencing student scholarshipsMonday, 4 January 2016
ACU Academic Excellence ScholarshipSunday, 24 January 2016
General scholarshipsSunday, 28 February 2016

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

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 2015 (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.

External Scholarships and Bursaries Browser

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.

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.

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