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.
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 date
- 2011 - 137 applications
- 2015 - 2,013 applications
That is an increase of 1,358% from 2011 – 2015!!
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. 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’.
 Excluding Adelaide Campus which is not CRICOS registered.
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 email@example.com, so that we may confirm the scholarship is suitable.
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.