Scholarships

Scholarships aren’t just for academically gifted students or those struggling financially – passion and dedication for your studies will take you most of the way. Find a scholarship to suit your needs, learn how to apply and hear from past recipients.

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ACU scholarships

Every year we award hundreds of scholarships to future and current ACU students. But some scholarships remain unawarded. Could you be eligible for one and not know it?

Open to current and future ACU students, our scholarships cater for every student type, including:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • International
  • Research

Use the scholarship finder to see which scholarships you might be eligible for, then read our tips on how to apply online. It’s easy to do and you might be surprised by the results.

 

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If you've been successful, here's everything you need to know about receiving a bursary or scholarship payment.

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Scholarship stuff you should know

There are some key things you should know about scholarships before you start browsing and applying.

Scholarships are for the passionate

Our scholarships aren’t just for the smart or disadvantaged. We aim to empower passion and ambition. Don’t just give us your grades and a reference – tell us how you’re going to change the world.

Our scholarships come from real people

It’s not just companies or organisations that provide these scholarships to future generations of students like you.

Many of our scholarships come from real people, including past graduates, parents of students and celebrated alumni who are no longer with us.

There are two main scholarship types

Our scholarships fall into two categories:

  • Merit scholarships are awarded to students who think big and have excelled in some area.
  • Equity scholarships provide support to students who want to overcome the odds, helping them to surmount financial hardship or other disadvantages.

Your achievements are recorded

If you’re awarded a merit scholarship, we will record these details on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) once you’ve completed your course.

This will boost your academic CV and help you stand out to future employers.

Check your eligibility

It’s important to know that most of our scholarships will have eligibility criteria. Make sure to read these thoroughly before you apply.

Criteria could include:

  • Course type
  • Campus location
  • Citizenship or family background
  • Earning a certain ATAR / OP / Rank score
  • Financial circumstances
  • Year level.

Don’t be discouraged

You should apply for all the scholarships you’re eligible for – some students have received more than one.

 
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