Scholarships, bursaries, grants


What's new?

Now that census is over, and you have confirmed your enrollment, look at these scholarship, bursary and grant opportunities open to enrolled students at FedUni.

  1. Clarence Claude Fisher Bursary (Gippsland)
  2. Soroptimist International Club of Gippsland Bursary (Gippsland)
  3. Brian Mackenzie Bursary (Gippsland)
  4. Gippsland Education Precinct Bursary
  5. KickStart Placement Grants (all campuses)

Please note that students wanting to be considered for bursaries and grants must have completed a KickStart application.

There is a new way of applying for bursaries and grants at FedUni

Only one KickStart application for all FedUni KickStart bursaries and grants (including FedUni equity and financial aid bursaries, Commonwealth funded bursaries, Indigenous scholarships and bursaries and grants like our FedUni KickStart book grant).

Scholarships, bursaries and grants at FedUni

Each year, FedUni awards scholarships, bursaries and grants to new and continuing students across secondary school, vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate program areas.

The Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Office manages:

  • Merit scholarships - awarded for academic merit or community involvement
  • Bursaries - awarded to take financial pressures off, so a student can access and focus on their studies. Bursaries are designed to help students from rural and remote areas and students whose access to university studies may be affected by disability, financial hardship or other personal disadvantage. Bursaries are open to Indigenous students from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and non-Indigenous students.
  • Grants - a one-off payment to assist students in acquiring a good or service such as text books or help with course work placements

KickStart online application

One-stop KickStart application calculates your KickStart Points, the first step in understanding what you are eligible for. 

Once you have applied for KickStart points you will be advised on bursaries grants you are eligible for, and in some cases with some additional information from you, you may be eligible for specialist grants such as the KickStart Placement Grants. Go to the individual bursary or grants pages for additional information requirements.

KickStart application

If you are required, in the KickStart application to complete a statutory declaration, use the Statutory Declaration link below.

Statutory Declaration (pdf, 157kb)

If you have a disability or medical condition that restricts your ability to complete this form online, please contact the scholarships office on 03 5327 9470 or email

KickStart bursaries and grants

FedUni is committed to providing assistance to students with bursaries and grants to remove, as much as possible, the financial constraints students face to achieve their study goals. To make it easier for students to access financial assistance, FedUni has a range of bursaries and grants to give students the kick start they need to achieve success.

KickStart bursaries and grants are:

  • open to Indigenous students from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and non-Indigenous students
  • aimed at ensuring students in need receive appropriate assistance when they need it

KickStart bursaries include:

  • Education costs
  • Relocation or accommodation
  • Dr Mary Atkinson (Indigenous students only)
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Access

KickStart grants include:

Other grants will be added during 2015

Clarence Claude Fisher Bursary (Gippsland)

The Clarence Claude Fisher Bursary is open to continuing students enrolled in any of the following degrees at the FedUni Gippsland campus:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)
  • Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (Honours)

The Bursary is open to both domestic and international students. Selection is based on:

  • Academic diligence of the student
  • The needs of the student
  • The effect of assistance to the student's progress
Bursary value – up to $1,000

Soroptimist International Club of Gippsland Bursary

The Soroptimist International Club of Gippsland have two scholarships available to female students undertaking full time undergraduate studies at either Fed College or Higher Education at the FedUni Gippsland Campus.

The scholarships are open to domestic students.  Selection is based on:

  • Place of residence – located in a Gippsland postcode for the past five years
  • Applicants will be assessed on disadvantaged background which may include one or more of the  following: financial, health (particularly mental health, chronic or life-threatening); caring responsibilities, family violence (as victim/survivor or child who witnessed), homelessness, culturally or linguistically diverse.
Bursary value - 
  • $1,000 - Undergraduate Gippsland student
  • $  500 - FedCollege Gippsland student

Brian Mackenzie Bursary (Gippsland)

The Brian Mackenzie Bursary is open to students undertaking an honours degree at the FedUni Gippsland campus. 

The Bursary is open to domestic students.  Selection is based on financial circumstances.

Bursary value - up to $3,000

Gippsland Education Precinct Bursary

The Gippsland Education Precinct have two scholarships available to first year students enrolled in undergraduate studies at the FedUni Gippsland Campus.The scholarships are open to domestic students.  Selection is based on:

  • Financial circumstances
  • Academic merit
  • Applicants must be graduates of Kurnai College, Federation Training or Apprenticeships Group Australia.

Bursary value 

  • $2,500 for a former Kurnai student
  • $2,500 for a former Federation Training student; or a former Apprenticeships Group Australia trainee or apprentice

Contact us

Scholarships, Bursaries and Student Grants Office
Phone: 03 5327 9340

Centrelink information

Youth Allowance - Start-up and Relocation Scholarships

Significant changes have been made over the last few years to Youth Allowance, meaning many more students are eligible for financial assistance. Contact the Centrelink information service to find out more details or go to the Human Services website 

Make sure you check your eligibility!

  • For Youth Allowance, parental income levels are up to $150,000. For information visit the Human Services website.

  • The age of independence for Youth Allowance is 22 effective 1 January 2012.

  • Student Start-up Scholarships are available for higher education students who receive income support through Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy - two half yearly payments of $1,025 in 2015. For information visit the Human Services website.

  • Relocation Scholarships are available to eligible university students who have had to relocate to study and are receiving income support as dependents through Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY. For eligible students from regional areas, the 2015 values will be $4,269 in the first year required to live away from home to study, $2,135 in each of the second and third year and $1,067 in fourth or subsequent year of study. For information visit the Human Services website.

For more information contact Centrelink on 13 24 90.