Scholarships, bursaries, grants


What's new?

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

  1. KickStart Placement Grants (all campuses)
  2. KickStart Professional Association Membership Grants (all campuses)
  3. Sichuan Scholarships (all campuses)

KickStart Online Application

A new way of applying for bursaries and grants at FedUni 

Our one-stop KickStart application calculates your KickStart points: the first step in understanding what you are eligible for. 

With this ONE application, you can be considered 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).

Please note: You are only required to complete ONE KickStart application to be considered for FedUni KickStart bursaries and grants. Subsequent applications submitted will not be considered.

KickStart Application

Please note: Some specialist grants and bursaries may require additional information to be supplied. Please see links below:

If the KickStart application requires you to complete a statutory declaration, use the Statutory Declaration template found at the link below:

Statutory Declaration (pdf, 157kb)

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

Scholarships, bursaries and grants at FedUni

Each year, FedUni awards scholarships, bursaries and grants to new and continuing students across secondary school, vocational, undergraduate and 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 to help 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 backgrounds, and to non-Indigenous students.
  • Grants - a one-off payment to assist students in acquiring goods or services such as text books, or to help with course work placements.

KickStart bursaries and grants

FedUni is committed to providing assistance to students via the allocation of 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 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and to 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:

  • The 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 - Closed

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

For further information please click the link below:

Brian Mackenzie Bursary (Gippsland) - Closed

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

For further information please click the link below:

Gippsland Education Precinct Bursary - Closed

The Gippsland Education Precinct have two scholarships available to first year domestic students enrolled in undergraduate studies at the FedUni Gippsland Campus. 

For further information please click the link below:

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 to Youth Allowance over the last few years which has allowed many more students to qualify for financial assistance.

Make sure you check your eligibility!

  • For Youth Allowance, parental income levels are up to $150,000.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Contact the Centrelink information service on 13 24 90 or go to the Human Services website to find out more details