Scholarships at FedUni provide financial assistance to students to help further their education. There are a number of different scholarships available for current eligible students. Some scholarships are based on academic merit, other scholarships exist to support students from indigenous backgrounds, students suffering financial hardship and students who have relocated from remote or regional areas to study.

Faculty scholarships

These scholarships are specific to students that are studying within that faculty.

FedUni-wide scholarships

Scholarships that are offered by internal FedUni departments, these include;

Federation Year 12 Scholarship

We offer scholarships to the value of $5,000 to Year 12 students within the Central Highlands, Wimmera, Barwon, Loddon, Mallee, Western District, Berwick and Gippsland regions who enrol in a Federation University Australia course. Applications Open in August each year. Further information and application details

RJ Young Scholarship

These scholarships are valued at $4000 per annum. Students must be enrolled full-time or part-time in a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course delivered in Ballarat for the 2017 academic year. Further information and application details

Albert Coates Memorial Scholarships

The Albert Coates Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students who are able to achieve academic excellence whilst overcoming challenging circumstances. Students must have successfully completed their first year of a nursing, visual arts or biomedical science degree and be enrolled in the second year of the course. Further information and application details

Harold Carroll Memorial Scholarship

The Harold Carroll Scholarship is valued at $3000 per annum over a period of three years. This scholarship is open to domestic students studying Year 12 in the Western District of Victoria. For further information and application details

Federation University Australia scholarships and awards

Federation University have scholarships available for Year 10 and 11 students. This include scholarships are based on academic merit, desire to study at tertiary level, dedication and strong commitment to community and school community. Further information and application details

Federation University Australia Pipe Band Scholarships

These scholarships are valued up to $1000. To be eligible for a Pipe Band scholarship, students must be enrolled at the University and be interested in becoming playing members of the University's Pipe Band. Applicants must also have had some tuition in playing bagpipes or drums. Further information and application details

Foundation scholarships

Foundation scholarships are open to both commencing and continuing domestic higher education students enrolled in an undergraduate degree (including honours) or masters degree, and to commencing and continuing domestic TAFE students.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study. The closing date for Foundation scholarships is 24th February 2017.

Please note that the scholarship application does not guarantee you a place in the course of your choice.

Read more about Foundation scholarships on the Foundation Scholarships webpage.

Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarships

Indigenous Student Success Program

From 2017 three funding pools will be consolidated into one funding stream called the Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP).  The objectives of ISSP is to improve outcomes for enrolment, progression and award course completion for Indigenous students.  The new ISSP funding will be directed to :

  • Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships (ICECS) which assist with education costs for students enrolled and studying in enabling, undergraduate, honours or post-graduate awards;
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships (ICAS) which assist with relocation and accommodation costs for students enrolled and studying in enabling, undergraduate, honours or post-graduate awards; and
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Reward Scholarships (ICRS) which assist with one off, additional unexpected costs for students to participate in program requirements enrolled and studying in enabling, undergraduate, honours or post-graduate awards.

For further information please contact the Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants team on or call 5327 9340.

Industry Placement Program Scholarships

Students participating in the Industry Placement Program (IPP) undertake a placement of up to 26 weeks with a host organisation in the same field as their studies. To help offset the costs involved in balancing study and placement, IPP students receive an organisational-funded scholarship payment of up to AUD $15,000.

For further information


A number of scholarships are available to students that are administered and offered externally from national and international organisations. These scholarships are based on various criteria, and are usually specific to the purpose and/or values of the organisation offering the scholarship.

Please note: We do not maintain any of the information contained within these links, and cannot guarantee that the information given is up to date or accurate. Please contact the external organisation involved for further information.

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government and administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) that aim to develop leadership potential and stimulate lasting change by empowering a global network of talented individuals through high-quality education experiences in Australia and overseas.

View information about Australia Awards

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank 2017 Scholarship

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited provide a number of scholarships for year 12 students undertaking University studies (Undergraduate) for the first time in 2017. This Scholarship is aimed at students from rural and regional locations. Applications open 1/12/2016 and close 27/01/2017. Further Information and application details

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2017 guide to scholarships for rural and regional students

The Country Education Foundation (CEF) has released a new guide to hundreds of scholarships for rural, regional and indigenous students proudly sponsored by Bridges to higher education. The Guide is broken down into states, and this year CEF have also produced a dedicated Guide for Indigenous scholarships.

For more information, visit the CEF website.

Sugar Research Institute Scholarship

This scholarship aims to encourage the participation of high-calibre students in the Australian sugar processing industry. Applications open 17/10/2016 and close 17/03/2017

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Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition

Each year CEFA provides the Governor-General's Undergraduate Essay Competition for undergraduate university students enrolled at an Australian university. The competition recognises the importance of furthering undergraduate student's knowledge in the civics, citizenship and values areas.

For further information please visit the CEFA website.

Allied Health Scholarships

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS):Continuing Professional Development and Clinical Psychology

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2017 Department of Justice & Regulation Disability Scholarship Program

The Disability Scholarship Program is an initiative from the Department of Justice and Regulation's Disability Action Plan.  The program aims to achieve a long-term increase in the number of qualified people with a disability employed across all areas and all levels of the public service.  The scholarship will be awarded on a merit principle, taking into account an applicant's eligibility, past academic results, ability to complete a course of study and competitiveness against other scholarship applicants.

Applications for this Program close on 31 March 2017.

Further information please go to

Powercor Scholarship

FedUni Industry Skills Centre in conjunction with Powercor will award up to four scholarships to female students undertaking a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) to motivate and encourage females to consider a career in the electrical industry.

Powercor is among Australia’s largest electricity distribution networks and own and manages the poles and wires that delivers electricity to more than a million homes in Victoria.

Further information and application details

Bass Coast Community Foundation Scholarship

The Bass Coast Community Foundation (BCCF) exists to make a positive difference in people's lives within the Bass Coast region.

The program offers awards of $4,000 per year for students applying for study at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.

For further information and application details

Rotary Foundation District 9780 Scholarship

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grant scholarships. These scholarships fund graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years at the District level grants support undergraduate study programs for selected candidates.

The Rotary Foundation Scholarship encourages and rewards excellence in undergraduate academic performance in the areas of  Science, or Engineering

For further information and application details

Hamilton & District Rural Australians for Refugees Scholarship

The Hamilton and District Rural Australians & Refugees (RAR) is a grassroots movement striving to return compassion and humanity to Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. A $5,000 scholarship has been established to provide assistance to a student of refugee/asylum seeker background to aid with their education.

The Hamilton and District RAR are offering this scholarship to an eligible Federation University student. The Scholarship will also provide an opportunity and extend an invitation for a refugee/asylum seeker to visit and experience a rural community.

For further information and application details

Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship

Graduate Women Victoria offers an annual program of scholarships and bursaries for women students enrolled in Universities in Victoria. This organisation has been awarding scholarships to Victorian women since 1931. Scholarships and bursaries are offered in four categories; students may only apply in one category.

  • Indigenous undergraduates
  • Education - Masters degree
  • Masters coursework and masters extended students
  • Research - Masters research and doctoral degrees

For further information and application details

RFDS ‘Give Them Wings’ Health Scholarship

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.3 million square kilometres. Voted Australia’s Most Reputable Charity for six years in a row, within Victoria the RFDS delivers air and road patient transport and primary health care, including rural women’s GP services, mobile dental, eye and telehealth services.

Applications are now open for the 2017 ‘Give Them Wings’ Health Scholarships, which support students from country Victoria with a flying start at university.

For further information and application details