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 across Victoria 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

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.

Scholarships open 1st November, 2017 and close 23rd February, 2018.

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

The Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarships are awarded to its members for their academic, leadership and service excellence.

To apply, you must first be a currently enrolled student and member of Golden Key. Invitations to join the Society are extended on an annual basis to students who fall within the top 15% of undergraduates at FedUni.

For further information

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.

Documentation required for your application for an Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship

For further information please contact Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants on 5327 9340 or email

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

Endeavour Mobility Grants

The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships, grants and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.

View further Endeavour Scholarship information

Brian McLennan Scholarship 2017/2018

Closing date for applications is Friday, 20 October 2017 at 4pm

The Brian McLennan Art Scholarship was created in recognition of the contribution made by Brian McLennan to the teaching of arts at the School of Mines and Industries Ballarat (SMB), now a campus of Federation University Australia. SMB had a long and proud history in teaching art, and Brian McLennan as a teacher, Head of Department and Assistant Director had a major influence on the teaching programs over the period 1976 - 1999. Scholarships are awarded annually and consist of one scholarship to the value of $2,000.

View further information about the Brian McLennan scholarship


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 Scholarship

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited provide a number of scholarships for year 12 students undertaking university studies (undergraduate) for the first time in 2018. This scholarship is aimed at students from rural and regional locations. Applications open 1 December 2017 until 29 January 2018.

Please view 2018 Scholarship Fact Sheet (577KB, pdf)

For more information, visit Bendigo Bank website

2018 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  CEF Scholarships

Sugar Research Institute Scholarship

This scholarship aims to encourage the participation of high calibre students in the Australian sugar industry.

Applications open 17/10/2017 and close 12/03/2018.

Scholarship general information and application form.

For further information please visit

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

For further information please visit

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

New Colombo Plan Scholarship

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting young Australian's to study and undertake internships in the region.

NCP Scholarship programs can be undertaken in 40 Indo-Pacific host locations.

For further information and applications details

Capstone Editing Scholarships & Grants

Capstone Editing are offering six new annual scholarships and grants to eligible academics and students.

For further information and to apply

House Call Doctor Scholarship

House Call doctor recognises Indigenous health care professionals are underrepresented in today's workforce and are committed to addressing the imbalance. House Call Doctor is offering a $10,000 scholarship to Indigenous students studying medicine or health.

All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

For further information and application details please visit House Call Doctor

AIEF- BHP Tertiary Scholarship

AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Indigenous students undertaking engineering. science and other approved degrees, who aspire to work with BHP and to one day become leaders in business.

The scholarships cover:

  • The cost of accommodation up to a maximum of A$22,000 each year. Support is available for students living in residential and non-residential accommodation.
  • A living allowance of A$6,000 each year
  • An annual stipend of A$2,000 each year for text books and other materials, or other education-related expenses.

AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarship Students also receive unique career development opportunities including:

  • One-one-one professional development support from AIEF
  • Career development workshops with BHP
  • Scholarship holders are strongly encouraged to apply for BHP's Internships and Graduate Program.

Applicants must submit a completed AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarship Application Form (2018) before Sunday, 29 October 2017

For more information, please refer to the attached brochure and application form or visit the AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarships website.

Country Women's Association (Latrobe Central Group) Scholarship

The Country Women's Association (CWA) are committed to the support of women and their families across Australia. The Latrobe Central Group of the CWA (which includes branches in Bunyip, Drouin South, Drouin, Warragul, Moe, Lowanna Hills, Newborough, Maryvale, Morwell, Traralgon, Callignee, Gormandale, and Neerim South) are offering a $3,000 scholarship targeted towards mature-aged female students commencing their second year of an undergraduate degree at Federation's Churchill Campus.

Preference will be given to students facing hardship due to family or caring responsibility or students returning to study after a period of family or caring responsibilities.

For further information or to apply now

Doris Evans Scholarship

The Department of Education and Training administers more than 25 different scholarships that award up to 220 individual scholarships awards each year. These scholarships help support students and families to cover costs of continuing education and to engage in further study at senior secondary and tertiary levels.

The Doris Evans Scholarship is for female student teachers who are currently completeing their second year of teacher training in 2017 at an accredited tertiary institution in Victoria to qualify as a teacher of primary- aged children.

For more information and to apply now