Scholarships and book bursaries


We offer a range of scholarships and awards for TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

2015 Equity and Financial Aid Scholarships

As the VTAC application process has closed for a 2015 Equity and Financial Aid Scholarship, there will be a second round in April 2015.  If you have not applied through VTAC, please contact us  providing your full name, student ID #, course undertaking in 2015, campus attending, preferred telephone contact # and preferred email address.

Book bursary

PLEASE NOTE - If you are commencing your first semester of an undergraduate program of study in Semester 1, 2015 there will be an online application available late-February.  As soon as the link to the application is available it will be posted on this webpage.  Should you have any queries please contact us.

If you applied and were successful in Semesters 1 and/or 2, 2014 and have not picked up your voucher please contact us

Please note:  The deadline to pick up 2014 vouchers is Wednesday 17 December 2014.

Eligible students must be:

  • An Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Australian Resident or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa;
  • Enrolled as a Higher Education student at a FedUni campus;
  • Commencing your first semester of an undergraduate program of study; and
  • Able to demonstrate financial hardship (you are required to be receiving a Centrelink benefit such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY, Parenting payment, Disability Support payment, Newstart etc.while studying. This excludes the Family Tax Benefit Part A &/or Part B and the Low Income Health Care Card).

2015 FedUni Book Bursary Scheme Guidelines

TAFE and International students are NOT eligible.

Contact us

Barb Bennett, Equity and Financial Aid Scholarship Officer
Phone: (03) 5327 9340 | Email:

Equity and Financial Aid Scholarships and Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships


  • Education costs 
  • Relocation
  • Dr Mary Atkinson (Indigenous students only) - DMAS
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs - ICECS
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation - ICAS
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Access - IAS

2015 FedUni Equity and Financial Aid Scholarships Selection and Administration Guidelines

2015 Commonwealth Scholarships Selection and Administration Guidelines

2015 Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships Eligibility Summary

Statutory Declaration (pdf, 157kb)

Post-graduate scholarships

 TAFE scholarships

Research scholarships

School-specific scholarships

Other scholarship

External scholarships

Please explore this section as it covers a wide range of scholarships.

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 2014.  For information visit the Human Services website.

  • Please note there are proposed changes to the Student Start-up Scholarship. As part of the 2013-14 Budget the previous Government announced that the Student Start-up Scholarship would be converted into an income-contingent loan for new recipients of student payments in higher education from 1/01/2014.  Legislation to implement this change is currently before Parliament but was not passed during the Spring sitting.  Because of this, the Student Start-up Scholarship will be available to new students commencing higher education study in the first semester of 2014.

  • Relocation Scholarships are available to eligible university students who have had to relocate to study and are receiving income support as dependants through Youth Allowance and Abstudy. For eligible students from regional areas, the 2014 values will be $4,145 in the first year required to live away from home to study, $2,073 in each of the second and third years and $1,036 in fourth or subsequent years of study. For eligible students from major cities, the 2014 values will now be $4,145 in the first year of living away and $1,036 in subsequent years of study. For information visit the Human Services website.

For more information contact Centrelink on 13 24 90.

If you are having difficulty in understanding or accessing Centrelink services our Student Advisory Service can provide assistance. You can contact the Service on 5327 6105 or email