When you’re up against it financially the cost of uni can add up, but we don’t want this stopping you from making the most of your time here. That’s why we offer bursaries and grants each semester for students facing financial hardship.
How to apply
Complete a KickStart registration and we’ll let you know what we can offer you in the range of bursaries and grants. You’ll need to be enrolled at one of our campuses, as well as in an undergraduate degree.
What is KickStart?
KickStart is the program we use to assess eligibility for bursaries and grants for domestic students only. You are only required to complete this registration once. If you are a continuing student and your circumstances have changed please contact us on 03 5327 9340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligible students are provided with a $200 voucher to use at our bookstore to assist with the cost of textbooks. Students need to be enrolled full-time at a Federation University campus in the first year of an undergraduate degree. Eligible students may be awarded a maximum of one (1) Book Grant.
Availability: Ongoing while stocks last
The nursing grant allows eligible students for a complete nursing kit. Students need to be enrolled full-time at a Federation University campus in the first year of an undergraduate nursing degree.
Availability: The Nursing Kit is available to commencing 2019 students only.
This grant is to support domestic undergraduate students who require financial assistance to ensure they are able to fully participate in the professional development opportunities related to their program. International students are not eligible to apply.
There are three types of placement grants available that do differ in eligibility requirements.
- KickStart Placement Grants - To be eligible students must be enrolled full-time at a Federation campus and be completing a placement in any year of an undergraduate degree. Students must demonstrate a high level of financial or personal need in their KickStart registration to be eligible. Eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement (and a maximum of $1000 per year) and is funding dependent.
- Rural Health Placement Grants - as part of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program, eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement. To be eligible students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Nursing/Midwifery, Masters of Clinical Exercise and Physiology or Masters of Social Work. Applicants must be completing placement in a 3-week block or more in a rural area (excluding Melbourne and Geelong) and travelling at least 100kms (one way) from home. Note: Rural Health funding has now been exhausted for 2019. We cannot award any more Rural Health Placement Grants for this year. Funding will reopen in 2020.
- Teacher Rural Placement Grants- As part of the Teacher Rural Placement Program, eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement. Students must be in their third or final year of a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Health and Physical Education or Masters of Teaching program. Applicants must be completing placement in a 2-week block or more, at a public school and in a rural area (excluding Melbourne and Geelong) and travelling at least 80kms (one way) from home. Students who receive this grant must complete the Rural Teacher Placement Survey once placement has finished.
Additional information required
To apply for a placement grant you must complete the additional information form. We will determine which grant is relevant and send you a notification outlining the conditions of the grant. Please note all placement grant funding is dependent.
Please do not complete the additional information unless your placement details have been confirmed (i.e. location and dates are confirmed). Incomplete additional information forms will not be reviewed.
Useful resource - For students studying nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, social work or exercise physiology
Rural Health online has been developed to help you to understand how working in a rural health setting can be different from urban health settings and what to look for on your rural health experience. The online learning unit consists of ten short online mini-modules for you to work through. It will take you around an hour and a half to complete all modules. You can log out and come back and complete modules not yet completed.
The clothing grant provides eligible students with a voucher to use at a Federation University Store to purchase required uniforms for placements and labs etc. Students need to be enrolled full-time at a Federation University campus in an undergraduate degree. Eligible students may be awarded a maximum of one (1) Clothing Grant.
Availability: Clothing grants are available to 2020 commencing students only.
The computer grant provides eligible students with a laptop (subject to availability). To be eligible, students need to be enrolled full-time at a Federation campus in an undergraduate degree with 12 months or more remaining until the completion of the degree. Computers are available post census of each semester.
Applications closed - For semester 2, 2019
Availability: limited awards
The Development Grant provides students experiencing financial disadvantage an opportunity to access professional and personal development opportunities. The activity/event may be a requirement of the course; be offered at; or be external to the university. The student may be a participant or the organiser of the activity/event.
Students should demonstrate that the activity/event will;
- improve academic and or/professional experience
- enhanced core employability skills (eg: professional memberships, networking events)
- personal development (leadership attributes)
This grant provides full-time undergraduate Federation students experiencing financial disadvantage, an opportunity to access items and equipment necessary to the complete their program of study and /or is a reasonable expectation of their program of study to contribute to professional and personal development. For example, performing arts students may apply for a grant to purchase necessary dance equipment. Eligible students may be awarded a maximum of one (1) Specialist Equipment Grant.
Students need to demonstrate that the equipment;
- Is a requirement of the program of study; academic and/or professional experience
- Is a reasonable expectation with links to academic/employability outcomes