Our scholarships help people who deserve it. But you might be surprised by what we mean by this.
At Federation University, you could deserve a scholarship based on academic or sporting merit. Or, because you’re moving from a remote area, you hail from an indigenous background, or you’re hoping to contribute to a specific industry or community.
Whatever School you're studying in, one of these scholarships could be for you.
- School of Health Executive Dean's Undergraduate Scholarship
- Executive Dean's Postgraduate Scholarship
- War Widows and Widowed Mothers' Association Scholarship
We support our students with a range of scholarships valued up to $12,000 for those undertaking a variety of programs. All students who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about programs and eligibility, view 2021 scholarship information (pdf, 67kb).
- IBM Scholarship
- Women in Information Technology / Women in Engineering Scholarship
- Engineering Scholarship
- Mathematical Sciences Scholarship
- Information Technology Scholarship
- Geoscience Scholarship
- Honours Scholarship
- Clarence Claude Fisher Scholarship
- Engineering Excellence Scholarship
Federation University-wide scholarships
These are offered by our internal Federation University departments.
We recognise ambition and reward success.
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
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.
Deadly Scholarships are administered on behalf of the Indigenous Student Success Program. Only Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are eligible to apply.
The Deadly Scholarships cover:
- Deadly Education Scholarships - which assist with education costs for students enrolled and studying in enabling, undergraduate, honours or post-graduate awards;
- Deadly Accommodation Scholarships - which assist with relocation and accommodation costs for students enrolled and studying in enabling, undergraduate, honours or post-graduate awards; and
- Deadly 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 and details on how to apply for these scholarships and more visit Deadly 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.
The Federation University Australia Foundation was created to empower students to aspire to, commence, continue and complete their studies. The Foundation’s vision is to make a difference for our students by enhancing their chances of succeeding at University.
Foundation Scholarships are grouped into four broad categories:
- Foundation Commencing Scholarships
- Foundation Continuing Scholarships
- Foundation TAFE Scholarships
- Foundation HDR Scholarships
Applications close 26 February 2021
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 click here
Students coming from a regional or rural location, and commencing studies at the Gippsland or Ballarat campuses may be eligible for an accommodation scholarship equivalent of up to 50% of academic year accommodation fees.
These Scholarships are currently under review for 2021 and will be updated shortly.
Thanks to our strong links with national and international organisations, we’re able to list a number of external scholarships. These are usually for students who share the same values as the organisation awarding the scholarship.
As we don’t maintain any of the information in these links, we can’t guarantee everything is up to date or accurate. For more information, get in touch with the organisation directly.
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.
Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS):Continuing Professional Development and Clinical Psychology
For further information please visit sarrah.org.au
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
The Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of ex-service Veterans with the cost of tertiary education.
Application for the 2021 scholarships of up to $12,000, managed by AVCAT open 18 August 2020.
For more information, visit www.avcat.org.au
The AusIMM Education Endowment Fund (EEF) provides funding to a variety of educational initiatives to attract and support those studying within the resources sector.
2021 scholarship applications open 13 September 2020. For further information visit AusIMM
The Pinnacle Foundation provides Scholarships for students between the ages of 17-26, who are planning to study full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that because of their gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual characteristics they have been prevented or hindered from achieving their academic aspirations.
2021 Scholarship Applications Open Now. For further information please visit https://thepinnaclefoundation.org/scholarships-2/
Scholarship opportunity for early childhood teachers
The Andrews Labor Government is providing more than 400 scholarships to assist people to pursue a rewarding career as an early childhood teacher. Early Childhood Australia Vic Branch will deliver the Early Childhood Scholarships Program with eligible recipients receiving up to $26,250 towards a bachelor qualification and up to $16,000 towards a postgraduate qualification, including for existing teachers wanting to up-skill.
For more information click here
The award has been established to commemorate the life and work of botanist and writer Jean Galbraith, who lived most of her life in Tyers, until her death in 1999. The intention of the Latrobe City Trust is to support students majoring in areas broadly related to scientific interests in the Gippsland Region.
For further information please visit
Capstone Editing has extended the closing dates for grants to postgrads and female academics. These annual grants provide funding of between $3,000 and $5,000 each.
The Lorraine Bartling OAM Scholarship has been established to commemorate the life and work of Lorraine Bartling OAM and her contribution to the Gippsland Region.
For more information please visit
The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (MACC) present to students the annual invitation to participate in The Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) Scholarships for 2020.
For further information please go to http://emaac.org/?ch=emaac_eng_scholarships&pg=victoria
The Latrobe City Trust has established the Eva West Memorial Scholarship to commemorate the life and work of Eva West who was born in Traralgon in 1888. Throughout her life, Eva West, was an active member of the community, epitomising good citizenship. Eva West was awarded an MBE in 1958 in recognition of her service to the community and has recently been included on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
For further information please visit
Freemasons Foundation Victoria is committed to supporting the youth of Victoria. A major initiative is our annual scholarship and award program for Tertiary and Secondary students.
Each year the Foundation grants over $400,000 in Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries to students.
Applications for 2020 scholarships & awards will open in November. For further information please visit Freemasons Foundation Victoria
Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Limited provide a number of scholarships for year 12 students undertaking University studies (undergraduate) for the first time in 2021.
The Bendigo & Adelaide Bank 2021 Scholarship is aimed at students from rural and regional locations.
Open for applications from 1 Dec 2020 until 29 Jan 2021.
For further information please click here
The Scholarship is open to all individuals from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to: someone who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; someone with a disability or who cares for a person with a disability; someone from a disadvantaged or low socio-economic background; someone from a multicultural or refugee background; or someone who identifies as LGBTIQ. Applications close 25th November 2019
For further information and details how to apply please click here
The Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship is awarded to Engineering/Science Undergraduates in the final year of study. The Australian sugar industry will fund scholarship recipients each year to be hosted by Australian sugar mills and refineries for up to three work placements of four weeks duration each over one and half calendar years (two placements during the crushing season and one placement during the maintenance season).
Open for applications from 28 October 2019 until 13 March 2020.
For further information please click here
The 2019 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship Program 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.
EEGs are worth A$5000 each and are awarded to individuals or groups with a compelling plan to improve education for their community. The plan could be small - becoming a teacher in your community. It could be a grand plan - creating a new EdTech platform to bring free education to world.
EEGs are open to people of any nationality (domestic and international) who are currently studying at, or have graduated in the last 5 years, from an Australian, New Zealand or UK Higher Education, Vocational or English Language institution
Closing date for applications is 31st October 2020
For further information please click here
In collaboration with HESTA, the Australian College of Nursing are offering scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurses to complete an ACN Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing or Leadership and Management. Two scholarships will be offered for each Graduate Certificate, and are available for January and July 2021 intakes.
This unique opportunity, which is available exclusively for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurses, assists nurses to pursue postgraduate study to help progress their careers!
Scholarship applications will close at midnight AEDT on 15 January 2021.
You can find more information including eligibility criteria and how to apply by visiting the application form.