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.

Schools scholarships

Whatever School you're studying in, one of these scholarships could be for you.

Federation University-wide scholarships

These are offered by our internal Federation University departments.

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

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.

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

2021 Foundation Scholarships

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

Further information and application details

Federation Year 12 Regional and Rural 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 click here

Regional Rural and Remote Accommodation Scholarships

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 not available in 2021.

Occupational Therapy Student Accommodation Scholarship

Students commencing studies in Occupational Therapy (OT) programs at the Gippsland Campus may be eligible for an accommodation scholarship.

These Scholarships are not available in 2021


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.

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

Allied Health Scholarships

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

For further information please visit

2020 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

AVCAT 2021 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

EEF Scholarship Application

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

Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships

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 The Pinnacle Foundation

Early Childhood Scholarships Program

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 Jean Galbraith Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Science

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 scholarships and grants

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.

For further information and to apply

The Lorraine Bartling OAM Scholarship

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

MACC 2020 Scholarships

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

Eva West Memorial Scholarship

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 Scholarship Program

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 Bank Rural and Remote Students Scholarship 2021

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

Diversity Scholarship - Open to students with diverse backgrounds

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

Sugar Industry Scholarship - Third-year engineering/science students

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

New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program

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.

Edified Energiser Grants - Improving Education within a community

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

Graduate Certificate Scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurses

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.