Our scholarships help people who deserve it. But you might be surprised by what we mean by this.

At FedUni, 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.

FedUni-wide scholarships

These are offered by our internal FedUni departments.

FedUni High Achievers Scholarship

The FedUni High Achievers Scholarship is awarded to students to recognise ambition and reward success.

Find out further information about the FedUni High Achievers Scholarship here

For Frequently Asked Questions in relation to the FedUni High Achievers Scholarship please click here

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

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

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

2020 Foundation Community Scholarships

Complete one application only for a Foundation Scholarship. You will be considered under every scholarship you are eligible for.

The Foundation Community Scholarships are available to higher education domestic, CALD, migrant, refugee, international undergraduate or post graduate FedUni campus students, online and TAFE students.

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships will open in November 2019

For further information please click here

2020 Foundation Continuing Student Scholarships

Complete one application only for a Foundation Scholarship. You will be considered under every scholarship you are eligible for.

The Foundation Continuing Scholarships are available to higher education domestic, CALD, migrant, refugee, international undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate FedUni campus students and online students in the second or third year of their program

Applications will be assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Scholarships will ope in November 2019

For further information click here

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 click here


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.

Keep in mind: 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

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 2019. These scholarships are aimed at students from rural and regional locations. Applications open 3 December 2018 until 29 January 2019.

For more information, visit Bendigo Bank website

2019 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

Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship

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

Applications open 17/10/2018 and close 11/03/2019.

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

2019 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.

For further information and applications details

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 & 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

House Call Doctor Scholarship

The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship recognises that Indigenous health professionals are under represented in today's workforce and are committed to addressing the imbalance.  The House Call Doctor is offering a $5,000 scholarship to an Indigenous student to go towards their academic costs in 2019.

All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

For further information and application details please visit House Call Doctor

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 2019 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 2019.

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

Rural & Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Students from regional and remote areas can now apply for scholarships valued at up to $18,000 to undertake a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), health or agriculture course.  Scholarships are available to students undertaking courses from Certificate IV to PhD level through any mode of study (on campus, online or distance education).

Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 scholarships round opened 28 September 2018 and close 31 January 2019

For further information applicants should visit QTAC website

Rural Workforce Agency, Victoria (RWAV)

RWAV are paying 59 Rural Clinical Placement Grants to students in physiotherapy, medicine, nursing, midwifery, medical imaging, occupational therapy, optometry and medical radiations who completed clinical placements across rural Victoria.

RWAV  have changed the guidelines for 2018 and students will now be required to apply for the grant BEFORE commencement of the clinical placement.

RWAV have also developed two new grants programs to replace our Rural Ambassador Program, the Rural Ambassador Leadership Grant, and Rural Health Careers Promotion, Grant.

For further information and to apply please go to

AVCAT 2019 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 2019 Long Tan Bursary and sponsored scholarships of up to $12,000, managed by AVCAT are now open and close 31 October 2018.

For more information, visit

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.

Applications opened 1 October 2018.  For more information click here

2019 Department of Justice & Community Disability Scholarship Program

The Disability Scholarship Program is an initiative from the Department of Justice and Community Safety Disability Action Plan.  The program aims to achieve a long-term increase in the number of qualified people with a disability employed across all areas and all levels of the public service.  The scholarship will be awarded on a merit principle, taking into account an applicant's eligibility, past academic results, ability to complete a course of study and competitiveness against other scholarship applicants.

Applications for this Program close 10 May 2019.

Further information please go to