Scholarships at FedUni provide financial assistance to students to help further their education. There are a number of different scholarships available for current eligible students. Some scholarships are based on academic merit, other scholarships exist to support students from indigenous backgrounds, students suffering financial hardship and students who have relocated from remote or regional areas to study.

Schools scholarships

These scholarships are specific to students that are studying within that School.

FedUni-wide scholarships

Scholarships that are offered by internal FedUni departments. These include;

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

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

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

Harold Carroll Memorial Scholarship

The Harold Carroll Scholarship is valued at $3000 per annum over a period of three years. This scholarship is open to domestic students studying Year 12 in the Western District of Victoria. For 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

Brian McLennan Scholarship 2017/2018

Applications closed for 2017/2018 - Date to be advised for 2018/2019

The Brian McLennan Art Scholarship was created in recognition of the contribution made by Brian McLennan to the teaching of arts at the School of Mines and Industries Ballarat (SMB), now a campus of Federation University Australia. SMB had a long and proud history in teaching art, and Brian McLennan as a teacher, Head of Department and Assistant Director had a major influence on the teaching programs over the period 1976 - 1999. Scholarships are awarded annually and consist of one scholarship to the value of $2,000.

View further information about the Brian McLennan scholarship


A number of scholarships are available to students that are administered and offered externally from national and international organisations. These scholarships are based on various criteria, and are usually specific to the purpose and/or values of the organisation offering the scholarship.

Please note: We do not maintain any of the information contained within these links, and cannot guarantee that the information given is up to date or accurate. Please contact the external organisation involved for further information.

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 2018. This scholarship is aimed at students from rural and regional locations. Applications open 1 December 2017 until 29 January 2018.

Please view 2018 Scholarship Fact Sheet (577KB, pdf)

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

Sugar Research Institute Scholarship

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

Applications open 17/10/2017 and close 12/03/2018.

Scholarship general information and application form.

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

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

House Call doctor recognises Indigenous health care professionals are underrepresented in today's workforce and are committed to addressing the imbalance. House Call Doctor is offering a $10,000 scholarship to Indigenous students studying medicine or health.

All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

For further information and application details please visit House Call Doctor

Community Sector Banking

Community Sector Banking (CSB) announce applications for their Indigenous Scholarship Program opened 1/12/2017.  The program is aimed at Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander students studying at either university or TAFE during 2018 and is designed to assist with the costs associated with studies including course fees, accommodation and textbook costs.

In 2018 there will be 2 scholarships in the following categories:

Category A : 1 x $10,000 to study at any Australian University; and

Category C : 2 X $5,000 to study at TAFE.

For further information please go to

Royal Flying Doctor Service Scholarship

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has available 4 "Give them wings" scholarships for rural, first year, allied health students from country Victoria in 2018.  The scholarship offers $2,500 to each student.

The students are given the opportunity to experience the Flying Doctor in the air or on the road with their primary health care services.  Students are also given the chance to present at RFDS with coaching and support in public speaking.

Scholarships open mid-February 2018 and will close April 2018.  Students wishing to enquire further about the scholarships please email

For further information and application please go to

Rural & Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Students from regional and remote areas can now apply for scholarships valued at up to $18,000 to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in agriculture and health fields.

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course.  The scholarships support flexible study and include part-time and online students.

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

For further information and to apply please go to

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

2018 ACEN Student Scholarships

Applications are now open for scholarships to provide financial support for students undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) placement in a regional or remote area of Australia as part of their 2018/2019 university studies.

Eight scholarships to the value of $1,500 each are being offered to eligible university students who may experience financial disadvantage from having to complete a WIL placement. The scholarships are competitive, and will be awarded  to those who are assessed by a specially convened ACEN panel to have more proficiently met the criteria.

For further information and application details

Mentone Educational Student Research Scholarship 2018

The newly launched Mentone Educational Student Research Scholarship 2018, is aimed at endorsing innovation and research in current medical and healthcare students.  Applicants will share their inspiration for their groundbreaking research idea or project, and the winning application will be given $3000 towards their budget expenditure.

To find out more information please visit our scholarship page