Rural Scholarship Program

StatusOpening dateClosing date
OPEN1 November 201731 January 2018

The Rural Scholarship provides one-off financial support to rural and disadvantaged students commencing a course that provides a rigorous pathway into an undergraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) qualification

A limited number of scholarships are also available for rural candidates commencing a postgraduate ITE course.

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Residency requirements

  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Australian Resident
  • Holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa


Applications are invited from rural candidates who are commencing a course that leads to an initial teacher education qualification. To be eligible for support, applicants must:

  • live in rural Victoria
  • be commencing one of the courses listed (Bachelor of Education Studies or Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care)
  • demonstrate an interest in working as a teacher in a Victorian government school

Enrolment type

Part-time and Full- time study students are eligible to apply

How to Apply

Complete a  Rural Scholarship Program Application

Contact Us

Scholarships, Grants & Bursaries Office

Ph: +61 3 5327 9340