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In addition to the scholarships listed below, students enrolled at Federation University may be eligible to apply for a range of other scholarships, grants and bursaries. For more information on what is available and your eligibility, please go to Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants

Scholarships available to rural students

Fifteen scholarships for rural students have been announced for students enrolled in Education programs at Federation University Australia.

The Victorian Government scholarships will support Federation University students undertaking a pathway course that leads to an initial teacher education (ITE) qualification.

The scholarships will be available in the following programs: Bachelor of Education Studies (Mt Helen and Gippsland Campuses); and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Mt Helen Campus).

Scholarships valued at $3000 will be available for successful candidates commencing one of the above courses.

An additional payment of $2000 will be made available for students who complete the course and enrol in an ITE course at FedUni.

“The University is very pleased to be able to offer these generous scholarships to rural students in our regions,” Professor John McDonald, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education and Arts, said.

“We will continue to work with the Victorian Government to provide high quality teacher education programs to students throughout the state and beyond.”


Applications open on 1 November. For more information on Federation University education programs visit

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.

On Early Childhood Educator Day, Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos announced $8 million for students starting studies in 2019 to help with costs such as course fees, study materials and related expenses.

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.

To meet the demand for qualified early childhood teachers in regional areas, the Labor Government is providing an additional payment for those who find work in regional or rural locations.

A further $225,000 will fund a targeted scholarship program to attract Aboriginal Victorians into the early childhood profession, which will support the 10-year Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan as well as additional bilingual educators.

School leavers, people wishing to change careers, bilingual speakers and those already working in early childhood are invited to apply.

Applications will open on 1 October. For more information, visit