Victoria University (VU) offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate students. We know how important it is to have financial security while you're studying. Our scholarships can help take the pressure off.

You need to be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, honours program or Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education to be eligible for these scholarships.

Academic achievement

VU Achievement scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, academic achievement based on internal school assessments
Value: $5000 each year for up to four years (maximum of $20,000 for first scholarship) or $2000 each year for up to two years (maximum of $4,000 for second scholarship)
How to apply: VU Achievement scholarship applications for Semester 1, 2019 are currently open and close on 12 October 2018.

Chancellor's scholarships

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students who achieve an ATAR of 90.00 or above
Value: $5000 each year for up to four years (maximum of $20,000)
How to apply: to apply for the Chancellor's Scholars Program apply for a course through VTAC. Students who have listed VU on their course preference list and meet the eligibility criteria will be assessed by the University. Applications for Semester 1, 2019 are now open.

ErdiGroup Business scholarships

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: business
Eligibility: full-time third year College of Business students. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Value: $5000 for one academic year
How to apply: ErdiGroup Business scholarships applications. Applications for Semester 1, 2019 are currently closed.

George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: commencing students aged 18-25, ATAR of 75.00 and above, leadership potential
Value: $7500 per year over 3 years (total of $22,500)
How to apply: George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarship. Applications for Semester 1, 2019 are currently open and close on 1 February 2019.

New Colombo Plan Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all (students must be able to undertake one or two semesters of overseas study)
Eligibility: be an Australian citizen and enrolled in a bachelor or honours degree at VU, be between 18-28 years of age when commencing the scholarship, have a minimum 70% grade average, and be nominated through Victoria University
Value: $50,000+
How to apply: New Colombo Plan Scholarship nomination process is currently open for the 2019 scholarship round.

VU Achievement scholars receive up to $20,000.

"It was fantastic receiving the Chancellor's Scholarship because it was an acknowledgement that all my hard work during VCE had paid off and been rewarded."

Laura Bucci, Chancellor's Scholarship recipient and Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice) student.

Diversity

Borzillo Family Engineering Scholarship

Study level: end of first year/beginning of second year
Study area: Engineering
Eligibility: female engineering students from a migrant background who are about to enter their second year of their Engineering degree
Value: $20,000 over three years of study
How to apply: Borzillo Family Engineering Scholarship applications are currently closed.

Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, current students, mature-age students, Indigenous background
Value: scholarship values vary slightly each year
How to apply: Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships applications applications for Semester 1, 2019 are currently open and close on 12 October 2018.

Pappas Family Scholarship for students of Greek heritage

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: students of Greek descent studying an undergraduate degree
Value: $5000 for the first year of study
How to apply: Pappas Family Scholarship for students of Greek heritage applications for Semester 1, 2019 are currently open and close on 1 February 2019.

Soroptimist Indigenous Scholarship for Women

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: female students of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
Value: $3000 per year awarded for the degree(s) duration up to a maximum of 2 years
How to apply: Soroptimist Indigenous Scholarship for Women applications for Semester 1, 2019 are currently closed.

Equity (hardship)

VU Access scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, mature-age students, demonstrated financial hardship
Value: $1000 per year for up to four years (maximum of $4000)
How to apply: VU Access equity scholarships applications. Applications for Semester 1, 2019 are currently open, and close on 12 October 2018.

Kirner Kosky scholarships

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, women, demonstrated past barriers and challenges to complete primary or secondary education
Value: $5000 per year up to a maximum of five years ($25,000), plus mentoring from a female community leader
How to apply: Kirner Kosky scholarships. Applications for Semester 1, 2019 are currently open, and close on 1 February 2019.

VU Western Chances scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, demonstrated financial hardship, must have received a Western Chances scholarship at secondary school
Value: $1000 per year for up to four years (maximum of $4000)
How to apply: visit Western Chances for more information and to apply. Applications for Semester 1, 2019 are currently open and close on 12 October 2018.

Sporting achievement

Aspiring Elite scholarships

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting potential, demonstrated equity and hardship
Value: up to $400
How to apply: Aspiring Elite scholarships applications are open April - May 2018.

Elite High Performance scholarships

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting achievement
Value: up to $2000
How to apply: Elite High Performance scholarships applications are open April - May 2018.

Emerging Elite scholarships

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting achievement
Value: up to $750
How to apply: Emerging Elite scholarships applications are open April - May 2018.

"I represented the Australian rowing team in the World Cup. This would have been near impossible to afford without the support offered by Victoria University."

Jackson Harrison, VU Elite High-Performance Sport Scholarship recipient and Bachelor of Sport Science (Physical Education) (Secondary) student.

Externally-funded scholarships

External organisations offer scholarships for students throughout the year.

Before you view the external scholarships available, please note:

  • the following information is listed at the request of the external organisations
  • we try to ensure these opportunities are legitimate but we don’t endorse any of the organisations or information listed
  • you are responsible for making your own enquiries prior to submission of an application or contact with any external organisation.

Contact us

Find out more about our scholarship applications and assessment process

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Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
Email: scholarships@vu.edu.au