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 are open August-October 2017.

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.

David Hay Scholarship

Study level: diploma to PhD
Study area: students must be studying supply chain, logistics or freight transport
Eligibility: high school students, current students, mature-age students
Value: varies depending on course
How to apply: David Hay Scholarship applications are currently closed.

George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: available for courses in the colleges of Arts & Education or Health & Biomedicine
Eligibility: commencing students aged 18-22, 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 are currently open. They close on Friday 2 February 2018.

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: contact Victoria Abroad for further details on the nomination process and how to submit an expression of interest 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

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 are currently open. They close on Friday 13 October 2017.

Pappas Family Kastellorizian Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, Kastellorzian/Greek heritage
Value: $5000 for the first year of study
How to apply: Pappas Family Kastellorizian Scholarship applications are currently open. They close on Friday 2 February 2018.

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 are currently closed.

VU Pride Scholarship

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community
Value: $500
How to apply: VU Pride Scholarship applications 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 are currently open. They close on Friday 13 October 2017.

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 are currently open. They close on Friday 2 February 2018.

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.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologists scholarships

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: students must be studying Bachelor of Screen Media, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Business (Information Systems Management), or a dual degree including one of the previous three courses
Eligibility: commencing students aged under 26, demonstrate that the scholarship will make a significant difference to the student's ability to continue in education
Value: $5000 per year up to 5 years (maximum of $25,000)
How to apply: Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologists scholarships applications are currently open. They close on Friday 2 February 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

If you have any questions about the scholarship applications and assessment process please contact our scholarships team.

ASKVU find answers and ask questions
Phone: +61 3 9919 5568
Email: scholarships@vu.edu.au
Location: Footscray Park Campus, Building M, Level 2, Room 206.