External organisations offer scholarships for tertiary students throughout the year.

Before you view 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.

Scholarships are either offered to specific study levels or are open to all students.

Bachelor degree scholarships

Adoni Media - Leisa Goddard Scholarship for Excellence in Media

Available for: undergraduate studying in journalism, public relations or communications
Eligibility: Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Value: $5000
How to apply: Leisa Goddard Scholarship for Excellence in Media
Closes: 14 December 2018

Ausbeds

Available for: recent school leavers or undergraduate students studying business, finance or marketing
Eligibility: 18-25 years of age, permanent resident or Australian citizen
Value: $1500
How to apply: Ausbeds Scholarship.

Australian Help

Available for: undergraduate students
Eligibility: Australian citizen or permanent resident
Value: various
How to apply: Australian Help Scholarships.

Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust scholarships

Available for: current undergraduate students and mature-age students
Eligibility: academic achievement, veteran’s children and grandchildren
How to apply: Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust scholarships.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Available for: first year undergraduate bachelor degree students
Eligibility: students from a rural or regional area
Value: $5000
Closing date: 29 January 2019
How to apply: Bendigo Bank Scholarships

CFA Program Awareness Scholarship

Available for: current students studying: Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance), Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance) / Bachelor of Laws
Eligibility: academic achievement, work experience
Value: CFA Program enrolment fee and reduction of exam registration fee
How to apply: CFA Program Awareness Scholarship.

Intrim Group

Available for: Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents over the age of 18 years with a passion and flair for interior design
Eligibility: Be currently enrolled and passing all units as a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student in an appropriate tertiary Interior Architecture and/or Interior Design course
Value: $1,000
How to apply: Intrim Architectural Mouldings Scholarship Program
Closes: 1 December 2018

JP Workstations - eCommerce & Marketing Scholarship

Available for: Australian citizens or permanent residents, between 18-25 years of age
Eligibility: minimum ATAR of 75 or equivalent. Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree in eCommerce, Marketing or related field.
Value: $1500
How to apply: JP Workstations eCommerce & Marketing Scholarship

Real Response – Travel Scholarship for Indigenous Paramedic and Nursing Students

Available for: undergraduate paramedic or nursing student
Eligibility: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
Value: $3000
How to apply: Travel scholarship for Indigenous Paramedic and Nursing Students
Closes: 31 July 2018

Rose Lawyers

Available for: undergraduate law students, 18+ years, Australian citizen or permanent resident
Value: $2,000
How to apply: Rose Lawyers Scholarship.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Study area(s): First year nursing and allied health students
Value: $2500
How to apply: Royal Flying Doctor Service Scholarship.

Rural Bank Limited

Available for: Undergraduates students enrolled in agribusiness studies relating to future contribution of Australian agriculture
Eligibility: First time undergraduate students enrolled in 2018
Value: $5000
How to apply: Rural Bank scholarship

Search Factory | Iprospect

Available for: undergraduate business or communications students studying second year or higher in 2018
Eligibility: Australian citizen or permanent resident
Value: $5000
How to apply: Search Factory Scholarship.

Sugar Research Institute

Available for: students undertaking an undergraduate engineering (chemical, mechanical, process and electrical)
Eligibility: must be a current penultimate-year domestic student
Value: $2500
How to apply: Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship
Closes: 11 March 2019

Walter Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships

Available for: modern language undergraduate students
Eligibility: academic achievement, linguistic potential, resident of Timor-Leste
How to apply: Walter Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships.

Postgraduate coursework & research scholarships

Anna Matthews OAM Research Scholarship

Available for: postgraduate students whose research will benefit ageing people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Eligibility: academic achievement; Australian residents or citizens
Value: $20,000 per annum
How to apply: Anna Matthews OAM Research Scholarship.

Data61 PhD Scholarship

Available for: PhD Students who have applied or have already commenced a PhD research program with Victoria University
Eligibility: Hold an Australian bachelor degree with first-class honours, but do not hold a PhD
Value: $27,082
How to apply: Data61 PhD Scholarships.

East-West Centre scholarships & fellowships

Available for: all postgraduate research students
Eligibility: Australia citizen or permanent residency
How to apply: East-West Centre scholarships & fellowships.

Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship

Available for: postgraduate research students (Masters or PhD)
Eligibility: writing a thesis
How to apply: Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship.

Fronditha Care

Available for: Postgraduate students
Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents enrolled in or prepared to enrol in a Masters by Research or equivalent course
Value: Up to $20,000
How to apply: Anna Matthews scholarship program

Lowitja Institute & Starlight Children's Foundation

Available for: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD students
Value: $40,000 p.a. - $30,000 base stipend plus $10,000 research costs and travel requirements within the project.
How to apply: Lowitja Institute before 31 March 2018.

Lung Foundation Australia Bill Van Nierop PhD Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Available for: PhD students whose research covers clinical, population, laboratory or genetics
Value: $15,000 per year over three years (max $45,000)
How to apply: Lung Foundation Australia Open Research Awards.

Maisie Fawcett Scholarship

Available for: all current VU postgraduate students to undertake a graduate coursework degree at the University of Melbourne
Eligibility: academic achievement
Value: $5000
How to apply: Maisie Fawcett Scholarship.

Menzies Foundation

Available for: current postgraduate and research students studying allied health science, engineering, law
Eligibility: academic achievement, Australian citizen or permanent resident
Value: up to $80,000
How to apply: Menzies Foundation Scholarships.

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute

Available for: postgraduate research students conducting Motor Neurone Disease research
How to apply: Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute Grants.

Museums Victoria

Available for: honours, masters, PhD research students undertaking research involving Museums Victoria Collections.
Value: $500 - $1500
How to apply: Museums Victoria Scholarships.

National Climate Change Adaption Research Facility – Climate Adaption 2018

Available for: postgraduate students to attend the Climate Adaption conference 2018
Eligibility: currently enrolled full time
Value: $2000
How to apply: National Climate Change Adaption Research Facility postgraduate scholarships.

Nurses Memorial Centre

Available for: current postgraduate students studying nursing and midwifery
How to apply: Nurses Memorial Centre

SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal Students

Available for: Aboriginal students studying or planning to study post-graduate qualifications in agriculture, fisheries or forestry science.
Eligibility: Indigenous students
Value: $1500
How to applySARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal Students

Victorian Cancer Agency

Available for: PhD students studying health
Eligibility: applicants must undertake part of their research in the Olivia Newton-John Centre
How to apply: Victorian Cancer Agency Scholarships.

Victorian Environmental Assessment Council

Available for: current students, studying honours, masters or PhD research in natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, economics, law and politics
Eligibility: projects must relate to public land in Victoria, which includes terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments
Value: $500-$2500
How to apply:
return the VEAC application form to veac@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

Available for: current postgraduate students studying science, economics, geography, philosophy, law or engineering
Value: master class expenses covered
How to apply: Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists Scholarships.

Open to a range of study levels

Apex Co Pty Ltd

Available for: students of commerce or marketing degrees
Eligibility: must be currently enrolled
Value: $1500
Closes: 31 December 2018
How to apply: Apex Australian Scholarship

Ashbury Cosmetics Future Leaders Scholarship

Available for: current students studying health, medicine or cosmetics related courses at TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate level
Eligibility: Australian citizen or permanent resident
Value: $1000
How to apply: Ashbury Cosmetics Future Leaders Scholarship

Australian College of Nursing (ACN) scholarships & grants

Available for: current students studying nursing, midwifery, medicine, allied health, aboriginal health work, dentistry, working nurses and midwives
How to apply: Australian College of Nursing scholarships

Australian Computer Society (ACS) scholarships

Available for: current students and mature-age students studying accounting and finance, business and management, engineering, information technology, marketing and communications
Eligibility: academic achievement
How to apply: Australian Computer Society scholarships

Australian German Association

Available for: undergraduate and postgraduate students studying business, law, science, engineering, technology, medicine, political studies or arts
Eligibility: under 35 years of age
Value: $6000
How to apply: Australian German Association fellowship

Australian Government Department of Education and Training

Available for: Students considering undertaking a STEM, health or agriculture course
Eligibility: Students must be from regional and remote areas of Australia
Value: Up to $18,000
How to apply: Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program
Closes: 14 December 2018

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

Available for: Students planning a career in Library and Information Science (LIS) commencing full-time or part-time study in an ALIA-accredited course.
Eligibility: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Value: $5000
How to apply: ALIA scholarship
Closes: 3 February 2019

Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant

Available for: Students enrolled full time in a course leading to a career in Aged Care.  18 years or older.
Eligibility: Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents
Value: $5000
How to apply: Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant
Closes: 31 October 2018.

Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust

Available for: all tertiary students
Value: $3000-$5000
How to applyAustralian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust

Bayside Psychotherapy Scholarship

Available for: current students studying psychology, counselling, social work, allied health
Value: $500 plus up to half-day mentorship and experience in the operation, management and provision of services in a clinical environment
How to apply: Bayside Psychotherapy scholarship

Bike Chaser Pty Ltd

Available for: Current students enrolled in a tertiary degree with an ATAR of 80 or equivalent
Eligibility:18- to 25-year-old Australia citizen or permanent residents who are involved in sports as an elite-amateur or high-level athlete
Value: $1000
How to apply: Bike Chaser scholarship

Biz Cover - Women in IT Scholarship

Available for: Final year undergraduate students
Eligibility: Studying in Business Information Systems, Computer Science and Technology or Advanced and Design Computing
Value: $2000
How to apply: BizCover scholarship
Closes: 31 July 2018.

Bizify's Startup Future Scholarship

Available for: bachelor and masters students studying business and accounting
Value: assistance in starting and growing your business
How to apply: Bizify's Startup Future scholarship

Black Mango

Available for: Undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students
Eligibility: Currently enrolled
Value: $1500
How to apply: Black Mango scholarship

Budget Promotion Scholarship

Available for: All study levels
Eligibility: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
Value: $3000
How to apply: Budget Promotion scholarship
Closes: 15 July 2018

Carers Australia

Available for: current carer enrolled in study or wanting to return to study
Eligibility: aged under 25 years
Value: $3000
How to apply: Young Carer Bursary Program

CatHammock

Available for: Australian residents at various study levels (undergraduate or postgraduate level)
Eligibility: studying a veterinary course at university
Value: $1000
Closes: 30 January 2019
How to apply: CatHammock Australian Resident Scholarships

Choosi

Available for: Various study levels
Eligibility: Full-time students enrolled in fields related to health and medicine
Value: $5000
How to apply: Choosi Futures Grant Program

CIS Australia travel scholarships

Available for: Undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students
Eligibility: Currently enrolled
Value: various
How to apply: CIS Australia scholarships and grants

Coachable's Scholarship

Available for: Full-time students
Value: $1000 per semester
How to apply: Coachable's Scholarship
Closes: 1 August and 1 November 2018

Confucius China Study Plan scholarships

Available for: ‘young leaders’ to tour China; academics to attend conferences or publish in Chinese; PhD students to study in China
Eligibility: non-Chinese citizens; Chinese-language requirements vary
Value: Long-term study: in-China research fund, tuition, accommodation, living allowance and support; short-term study: varies
How to apply: Confucius China Study Plan Scholarships

Confucius Institute Scholarships

Available for: Chinese-language students, beginner to advanced, to study in China (four weeks, one semester, or one year)
Eligibility: current student, non-Chinese citizen, in good health, 16-35 years old, not part of a previous China exchange, HSK level 1 to 4
Value: tuition, accommodation, and living allowance (CNY2500/month) for One Semester and One Academic Year Scholarships
How to apply: Confucius Institute scholarships

DataSauce.com

Available for: current students
Eligibility: Australian citizen, 18-25 years old
Value: $5000
How to apply: DataSource scholarship

Department of Justice & Regulation Disability Scholarship Program

Available for: all higher education students studying law, criminology, psychology, social work or other justice-related courses
Eligibility: in Victoria, have a disability
How to apply: Department of Justice and Regulation Scholarship Program

Department of Veterans' Affairs – Long Tan Bursary

Available for: all undergraduate and postgraduate students
Eligibility: academic achievement, child of an Australian Vietnam veteran
How to apply: Long Tan Bursary

Digital Brief

Available for: 18 to 25 year olds with High School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent
Eligibility: minimum ATAR of 80 or equivalent, demonstrate financial or other hardship with evidence of community involvement
Value: $5500
How to apply: Digital Brief scholarship

Foodstorm

Avaialble for: current full-time students
Eligibility: enrolled in hospitality/catering-related and software development course
Value: $2000
Closes: 30 April 2019
How to apply: Foodstorm Scholarship for Catering and Technological Innovation

Forktip Women's Scholarship

Available for: current students (full-time or part-time)
Eligibility: female with at least credit average GPA or equivalent grades
Value: $2000
How to apply: Forktip women's scholarship

French Travel Connection

Available for: all students studying tourism, hospitality, commerce, e-commerce and marketing
Eligibility: Australian citizen or permanent resident
Value: Up to $2000 in work experience training, plus the opportunity of one week’s work at the Entire Travel Office (French Travel parent brand)
How to apply: French Travel Connection scholarship

Fullbright Future Scholarships

Available for: Australian citizens
Eligibility: must have an undergraduate qualification
Value: tuition, travel and living allowance in the USA.
How to apply: Fullbright Future scholarships

Futures in Health - Indigenous Scholarship

Available for: undergraduate/postgraduate student studying a medical/health field – entering into second year in 2019
Eligibility: Australian Citizen or permanent resident who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Value: $5000
How to apply: House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship
Closes: 14 December 2018

Australian German Association (AGA) - Goethe Institut Fellowship 2018

Available for: Australian citizens
Eligibility: academic achievement
Value: $6000 allowance, eight-week intensive language and cultural study. Airfare from Australia to Germany.
How to apply: AGA-Goethe Fellowship

Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers Scholarship

Available for: All students enrolled in secondary, tertiary or post-graduate study
Value: $1000
How to apply: Glomo scholarship
Closes: 1 October 2019

GLOBE Melbourne

Available for: current students or early career professionals within the first three years of their career
Eligibility: people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex
Value: up to $1000
How to apply: GLOBE Melbourne scholarships

Hipages

Available for: full-time female bachelor and masters students in science, technology, engineering or maths
Value: $5000
How to apply: Hipages scholarships for STEM students

Indigenous scholarships

Available for: all Indigenous students
Eligibility: Indigenous
How to apply: Indigenous scholarships

Infinity Technology

Available for: current bachelor and masters students studying business, marketing, information technology, e-marketing
Eligibility: academic achievement, Australian citizen or permanent resident
Value: $2000 plus work experience
How to apply: Infinity Technology scholarships

Inspiro

Available for: residents living in the Shire of Yarra Ranges enrolled in nursing, medicine, allied health or health science
Value: up to $3000
How to apply: Inspiro Tertiary Health scholarships

King and Amy O’Malley Trust Scholarship

Available for: undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in home economics, consumer service, education, social work or social sciences.
Eligibility: Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Value: $5000 to $7500.
How to apply: King and Amy O'Malley Trust
Closes: 27 July 2018

Larsen Jewellery

Available for: jewellery, design and visual art students
Value: $3000
Eligibility: Australian citizens and permanent residents
How to apply: Larsen Jewellery Design Scholarship Program.

Lensball World - Photography Innovation & Excellence

Available for:  various study levels
Eligibility: studying an Arts Degree (or relevant photography course)
Value: $1000
How to apply: Lensball Photography Innovation & Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship.

McDonald’s - Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders

Available for: Commencing (Semester 1 2019) or enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate study
Eligibility: Australian Citizen or permanent resident, employed by McDonald’s or its franchisees
Value: Up to $15,000 towards tuition fees
How to apply: Charlie Bell Scholarship

Medshop Australia

Available for: current full-time medical/healthcare students
Value: up to $5000
How to apply: Medshop Australia scholarship.

Mentone Educational 

Available for: undergraduate & postgraduate students undertaking
Eligibility: current medical, nursing or allied-health student
Value: $2000 annually
How to apply: Mentone Educational Student Research Scholarship 2018.

Nicholas Purcell Studio

Available for: undergraduate & postgraduate students
Eligibility: current students enrolled in any creative practice degree
Value: $3,500
How to apply: Nicholas Purcell Studio Scholarship for Creative Practice.

The Pinnacle Foundation

Available for: Students aged 17-26 years, identify as LGBT
Eligibility: Permanent resident
Value: $5000 - $7000
How to apply: The Pinnacle Foundation scholarships

Positive Lending Solutions

Available for: Current university students with an entrepreneurial business idea
Eligibility: Full-time and part-time students, enrolled before 31 August 2019
Value: $2500
How to apply: Positive Start Award 

Promotion Products

Available for: current full-time and part-time students
Value: $3000
How to apply: Promotion Products scholarship.

RAAF Women's Association

Available for: all students
Eligibility: family member was or is in RAAF
How to apply: phone +61 2 6251 1994.

Rapid Finance

Available for: current students over 18 years old, studying commerce, business and financial fields
Value: $2000
How to apply: Rapid Finances scholarship.

Real Insurance - Futures Grant

Available for: full-time certificate, diploma, degree students studying business, finance, medicine and healthcare
Eligibility: Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident, over 18 years of age
Value: $5000
Apply: Real Insurance - Futures Grant.

Savvy Fintech Scholarship 2018-2019

Available for: undergraduate or masters student studying in commerce or financial fields
Eligibility: Australian Citizens and international students.
Value: $5000
How to apply: Savvy Fintech Scholarship
Closes: 31 June 2019.

SeekVisa International Scholarship

Available for: students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate law related course
Eligibility: all students entitled to study in Australia
Value: $1500
How to apply: SeekVisa scholarships
Closes: 30 November 2018

SolidEssay

Available for: undergraduate and postgraduate
Value: $400 - $1000
How to apply: SolidEssay essay contest.

Sparesbox

Available for: University students with a passion for innovation in the area of
Eligibility: Currently enrolled in business, marketing, management, commerce or engineering related courses
Value: $5,000
How to apply: The Sparesbox Scholarship

Swift Digital

Available for: University students and graduates from the 2018 academic year, interested in digital or marketing careers
Value: $2500
How to apply: Swift Scholarships

Veterans' Scholarship Fund

Study level: technical, professional, undergraduate or graduate courses
Available for: full-time students minimum one-year study (accepted or enrolled), credit or above grade average, to study in Australia (US applicants) or the US (Australian applicants)
Eligibility: honourably discharged post 9/11 veterans in financial need, Australian or US citizens or permanent residents
Value: up to US$40,000
How to apply: Veterans' Scholarship Fund.

Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC)

Available for: Students studying natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, economics, law or politics
Eligibility: Enrolled students undertaking honours, masters or PhD research projects related to public land in Victoria
Value: Up to $2500
How to apply: Bill Borthwick Student Scholarship.

WebContacts

Available for: health science undergraduate and postgraduate students
Eligibility: Australian citizens, full-time current students
Value: $1200
How to apply: WebContacts scholarship.

World Vision Australia

Available for: Undergraduate and Postgraduate students
Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents enrolled in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or International Studies
Value: $1000
How to apply: World Vision scholarships

Zonta International – Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Available for: undergraduate, masters students studying business or management
Eligibility: women
Value: USD$1000
How to apply: Zonta International – Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.