Externally funded scholarships

External organisations offer scholarships for tertiary students throughout the year.

Before you view external scholarships available, please note:

  • the information we list about externally funded scholarships is at the request of the external organisations
  • we try to ensure these opportunities are legitimate but we do not 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
  • this list is updated monthly so please refer back on a regular basis
  • scholarships are listed in alphabetical order by name of the external organisation
  • more information is available by clicking on the name of the external organisation
  • links to other scholarship search sites are also listed below.
Name of Organisation / Scholarship Type of scholarship For study level Field(s) of study
AlphaCC Scholarships Digital Design Scholarship Various Design
Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Grants Program Research scholarships and grants Postgraduate, PhD Alzheimer's and dementia research
APPEA Oil & Gas Engineering Scholarship Undergraduate Engineering
Aqua Vista Glass Scholarship Physical Education Teaching Scholarship Undergraduate, Postgraduate Education
Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia (ARSA) Travel Scholarships Travel grant for overseas Commonwealth student to study in Australia PhD and Masters by Research Various
Australian German Association (AGA) Goethe Fellowship AGA Fellowships 2015.
A reimbursement of a return economy airfare to Germany plus a $6,000 travel allowance is provided and 1 intensive language and cultural study course for 8 weeks with accommodation will be offered.
Graduate and Postgraduate


Recipients will undertake a research project of their choice within 2 broad areas:

o Business / Law / Politics / Engineering (in a business context); and

o Fellowship 2 Arts / Culture / Literature / Music.

Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing administered by Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Nursing & allied health scholarships Various
  • Aboriginal health work
  • Allied health (excluding pharmacy)
  • Dentistry/oral health (excluding dental assistants)
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
Australian Council of Agricultural Societies & Coca-Cola Australian Agriculture Scholarship Various Agriculture
Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship 2 years of current medical course/or at least 1 year in other health related courses Health & Medical
Australian Rotary Health Research Scholarship PhD Post-Traumatic Effects from War Related Stress
Australian Rotary Health Research Scholarship PhD For research into:
1. Bowel Cancer
2. Epidermolysis Bullosa
3. Gastroparesis
4. Paediatric Brainstem Tumors
5. Prostate Cancer
Australian Computer Society (ACS) Work Integrated Learning    
Australian Council of Agricultural Societies Financial support Various Agriculture
Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW-Victoria) Financial support Female, Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate, Research Various
Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust Financial assistance for veterans' children Undergraduate Various
Balwyn Rotary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarships Indigenous Australian Scholarships Various Various
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Rural/Regional and Local (Various) Undergraduate (first year) Various
Buildium, LLC Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship Various Various
Cambridge Australia Trust Study at University of Cambridge PhD, Coursework Masters Various
Career FAQs The Career FAQs scholarship Undergraduate (first year) Various
Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust- see the Perkins Trust website Indigenous scholarships for study at either Cambridge or Oxford universities Indigenous Postgraduate Various
Compare TV Scholarships Digital Excellence Scholarship Various Digital Science
Cubic Promote 2015 Marketing Scholarship Financial ($2,000) and work experience Bachelors or Masters degree in Business, Marketing, or E-Marketing Marketing & Business
Dejan SEO - Advancement & Innovation in Marketing Merit-based, one semester Bachelor and/or Masters Marketing
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Student Scholarships program Year 11 & 12 VCE or VCAL
Department of Justice & Regulation Scholarship Justice Health Koori Tertiary Scholarship Various  Various
Department of Veterans' Affairs Long Tan Bursary Scheme Undergraduate, Postgraduate Various
East-West Centre Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowships Study, Leadership Development & Scholarships Degree study Educational and Research activities
Expert Editor Financial  Various Various
First Rate Car Loans 2014 First Rate Car Loans Scholarship Program Various Business or Finance
Flowers across Melbourne Scholarship Financial ($500) Various Agriculture, design or technology
For Sale For Lease Financial ($1000) Undergraduate and postgraduate (Australia & International) Marketing and Business students
Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship for women enrolled in universities in Victoria Various
Gumtree business scholarship  Financial ($1,000 Officeworks voucher) Graduate and Postgraduate Business
Haka Tours New Zealand Marketing Various Various
Indigenous Scholarships Indigenous Australian Scholarships Various Various
Infinity Technology Financial Bachelor or Masters IT and Commerce, Marketing and Business
The International Institute of Technology (IIT) High Achievers Scholarship Various Finance
LAC Lawyers Scholarships The LAC Scholarship for Tomorrow's Legal Professionals Various Law
McDonalds Australia Ltd The Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders Undergraduate/Postgraduate Various
Maisie Fawcett Scholarship One off grant Postgraduate Various
Maroondah City Council - James N Stephens Scholarship Placement Second year undergraduate or TAFE Business, Accounting, HR, Council, Admin, IT
Mineral Law NTRB Scholarship Program Financial Postgraduate Law
MEDIQ Financial Scholarship & International Internship Financial Accounting Various Accounting/Finance
Menulog Financial ($1500) and mentoring Undergraduate Marketing, Business, Digital Design, IT or any Internet business related field
Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute PhD Scholarship MND top-up grant PhD Motor Neurone Disease Research
Native Title Research Scholarship Research scholarship PhD and Masters by Research Various
Optimising Online Marketing Scholarship Scholarship Various Business, IT, Marketing
Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Scholarship and internship Completed Undergraduate Marine Biology, Science or Engineering
The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship for LGBTIQ students Various Various
Prosperity Media Content Marketing Scholarship Undergraduate and Postgraduate Marketing/Media
Quantum Print Disability Scholarship & Award Program Print Disability Scholarship Various Various
RAAF Women's Association
Phone: 02 6251 1994
Education grants Any study level Family member was or is in RAAF
SavvySME Support Scholarship Various Various
Schwarzman Scholars Program Fully funded, one-year Master’s Degree - Tsinghua University in Beijing Graduates Scholars can pursue concentrations in economics & business, public policy, and international studies.
South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI) SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal students Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander postgraduate Postgraduate studies in agriculture, fisheries or forestry science.
South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI) SARDI Science Bursary for women Female postgraduate Postgraduate studies in agriculture, fisheries or forestry science.
Stayz Australia Travel scholarship Undergraduate & Postgraduate Travel
Sugar Research Institute Financial and paid work placement Penultimate year of undergraduate study Engineering & Technical
Think Conveyancing High Achievers Scholarship Various Law
Upskilled Business & Marketing Analyst Scholarship Financial ($2,500) Undergraduate Marketing, Commerce, Finance or IT
Venere Financial support Undergraduate Business and tourism
Victoria University Sports Camp Sports Camp Scholarships Primary and Secondary Students Physical Education, Human Movement and Sports Coaching
Victoria University/Western Bulldogs VU/Western Bulldogs PhD scholarships PhD Sport, exercise and active living
Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships Scholarships for Indian students to study in Victoria PhD Any
Victorian Healthcare Association Financial (various, according to level of qualification) Masters, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate Oncology Allied Health
Victorian International Research Scholarships Scholarships for International students to study in Victoria PhD Any
Vision Australia further education bursary Bursary for students who are blind or have low vision Certificate IV or higher Any field
Walter Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships Travel grants for overseas study Undergraduate Language-Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese or Spanish
WebContacts Academic merit, financial need, demonstrated ability & leadership qualities. Undergraduate/Postgraduate Health Science
Web Profits Digital Future Scholarship Various Marketing
World Nomads Travel Scholarships Overseas travel and financial support Various Travel Writing, Podcast Journalism, Photography and Film Documentary
YourContacts Scholarship Once off financial scholarship Undergraduate and postgraduate Science / Medicine
Youth Off the Streets The Youth Off The Streets National Scholarship Program Various Various
Zado 2015 High Achievers Scholarship Program- value AU $2,000 to be used towards tuition expenses. Various Vsrious

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