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
Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Grants Program Research scholarships and grants Postgraduate, PhD Alzheimer's and dementia research
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 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 (Adolescent health PhD) Research scholarship PhD Adolescent Health
Australian Rotary Health Various PhD Health
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 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
BrokerFish Financial Undergraduate Any
Buildium, LLC Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship  Various  Various
Cambridge Australia Trust Study at University of Cambridge PhD, Coursework Masters Various
Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust Indigenous scholarships for study at either Cambridge or Oxford universities Postgraduate Various
Dejan SEO - Advancement & Innovation in Marketing Merit-based, one semester Bachelor and/or Masters Marketing
Department of Human Services DHS 2015 Student Scholarships Program Various Various
Department of Justice Koori Tertiary Scholarships Various Various
Department of Justice People with a Disability Leadership Scholarships Program Undergraduate, Postgraduate Law & Justice
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
Elite Editing scholarship Thesis write-up Postgraduate Any
The Expert Editor Scholarship Program Writing and editing Undergraduate Various
Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship for women enrolled in universities in Victoria Various 
Haka Tours New Zealand Marketing Various Various
Indigenous Scholarships Indigenous Australian Scholarships Various Various
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
Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute PhD Scholarship MND top-up grant PhD Motor Neurone Disease Research
Museum Victoria  2014 Museum Victoria 1854 Student Scholarship Honours, Masters, PhD Research Sciences, Indigenous Cultures, History & Technology
Native Title Research Scholarship Research scholarship PhD and Masters by Research Various
Optimising Online Marketing Scholarship   Various Business and marketing
Otago School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, NZ Financial, air travel 3rd and 4th year science and medical students Medical Science
Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Scholarship and internship Completed Undergraduate Marine Biology, Science or Engineering
Pocketbook The Pocketbook-Zookal Scholarship for Entrepreneurs Various Various
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
roi.com.au Various - Finance and Other Undergraduate Digital Marketing, Marketing, Business & IT
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health Financial support Undergraduate Allied Health
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme Allied Health Professionals   Allied Health
South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI) SARDI Science Bursary Female postgraduate and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander postgraduate Postgraduate studies in agriculture, fisheries or forestry science.
Study in Australia Search for scholarships International Undergraduate, Postgraduate Various
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
Victoria University - ARC Linkage Project Diversity in junior sport PhD Scholarships PhD Sport participation, Performance and Diversity
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
WA:ERA Australian Resources Research Centre Top Up Scholarship Postgraduate / PhD LNG technologies, Natural gas technologies
Walter Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships Travel grants for overseas study Undergraduate Language-Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese or Spanish
Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists Science Program Postgraduate Science
World Nomads Travel Scholarships Overseas travel and financial support Various Travel Writing, Podcast Journalism, Photography and Film Documentary
Youth Off the Streets The Youth Off The Streets National Scholarship Program Various Various

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Phone: +61 3 9919 5568
Email: scholarships@vu.edu.au
Location: Footscray Park Campus, Building M, Level 2 (via Student Engagement Reception)