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


Asylum Seekers Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate degree
Study area: any
Eligibility: Asylum Seeker with Bridging, Temporary Protection or Safe Haven Enterprise visa, who has completed a course at VU Polytechnic
Value: tuition fees and up to $20,000 over four years of study
How to applyAsylum Seeker Scholarship applications are via nomination only.

Moondani Balluk student grants

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: Must be a current student enrolled at Victoria University who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Value: values according to course level
How to apply: Information on how to access grants on the Moondani Balluk student grants page.

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 Scholarship

Santa Singh & Balwant Kaur scholarship

Study level: undergraduate and postgraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: Identify as an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Afghan female
Value: Up to $20,000 maximum over no more than 3 years
How to apply: Santa Singh and Balwant Kaur scholarship

UniLodge Accommodation scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: Newly commencing full time students who are eligible for Special Consideration under specific SEAS categories and/or applied for an Access Scholarship at VU
Value: $3900–7280 to subsidise the cost of accommodation from between $75–149 per week
How to applyUniLodge Accommodation scholarship applications are currently closed.


VU Thrive Grant

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, demonstrated financial hardship
Value: $250
How to applyVU Thrive Grant

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: Western Chances applications are via nomination from Western Chances.

Women in Sport Scholarships

Study level: undergraduate and postgraduate
Study area: sport
Eligibility: Students who have experienced barriers and challengers in their academic and personal life that have prevented them from accessing/completing tertiary study
Value: $2000 per year up to a maximum of two years ($4000), plus the opportunity for mentoring from a VU Alumni sport community leader
How to apply: Women in Sport Scholarship applications are currently closed.

Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) Scholarship

three students on campus

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: inner and outer regional, remote and very remote students who need to relocate to access tertiary study immediately following school (Year 12 or equivalent)
Value: $3000–$5000 for the first year of study
How to apply:

VU Ignite Scholarship – VU Guaranteed

Our exclusive VU Guaranteed program combined with our scholarships program offers Year 11 and 12 students from partner schools the opportunity to receive financial assistance.

Two successful Year 12 VU Guaranteed applicants from each partner school will receive a $2000 Ignite Scholarship.

One successful VU Guaranteed Year 11 applicant from each partner school will be awarded a $500 Ignite grant to help set them up for success during Year 12.

These scholarships can help with expenses like technology, software, text books and public transport costs.

For further information including how to apply, please visit VU Guaranteed.

Hume Multiversity Tertiary Scholarship

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate (Certificate III and above)
Study area: Various
Eligibility: Newly commencing students who reside within the Hume Local Government Area
Value: $2500
How to apply: Hume Multiversity Tertiary Scholarship

First Year Booster Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: various
Eligibility: students who are eligible for and enrol in an eligible course commencing in first-year units
Value: $5,000
How to apply: First Year Booster Scholarship applications are currently closed.

Crime prevention scholarship

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Study level: Postgraduate certificate
Study area: Crime prevention
Eligibility: Students who are eligible for and enrol in full time or part time study in the Graduate Certificate in Crime Prevention
Value: $11,000
How to apply: Crime Prevention Scholarship

Propel your Pathways scholarship

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: various
Eligibility: current 2022 school leavers who are eligible for and enrol in an approved pathway course that leads to a HE course (includes Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation)
Value: $5,000
How to apply: Propel your Pathways scholarship applications are currently closed.

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.