First Year Booster scholarship

The First Year Booster scholarship is designed to give students a boost in their first year of study at VU. 

Commencing students who are new to VU are invited to apply for a “Booster” if they are made an offer and enrol into an eligible undergraduate course in 2024.

Value & benefits

This scholarship is valued at $2,000 for a maximum of 12 months.

Scholarships will be paid in two instalments, subject to satisfactory academic progression:

  • first instalment of $1,000 after Semester 1, Block 2 census
  • second instalment of $1,000 after Semester 2, Block 2 census.


To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Australian citizens, Australian Permanent residents, NZ citizens or holders of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • newly-commencing students enrolled in first year units in 2024
  • enrolled in an eligible undergraduate course that has a minimum duration of 2 years full-time study
  • have a current full-time or part-time enrolment status
  • complete all questions outlined in the applicant portal.

Eligible courses

  • All law and justice courses
  • All sport and exercise courses
  • All arts and education courses, excluding EBEI – Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching
  • All engineering and science courses
  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Diploma of Business Enterprise
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Psychological Studies
  • Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Dermal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Human Nutrition 

To check if your course is eligible for this scholarship, please contact us at [email protected] .

Assessment & selection

Applications will be shortlisted by a representative of the VU Scholarships Office.

Shortlisted applicants will then be reviewed by a panel of representatives from the VU Scholarships Office.

Scholarships are subject to available funds.


Applications are now open. Login to VU's Admissions Centre to apply for this scholarship.

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In your application, you must answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to study at VU?
  • Who inspires you to succeed?
  • How would studying at VU help you make a difference?