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

You need to be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, honours program or Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education to be eligible for these scholarships.

Diversity

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 or St Joseph's Fexlible Learning Centre and is nominated by that learning institute
Value: tuition fees and up to $20,000 over four years of study
How to apply: Asylum Seeker Scholarship applications are via nomination only.

Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships

Study level: all
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, current students, mature-age students, Indigenous background
Value: scholarship values vary slightly each year
How to apply: Indigenous Commonwealth scholarship applications are open from 3 August to 9 October.

Pappas Family Scholarship for students of Greek heritage

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: students of Greek descent studying an undergraduate degree
Value: $5000 for the first year of study
How to apply: Pappas Family Scholarship for students of Greek heritage applications are currently closed.

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 applications are open from 3 August to 9 October.

Kirner Kosky scholarships

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: current students, women, demonstrated past barriers and challenges to complete primary or secondary education
Value: $5000 per year up to a maximum of five years ($25,000), plus mentoring from a female community leader
How to apply: Kirner Kosky scholarship applications are currently closed.

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.

VU Guaranteed

VU Ignite Scholarship

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.

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.

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