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.

Academic achievement

VU Achievement scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: Current year 12 students, achievement based on commitment and motivation towards studies, community involvement and extra curricular activities as determined by their school
Value: $5000 each year for up to four years (maximum of $20,000 for first scholarship) or $2000 each year for up to two years (maximum of $4,000 for second scholarship)
How to apply: VU Achievement scholarship applications for Semester 1, 2020 are open from 12 August to 20 October 2019.

George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: commencing students aged 18-25, ATAR of 80.00 and above, leadership potential
Value: $7500 per year over 3 years (total of $22,500)
How to apply: George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarship. Applications for Semester 1, 2020 are open from 12 August 2019 to 7 February 2020.

New Colombo Plan Scholarship

Study level: undergraduate
Study area: all (students must be able to undertake one or two semesters of overseas study)
Eligibility: be an Australian citizen and enrolled in a bachelor or honours degree at VU, be between 18-28 years of age when commencing the scholarship, have a minimum 70% grade average, and be nominated through Victoria University
Value: $50,000+
How to apply: New Colombo Plan Scholarship nomination process is currently open for the 2019 scholarship round.

VU Achievement scholars receive up to $20,000.

"It was fantastic receiving the Chancellor's Scholarship because it was an acknowledgement that all my hard work during VCE had paid off and been rewarded."

Laura Bucci, Chancellor's Scholarship recipient and Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice) student.

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.

City West Water - Celebrating Women in STEM Scholarship

Study level: end of first year/beginning of second year
Study area: engineering
Eligibility: female engineering students who are enrolled full-time in the second year of an engineering degree at VU
Value: $5000 per year for up to 3 years
How to apply: Applications via College of Engineering.

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 for Semester 1, 2020 are open from 12 August to 11 October 2019.

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 for Semester 1, 2020 are open from 12 August 2019 and close on 7 February 2020.

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 for Semester 1, 2020 are open from 12 August to 11 October 2019.

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 scholarships. Applications for Semester 1, 2020 are open from 12 August 2019 to 7 February 2020.

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.

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.

Contact us

Find out more about our scholarship applications and assessment process

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Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
Email: scholarships@vu.edu.au