External organisations offer scholarships for tertiary students throughout the year.

Before you view external scholarships available, please note these points:

  • 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.

Scholarships are either offered to specific study levels or are open to all students.

Bachelor degree scholarships

Absolute Care & Health

Available for: Australian Citizens or permanent residents
Eligibility: Undergraduate students in the field of Nursing (including Advanced Studies), Science (majoring in Nursing) or studying a Masters in Nursing
Value: $2500
Closing date: 31 December 2020
How to apply: Absolute Care & Health


Available for: recent school leavers or undergraduate students studying business, finance or marketing
Eligibility: 18-25 years of age, permanent resident or Australian citizen
Value: $1500
How to apply: Ausbeds Scholarship

Australian Help

Available for: undergraduate students
Eligibility: Australian citizen or permanent resident
Value: various
How to apply: Australian Help Scholarships

Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust scholarships

Available for: current undergraduate students and mature-age students
Eligibility: academic achievement, veteran’s children and grandchildren
How to apply: Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust scholarships

BeMo Academic Consulting

Available for: full time pre-medical or medical students
Value: $1000
Closing date: 31 May and 31 October each year
How to apply: https://bemoacademicconsulting.com/scholarship

CFA Program Awareness Scholarship

Available for: current students studying: Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance), Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance) / Bachelor of Laws
Eligibility: academic achievement, work experience
Value: CFA Program enrolment fee and reduction of exam registration fee
How to apply: CFA Program Awareness Scholarship

PCL Lawyers

Available for: Undergraduate Law Students
Eligibility: Currently studying law and are interested in practising commercial and litigation law for SME businesses and individuals. Minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 in LLB or equivalent
Value: $2000
Closing date: 30 May 2020
How to apply: Hardship Scholarship Assistance COVID-19

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Study area(s): First year nursing and allied health students
Value: $2500
How to apply: Royal Flying Doctor Service Scholarship

Walter Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships

Available for: modern language undergraduate students
Eligibility: academic achievement, linguistic potential, resident of Timor-Leste
How to apply: Walter Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships

Postgraduate coursework & research scholarships

Data61 PhD Scholarship

Available for: PhD Students who have applied or have already commenced a PhD research program with Victoria University
Eligibility: Hold an Australian bachelor degree with first-class honours, but do not hold a PhD
Value: $27,082
How to apply: Data61 PhD Scholarships

East-West Centre scholarships & fellowships

Available for: all postgraduate research students
Eligibility: Australia citizen or permanent residency
How to apply: East-West Centre scholarships & fellowships

Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship

Available for: postgraduate research students (Masters or PhD)
Eligibility: writing a thesis
How to apply: Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship

Lung Foundation Australia Bill Van Nierop PhD Scholarship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Available for: PhD students whose research covers clinical, population, laboratory or genetics
Value: $15,000 per year over three years (max $45,000)
How to apply: Lung Foundation Australia Open Research Awards

Maisie Fawcett Scholarship

Available for: all current VU postgraduate students to undertake a graduate coursework degree at the University of Melbourne
Eligibility: academic achievement
Value: $5000
How to apply: Maisie Fawcett Scholarship

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute

Available for: postgraduate students
Eligibility: current students who are biomedical or health research students
How to apply: Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute Grants

Museums Victoria

Available for: honours, masters, PhD research students undertaking research involving Museums Victoria Collections
Value: $500-$1500
How to apply: Museums Victoria Scholarships

Nurses Memorial Centre

Available for: current postgraduate students studying nursing and midwifery
How to apply: Nurses Memorial Centre

Victorian Cancer Agency

Available for: PhD students studying health
Eligibility: applicants must undertake part of their research in the Olivia Newton-John Centre
How to apply: Victorian Cancer Agency Scholarships

Victorian Environmental Assessment Council

Available for: current students, studying honours, masters or PhD research in natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, economics, law and politics
Eligibility: projects must relate to public land in Victoria, which includes terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments
Value: $500-$2500
How to apply: return the VEAC application form to [email protected]

Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

Available for: current postgraduate students studying science, economics, geography, philosophy, law or engineering
Value: master class expenses covered
How to apply: Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists Scholarships.

Open to a range of study levels

Australian Computer Society (ACS) scholarships

Available for: Current students and mature-age students studying accounting and finance, business and management, engineering, information technology, marketing and communications
Eligibility: Academic achievement
Closes: 12 June 2020
How to apply: Australian Computer Society scholarships

Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust

Available for: All tertiary students
Value: $3000-$5000
Closes: 31 October 2020
How to apply: Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust


Available for: Various study levels
Eligibility: Full-time students enrolled in fields related to health and medicine
Value: $5000
Closes: 31 October 2020
How to apply: Choosi Futures Grant Program

CIS Australia travel scholarships

Available for: Undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students
Eligibility: Currently enrolled
Value: Various
How to apply: CIS Australia scholarships and grants

Confucius China Study Plan scholarships

Available for: ‘Young leaders’ to tour China; academics to attend conferences or publish in Chinese; PhD students to study in China
Eligibility: Non-Chinese citizens; Chinese-language requirements vary
Value: Long-term study: in-China research fund, tuition, accommodation, living allowance and support; short-term study: varies
How to apply: Confucius China Study Plan Scholarships

Confucius Institute scholarships

Available for: Chinese-language students, beginner to advanced, to study in China (four weeks, one semester, or one year)
Eligibility: Current student, non-Chinese citizen, in good health, 16-35 years old, not part of a previous China exchange, HSK level 1 to 4
Value: Tuition, accommodation, and living allowance (CNY2500/month) for One Semester and One Academic Year Scholarships
How to apply: Confucius Institute scholarships


Available for: Current graduate or undergraduate students preferably obtaining marketing, communications, web or design degrees or be obtaining a business marketing, digital marketing or search engine marketing degree
Value: $1000
Closes: 31 December each year
How to apply: Contevo Scholarship

Department of Veterans' Affairs – Long Tan Bursary

Available for: All undergraduate and postgraduate students
Eligibility: Academic achievement, child of an Australian Vietnam veteran
Closes: 31 October each year
How to apply: Long Tan Bursary


Available for: Current students
Eligibility: Students applying must be enrolled with a high school, college or University in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Japan
Value: $1000
Closing date: 31 October each year
How to apply: EasyMigrate Scholarship

Fullbright Future Scholarships

Available for: Australian citizens
Eligibility: Must have an undergraduate qualification
Value: Tuition, travel and living allowance in the USA
Closes: 6 July 2020
How to apply: Fullbright Future scholarships

Global Cool Air

Available for: Current students
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in high school, college or University
Value: $2500
Closes: 31 July 2020
Apply: Global Cool Air Conditioning Scholarship

iCare Super

Available for: Current students
Eligibility: Must be studying accounting, business or finance
Value: $3000
Closes: 31 May each year
How to apply: iCare Super

Indigenous scholarships

Available for: All Indigenous students
Eligibility: Indigenous
How to apply: Indigenous scholarships

Lensball World – Photography Innovation & Excellence

Available for: Various study levels
Eligibility: Studying an arts degree (or relevant photography course)
Value: $1000
Closes: 30 Jan and 30 June each year
How to apply: Lensball Photography Innovation & Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship

McDonald’s – Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders

Available for: Commencing (Semester 1 2020) or enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate study
Eligibility: Australian Citizen or permanent resident, employed by McDonald’s or its franchisees
Value: Up to $15,000 towards tuition fees
Closes: 28 October 2020
How to apply: Charlie Bell Scholarship

Muse Project – SEO & Digital Marketing

Available for: Current enrolled students
Value: $1000
Closes: 31 July each year
How to apply: Museproject SEO & Digital Marketing Scholarship

Pack & Send

Available for: International students
Eligibility: Entry is open to subclass 500 Student visa holders and humanitarian visa holders, 18 years+
Value: $1500
Closes: 22 June 2020
Apply: International Student Support Grant

Promotion Products

Available for: Current full-time and part-time students
Value: $3000
Closes: 15 July 2020
How to apply: Promotion Products scholarship

RAAF Women's Association

Available for: All students
Eligibility: Family member was or is in RAAF
How to apply: phone +61 2 6251 1994

Real Insurance – Futures Grant

Available for: Full-time certificate, diploma, degree students studying business, finance, medicine and healthcare
Eligibility: Australian citizen/permanent resident, over 18 years of age
Value: $5000
Closes: 31 October 2020
Apply: Real Insurance – Futures Grant

Refractique Photography Innovation

Available for: Various study levels, Australian universities (undergraduate level or postgraduate level)
Eligibility: Studying an arts degree (or relevant photography course), if unsure please contact us at [email protected]
Value: $2000
Closes: 30 January and 30 June
Apply: Refractique Photography Innovation scholarship


Available for: Undergraduate and postgraduate
Value: $400–$1000
Closes: 18 June 2020
How to apply: SolidEssay essay contest

SSL Trust

Available for: First year undergraduate or postgraduate student in the field of cyber security
Eligibility: 18 years or older enrolling in an Australian university or college campus
Value: $1000
Closes: 31 December 2020
How to apply: SSL Trust Cyber Security Scholarship

The Pinnacle Foundation

Available for: Students who identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community
Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents aged between 17 and 27 years
Value: $5000
Closes: 15 September 2020
Apply: The Pinnacle Foundation

Winnett Specialist Group

Available for: Students 18 years or older, Australian citizen or permanent resident
Eligibility: Enrolled in a medical degree at an Australian university and able to provide documentation with respect to having an underrepresented and/or under privileged background
Value: $2000
Closes: 1 May 2021
Apply: WSG Scholarship