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

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
Closing date: 31 October each year
How to apply: Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust scholarships.

BeMo Academic Consulting

Available for: full time pre-medical or medical students in good academic standing
Value: $5000
Closing date: 31 May and 31 October each year
How to apply: The BeMo Diversity Advocacy Scholarship

Department of Education, Skills & Employment

Available for: Current full time or part time students
Eligibility: Students applying must have commenced a new creative arts course in 2021
Value: Varies
How to apply: Creative Arts Scholarship.

Postgraduate coursework & research 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.

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.

Nurses Memorial Centre

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

Open to a range of study levels

Chances for Children

Available for: Students who are 24 years old or under
Eligibility: Australian citizens living in north west Victoria or south west New South Wales (LGA applies)
Value: Varies
How to apply: Chances for Children

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.

Country Education Foundation

Available for: Students who are able to demonstrate need and have attended school in or currently live in the region covered by your local CEF
Eligibility: 16-25 year olds who are able to demonstrate commitment to achieving their goals
Value: Various
Closes: Check website for local CEF closing dates
How to apply: Country Education Foundation.

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.

Department of Education & Training

Available for: Current students
Eligibility: Students studying an Early Childhood Education program
How to apply: Early Childhood Scholarships and Incentives Program.

Department of Education, Skills & Employment

Available for: Regional and remote students
Eligibility: Students applying must have commenced study in 2021
Value: Varies
How to apply: Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship.

Department of Justice & Community Safety

Available for: Students with disability studying at the diploma, advanced diploma,undergraduate or postgraduate level
Eligibility: Areas of study must be within law, criminology, paralegal work, psychology, social work or any other justice related fields
Value: $10,000
Closes: 11 March 2022 at 5pm
How to apply: Disability Scholarship Program.

Graduate Women Victoria Scholarships

Available for: Current enrolled students at a Victorian university or at a Victorian campus of the Australian Catholic University on 31 March of the application year
Eligibility: Australian citizen or Permanent Resident who have overcome or are overcoming disadvantage in the pursuit of your studies.
Value: $3500 - $9000
Closes: 31 March annually
How to apply: Graduate Women Victoria Scholarships

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.

Jacaranda Finance

Available for: Students who are currently enrolled in an Australian University or TAFE and operating their own business under a registered ABN
Eligibility: Students must be studying in the filed of commerce, business, technology or finance
Value: $10,000
Closes: 31 March 2022
How to apply: Jacaranda Finance Scholarship.

Jade Finance

Available for: Current students enrolled in commerce or financial studies
Eligibility: Part-time and full-time students who have completed one year of their program, to support their masters or undergraduate study in the finance field
Value: $1500
Closes: 18 July 2022
How to apply: Jade Finance 2021-2022 Study Scholarship.


Available for: Current students in their penultimate or final year of studying law, business or finance in an Australian accredited University. Dual degree students are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Must be Australian citizens and permanent residents
Value: $2000
Closes: 31st December 2021
Apply: Providior Student Grant

RAAF Women's Association

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

The Pinnacle Foundation

Available for: Full-time students aged between 18 to 27 years of age who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.
Eligibility: Have achieved good or reasonable academic results and identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community.
Value: Varies
Closes: September 2021 (applications open July 2021)
Apply: The Pinnacle Foundation