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TAFE (Victoria Polytechnic) scholarships

TAFE Students

Victoria Polytechnic is our TAFE division. Visit our website to find information on course fees, as well as applying and enrolling into a course.

We offer a range of hardship and achievement-based scholarships for TAFE students who need financial and practical assistance.

Some scholarships offer valuable one-on-one mentoring from business and industry leaders, reflecting our strong workplace connections.

Scholarship applications can be submitted by students enrolled in certificate I, II, III, IV, diploma and advanced diploma courses. The course duration must be longer than six months.

These scholarships are available for domestic students (Australian citizens and permanent residents). International scholarships are available for students who are coming to VU from outside of Australia.

Academic achievement

David Hay Scholarship

Study level: diploma to PhD

Study area: students must be studying supply chain, logistics or freight transport

Eligibility: high school students, current students, mature-age students

Value: varies depending on course

How to apply: David Hay Scholarship applications are currently closed

VU Achievement scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate

Study area: all

Eligibility: high school students, academic achievement based on internal school assessments

Value: $5000 for up to four years (first scholarship) or $2000 for up to two years (second scholarship)

How to apply: VU Achievement scholarship applications are open August-October 2017.

Diversity

VU Pride Scholarship

Study level: all

Study area: all

Eligibility: current students, demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community

Value: $500

How to apply: VU Pride Scholarship is currently closed.

Equity (hardship)

John Byrne Scholarship for Refugees

Study level: all

Study area: all

Eligibility: refugees and asylum seekers aged 25-35 who arrived in Australia in the last five years

Value: one award valued at $1500

How to apply: John Byrne Memorial applications are currently closed.

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 two years (maximum of $2000)

How to apply: VU Access equity scholarships 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: visit Western Chances for more information and to apply.

Sporting achievement

Aspiring Elite scholarships

Study level: all

Study area: all

Eligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting potential, demonstrated equity and hardship

Value: up to $400

How to apply: Aspiring Elite scholarships applications open in August 2017.

Elite High Performance scholarships

Study level: all

Study area: all

Eligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting achievement

Value: up to $2000

How to apply: Elite High Performance scholarships applications open in August 2017.

Emerging Elite scholarships

Study level: all

Study area: all

Eligibility: current students, demonstrated sporting achievement

Value: up to $750

How to apply: Emerging Elite scholarships applications open in August 2017.

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

If you have further questions about scholarships, read more about the scholarship applications and assessment process or contact the scholarships team.

ASKVU Find answers and ask questions

Phone: +61 3 9919 5568

Email: scholarships@vu.edu.au

Location: Footscray Park Campus, Building M, Level 2, Room 206.