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.

You can apply for a scholarship if you're enrolled in certificate I, II, III, IV, diploma and advanced diploma courses. The course duration must be longer than six months.

Our TAFE 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.

Check out our TAFE courses for fee information and application advice.

Academic achievement

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 for Semester 1, 2019 are closed.

"Having this scholarship is not only about getting the money that’s offered, it tells me that I can be seen as having good potential for my future career."

Liam Azzopardi, Achievement Scholarship recipient and Certificate IV in Information Technology student.

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: Applications for the John Byrne Scholarship for Refugees 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 scholarship applications for Semester 1, 2019 are 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 currently closed.

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 are open in April - May 2018.

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 are open in April - May 2018.

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 are open in April - May 2018.

Our sport scholarships help athletes balance their studies with the demands of elite level sport.

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

Read more about the scholarship applications and assessment process.

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