VU Access scholarships

Victoria University (VU) offers a significant number of VU Access equity scholarships annually.

The scholarships are open to students enrolled across all fields of study, in these TAFE and university areas:

  • TAFE (VU Polytechnic) certificates and diplomas
  • undergraduate bachelor degrees, honours and the Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education.

Applications are now closed.

Value & benefits

Undergraduate students

VU Access for higher education students are valued at $1,000 per year for up to 4 years.

TAFE students

VU Access scholarships for TAFE students are valued at $1,000 per year for up to 2 years.


You're eligible to apply for a VU Access scholarship if you are:

  • an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand citizen, holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa or holder of a Temporary Protection Visa
  • experiencing financial hardship demonstrated through receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment or other evidence of low income and/or social disadvantage
  • enrolled full-time, except in exceptional circumstances.

How to apply

Applications without required supporting documents will not be assessed, so take the time to read our list and collect these documents:

Assessment & selection

Assessment is not based on academic merit.

Applications are ranked and scored based on financial income, educational background and social disadvantages. Applications with the highest levels of disadvantage are ranked higher.

Scholarships are offered to the highest ranked applicants, until all scholarships are allocated. Eligible students may miss out if there are more eligible applicants than scholarships available.

You only need to submit one application for all equity scholarships available. Your application will be assessed against all of the equity scholarships available. If eligible, you will receive only one scholarship.