Scholarships for students on low incomes

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Scholarships for students on low incomes


Start-Up Scholarships and Relocation Scholarships

The Federal Government has income support arrangements in place for university students. These include: 

Student Start-up Scholarship to help with general education costs for attending university
Relocation Scholarship for students relocating to take up their university studies

These scholarships are administered by Centrelink (part of the Department of Human Services). Any questions should be directed to them via the Department of Human Services website or telephone 13 24 90.

USC Equity Bursaries

The USC Equity Bursary is a one-off payment during the semester, to assist with the costs of study. For 2015, we expect to award around 800 bursaries to students on low income, from low socio-economic background and other equity circumstances.

Evidence of supporting income is a requirement of these bursaries (eg your current Centrelink print out, if applicable; 3 recent pay slips; and/or recent ATO tax return print-out).

To be eligible for any of these awards you must be a Commonwealth Supported Student (an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

The Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme provides assistance for indigenous students wanting to access higher education. There are a number of scholarships for which students may be eligible, including:

* These scholarship values represent the 2015 scholarship values. These scholarships are indexed annually.

Any questions should be directed to Student Central.

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