Financial support in the form of scholarships and bursaries can provide assistance during your studies. They can help you pay tuition fees, purchase textbooks, equipment and meet accommodation or other general living expenses.
Individual USC faculties also offer support and reward academic excellence through faculty prizes and awards.
In 2011, more than 800 undergraduate students at USC received financial support from scholarships, bursaries and prizes worth more than A$1.48 million.
You don’t need to be a high achiever to be eligible for a scholarship or bursary. Other criteria, like relocating to study or financial hardship are considered.
To find out what financial support you may be eligible for and how to apply, explore the list of scholarships, bursaries and prizes below.
- Undergraduate students - commencing
If you plan to enrol at USC in the future, explore your options here.
- Undergraduate students - continuing
Scholarship opportunities for students entering their second semester or beyond.
- Postgraduate coursework students
Scholarship options for masters or doctoral level study.
- Research students
Research scholarships available include University-wide, Faculty, external and International and Indigenous students.
- Headstart scholarships
Year 11 and 12 Headstart students from low-income families or students who identify with other recognised equity groups.
- External scholarships and awards
External sources of funding to support your studies.
- Faculty prizes and awards
Faculty of Arts and Business and Faculty of Health, Science, Education and Engineering offer prizes for academic excellence.
- Global Opportunities (GO) Program
Current USC students may be eligible to receive an Overseas Study Grant as part of the GO Program.
- Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander students
In addition to the above, Indigenous and Australia South Sea Islander students are encouraged to apply for a range of other programs.
- Scholarships for students on low incomes
Available government support for university students on low incomes.
Scholarship recipient profile
USC staff were easy to talk to and provided all the information I required to apply for the scholarship.
They gave simple step-by-step instructions that were very helpful.
Having this financial assistance helps relieve the stress of paying rent and buying food.
As a result, I am able to focus more on my study.
Vice-Chancellor's Merit Scholarship