Vice-Chancellor's Merit Scholarships

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Vice-Chancellor's Merit Scholarships


High achieving students commencing their first undergraduate degree

The University of the Sunshine Coast Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships are intended to recognise, reward and encourage academic excellence.

The Scholarships are paid in instalments of A$1,500 per semester for the normal duration of the program.

A$3,000 per annum for up to 6 semesters for a 3 year program up to a maximum of A$9,000

A$3,000 per annum for up to 8 semesters for a 4 or 5 year program up to a maximum of A$12,000

Scholarship payments will be made approximately three weeks after Census Date, once enrolment has been confirmed.

All students commencing their first undergraduate program who achieve an Overall Position (OP) 1 or 2, or an equivalent rank from their secondary studies will be guaranteed an award of a Vice-Chancellor's Merit Scholarship under the OP Guarantee Scholarship Scheme.

** Bonus ranks applied as a result of any scheme will NOT apply for the purposes of awarding scholarships

  • students commencing full-time in first undergraduate program
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
  • students who have completed any courses as part of an undergraduate bachelor level program at USC or another Higher Education provider will not be eligible
Selection criteria
  • high academic achievement **
  • leadership skills demonstrated through academic, extra-curricular or community activities
  • financial need
Eligible programs
All undergraduate Bachelor degree programs
Number available
To be advised

A$1,500 per semester for the normal duration of the program up to a maximum of A$12,000 

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