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Commencing undergraduate scholarships

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Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships to support students commencing their first year of study. The various categories of scholarships are designed to not only recognise academic excellence but also contribute to and encourage student success and support disadvantaged students undertaking our courses.

Refer to Indigenous Australian Scholarships, Honours Scholarships or Postgraduate Scholarships for other commencing student scholarships.


How to apply

Applicants will only need to apply online once and will be considered for all scholarships that they are eligible for.

Note: Students applying to study via UAC or QTAC are strongly encouraged to apply for a scholarship prior to receiving an offer. If you have SCU as your first preference you should apply for a scholarship because UAC and QTAC offers are sent after most scholarships have closed.

Some commencing student scholarships - the The Hotel School Sydney New Student Scholarship and the The Hotel School Melbourne New Student Scholarship for example - have their own application process and you need to refer to their page for more information.

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Early Round Scholarships

Early round scholarships are only available to Year 12 school leavers within the SCU Footprint. Students must either:

Applications open - closing 20 September 2016

Offer Dates

  • QLD: October 2016
  • NSW: November 2016

Main Round Scholarships

Main Round Scholarships are available to any commencing (your first year) student (except where criteria has indicated Year 12 only). Scholarships will be offered after the UAC and QTAC main admission rounds.

Applications open 1 July 2015 - closing 20 December 2015.

Offer Dates

  • Shortlisting from late December 2015 - 10 January 2016.
  • Main Round Scholarship offers made from mid-January 2016.

Vice Chancellor's Scholarships

Vice Chancellor's Scholarships are available to the top male and top female ATAR/OP per campus.

See the Vice Chancellor's Scholarships page for more information on number available and value.

There is no application process for the Vice Chancellor's Scholarships, these are awarded directly to Year 12 school leavers based on their Year 12 results and application to study at Southern Cross University. Applications made through UAC or QTAC will need to list an SCU course as first preference.

Offers made from 16 December 2016 following the public release of year 12 results.

Contact details

For more information, contact the Scholarships Office.

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Scholarships on offer

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The following provides a list of scholarships on offer grouped by schools. For further information on each scholarship, click the scholarship name to view its selection criteria.

Any undergraduate degree

Any bachelor degree

School of Education

School of Environment, Science and Engineering

School of Health and Human Sciences

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2016 scholarships that may be re-offered in 2017

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