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Centrelink and Commonwealth Scholarships

Start-Up Scholarships

From 1 January 2014, higher education students claiming Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY will no longer be eligible for the Student Start-up Scholarship. Instead, students claiming Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY will be able to apply for an Income Contingent Loan of $1,025 for each six months of eligible study to help pay for costs. For further information on this change, please visit the Study Assist - FAQ website.

Eligible students who have received a Student Start-up Scholarship before 1 January 2014 will continue to receive this scholarship automatically while they are in receipt of student payments. As per existing rules, this will not be treated as a loan. For further  information please visit  the Centrelink Start-up Scholarships webpage.

Relocation Scholarships

The Relocation Scholarship will be paid to eligible dependent Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY Living Allowance customers to help with the costs of living away from home to study.  For further information please visit the Centrelink Relocation Scholarships webpage.

Commonwealth Scholarships

 

Scholarships for continuing studentsContinuing Students Scholarships for new studentsNew Students Scholarships for indigenous studentsIndigenous Students
Scholarships for rural students Rural Students Scholarships for economically disadvantaged students Economically Disadvantaged Students Scholarships for international studentsInternational Students
Scholarship name Basic Eligibility Criteria When/where to apply Who can apply
Indigenous CAS
  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Be an Indigenous person
  • Meet the low socio-economic status criterion
  • Meet the full-time student requirements
  • Within the four years immediately preceding the commencement of the current course of study (including study within another program or at another provider, where the student has transferred):
    • The student has lived in a regional or remote area of Australia for a total of at least three years; or
    • The student completed the final two years of schooling in a high school or college in a regional or remote area
Applications are via SATAC opens 19 January and closes 27 February 2015. For economically disadvantaged studentsContinuing StudentsNew Students Indigenous StudentsScholarships for rural students
Indigenous CECS
  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Be an Indigenous person
  • Meet the low socio-economic status criterion
  • Meet the full-time student requirements.
  • Not already have completed a bachelor's or higher level award unless each such award is a prerequisite to their current undergraduate program of study and there is no alternative pathway into that program of study at UniSA.
Applications are via SATAC opens 19 January and closes 27 February 2015. Continuing StudentsNew StudentsFor economically disadvantaged studentsIndigenous Students
Indigenous Access Scholarship
  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Be an Indigenous person
  • Meet the low socio-economic status criterion
  • Be a commencing student who has
    • Accepted the offer of a place; or
    • Been enrolled; or
    • Is undertaking a course;
    • In an undergraduate course of study or an eligible enabling course or eligible graduate or postgraduate course with a provider as a Commonwealth supported student.
Applications are via SATAC opens 19 January and closes 27 February 2015. New StudentsFor economically disadvantaged studentsIndigenous Students
Indigenous Enabling CAS

In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, students are required to be undertaking an eligible enabling program either full time or part time.

Applications are via SATAC opens 19 January and closes 27 February 2015. Indigenous StudentsScholarships for rural students For economically disadvantaged studentsNew Students
Indigenous Enabling CECS

In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, students are required to be undertaking an eligible enabling program either full time or part time.

Applications are via SATAC opens 19 January and closes 27 February 2015. New StudentsFor economically disadvantaged studentsIndigenous Students

 

For students who are currently in receipt of a Commonwealth Scholarships (continuing recipients), please find the ongoing eligibilities here.


Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.

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