Australian Catholic University (ACU) invites applications for the Commonwealth Scholarships open to citizens who (must be an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa) for 2018/2019 academic year.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) will offer at least the number of Commonwealth Scholarships (CS) it is allocated for a year in that year.
Australian Catholic University and various benefactors fund a number of scholarships and awards to support and recognise the achievements of students. Some are open to all enrolled students; others are restricted to students in particular courses or a particular campus. Applicants may apply for more than one type of CS.
Worth of Award
- Monies payable in any year to the recipient of a scholarship will be paid at such times, and in such amounts, according to Schedule A unless otherwise agreed with the donor and approved by the Academic Registrar. Normally the value of a scholarship will be paid in equal instalments, with a minimum of one payment after the census date of each semester for the duration of the award.
- Unless otherwise stated, the amount of each payment is calculated on the basis of full-time enrolment, that is, 0.375 EFTSL per semester. If the student undertakes a lesser load, payments will be made on a pro rata basis subject to the conditions of the award. Enrolment status is normally not relevant in the case for the payment of an award.
- Citizenship (must be an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa)
- Low socio-economic background (must be in receipt of Commonwealth income support payments);
- Commonwealth-supported student status; and
- Course and full-time status (requires at least 75% of an equivalent full-time study load, except in exceptional and demonstrated circumstances).
In addition, a student who is the recipient of other scholarship/s of a combined value greater than $10,000 will not be selected for a CS, with exception to the Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS), as specified in the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines made under section 238-10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003.
How to Apply
- Ensure you meet ALL eligibility criteria.
Applications that do not meet ALL eligibility criteria are not submitted to the selection committee and will not be considered for a scholarship. Apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for to maximise your chances. Utilise the filters on the Scholarships and Bursaries Browser to reduce the risk of applying for scholarships that you are ineligible for.
- Include ALL requested documentation
If documentation is missing from your application, and it is a requirement of the application, it will not be submitted to the selection committee.
- If you are asked to provide ‘EVIDENCE’
If you are asked to provide ‘EVIDENCE’, you must provide documentary evidence to prove that you meet the criteria. A written statement or explanation is insufficient.
- Be specific
Some scholarships require applicants to provide written statements. Make sure your statement covers the specific information that is requested. If you are asked to provide ‘details’ you can normally outline details in a written statement with or without documentary evidence.
- Check the details you have provided
Re-read your application and have a friend or family member double check it before you submit to ensure you have clearly covered all specifics outlined in the scholarship rules.
- Check your emails
Check your ACU student email account regularly, as that is where all scholarship correspondence will be sent and your response may be required within a certain timeframe.
Deadline: applications are open