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International student scholarships

We offer an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study at CDU from around the globe. Our scholarships reward high achieving students with outstanding academic achievements and the potential to make a positive contribution. Scholarships are available to study in our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and pathway programs.

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CDU offers a limited number of 25 per cent and 50 per cent tuition fee scholarships for international students who
 have a record of academic excellence and high achievement. The tuition scholarships apply to the 
tuition fees for the full duration of an Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework degree.

The 
scholarships are exclusively available to international students on a student visa commencing a degree at CDU, and are awarded on demonstrated academic merit.

The application deadline for study commencing in Semester 2, 2019 is 01 May 2019 at 11.59pm ACST.

Eligibility and Conditions

Eligible applicants must:

  • Submit a demonstrated record of academic excellence and high achievement in previous relevant studies and qualifications
  • Meet the University's academic and English entry requirement
  • Hold an offer of admission to the degree at CDU for Semester 2, 2019
  • Not hold a scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsoring agency
  • Submit a completed application for the scholarship by 01 May 2019 for commencement in Semester 2, 2019
  • Not hold a current Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizenship

Conditions of the scholarship for awardees 

  • Awardees must commence studies in Semester 2, 2019
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester in the degree at CDU, with minimum GPA of 5.3 and with no fail grade in any subject;
  • Maintain a full-time enrolment of 40 credit points each semester;
  • Pay the remaining balance of your tuition on or before the start of each semester; the tuition fee scholarship will be credited directly to your student account up to two weeks after census date each semester
  • The scholarship is neither transferrable for cash, nor refundable and cannot be transferred to another person, course or year
  • Not withdraw or  take a leave of absence  from the units or course of study, without prior approval of the Office of International Services;
  • Awardees must abide by the Student of the University By-laws (PDF 9KB) 
  • Awardees must be paying international fees and not domestic fees
  • Awardees are required to inform the International Office via email international@cdu.edu.au of any visa status changes immediately as this may result in a termination of the scholarship

How to apply

Download the Vice-Chancellor's International High Achiever's Scholarship Application Form (PDF 388KB) and submit with your application for admission to a degree program at CDU.

Please note: the VCIHAS scholarships are very competitive and meeting the minimum eligibility standards
 described above does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship.
 All applicants who meet the minimum eligibility standards will be included in the selection 
process.
The decision of the University selection panel is final.

50% tuition fee reduction in the first year of study and 10% ongoing

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, applicants must have an 80-100 percentile score on application, submit two references and a statement outlining why they should be awarded a scholarship.
  • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English entry requirements.
  • Applicants should not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsorship agency.
  • Not hold a current Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizenship
  • Application deadline for studies commencing Semester 2, 2019 is the 31 May 2019.

Conditions:

  • To retain the scholarship in subsequent semesters, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester with minimum GPA of 4.5 with no fail grade in any subject.
  • Maintain a full-time enrolment of 40 credit points each semester.
  • Pay the remaining balance of tuition on or before the payment due date of each semester.

How to apply

Download the Global Excellence Award Application Form_for S219 and submit with your application for admission to a degree program at CDU.

Please note: the Global Excellence Awards scholarships are very competitive and meeting the minimum eligibility standards
 described above does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship.
 All applicants who meet the minimum eligibility standards will be included in the selection 
process.
The decision of the University selection panel is final.

25% tuition fee reduction in the first year of study and 10% ongoing

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, applicants must have an 70-100 percentile score on application and submit two references and a statement outlining why they should be awarded a scholarship.
  • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English entry requirements.
  • Applicants should not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsorship agency.
  • Not hold a current Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizenship
  • Application deadline for studies commencing Semester 2, 2019 is the 31 May 2019.

Conditions:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester with minimum GPA of 4.5 and with no fail grade in any subject.
  • Maintain a full-time enrolment of 40 credit points each semester.
  • Pay the remaining balance of tuition on or before the payment due date of each semester.

How to apply

Download the Global Leader Award Application Form_for S219 and submit with your application for admission to a degree program at CDU.

Please note: the Global Leader Awards scholarships are very competitive and meeting the minimum eligibility standards
 described above does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship.
 All applicants who meet the minimum eligibility standards will be included in the selection 
process.
The decision of the University selection panel is final.

15% tuition fee reduction in the first year of study only

Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants must have a 60-70 percentile score on application.

  • Scholarships are to be awarded automatically on application for eligible students.
  • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English entry requirements.
  • Applicants should not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsorship agency.
  • Not hold a current Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizenship

Conditions:

  • Students must accept the scholarship and their offer of place at the University by the nominated due date to confirm their scholarship.
  • Maintain a full-time enrolment of 40 credit points each semester.
  • Pay the remaining balance of tuition on or before the payment due date of each semester.
  • Maintain a passing GPA of 4.0 with no fail grade in any subject

Charles Darwin University provides Undergraduate, Postgraduate and research courses for Australia Awards Scholarship students.

Australia Awards Scholarship students enjoy the support services offered to all international students, plus:

  • support from the University's designated Australia Awards Scholarship Officer
  • a special Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
  • additional tuition support as recommended by academic staff

For further information and how to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship scholarship and support services available to Australia Awards Scholarship applicants, go to Australia Awards, or email international@cdu.edu.au.

For information about scholarships, fellowships, awards and other sources of funding for study and/or research available through the Department of Education Science and Training (DEST), visit Australia Awards or email international@cdu.edu.au.

This is a useful starting point for students from the US, Canada and India who are seeking financial assistance through international financial aid programs to assist with costs associated with studying at Charles Darwin University.


US students

Federal student loans


Charles Darwin University is a 'Deferment Only' institution from 1st January 2013 and therefore no longer certifies US Federal Loans such as loans applied for under the Direct Loan Program (DLP) or the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).


Deferring Loans


Charles Darwin University can approve deferments for students who have already received US Federal Student Loans. If you have in the past received a US Federal Student Loan and you are enrolled at Charles Darwin University, you can apply to defer repayment of those loans. Please contact your lender for the appropriate deferment form and submit this with your request to the US Financial Aid Officer in the Office of International Services.


Additional resources


Below are some useful resources to assist you:





Canadian and Indian students


Global Education Management Services (GEMS) partners with highly regarded and experienced financing companies to provide the best in loan options for students from Canada and India who are pursuing their education outside of their home countries.




Important information


Please be reminded that any funds you receive as part of any loan must be repaid. Understanding your rights and responsibilities are very important to know before signing up with any loan provider.




Contact


For any additional information, please contact the US Financial Aid Officer in OIS
Banuargo Pramudito
E: international@cdu.edu.au
P: 08 8946 7215

International Research Scholarship applications will be closed on 31 October

There are a large number of external scholarships made available by government departments, businesses and industry groups. Information and applications are administered externally through the agency offering the scholarship and need to be sent directly to the external agency. Please note, international students may not be eligible for all the scholarships listed and the closing dates may be different to those offered by CDU. Visit Non-CDU Scholarships for more information. 

Study in Australia’s Northern Territory Scholarships are provided by the Northern Territory government and education providers to talented students from all over the world to study in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Application deadline for studies commencing Semester 2, 2019 is the 31 May 2019.