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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 accomplishments and who contribute to the potential to make a positive impact on the world.

Information on the scholarship application process can be found under each scholarship detailed below.

Scholarship programAmountDurationApplication deadline
Vice-Chancellor's International High Achiever Scholarship*25-50% per yearCourse durationApplication required, see below for further details - OPEN for S2 2022
CDU Global Merit Scholarship 2022-202330% For your first two semesters of studyNo separate application is required. See below for more details
2022 CDU International College Pathway Scholarship*15% or 20% depending on the coursePathway Course durationNo separate scholarship application process - see the scholarship information for further details

*Scholarships indicated have a limited number allocated. 

CDU scholarships

Vice-Chancellor's International High Achievers Scholarships (VCIHAS)

Applications open

Now for S2 2022

Applications close

30 June 2022 (11:59PM ACST)

What you'll receive

The scholarship applies to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree covering 50% or 25% of the tuition fee for the full duration of the course.

About the scholarship

CDU offers a limited number of scholarships for international students who have a record of academic excellence and high achievement. 
The scholarship is neither transferable for cash nor refundable and cannot be transferred to another person, semester, course or year.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Applicant must apply to commence study in S2 2022
  • Applicant must meet the University's academic and English language entry requirements for their chosen course
  • Applicant must have a minimum overall score of 95% in their highest completed qualification
  • Applicant must be an international student paying international student fees
  • Applicant must not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsoring agency

Selection Criteria 

  • Overall score in their highest completed qualification
  • Supporting statements (up to 600 words) outlining why you should be awarded a scholarship

Duration

The duration of the Scholarship is the minimum time in which the course can be completed or when one of the following is true:

  • The maximum Scholarship value has been exhausted
  • You have completed your course
  • You no longer meet the ongoing eligibility of the scholarship

Ongoing Eligibility  

In order to retain the scholarship, the recipient must meet all the following:

  • Continue to be an international student liable for international student fees
  • Pay their portion of the tuition fees on or before the payment due date (first day of teaching) of each semester
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester with a minimum GPA of 5.3 and with no fail grade in any unit
  • Maintain a full-time enrolment of 40 credit points (0.5 EFTSL) each semester or have the approval to reduce their study load or take a leave of absence for the semester

How to apply

Step 1: Apply to study at CDU

Step 2: Submit your application for the VCIHAS 

What happens next?

The outcome of your application will be notified to you by email within a month of the closing date of the scholarship.

CDU Global Merit Scholarship 2022-2023

Scholarship Value

30% of tuition fees for new students

Length of Scholarship

Your first two semesters of study

Number Available

Unlimited

Opening Date

Now

Closing Date

The offer to study must be accepted by 11:59 pm (Australian Central Standard Time), the day before teaching commences for each intake. These dates can be found online.

Study Level

VET, Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Course work), Higher Degree by Research

Citizenship

International

Study Region

Sydney, Alice Springs, and Darwin

Study Mode

On-campus

Study Load

Full time

Pre-condition: Successful completion of most recent studies. Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English language entry requirements for their chosen course.

Applicant must not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsoring agency.

For further details, please refer to the CDU Global Merit Scholarship terms and conditions.

Selection criteria

Meet the program and university entry requirements to commence their studies in Semester 2, 2022, or Summer Semester 2022, or Semester 1, 2023, or Semester 2, 2023.

A minimum GPA is not required to receive this scholarship.

Additional information

This is a scholarship of the value of 30% of your tuition fees for the first two semesters of study. It is available to all new students commencing studies for the first time in an eligible course at CDU. The 30% scholarship will be included in your Letter of Offer.

This scholarship is not available to current CDU students or CDU International College students.

Please refer to the CDU Global Merit Scholarship terms and conditions.

The scholarship is non-transferable and, thus,  cannot be transferred to another person, semester, course, or year. The tuition fee in lieu of the scholarship is non-refundable.

Refund policy

CDU’s International Students – Refund of Fees Procedures

Supporting documentation 

You must provide all certified or original completion certificates and academic transcripts to enable an assessment of your application. When your certificates or transcripts are not in English, a translated version, duly verified, must be provided.

Apply to study at CDU now

Apply through the CDU application portal to study at CDU. 

No separate scholarship application is required.

 

2022 CDU International College Pathway Scholarship

Applications

No application is required. Applicants are automatically assessed after submitting their application for an eligible course.

What you'll receive

The scholarship applies to a pathway course applied and covers 15% - 20% of the tuition fee for the pathway study.

 

Course Name

 

Scholarship Amount

International Foundation Studies Program (ZFSP01)

20%

Diploma of Business Studies (YIBST1)

15%

Diploma of Health (YHLTH2)

15%

Diploma of Information Technology (YINTI1)

15%

International Masters Qualifying Program (ZMQP01)

15%

About the scholarship

CDU International College offers a number of scholarships for international students who wish to study a pathway course in order to achieve their goal of studying at a world-class university. The scholarship is neither transferable for cash nor refundable and cannot be transferred to another person, semester, course or year.

*Scholarships are based on academic merit, and only for select qualifications. The scholarships will be awarded until the quota has been filled.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must apply to commence study in 2022 for a pathway course with CDU International College
  • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English language entry requirements for their chosen course
  • Applicant must be an international student applying for a student visa
  • Applicant must not hold another scholarship from an Australian or other government sponsorship agency.

Selection Criteria

No application is required. All eligible applicants will receive a scholarship until the scholarship quota is filled.

Duration

The duration of the Scholarship is the minimum time in which the course can be completed.

Ongoing Eligibility 

In order to retain the scholarship, the recipient must meet all the following:

  • Continue to be an international student liable for international student fees
  • Pay their portion of the tuition fees on or before the payment due date (first day of teaching) of each semester
  • Maintain a passing with no fail grade in any  unit
  • Maintain a full-time enrolment for each semester or have the approval to reduce their study load or take a leave of absence for the semester.

What happens next?

If the application is successful, we'll notify the applicant by email confirming the details of the scholarship.

Menzies International Academic Support Package

Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) is offering FREE textbooks* to international students commencing in any of the following programs in 2022 and 2023:

  • Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
  • Graduate Diploma of Public Health
  • Graduate Diploma of Health Research
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Research
  • Two Year Package: Graduate Diploma of Public Health (or Health Research) + Master of Public Health 
  • Two Year Package: Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control + Master of Public Health/or Master of Health Research
  • Two Year Double Degree: Master of Public Health/Master of Health Research 

Menzies will cover the cost of all required textbooks* for the duration of your enrolment. That is a potential saving of up to AUD$900 per academic year!

*Please note - only Required Textbooks are covered by this offer. Recommended textbooks can be purchased at the discretion of the student.

How to apply

Complete a Studylink application online: https://student-cdu.studylink.com/

CDU will provide more information about the Academic Support Package to all applicants with a conditional or unconditional offer.

Australian Government Scholarships

Australia Awards

CDU 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
  • Additional tuition support as recommended by academic staff

For further information and how to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship, go to Australia Awards, or email the International team

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