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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 details below.

Scholarship programAmountDurationApplication deadline
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Distinction Scholarship*$4,000 AUDOne-off payment

No scholarship application process - see the scholarship information below for further details.

VCIHAS *50% and 25% per yearCourse duration

30 June 2021 for the Semester 2, 2021 intake - CLOSED

Global Excellence*50% first year then 10% subsequent yearsCourse duration

30 June 2021 for the Semester 2, 2021 intake - CLOSED

Global Leader*25% first year then 10% subsequent yearsCourse duration

30 June 2021 for the Semester 2, 2021 intake - CLOSED

Global Achiever*15% for first year1 yearNo separate scholarship application process - see the scholarship information for further details
2021 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
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
Australia Award* Course durationCommencing study in 2022 - OPEN
Higher Degree by Research* Course duration

Commencing study in  Semester 1 2022 - OPEN

*Scholarships indicated have a limited number allocated. 

CDU Scholarships

  • Applications open

    March 2021 for new students commencing in Semester 2 2021 only.

    Applications close

    Assessments will take place from Tuesday, 4 May 2021.

    What you will receive

    The scholarship is a one-off payment of $4,000 AUD towards the first year’s tuition fee (first year is defined as the first two compulsory semesters).

    About the scholarship

    CDU Global is offering VET scholarships which provide $4,000 AUD towards tuition fees for the first year (defined as the first two compulsory semesters). The scholarship is neither transferable for cash, nor refundable and cannot be transferred to another person, semester, course or year.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Applicants must commence in a VET course in Semester 2, 2021, including all online or on-campus course offerings;
    • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English language entry requirements for their chosen course;
    • Applicants must be an international student (onshore or offshore) paying international student fees.  
    • Applicant must not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsorship agency.

    Selection Criteria

    Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate academic merit.

    Duration

    The duration of the scholarship is one year (first year is defined as the first two compulsory semesters) or when one of the following is true:

    • The maximum scholarship value has been exhausted;
    • The recipient has completed the first year of VET course at CDU;
    • The recipient no longer meets 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 the student portion of their tuition fees on, or before, the payment due date (first day of teaching) for each semester; and
    • Maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester.

    How to apply

    No separate application is required. Eligible applicants who have received an unconditional offer or accepted their offer for a CDU VET course commencing in Semester 2, 2021 will be assessed by the first week of May 2021. Students will be contacted individually and will be given two weeks to accept the scholarship offer.

    What happens next?

    CDU Global will notify successful applicants in May 2021 confirming the details of the scholarship.

    Refund policy

    The normal refund policy applies as per the CDU’s International Students – Refund of Fees Procedures: https://www.cdu.edu.au/governance/doclibrary/pro-046.pdf

  • Applications open

    Mid July for semester 1  for the following year

    Mid January for semester 2 for the same year

    Applications close

    Semester 1 intake - 13 December the prior year (11:59PM ACST)

    Semester 2 intake - 30 June the same year (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 2021
    • Applicants must meet the University's academic and English language entry requirement for their chosen course;
    • Applicant must have a minimum overall score of 95% in their highest completed qualification
    • Applicants 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 approval to reduce their study load or take a leave of absence for the semester

    How to apply - applications closed for S2 2021

    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.

  • Applications open

    Mid July for semester 1 for the following year

    Mid January for semester 2 for the same year

    Applications close

    Semester 1 intake - 13 December the prior year (11:59PM ACST)

    Semester 2 intake - 30 June the same year (11:59PM ACST)

    What you'll receive

    The scholarships applies to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree covering 50% of the tuition fee for the first year of study (compulsory semesters only) and 10% in subsequent years.

    About the scholarship

    CDU Global offers a limited number of CDU Global Excellence Scholarships to 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 2021
    • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English language entry requirements for their chosen course
    • Applicant must have a minimum overall score of 80% in their highest completed qualification
    • Applicants must be an international student paying international student fees
    • Applicant must not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsorship agency

    Selection Criteria

    • Overall score in their highest completed qualification

    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 4.5 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 - applications closed for S2 2021

    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.

  • Applications open

    Mid-July for semester 1 for the following year

    January for semester 2 for the same year

    Applications close

    Semester 1 intake - 13 December the prior year (11:59PM ACST)

    Semester 2 intake - 30 June the same year (11:59PM ACST)

    What you'll receive

    The scholarships applies to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree covering 25% of the tuition fee for the first year of study (compulsory semesters only) and 10%  in subsequent years.

    About the scholarship

    CDU Global offers a limited number of CDU Global Leader Scholarships to 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 2021
    • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English language entry requirements for their chosen course
    • Applicant must have a minimum overall score of 70% in their highest completed qualification
    • Applicants must be an international student paying international student fees
    • Applicant must not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsorship agency

    Selection Criteria

    • Overall score in their highest completed qualification

    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 4.5 and with no fail grade in any unit
    • Maintain a full-time enrolment of 40 credit points (0.5 EFTSL) each semester or have approval to reduce their study load or take a leave of absence for the semester

    How to apply - applications closed for S2 2021

    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.

  • Applications 

    No application is required. Applicants are automatically assessed after submitting their application for an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.

    What you'll receive

    The scholarship applies to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree and covers 15% of the tuition fee for the first year of study (compulsory semesters only).

    About the scholarship

    CDU Global offers a number of scholarships for international students who have demonstrated academic merit. The scholarship is neither transferable for cash nor refundable and cannot be transferred to another person, semester, course or year;

    *Scholarship has a limited number of quota per semester. The scholarships will be awarded until quota places have been filled.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Applicant must apply to commence study in S2 2021
    • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English language entry requirements for their chosen course
    • Applicant must have a minimum overall score of 60% in their highest completed qualification
    • Applicants must be an international student paying international student fees
    • Applicant must not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign 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 one year 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 a passing GPA of 4.0 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;

    What happens next?

    If your application is successful, we'll notify you by email confirming the details of your 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 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 have a limited quota per semester. The scholarships will be awarded until the quota has been filled.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Applicant must apply to commence study in Summer Semester 2021 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; and
    • 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; and
    • 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.

  • 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; and
    • 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; and
    • 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.

  • Information on how to apply for Scholarships for PHD courses and Research degrees can be found below.

    Learn More

  • Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) is offering FREE textbooks* to international students commencing in any of the following programs in 2021 or 2022:

    • 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

  • 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

Applying for a scholarship

International Scholarships

CDU welcomes international students from all over the world into our diverse and multicultural student community. If you are considering to apply for a scholarship to study at CDU, please submit an application either direct below or through an agent. Ready to apply? 

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