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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*50% per yearCourse durationApplication required, see below for further details - OPEN for S3 2022 and S1 2023
CDU Global Merit Scholarship 2022-202330% Course durationNo separate application is required. See below for more details
Study in Australia’s Northern Territory Scholarship*Fixed amount VET - $7,500 and HE - $12,000Once offApplication required, see below for further details - OPEN for S1 2023
2023 CDU International College Pathway Scholarship*10% or 20% depending on the coursePathway Course durationNo separate application is required. See below for more details

*Scholarships indicated have a limited number allocated. 

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CDU scholarships

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

Applications open

Now for S3 2022 and S1 2023

Applications close

S3 2022 - 1st October 2022 (11:59PM ACST)

S1 2023 -  15th January 2023 (11:59PM ACST)

What you'll receive

The scholarship applies to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree covering 50% 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 either S3 2022 or S1 2023 
  • 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

Course duration

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 duration of your 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.

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.

 

2023 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 the CDU International College course and covers up to 20% of the tuition fee for this course only for the below courses.

Course Name

International Foundation Studies Program (ZFSP02)

Diploma of Business Studies (YIBST1)

Diploma of Information Technology (YINTI1)

Accelerated International Masters Qualifying Program (ZAMQP2)

Please contact the admissions team for details on your eligibility.

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 2023 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 classified as an international student fee-paying
  • Applicant must not hold another scholarship from an Australian or other government sponsorship agency.

Terms and Conditions

  • This award is exclusively for new international students
  • Applicant must apply to commence study in 2023 for one of the programmes offered by CDU International College
  • Applicants must meet the academic and English language entry requirements for their chosen course
  • Students must be classified as international fee-paying students paying the full international tuition fee rate to be considered for this scholarship
  • The scholarship is awarded for the first year of study only and is deducted from gross tuition fees upon enrolment. The scholarship cannot be used in lieu of any required deposit, and no cash alternative is available
  • If students wish to defer their entry to the CDU International College programmes to 2024, the scholarship will not be automatically transferred. However, the student will be automatically assessed with the new scholarship scheme for 2024 when it's available
  • Students must be self-funded.

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.

Dili International School Scholarship

The scholarships will enable 5 students to receive funding for the duration of a 3-year Bachelor degree. Students will be expected to pay the equivalent of $USD9000 per annum (equivalency of $AUD12,900 as at 16 June 2022) each year for the duration of their Bachelors program. CDU will cover the remaining expenses of tuition and accommodation at CDU on-campus student accommodation.

Scholarship Offer

Five (5) DIS graduates per year from the commencement date S1 2023 that meet English and academic entry requirements will receive access to yearly tuition fee and accommodation scholarships to reduce overall fees paid to $AUD12,900 per annum.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must commence any CDU Darwin undergraduate program from Semester 1 2023 for on-campus study
  • Applicants must commence in full-time study mode
  • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English language entry requirements for their chosen course
  • Applicant must be an international student paying international student fees
  • Applicants must be an international student that has completed their DIS Y12 qualification and ATAR

Selection Criteria

  • Completion of DIS high school Y12 equivalent qualification and ATAR score that meets program entry requirements
  • Supporting statement (up to 600 words) outlining why DIS student should be awarded a 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

Australian or Northern Territory Government Scholarships

Study in Australia's Northern Territory Scholarship

Study in Australia’s Northern Territory Scholarships is provided by the Northern Territory (NT) Government CDU to talented international students studying in Australia’s Northern Territory.

The scholarship program is currently accessible for international students residing outside of the Northern Territory.

For information on the eligibility criteria for this scholarship, visit the Study NT website

Applications are now open for this scholarship. The scholarship amounts are:

  • Higher Education (Undergraduate or Postgraduate): $12,000
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET): $7500.

The scholarship amount is for your first semester or year of tuition fees with your education and training provider. 

Download the form below to apply now! 

Download Form

Once you have completed the form, submit it to: international@cdu.edu.au - please include your application number in the email subject line.

Applications close for S1 2023:

Higher education scholarships: 

  • Last date to submit offshore applications: 5 February 2023

  • Last date to submit onshore applications: 21 February 2023

Vocational education and training scholarships:

  • Last date to submit offshore applications: 08 January 2023

  • Last date to submit onshore applications: 23 January 2023

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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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