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Find out how a scholarship can help you while you study

CDU is committed to providing opportunities to students through our scholarship program. Scholarships are sponsored by individuals, businesses, government, community groups and the university to assist students with the financial burden of studying.

Explore our Scholarships Finder to see what you may be eligible for. 

Scholarships are open to all students currently enrolled at CDU and those who have applied for a place at CDU.

Scholarships guide

Find out all you need to know about applying for a CDU scholarship.

Scholarships key dates

    Semester 1, 2021 Applications: TBA

    Semester 2, 2021 Applications: TBA

    Note: More scholarships may be added throughout the application period – remember to check back to make sure you don’t miss out.
    Scholarship applications close at 3pm.

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Scholarship ceremony

Scholarship ceremony for 2020 - TBA.

Participants will be emailed invitations prior to the ceremonies.

Notification to applicants

All applicants will receive an email notification regarding the outcome of their application.

Students who are receiving certain Commonwealth Benefits are recommended to advise Centrelink that you will be receiving a scholarship and the amount to be received. Please refer to the ‘Exempt equity and merit-based scholarships’ section.

Assessment of applications

Your application will be assessed by a Scholarship Selection Committee. If your application includes a work placement you may be required to attend an interview.

Awarding of scholarships is based on the eligible applicants’ response to selection criteria and interview, if applicable. The decision of awarding the successful recipient is at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee and is final and cannot be overturned.

Assessments will be completed by the end of April for Semester 1 and the end of August for Semester 2.

Scholarships finder

The finder will assist you in identifying scholarships where you may meet the eligibility criteria. Please ensure you check the criteria for each scholarship before applying.

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Rikki Bruce

Rikki Bruce - scholarships

Scholarships helped give me confidence and motivation. They gave me the ability to study and spend time with my son. I felt that if someone else believed in me and I was doing well enough to receive a scholarship, I could excel and graduate.

Rikki Bruce

Mechanical Engineering

8 tips to ace your scholarship application

Think a scholarship’s not for you? Think again. At CDU, students are awarded scholarships for a whole range of reasons. In short, opportunities abound. So, explore CDU’s scholarship opportunities, find the right ones and consider these eight tips for nailing your application.

Scholarship tips and advice


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