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Scholarships

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.

Scholarships are open to students currently enrolled at CDU.

Find the right scholarship for you:

Step 1. Read the Scholarship Guide and find out all you need to know about applying for CDU scholarships.

Scholarships Guide

Step 2. Explore our Scholarship Finder to identify scholarships where you meet the eligibility criteria. Please ensure you check the criteria for each scholarship before applying.

Scholarship Finder

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Scholarships key dates

      Round 1 Round 2
    Applications open 22 November 2021 6 June 2022
    Applications close 10 March 2022 25 August 2022
    Enrolment periods

    Semester 1, Study Period 1, Study Period 2, Term 1 and Term 2

    Semester 2, Study Period 3, Study Period 4, Term 3 and Term 4
    Outcome release end of April end of September
    Scholarship Celebration TBA 2022 TBA 2023

Notification to applicants

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

Assessment of applications

Your application will be assessed by a Scholarship Selection Panel. 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 Panel and is final and cannot be overturned.

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

Effect on tax and Australian Government payments

Students who are receiving certain Commonwealth Benefits are recommended to advise Services Australia that you will be receiving a scholarship and the amount to be received to ensure your payments are calculated correctly. Please refer to the ‘Exempt equity and merit-based scholarships’ section, the online guide to Social Security or contact Services Australia.

You can learn more about the taxation conditions of your scholarship by using the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) scholarship tool.

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Student story

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
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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.

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