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.
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.
Scholarships key dates
|Round 1||Round 2|
|Applications open||20 November 2023||03 June 2024|
|Applications close||08 March 2024||26 July 2024|
Semester 1, HE Intensive 1, HE Intensive 2, He Intensive 3, Term 1 and Term 2
|Semester 2, HE Intensive 4, HE Intensive 5, HE Intensive 6, Term 3 and Term 4|
|Outcome release||End of April||End of September|
|Scholarship Celebration||TBA 2024||TBA 2025|
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.
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.
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.Find out more