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Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate and Indigenous Australian students, as well as disadvantaged students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student.

Scholarships currently range in value from $150 to $25 000 and the basis for selection varies widely.

Through our Rising Stars program, scholarships are made available by the Vice Chancellor, industry providers and generous donors who believe in the value of education. The Australian Government also provides scholarships.

While the selection criteria may differ, all Rising Stars scholarships are designed to recognise academic achievement, community involvement and leadership. They encourage student success as well as support students with demonstrated financial or other disadvantages. Equity scholarships specifically support students who have experienced disadvantage.

All students are welcome to apply for a scholarship and the process is simple. First, use the Scholarships Finder to see if there are any scholarships for which you are eligible. Commencing students can apply once and be in the running for all eligible Rising Stars scholarships. Continuing students scholarship applications are made in My Enrolment and are specific to the relevant scholarships. Commencing and continuing students interested in an equity scholarship should apply via UAC Equity Scholarships.

Need more information or have a question? Contact the Scholarships Office.

How to become a donor

The Rising Stars Scholarship program is made possible thanks to the support of many companies, individuals and trusts. If you would like to become a donor please visit the Rising Stars section of the SCU website.

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