Faculty Graduate Student Assistance Grants (FGSAG)

These grants support students enrolled in selected graduate courses in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music with contributions of up to $500 towards study-related costs.

Applications open

27 Mar 2023

Applications closed

30 Apr 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $500

Applicable study areas

Music; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled in a postgraduate diploma, master or doctorate studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in one of the following disciplines:
      • Art
      • Film and TV
      • Music (Conservatorium)
      • Music Theatre
      • Dance
      • Production
      • Theatre
    • OR be
      • enrolled in a Master of Arts and Community Practice; or
      • an indigenous student enrolled in ANY graduate course at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
    • Suitable purposes include:
      • software
      • books
      • instrument repairs
      • scores
      • musician earplugs
      • jazz or tap shoes
      • specialist dance clothing
      • yoga mats
      • recording devices
      • conference registration.
    • The funds cannot be used for the hire of people, for example: lessons, accompanists, associate artists and crew.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on:

    • artistic merit
    • academic merit
    • career aspirations
    • financial need
    • the likely success in completing the proposed course of study.

    The Dean will approve the recipients. All applications will be presented to the selection panel. Please note, not all applications will be automatically approved. Each discipline will receive a quota of grants available and some may opt to award smaller grants in order to support a greater number of applicants.

  • Application process

    Apply online via the link below (link is visible only during the application open phase)

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants can expect an outcome four weeks after the scholarships closing date.

What are the benefits?

A single payment of up to a maximum of $500. This may be reduced at the discretion of the relevant Head of Discipline on the basis of application numbers.

On receipt of the grant, receipts must be submitted to the Scholarships Officer for reimbursement. Payments will not be made in advance, and claims must be made for purchases within the relevant submission period. Claims made outside of the submission period will not be eligible.

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