General Studies Scholarship

The General Studies Scholarship support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to make the transition to university. These scholarships are designed to contribute to the costs associated with beginning university, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees, books, discipline-specific equipment, and technological devices

Applications open

1 Jan 2023

Last day for applications

8 Mar 2023
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $5,000

Applicable study areas

Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 5

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident or holder of a permanent Humanitarian Visa; and
    • meet the criteria for entry to the Diploma in General Studies; and
    • enrol full-time in your course, unless documentary evidence for reasons why you cannot enrol full-time is provided; and
    • remain enrolled in the DIGS until after the census date in each semester.

    Selection criteria

    To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

    • demonstrate financial need; or
    • meet the rural student criteria; or
    • be an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander

    Preference is given to students from the Hume region.

  • Application process
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Students can  expect to hear outcomes in late March each year

  • Variations of this award

What are the benefits?

Payments made after the census

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For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.