30th Anniversary Scholarship

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As part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations, Southern Cross University is offering two special scholarships for international students who commence their studies in 2024. 

See details and terms and conditions below. Normal course entry requirements, including English language requirements, apply. 

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$10,000 maximum fee reduction for first-year tuition

Course of study

Any international undergraduate or postgraduate student who meets the ATAR/GPA entry requirements

Excludes qualifying programs and some programs with practical placements


Any students commencing their degree in 2024 at Gold Coast, and Coffs Harbour campuses

Students’ eligibility for Scholarships will be assessed by the Southern Cross admissions team at the time of application to Southern Cross.  If you are successful, we will advise you in your Letter of Offer, along with the conditions of the Scholarship.    

No separate application is required.

Students wishing to apply for the 30th Anniversary Scholarship are required to satisfy the following criteria:  

  1. Be a new international student starting an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree in Term 5, October intake 2024 at Gold Coast, Lismore, or Coffs Harbour campus. (Excludes quota programs Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood, Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing.) 
  2. Meet the admission and Genuine Temporary Entry requirements of the University. Academic qualifications will be assessed by the Southern Cross admissions team when you apply to Southern Cross University. 
  3. Study on a student visa.
  4. Pass all your units in each term and meet the program and student visa requirements. 
  5. Apply after Fri 1st March and before Weds 31 July at 12pm and accept their offer prior to 30 August 2024. 
  6. Not hold any other Southern Cross University scholarships. 
  7. Be aware that this scholarship is limited to 100 places. 
  8. Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents are not eligible. 

Note:  The Scholarship value is $10,000 fee reduction in first year and $8,000 fee reduction in subsequent years this is based on 8 units per year for full-time international students. 

This scholarship is for international fee-paying students only. It does not apply to programs offered through SCU Ventures, The Hotel School, or Keypath Education.   

Course details and admission

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