Future student undergraduate scholarships

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships to support future students commencing their first year of study. The various categories of scholarships are designed to not only recognise academic excellence but also contribute to and encourage student success and support disadvantaged students undertaking our courses.

Refer to International Scholarships, Equity Scholarships, Indigenous Australian Scholarships, Honours Scholarships or Postgraduate Scholarships for other commencing student scholarships.


Scholarships offer rounds

Early Round Scholarships

Early round scholarships are only available to Year 12 school leavers within the SCU footprint. Students must either:

Applications open 1 August 2019 — closing 30 September 2019

Offer Dates

  • QLD: October 2019
  • NSW: November 2019

Main Round Scholarships

Main Round Scholarships are available to any future student commencing (their first year) at Southern Cross University (except where criteria has indicated recent Year 12 only). Scholarships will be offered after the UAC and QTAC main admission rounds.

Applications open 16 August 2019 — closing 20 December 2019.

Offer Dates

  • Shortlisting from late December 2019 — 10 January 2020.
  • Main Round Scholarship offers made from mid-January 2020.

Merit Based Scholarships

These are fantastically valuable scholarships. The top of the range are the Vice Chancellor scholarships (maximum value of $32,000) offered automatically to any 2019 School Leaver choosing a Southern Cross University bachelor degree in 2020 and with an ATAR of 90 or OP of 5 or better. Unlimited number of places. Then there are the 25th Anniversary Scholarships — 25 lucky students with an ATAR of 85 or OP 7 or better who will receive $7,500 in 2020. And what about the first 20 students with an ATAR of 80 or OP 9 or better? These will receive $5,000 in 2020!

There is no application process for the Merit Based Scholarships, these are awarded directly to Year 12 school leavers based on their Year 12 results and application to study at Southern Cross University. Applications made through UAC or QTAC will need to list an SCU course as first preference.

Offers made from 18 December 2019 following the public release of year 12 results.

Contact details

For more information contact the Scholarships Office.

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Scholarships on offer

The following provides a list of scholarships on offer grouped by schools. For further information on each scholarship, click the scholarship name to view its selection criteria.

Any undergraduate degree

Any bachelor degree

School of Education

School of Environment, Science and Engineering

School of Health and Human Sciences

School of Law and Justice

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