How to apply for a scholarship

To make sure you have the best chance of securing a scholarship, you may want to take a few extra steps to ensure your application is the best it can be. Here are some of our top tips for a successful application.

  1. Eligible? Apply

    Use your time wisely. Browse the available scholarships, double-check the eligibility requirements (you'll find them on individual scholarship detail pages) and apply for all the scholarships you're suitable for. You never know what you may be awarded, and you don't want to miss out by simply not submitting an application.

  2. Plan your time

    Make sure you have enough time to complete your application before the deadline. Keep in mind, applying for scholarships often includes a series of questions requiring you to submit personal statements, or provide information about your personal circumstances. If you need to come back and finish your application at a later point, remember it can be saved online at any time.

  3. Proofread your application

    Check that you've answered all the required sections, and it's a good idea to avoid using terms like 'as above'. You should re-state your circumstances across any sections that require it. Also, this is the time to double-check for spelling errors.

  4. Provide supporting documentation

    Most scholarships require some form of supporting documentation to be supplied. Refer to our advice about supporting documentation for more details.

  5. Keep to the deadline

    Take note of the deadline for each scholarship you want to apply for, and add them to your calendar. Make sure you submit your application on time with all supporting documents. You don't want to prepare all the information for your application then miss the deadline.

Get in touch

If you'd like to discuss your application or learn more tips, contact our scholarships team.

+61 3 9244 6333
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