CSU Accommodation Equity Scholarship

  • Session 1 Applications open
  • Closes: 11:59am 4 Dec 2019
  • Outcome Notice Date:
    11 Dec 2019
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students; Continuing Students
  • Value: $2,500 Commencing first year students. $1,500 Continuing students
  • Duration: 1 Year Scholarship (students can reapply each year)

Equity and Merit Scholarships and Grants
The CSU Accommodation Scholarship is designed to assist commencing and continuing students who are residing in on-campus residences.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for this Scholarship you must be:

  1. studying an undergraduate degree as an active student;
  2. enrolled in a Charles Sturt University course as a Commonwealth supported student in a Commonwealth supported place. Full fee paying students are not eligible;
  3. enrolled as an internal student;
  4. residing continuously in on campus accommodation full-time (29-40 weeks) in Albury, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga, for the year in which this scholarship is awarded. This scholarship is not intended for students undertaking multiple or long term placements.
  5. a commencing or continuing student. Continuing students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (pass grade average);
  6. an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent Australian resident or a student with an Australian permanent visa;
  7. in financial need:
    • in receipt of an eligible means tested Centrelink Benefit (refer to guidelines) or
    • able to demonstrate financial hardship
  8. If you are receiving any other scholarships or grants for the purpose of relocating or accommodation you may not be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have another scholarship/grant?

If you are receiving any other scholarship or grant for the purpose of relocating or accommodation you may not be eligible for this scholarship.

Can I submit a late application?

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

How do I know if I'm in financial need?

A person is considered to be in financial need if they are in receipt of an eligible means-tested Centrelink benefit or are in financial hardship. Supporting documentation will be required to demonstrate financial need.

Can I save my application and then finish it at a later date?

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

What if I didn't receive the email receipt?

It might take up to 24 hours for your email receipt to come through.
Have you checked your spam or junk mail folder?
Did you provide the correct email address?

If you still haven't received the receipt after 24 hours, send an email to scholarships.officer@csu.edu.au quoting the application number, your name and student ID.

When will I find out if I was successful?

An email notification will be sent by the outcome notice date, as advertised on the website.

If I am successful when and how do I get paid?

Payments will be made be EFT to your nominated bank account or in some cases onto your student account or by voucher.

How do I register my bank details with CSU?

Register your bank details with CSU via online administration.

What if my circumstances have changed from what I put on my application form?

You must notify the CSU Scholarship Office immediately by emailing scholarships.officer@csu.edu.au. Upon receipt of details regarding a change in circumstances, CSU may reassess your eligibility.

Will I receive a scholarship/grant if I meet all of the eligibility criteria?

CSU receives a high volume of applications for scholarships and Grants, meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.

How to Apply


Session 1 Applications are OPEN and will close at 11:59am 4 Dec 2019


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