Equity Scholarship

  • Applications open
  • Session 1 UAC Applications Close: 04:30pm 10 Dec 2020
  • VTAC Applications Close: 05:00pm 11 Oct 2019
  • Outcome Notice Date:
    24 Dec 2019
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students; Continuing Students
  • Value: $2000
  • Duration: 1 year scholarship (students can reapply each year)

Equity and Merit Scholarships and Grants
Funds to assist with the general costs of University education.


Refer to the UAC Calendar for CSU participation rounds.

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 or online student;
  4. enrolled as a full-time student;
  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.

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for this scholarship you must be enrolled in subjects and have met all eligibility criteria by the closing date of this scholarship.

Guidelines

Download the 2020 Equity Scholarship Guidelines [PDF]

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.

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?

Yes you can, as long as you log back in and submit your application before the closing date. 

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

Applications for the Equity Scholarship are submitted via the Universities Admissions Centre of NSW (UAC) or the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

APPLY ONLINE

Session 1 applications through UAC are OPEN and will close at 04:30pm 10 Dec 2020
Apply through UAC

Applications through VTAC are OPEN and will close at 05:00pm 11 Oct 2019
Apply through VTAC

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