per year for a maximum of three years

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future undergraduates

Where is it available?

Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, City, Mildura, Shepparton

How is it paid?

Two instalments of $2500 in Semester 1 and Semester 2 following confirmation of your eligibility after census dates.


The Golden Lanyard Scholarship complements the University's own strategic objective of providing access scholarships to students who are experiencing disadvantage and who otherwise might not have the opportunity to undertake tertiary study.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

•Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian

•Be a permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa, and intending to enrol in their first undergraduate degree on a full time basis

•Be able to demonstrate educational disadvantage, including but not limited to:

  • financial hardship
  • significant caring responsibilities
  • disability
  • medical condition
  • refugee status
  • having relocated from a regional or remote location
  • or other hardship or disadvantage.

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:

  • application submitted via the VTAC scholarship application form during the application period from 3 August 2020 - 9 October 2020.

How to apply

A recipient for this scholarship will be selected from the VTAC scholarship applicant pool.

To be considered for this scholarship, please submit an application via the VTAC scholarship application.

Please contact the Scholarships Office for any enquiries.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,