Information for current scholarship holders

This information refers to domestic coursework scholarships only.  This information does not apply to International Scholarships, Higher Degree by Research Scholarships (e.g. PhD scholarships) or College Excellence Scholarships.

Scholarship terms and conditions

The terms and conditions of a scholarship is an important legal document that outlines the obligations of receiving a scholarship. By accepting the scholarship, the recipient is agreeing to the terms and conditions of that award.

Holding more than one scholarship

In most cases multiple scholarships cannot be held simultaneously. However you are able to receive scholarship payments as well as one bursary per year.

Converting to part-time

Most scholarships are available to full time and part time students. There may be some scholarships where you must study full time to retain the scholarship. The Destination Australia Scholarship is an example of a government-funded scholarship where recipients must maintain a full time enrolment to continue receiving payments.

Refer to your terms and conditions (sent with your offer email) for information regarding your study load and how this effects your specific scholarship.

There are tax implications for scholarship recipients studying part-time.  The University does not withhold tax from coursework scholarship payments.  It is the recipient’s responsibility to check whether the payments they are receiving are classified as taxable income.

Should you study part-time the scholarship will be paid at 50% of the value of the scholarship (rather than pro-rata).


Payments are made directly into your bank account via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and it is your responsibility to ensure your banking details are correct.

Payments are subject to meeting ongoing eligibility requirements specified in the terms and conditions of each scholarship.  The University undertakes a process to review and verify your ongoing eligibility for your scholarship (after semester 1 and 2 census date and upon the release of academic results).

Deferment of scholarship / leave of absence

Provided your course allows deferral, you may defer your scholarship . Check the terms and conditions that were sent with your scholarship offer email, which will say whether you can or can't defer your scholarship. Refer to the deferral page to confirm if your course allows deferral.

The Destination Australia Scholarship cannot be deferred.

Bursaries cannot be deferred.

You do not need to contact the Scholarships Team to advise you are deferring. Submitting an approved, successful deferral request is enough. If you have deferred or are planning to defer please do not submit the scholarships 'accepted terms and conditions' form.

If you are considering taking a Leave of Absence (LoA), please refer to the terms & conditions of your scholarship.You do not need to contact the Scholarships Team to advise you are taking a leave of absence. Submitting an approved leave of absence request is enough.

Scholarship payments can generally be held whilst you are on leave, and re-instated once you have resumed your studies.

The Destination Australia Scholarship does not allow a leave of absence.

Transfer of scholarships

Scholarships are not transferrable between institutions.

Scholarships that are attached to a particular course or discipline are not transferable between courses. This will be outlined in your terms and condition if it applies to your scholarship.  If your scholarship is not attached to a particular course then a transfer may be allowed.  Please contact the scholarships team: if you would like to confirm.

If transferring courses results in you taking longer than normal course duration to complete your degree, your scholarship will only be paid for the duration of the original course or for the duration set out in the scholarship terms and conditions.

Scholarship extension

Scholarships are either for a defined period of time (specified in the terms and conditions) or for the normal duration of your original course (the course enrolled in at the receipt of your scholarship).

Scholarship extensions will not be granted.

Suspension or Termination of scholarships

Scholarships will be suspended or terminated if the recipient is found to be in breach of the terms and conditions of their scholarship.

Some scholarships require you to maintain satisfactory academic progress (outlined in your terms and conditions) and your scholarship may be suspended in the following circumstances;

  • The recipient fails, for the first time, any workplace-based subject (as listed in schedule A of the Academic Progress Review Procedures)
  • The recipient fails 50% or more credit points
  • The recipient fails the same subject more than once

If you have a scholarship awarded based on your course, your scholarship will be terminated if you transfer to a different course..

Provision of false information

If the University knows, or has reason to believe that you provided false or misleading information on your scholarship application the University may review your application and terminate your scholarship.