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Some considerations for maintaining your scholarship include:
- Achieving the level of academic progress set out in the Terms & Conditions of your scholarship
- Informing the Scholarships Office of any changes that may affect your scholarship
- Updating your bank account and personal details
Each semester, the Scholarships Office conducts a review of the conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship. The requirements of your scholarship are detailed in your scholarship Terms and Conditions. These can include things such as maintaining enrolment in a particular course and obtaining a particular CWA.
You will be notified through your OCC (Official Communications Channel) if you have not met the requirements of your scholarship.
For continuing scholarships (more than two payments), should you not meet the minimum academic requirement, your scholarship will be placed on breached status for the next semester. Should your academic standing not improve in the following semester, the scholarship will be terminated unless there are exceptional circumstances. This will need to be approved by the Scholarships Office.
The minimum academic standard varies from scholarship to scholarship. These requirements are detailed in the Terms and Conditions given to you when you receive the scholarship.
- For all Commonwealth Scholarships, you need to pass the majority of your units and maintain a general academic status of Good Standing to retain your scholarship.
- For Curtin or externally funded scholarships, you must maintain the course weighted average (CWA) specified in your Terms and Conditions.
Most scholarships, unless specified otherwise, will cover the normal expected credits of your degree. For example, if you enrol in a Bachelor of Commerce (600 credit points), the scholarship will cover just the 600 credit points. Therefore, if you fail a unit you will be responsible for any additional fees or expenses relating to repeating that failed unit.
Commonwealth Scholarships for a Bachelor’s degree pay a total of eight allocations (effectively eight semesters of study); any study that results from a failed unit beyond eight semesters will be at the student's cost.
If your financial situation changes, you are required to advise the Scholarships Office immediately.