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Curtin University

2018 - Semester 1 - Curtin Fieldwork Bursary

Status: Open
Applications open: 03/11/2017
Applications close: 16/03/2018

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Curtin Fieldwork Bursary has been developed by Curtin University to encourage and support students who are completing fieldwork/practicum as a part of their degree in semester 1, 2018.

Student type
  • Current Students
  • Science & Engineering
  • Curtin Business School
  • Humanities
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Coursework

Non-gender specific

  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Need Based

The Curtin Fieldwork Bursary provides the following support (based on full-time enrolment)

  • One-off cash payment between $500 and $2,000. The amount can be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards fieldwork related expenses.

Payment will occur post census date in semester 1 (approximately mid-end April)

Eligible courses

All undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for a Curtin Fieldwork Bursary:

  • Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Permanent Humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate* or postgraduate coursework* degree at Curtin University in semester 1, 2018
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 50
  • Completing compulsory fieldwork/practicum as a part of the degree in semester 1, 2018 (the Fieldwork Bursary opens in semester 1 and 2 of each year. Students may only apply for the award in the semester that their fieldwork takes place. If students are completing fieldwork in both semesters, they can apply for the bursary each semester)
  • Experiencing financial hardship

*Please note, OUA students are eligible to apply, however must be enrolled in a full award course. Students enrolled in single subjects (non-award)through OUA are not eligible to apply.

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Unless there are exceptional circumstances such as, but not limited, to medical or family reasons, students must meet all of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Remain enrolled in a full or part-time study load at Curtin University in semester 1, 2018
Changes to enrolment

Leave of Absence is not permitted.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

How to apply

Application process
Step 1: Apply
  • Application form can be accessed via ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form online
  • Application form can be saved at any point of the process
  • Multiple scholarships can be applied for at one time
  • Tips on how to complete your application can be found under the ‘Application Advice’ tab on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and within scholarships channel on OASIS
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to student email once application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Demonstrated financial hardship

Step 6: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of outcome via Scholarhsip Channel (Student OASIS) within approximately 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by deadline

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study for which the scholarship was awarded
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university

Need more information?


Scholarships Office


Telephone: (08) 9266 2992

Fax: (08) 9266 3279

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information

Fieldwork Definition

Any approved practical work, teaching, study or research activity, usually conducted outside the normal place of University business, required by the University as an integral part of the course. (as outlined in the Fieldwork Education Policy and Procedures)

Application Advice

For more information about what scholarships you can apply for please visit our application profiles.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for however, will only be awarded up to one Curtin funded continuing scholarship.  A continuing scholarship is defined as a scholarship that has more than two payments.  A Curtin funded scholarship is a scholarship that is solely funded by Curtin.

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact


For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see  or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 


Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, however if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:

  • It is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider - then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
  • An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.
  • During or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a recipient is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or

The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable.  For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return.  If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.


Online Application

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