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Scholarship details

2021-22 Summer Vacation Scholarship

Status: Closed

Applications open: 22/10/2021
Applications close: 10/11/2021

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About this scholarship




The Summer Vacation Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to encourage and support students who have chosen to study one of the EECMS courses: Electrical Engineering, Computing, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy at Curtin University. 


Physics and Astronomy: Please visit this link for further details relating to the Physics and Astronomy projects

For the Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and Statistics projects, please see project proposals under the "Useful Information" section on the right-hand side of the webpage.

  • Current Students
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
  • Undergraduate
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

The Summer Vacation Scholarship will provide the following support:

  • A one-off cash payment of $4,000. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses and/or general living expenses
  • Shorter internship duration can be negotiated between the student and supervisor.
  • Opportunity to learn about your field of interest
  • Possible involvement in research projects

Scholarship Details

Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree within one of the following discipline areas:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computing
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics and Astronomy

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • Enrolled in an eligible course at Curtin University for 2021/2022
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 65
  • Good academic performance
  • Willingness to provide a 10 minute seminar upon completion of the EECMS summer vacation program

Application process

Step 1: Apply

  • Application form can be accessed via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
  • The link will take you through to your OASIS account log-in for online application

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form online
  • Application form can be saved at any point of the process
  • 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 be assessed as ineligible
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted


If you are applying for multiple current student scholarships concurrently using the online system, where the other scholarship closing dates are later than the Summer Vacation Scholarship closing date, you will need to submit your entire application by the Summer Vacation Scholarship closing date in order for your application to be considered.

Step 4: Receipt

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

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by using the following criteria:
    • Academic merit
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Selection of project preferences within application
      • Please refer to the project proposals at the top right-hand side of this webpage for your reference 

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via Scholarships Channel within 4-6 weeks of the scholarship closing date
  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants notified

Step 7: Acceptance

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

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university


Enrolment Requirements

  • Maintain a full-time enrolment of 100 credits in the course that they received the offer for
  • Attendance at the school of EECMS summer vacation program over the 2021-2022 summer university break;
  • Achieve a satisfactory standard of academic progress as determined by the principal supervisor; and
  • Students will need to give a 10 minute seminar upon completion of their EECMS summer vacation program.

Changes to Enrolment

If a recipient intends to change their enrolment, they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office ( for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from their studies will become ineligible for the 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.

Cancellation of Scholarship: Notwithstanding any provision above, Curtin reserves the rights, at its sole discretion, to cancel the award of, or continuity of, the scholarship where the sponsor ceases to fund the scholarship.


Scholarships Office


T: 1300 222 888

Frequently Asked questions:

Further Information


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.