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Scholarship details

2023 - Equity Scholarship Program (Future students)

Status: Closed

Applications open: 4/07/2022
Applications close: 25/11/2022

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About this scholarship

The Scholarships Office aims to encourage  students who are experiencing financial hardship, come from a disadvantaged background and/or identify as being in an equity group by providing this one application to assess and inform students of any or all equity based scholarships they may be eligible for. It is the gateway for students in need to apply for all equity based scholarships at Curtin University.

  • Future Students
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
  • Pathways to undergraduate
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Need Based

This scholarship provides a single gateway for students in need to apply for all equity base scholarships currently on offer at Curtin. 

There are many scholarships available in 2023 - some provide one-off payments, others may provide continuing support. You will be assessed and considered for all scholarships that you are eligible for. If you are successful for more than one scholarship, you will be awarded the highest value scholarship. In some cases, you may have the opportunity to select our preferred scholarship.

Scholarship Details

All enabling courses, undergraduate (including Honours) and postgraduate coursework degrees

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Equity Scholarship Program:

  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder
  • Enrolled in a full-time or part-time in an enabling, undergraduate degree (including Honours) or postgraduate coursework degree at Curtin University in semester 1, 2023
  • Have a Minimum Course Weighted Average (CWA) of 50 (if applicable)
  • Experiencing financial hardship, come from a disadvantaged background and/or identify as being in an equity group


  • OUA students are eligible to apply, however they must be enrolled in a full award course at Curtin University. Students enrolled in units (non-award) through OUA are not eligible to apply.

Application process

Step 1: Access online application form

  • Applications are to be submitted using the online application form. Access the form by clicking on 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
  • Tips on how to complete your application can be found under the Applying for scholarships link on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date is listed at the top of the page
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to the email address provided when you created your Curtin account, once your application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Receipt of an offer of a place into an undergraduate degree at Curtin University in 2023
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Financial hardship and socio-economic status
    • There may be other additional criteria as part of some of the other scholarships

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent via the email address listed through TISC after main round course offers (all successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified)

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants (including those who wish to defer their studies) must return acceptance documents by the deadline specified in the terms and conditions
  • Deferral may be permitted (details included in scholarship terms and conditions)

Please note:

  • Applicants will be matched and awarded a scholarship provided they are of sufficient merit or need

Enrolment Requirements

Have a minimum of 25cp enrolment each study period at Curtin University however some scholarships may require a full-time enrolment of 75 credit points or higher


  • Additional requirement may apply depending on a scholarship (it will be specified in the scholarship terms and conditions, if applicable)

Changes to Enrolment

If a recipient intends to do any of the following 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 studies will become ineligible for the scholarship, and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.


Scholarships Office


T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

For further information about applying for scholarships including important dates and tips for preparing your application, utilise the resources available on the Applying for Scholarships webpage.

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