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Scholarship details

2023 - Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship

Status: Closed

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

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About this scholarship

The Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support Curtin undergraduate and postgraduate students from a refugee-like background who are experiencing financial difficulty in meeting the costs of pursuing higher education.

The scholarship is in accordance with Curtin’s long-standing, formal commitment to Ethics and Social Justice.    

  • 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)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

The Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship will provide the following support for the total expected duration of the degree (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):

  • Total cost of student tuition fees (excluding the Student Services & Amenities Fees (SSAF)) and
  • A cash stipend of $5,000 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipients discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.

Scholarship Details

  • All undergraduate degrees
  • Postgraduate degrees in masters by coursework only

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder, New Zealand citizen or an international student holding one of the following visas:
    • Bridging Visa E holder in Australia
    • Bridging Visa A holder in Australia
    • Bridging Visa XA holder in Australia
    • Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) Visa (subclass 449)
    • Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) Visa (subclass 786)
    • Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785)
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)
  • Currently reside within Australia
  • Apply to an eligible degree at Curtin University 
  • Enrol into:
    • An undergraduate degree at Curtin University in 2023 Semester 1 or
    • A postgraduate [masters by coursework] degree at Curtin University in 2023 Semester 1 or Trimester 1
  • Be from a refugee-like background, or the relative/dependant of such a person, who experienced forced migration and may have entered Australia in a number of ways including:
    • Off-shore approved refugee or humanitarian entrant
    • Onshore, community based Asylum Seeker or refugee
    • Temporary Protection Visa holder, Safe Haven Enterprise Visa or Bridging Visa
    • Family reunion
  • Able to provide details of refugee background
  • Financial hardship

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
  • Multiple scholarships can be applied for at one time
  • 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 application to an eligible degree at Curtin University 
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Financial hardship and socioeconomic status
    • Refugee status/background

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent mid-December (all successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified)

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Receive an offer into a course for commencement in semester 1, 2023 
  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by the date listed in the Terms and Conditions
  • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need
  • Scholarship is not transferable to another university

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Maintain enrolment (minimum of 25 credits) each study period at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50
  • Fail no more than one unit each study period


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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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