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Scholarship details

2024 - Curtin ATAR Achievement Scholarship

Status: Closed

Applications open: 1/05/2023
Applications close: 1/12/2023

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About this scholarship

The Curtin ATAR Achievement Scholarship has been developed to encourage Year 12 ATAR students to strive and reach their full potential in their final year of studies. The scholarship will reward applicants who achieve an ATAR 3 points higher than their predicted ATAR, based on year 11 studies, and who want to pursue study at Curtin University.

Application forms are not required, students apply by selecting an eligible Curtin course through TISC as their first preference.

  • 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
  • Year twelve students
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Merit Based

The Curtin ATAR Achievement Scholarship will provide the following support:

A total value of $3,000 paid as a cash stipend of $1,500 per study period for up to one year.

Note: Any student who achieves an ATAR above 96 will automatically receive the Excellence Scholarship which is of higher value.

Scholarship Details

All undergraduate degrees, excluding the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

 Candidates must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for the Curtin ATAR Achievement Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Undertaking Year 12 WACE in 2023
  • Apply for course admission through TISC and select Curtin as first preference prior to 1 December 2023
  • Receive and accept an offer for an eligible course at Curtin for Semester 1, 2024 by the offer lapse date
  • Achieve an ATAR that is 3 points higher than your predicted ATAR (Curtin predicted ATAR, not high school predicted ATAR)
  • Will enrol full-time (at least 75 credits points each study period) into an eligible course at Curtin University

The StepUp bonus will be added to eligible applicants predicted and actual ATAR

Students who receive the StepUp bonus based on the financial hardship criteria will have the additional ATAR points added to both their predicted and actual ATAR scores in the calculation for scholarship eligibility.

This scholarship is deferrable for up to one year

Application process

Application form not required - please follow the steps below.

Eligibility and Assessment

Step 1: Select preferences through TISC

  • Prior to 1 December 2023, select an eligible degree through TISC and select Curtin as first preference.
  • Eligible degrees listed in ‘Eligible Courses’

Step 2: Course Offer

  • Receive an offer for an eligible degree at Curtin for Semester 1, 2024
  • Successful candidates must accept their course offer before the course offer lapse date

Step 3: Outcome

  • Scholarship(s) will be awarded to all eligible students
  • Successful candidate(s) will be sent a notification via their email listed through TISC after main round offers

Step 4: Acceptance

  • Successful candidate(s) (including those who wish to defer their studies) must return acceptance documents by the deadline specified in the terms and conditions
  • Deferral of this scholarship is permitted (details included in scholarship terms and conditions)

Please note:

  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study
  • Scholarship is not transferable to another university

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in an eligible course of study
  • Maintain a full-time study load of at least 75 credit points each study period at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 70 each study period
  • Pass all units attempted each study period


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