The information below will help you complete and submit your application and supporting documentation.
Each scholarship has an information page which will outline the specific eligibility criteria. The criteria may be based on:
- Academic record (merit)
- Financial need
- Course type or faculty
You can use the scholarship search to find scholarships that meet specific criteria.
If you are applying for a financial need scholarship the assessment is based on:
- Answers to questions on the application form
- Income and living arrangements
- Special considerations that affect your ability to study.
You will receive notice within eight weeks of the scholarship closing date.
Notification will be sent in one of the following ways:
- Undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework current students – to your official communication channel (OCC) in OASIS.
- Undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework future students – the email address supplied to TISC in Mid-January.
- Higher degree by research applicants – by email and a letter to your preferred mailing address.
If you have been shortlisted for an interview, you will receive a phone call to let you know.
Online applications for current students
To be considered for the scholarship your application must be complete. An incomplete application will be assessed as ineligible.
You can edit your application in My Scholarships at any time before the submission deadline. Editing your scholarship will withdraw it from the application system and will need to be resubmitted after you have made your changes.
You can find your application in OASIS > My Studies > My Scholarships Applications
If you have applied for multiple scholarships, each application can be edited and resubmitted separately.
If you do not resubmit your application by the deadline, your application will be deemed unsubmitted and will not be assessed.
When applying online, all your supporting documentation must be provided in PDF format with a maximum file size per document of 5MB.
Save your files in the format familyname-documenttype (e.g. smith-bankstatement). Do no use any special characters as this may cause issues when uploading them.
Do not compress your documents (i.e. zip files). Tips for reducing file size can be found online.
There are many ways you can create a PDF from your text or image files. Here are some ways that may be available:
- Save as Adobe PDF – select this option from the File > Save menu.
- Print to PDF – select print then choose pdf as your printer.
- Use Adobe Acrobat to create PDFs (Adobe Acrobat Reader cannot create PDFs)
Use one of the free PDF creator programs available. A list of these programs is available on Wikipedia: List of PDF software. Curtin does not support or endorse any specific PDF software.
You view the status of your application in OASIS > My Studies > My Scholarships Applications
The outcome of your application will be listed here once outcomes have been determined.
Preparing your supporting documentation
If you are applying for a financial need scholarship you may be requested to provide details of your bank transactions in your application. This information is used to substantiate your financial hardship claims.
Bank transaction details would be required for :
- All of your accounts, including any credit card, home loan or savings account
- All of your partner’s accounts (if applicable).
The transaction details need to include:
- The last 60 days transactions taken no more than 10 days before the application submission date. If there are no transactions in this date range show evidence of this.
- Date, description and value of each transaction
- Annotations which provide an explanation for all:
- Credits e.g. work income, loan, gift
- Debits over $2,000 e.g. transfer to savings, payment of loan, transfer to housemate for house expenses
- Account name and account number
Acceptable formats include:
- A statement if it shows the correct date range
- A transaction listing from your bank
- Screenshots from internet banking. If a screenshot is provided you will also need to include either a screenshot of your home page or a statement which shows your name and account number.
- Downloaded csv Excel files are NOT accepted
Example bank statements
The financial statement is intended to be a way to elaborate on any circumstances that have not yet been covered within the application.
The financial statement is not required for all applications.
You may want to include one if you have any circumstances that have affected your ability to study or work.
Any statements you make in your statement must be supported with documentation (e.g. medical documentation, death certificate, carer evidence, etc).
If you are applying for an industry sponsored scholarship, we recommend that you research the industry sponsor before completing your application. You will then be able to answer the questions in relation to the industry sponsor’s values and objectives.
If you are applying for two industry scholarships which have the same question you can use the same statement for each, however it is recommended that you tailor each statement for the specific scholarship.
For merit-based scholarships, you may be required to include at least one reference.
If you are enrolled in your
- First semester – a letter from your high school principal is acceptable.
- Second semester or later – we recommend you provide a reference from a lecturer, tutor or employer.
You can supply more than one reference if they are available.
References should be either on letterhead paper or signed by your referee. The letter should include your major academic achievements, commitment to your learning field, leadership qualities and any other supporting statements.
For merit-based scholarships, you may be required to provide your resume.
Please ensure your resume is clear, concise and no longer than 2 pages long.