This information is designed to help you give your child informed guidance about the scholarship application process at Curtin.
There are a large number of merit and equity based scholarships available for commencing students. These range from scholarships for high achieving students and scholarships for those that may need financial support to assist with the costs of study, or relocation costs for regional students. Find out more here.
There is also an advanced search function on the scholarships website which allows you to search for scholarships that are applicable for your child.
To receive regular updates on the scholarships that match your selected criteria, sign up for the scholarships email alert. You will receive a notification when the relevant scholarships are open for application with a link to the web page and application form.
John Curtin Scholarship Program Scholarships applications will be open 1 July 2021. The majority of scholarship applications will be open on 15 August 2021.
John Curtin Scholarship Program Scholarships which close 15 September 2021. The majority of scholarships close on 19 November 2021.
Note: The Curtin Excellence Scholarship is based on eligibility only and does not require an application.
Outcomes will be sent after main round course offers.
John Curtin Scholarship Program outcomes are sent early (for students who have not applied for the school of Medicine) in December 2021.
All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via the email they have provided through TISC.
Please ensure students have access at all times to their email address that they supply to TISC.
Start the scholarship search early – get started on the process as soon as applications open to ensure your child has enough time to prepare their application
Encourage your child to apply for all of the scholarships they are eligible for – students will not be offered more than one scholarship, however applying for all relevant scholarships will increase your child’s opportunities for receiving a scholarship
Encourage your child to participate in activities outside of the classroom – if your child is looking to apply for a merit or leadership based scholarship, we look for well-rounded students who are involved in activities and programs that are meaningful to them (not just the required community service hours through school)
The prestigious John Curtin Scholarship Program offers scholarships to exceptional students who reflect the qualities of John Curtin, one of Australia’s great Prime Ministers. These qualities are: vision, leadership and community service. This program includes the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship and the Julia Gillard Women in Leadership Scholarship.
For information about the other merit based scholarships available, go to the filter search here.
The StepUp Bonus grants an adjustment factor of five additional ATAR points based on their high school, making applicants eligible to be considered for admission into Curtin courses. If your child is eligible for the StepUp Bonus, their ATAR will be adjusted accordingly.
This bonus is considered with the Curtin Excellence Scholarship.
Students may only receive one scholarship offer in an offer round. If they qualify for two scholarships, they will be offered the scholarship of higher value.
There are also a large range of scholarships available for students once they become a current Curtin student. These scholarships open in October each year and close in March the following year. Further information about these scholarships can be found on the scholarships website.
Offers for the Principal’s Recommendation Award are released after main round course offers.
The Principal’s Recommendation Award is funded through Curtin. Students who are nominated by their high school must meet the eligibility criteria in order to receive an offer for the Award.