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Scholarship details

2019 - Curtin Housing Bursary (current students) - REOPEN

Status: Closed

Applications open: 8/01/2019
Applications close: 22/03/2019

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About this scholarship

The Curtin Housing Bursary has been established to assist students requiring financial support who are currently residing in Curtin Housing and will be renewing their rental agreement for 2019.

  • Current Students
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student
  • Need Based

The Curtin Housing Bursary provides the following 

  • $750 subsidy towards Curtin Housing each semester in 2019 up to a total of $1,500

The subsidy will be paid directly to the housing residence and will be proportioned over the applicable Accommodation Agreement period.  The recipient will not be in direct receipt of the funds. 

Scholarship Details

All undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Curtin Housing Bursary:

  • Living in on-campus accommodation at Bentley in 2018 and renewing their rental agreement at their residence for 2019
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at Curtin University in 2019
  • Enrolled full-time (75 credits minimum)
  • In receipt of an income-tested Centrelink benefit or on a payment schedule with a Curtin residence

Application process

Step 1: Access application form

  • Application form can be accessed via 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

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date is listed at top of the page and within the Scholarships Channel on OASIS
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to student email once application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Preference will be given to students who have relocated from a regional or remote area
    • Preference will be given to students who are residing in lower cost rooms
Step 6: Outcome
  • Outcome will be sent via the Scholarships Channel within 4 weeks of the scholarship closing date
  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants will be notified

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by the deadline

Please note:

  • Bursary will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need
  • Bursary is not transferrable to other accommodation

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Maintain a full-time enrolment (minimum 75 credits) at Curtin University

Enquiries

Scholarships Office

E: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

T: +61 1300 222 888

Frequently Asked questions: https://askcurtin.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/scholarship

Further Information

For information about holding more than one scholarship contact scholarships@curtin.edu.au

Centrelink

For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/income  or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 

Taxation

Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, however if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:

  • It is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider - then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
  • An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.
  • During or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a recipient is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or

The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable.  For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return.  If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.

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