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2018 - Rider Levett Bucknall Scholarships - Closed

2018 - Rider Levett Bucknall Scholarships is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Rider Levett Bucknall Scholarships have been developed by the Rider Levett Bucknall in conjunction with Curtin University to encourage and support students progressing into their third or fourth year of Construction Management course at Curtin University.

One Rider Levett Bucknall Third Year Scholarship will be offered to a current second year student.
One Rider Levett Bucknall Fourth Year Scholarship will be offered to a current third year student.

Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading Australian and Global Quantity Surveying, Cost Management and Property Advisory consultancy. Rider Levett Bucknall has been operating continuously in Perth for over 50 Years and has been involved in many of its major construction projects.

Student type
  • Current Students
  • Science
Course type
  • Undergraduate

Non-gender specific

  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded



The Rider Levett Bucknall Scholarship will provide the following support as one-off payment (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):

  • A cash payment of $2,000. The stipend may be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards payment of their course fees, or for other education related expenses such as text books and/or general living expenses.
  • The recipient will also be given the opportunity to undertake paid work experience which could satisfy the practical experience component of the program.

Payment will be made in mid-late September, 2018 depending on receipt of payment from Rider Levett Bucknall.

Eligible courses

Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to be considered for the Rider Levett Bucknall Scholarship:

  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder
  • Enrolled full-time (100 credits per semester) at Curtin University
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) in their second or third year in 2017
  • Will be enrolled in a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) in their third or fourth year in 2018
  • Have a minimum CWA of (65)
  • Not be in receipt of any other industry sponsored scholarship

Other considerations

  • Preference may be given to representation from diverse student groups including: Aboriginal heritage or female students in non-traditional fields

Please note:

Students below are not eligible for this scholarship:

  • Enrolled through OUA
  • Students from all other institutions who are enrolled in a Curtin course as part of cross-institutional studies where their qualification will be awarded by their home institution
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in the eligible course and major of study
  • Maintain a full-time study load of at least 100 credit points each semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 65 each semester
  • Pass all units attempted each semester
  • Must submit a 1000 word written report outlining their scholarship experiences at the conclusion of the scholarship
  • Must not apply or receive any other industry sponsored scholarship whilst receiving the Rider Levett Bucknall Scholarship

Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress as outlined above. Progress will be assessed at the end of each study period. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who breaches the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office in consultation with a representative of Rider Levett Bucknall.

Changes to enrolment

If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office ( for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.

  • Change from full time enrolment
  • Change of course

Leave of Absence is not permitted.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

How to apply

Application process

Step 1: Download

  • Application form can be accessed via ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
  • In order to apply online, you must first receive the offer of a place for the eligible course and accept the offer.
  • Once you receive your Curtin Student number and activate your OASIS account you can apply the scholarship online.

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 ‘Application Advice’ tab on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

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

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt sent to student email within 10 working days of receiving application

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Academic merit
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Personal attributes
    • Performance in interview

Step 6: Shortlist for Interview

  • Shortlisted applicants sent interview date and time via student email within 2 weeks of scholarship closing date
  • Shortlisted applicants must be available for designated interview time
  • Unsuccessful applicants sent notification via Scholarship Channel

Step 7: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date
  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants notified

Step 8: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by deadline
  • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship will commence from 2018
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university


Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information

What scholarships can I apply for? 

How do I complete my application? Please refer to the Application Guide.

How do I prepare for an interview?

Holding more than one industry scholarship:

Students that do not currently hold an industry funded scholarship may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible to apply for however, students cannot hold more than one conflicting industry funded scholarship.

If students are successful for more than one industry funded scholarship in the same award period, they will be given the opportunity to select their preferred scholarship.

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact


For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see  or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 


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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