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2019 - Curtin Enabling Program Regional Bursary - Closed

2019 - Curtin Enabling Program Regional Bursary is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Curtin Enabling Program Regional Bursary has been developed by Curtin University to encourage and support regional or remote students who have chosen to study an eligible enabling course at Curtin University.

Moving to Perth for tertiary study may seem daunting, but it can be a fun and rewarding experience for students who prefer to learn in a collaborative and interactive classroom environment. The CEPRB can provide financial assistance towards relocation and accommodation costs for students who relocate for study, travel costs and expenses associated with studying online.

Student type
  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Humanities
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Science
Course type
  • Pathways to undergraduate
Specifically for
  • Students from regional or remote areas

Non-gender specific

  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Scholarship base
  • Need Based

The Curtin Enabling Program Regional Bursary will provide the following support:

A total value ranging from $500 to $5,000 as a one-off payment. Bursaries are awarded according to need and distance from Perth. University housing may be included as part of the bursary.

  • UniReady 1 - Accommodation and Relocation (Curtin Housing) up to $5,000
    For students who require assistance with accommodation and relocation cost to Perth from a regional location
  • UniReady 2 - Accommodation and Relocation (Off Curtin campus) up to $5,000
    For students who require assistance with accommodation and relocation cost to Perth from a regional location 
  • UniReady 3 - Relocation Cost Only up to $1,000
    For students who require assistance in only their relocation cost to Perth from a regional location
  • UniReady 4 - Commuter Bursary up to $800
    For students studying on campus who require financial assistance for transport cost, distance from Bentley Campus should be more than 1.5 hours one way
  • UniReady 5 - Support for Access up to $1,000
    For students who are studying online in a regional location and require financial support for their online studies

Note: The value of bursary will be determined by the UniReady Program and Scholarships Office depending on the information and supporting documentation provided in your application.

Payment will be made approximately mid-March.

Eligible courses
  • UniReady Enabling Program
  • Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course
  • Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course
Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for a Curtin Enabling Program Regional Bursary:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Enrolling full-time (100 credits) in an eligible enabling program at Curtin University in 2019
  • Past the compulsory school age in semester 1, 2019 (as defined by the Western Australian School Education Act 1999)
  • Must be living permanently in a regional or remote Western Australian location

Please note:

  • The primary purpose of this bursary is to assist students who live in regional areas, however preference will be given to recent school leavers under the age of 20 and students who can demonstrate financial hardship.
  • This bursary is not deferrable.
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled full-time in eligible course

Bursary 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 bursary conditions shall be ineligible to retain the bursary. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office.

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 bursary.

  • Change from full-time enrolment
  • Change of course

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 bursary, 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 and guide available to download from right hand side of this page when bursary is open for application

Step 2: Complete

  • Important information such as formatting and documentation requirements are detailed in the application guide

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and on application form
  • Late or incomplete applications will be assessed as unsuccessful

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent via email within 10 working days of receiving application

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Demonstrated financial hardship and low socio-economic status
    • Personal statement why the bursary is important for you and your future

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via email listed through TISC on 21 December 2018 (all successful and unsuccessful applicants notified)

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by 31 January 2019

Please note:

  • Bursary will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient need
  • Bursary will commence from first semester of study
  • Bursary is not transferrable to another university or course


Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:

In Person:
Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Building 101, Level 1
Kent Street

Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Building 101, Level 1
GPO Box U1987

08 9266 3279

Please note:

All applications must be signed.

Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:


Curtin Teaching and Learning
Building 105
Curtin University
Tel:+61 8 9266 7632
Fax:+61 8 9266 1734

Further information

For further information about the UniReady program, please contact Curtin Teaching and Learning:

Building 105
Curtin University, Kent Street
Tel: 1300 222 888

For advice on how to complete your application, please download the Application Guide.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for, and if successful, will be awarded the highest value scholarship. If students are successful in receiving an offer for more than one scholarship valued the same, they will have 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;
  • 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
  • An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.

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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