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2018 - Semester 2 - Postgraduate Equity Grant (All Faculties) - Closed

2018 - Semester 2 - Postgraduate Equity Grant (All Faculties) is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Postgraduate Equity Grant is to support students undertaking postgraduate studies who are experiencing financial hardship.

Student type
  • Current Students
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Science
Course type
  • Postgraduate Coursework

Non-gender specific

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

The Postgraduate Equity Grant will provide the following support up to a maximum of one year (based on a full-time study load of at least 100 credits): 

  • Cash payment of between $500 and $2,000 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses
Eligible courses

Please refer below for the courses eligible for the Postgraduate Equity Grant in each faculty.

Curtin Graduate School of Business:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business
  • Graduate Diploma in Business
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Leadership
  • Master of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics)
  • Double MBA/MSc (Mineral and Energy Economics) degree

Health Science:

  • All postgraduate by coursework degrees are eligible


  • All postgraduate by coursework degrees are eligible

Science & Engineering:

  • Only Masters by coursework degrees are eligible
Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for a Postgraduate Equity Grant:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian or New Zealand citizen
  • Applied for, admitted to, or enrolled full-time (100 credits per semester) or part-time (50 credit or less per semester) in an eligible postgraduate course at Curtin University as at the scholarship closing date
  • Enrolled as an internal student at the Bentley Campus
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 50 or above (or equivalent)
  • From a low socio-economic background (ascertained from answers on application form)
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
  • Not in receipt of any other scholarships
Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Maintain enrolment each semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 50 each semester
  • Fail no more than one unit attempted each semester

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.

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 (If approved the maximum period of leave is 12 months)

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: Apply

  • 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

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 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
    • Demonstrated financial hardship

Step 6: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of outcome via Scholarhsip Channel (Student OASIS) within approx. 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date 

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by the deadline
Please note:
  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study for which the scholarship was awarded
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university


Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information

For more information about what scholarships you can apply for please visit our application profiles.

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 however, will only be awarded up to one Curtin funded continuing scholarship.  A continuing scholarship is defined as a scholarship that has more than two payments.  A Curtin funded scholarship is a scholarship that is solely funded by Curtin.

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact

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