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Curtin University

2019 - Curtin Housing Bursary (new students)

Status: Open
Applications open: 30/01/2019
Applications close: 22/03/2019

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Curtin Housing Bursary has been established to assist commencing students requiring financial support who will be residing in Curtin Housing in 2019.

Student type
  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
  • Science & Engineering
Course type
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Coursework

Non-gender specific

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

The Curtin Housing Bursary provides the following:

  • A one-off subsidy of $1,000 towards Curtin on-campus housing.

The subsidy will be paid directly to the housing residence as a one-off instalment in semester 1, 2019. The recipient will not be in direct receipt of the funds.

Eligible courses

All undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa or New Zealand citizen
  • Commencing studies in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at Curtin University in semester 1, 2019
  • Requiring financial support
  • Commencing on-campus accommodation at Bentley in 2019

How to apply

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:
    • Financial need
    • Preference will be given to students who have relocated from a regional or remote area
    • Preference will be given to students who are not currently in receipt of a scholarship
    • Preference will be given to students who are enrolled full-time 

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

Need more information?


Scholarships Office


T: +61 1300 222 888

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information


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.

Online Application

Online Application Form

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