Vice-Chancellor's Social Champion Scholarship

About the scholarship

Three scholarships will be offered to international students intending to commence at UC in semester 1 2023, who exhibit the University of Canberra’s core values and demonstrate a commitment to social engagement, sustainability and reducing inequalities.

We particularly encourage applications from students who:

  • live in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa and South Asia.
  • do not otherwise have the resources to finance international study.
  • do not have access to other significant scholarships (example: Australia Awards).

Scholarship benefits

Up to $50,000 per year, covering:

  • all of your tuition fees for the course duration
  • on-campus accommodation
  • $10,000 AUD yearly financial allowance
  • other miscellaneous expenses in the first year

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • are located offshore at the time of application.
  • have applied for but not yet commenced an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Canberra.
  • have satisfied the program academic requirement with a minimum of 80% average (or equivalent).
  • hold any form of offer letter (including conditional or provisional offer) issued by the University of Canberra.
  • are applying to study on an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
  • are a new commencing student.
  • the primary visa applicant. Dependants will not be eligible for the scholarship, or able to accompany the primary visa applicant.

Selection criteria

Applicants will need to submit a written statement that demonstrates the following:

  • Financial need
  • Demonstrated values and experience in the following areas:
    • Potential to evolve as a leader in ways that embrace and advance the principles of social and economic equity, and their practice.
    • Making a positive difference to the community by doing things differently, innovating, and inspiring others.
    • Curiosity and a desire to learn from, collaborate and engage with perspectives from a range of cultural contexts.

How to apply

Key dates

  1. 1 April 2022 - Applications open
  2. 9 October 2022 - Applications close
  3. End of October 2022 - Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview
  4. November 2022 - Final scholarship outcomes will be announced

To apply, you must complete the VC’s Social Champion Scholarship online application form.

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Questions?

If you have any questions, please email us at scholarships@canberra.edu.au.