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Curtin University

Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship

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5000 AUD
25 Nov 2024
Application deadline


Scholarships are part of Curtin's commitment to rewarding academic excellence, supporting research and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current Curtin students.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to 5000 AUD ($)

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • other


The Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support Curtin undergraduate and postgraduate students from a refugee-like background who are experiencing financial difficulty in meeting the costs of pursuing higher education. The scholarship is in accordance with Curtin’s long-standing, formal commitment to Ethics and Social Justice.

Applicable programmes


The Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship will provide the following support for the total expected duration of the degree (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):

Total cost of student tuition fees (excluding the Student Services & Amenities Fees (SSAF)) and;

A cash stipend of $5,000 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipients discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Curtin Humanitarian Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder, New Zealand citizen or an international student holding one of the following visas:

o Bridging Visa E holder in Australia

o Bridging Visa A holder in Australia

o Bridging Visa XA holder in Australia

o Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) Visa (subclass 449)

o Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) Visa (subclass 786)

o Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785)

o Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)

  • Currently reside within Australia.
  • Apply to an eligible degree at Curtin University.
  • Enrol into:

o An undergraduate degree at Curtin University Semester 1 or

o A postgraduate [masters by coursework] degree at Curtin University in 2023 Semester 1 or Trimester 1

Be from a refugee-like background, or the relative/dependant of such a person, who experienced forced migration and may have entered Australia in a number of ways including:

o Off-shore approved refugee or humanitarian entrant

o Onshore, community based Asylum Seeker or refugee

o Temporary Protection Visa holder, Safe Haven Enterprise Visa or Bridging Visa

o Family reunion

  • Able to provide details of refugee background.
  • Financial hardship.

Scholarship requirements






226 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

25 Nov 2024

Step 1: Access online application form

Applications are to be submitted using the online application form. Access the form by clicking on 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 Applying for scholarships link on the scholarships website.

Step 3: Submit

Closing date is listed at the top of the page.

Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

Once submitted, application status will change to submitted.


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