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External scholarships

USQ students are often eligible to apply for scholarships offered by other organisations and Australian Government departments. If you have any questions, please contact the organisation offering the scholarship directly.

Organisation  Details Closing Date
WebContacts Scholarship

About WebContacts

WebContacts is the leading Australian online mail-order supplier of discounted replacement contact lenses. Since 1984 the company has been dedicated to providing high quality service and to ensuring your expectations on price, quality and choice are surpassed. Through our online division, WebContacts continues to provide this high quality service and the same brand name contact lenses that your eye-care practitioner recommends. We are stockists of all major lens brands including Acuvue, PureVision, Dailies, Air Optix, Total 1, Proclear, Biofinity and Avaira.

Scholarship Value:  WebContacts will provide a $1,200 scholarship for domestic undergraduate/postgraduate students in the field of Health Science.

Scholarship Eligibility:  The applicant must be an Australian citizen and full-time student at a College or University in the field of Health Science. The scholarship is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. If you're an undergraduate, you must have completed one year of a three or four year degree or two years of a five or six year degree before being eligible for the scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:  The WebContacts Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, demonstrated ability and leadership qualities.

Please refer to the WebContacts website for information on how to apply.

Stayz Scholarship Do you have aspirations to work in the travel industry? Maybe you consider yourself the next big thing in travel writing? Maybe you have ideas for a new form of accommodation? Whatever your dreams, Stayz would like to help you reach them! 

We're offering motivated, ambitious and travel-loving individuals, the chance to win a Stayz Scholarship* to the value of $1,000 to help you kick-start your ideal career. This could be the beginning of your wildest dreams coming true! 

Check out the information on our website to see if you're eligible - applications open 3rd April 2015. 

Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships


Each semester we are offering 5 scholarships of $2,000 to students throughout Australia studying an education degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) with a focus on physical education.

The directors of Aqua Vista Glass will assess applications based on a range of factors including each candidate’s:

  • demonstrated interest in teaching physical education;
  • evidence of academic achievement; and
  • planned use of the funds.

Students are only eligible to receive one scholarship. Successful applicants will not be considered for future Aqua Vista Glass scholarships.


To apply for the scholarship, candidates should

  1. be studying an education degree (whether undergraduate or postgraduate), with a desire to enter the teaching profession;
  2. submit an essay of no more than one page (300 words) outlining their interest and background in teaching physical education as well as how they intend to use the scholarship proceeds to advance their goal of teaching physical education; and
  3. submit a formal transcript of their academic results.

A reference from a lecturer or tutor, while not required, will be looked upon favourably.

Apply on line Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships

AlphaCC Scholarships

The Alpha Computer Consultants Digital Design Scholarship

Alpha Computer Consultants is an Adobe Certified Training Provider, running courses in graphic design, web and print production, colour management and video and multimedia.

Scholarship Aim

Our aim is to provide assistance to graduates in a design or related academic field and help them develop their creative and design talents.

Scholarship Inclusion

The successful candidate will have access to a Level 1, 2 and 3 (if level 3 is available) course in any of our Adobe courses such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:-

  • Be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a part time or full time student at an Australian College or University. The applicant must be able to show which tertiary education establishment they are attending
  • Be enrolled and studying in a design course.

For further information applicants should email

Menulog Scholarship

Menulog is offering a scholarship of AUD $1500 towards a student’s living and tuition fees and an opportunity to learn about online businesses and marketing from key staff within our company.

The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the scholarship:

- Student must be studying in the following: Marketing, Business, IT, Digital Design or any e-business related field
- Full-time student and applicant must be able to prove that they are studying at a tertiary institution

How to apply
All applicants should email the following to

- Resume/CV
- Course and tertiary institution name of where applicant studies
- A letter outlining as to why this scholarship can help your career (maximum of 400 words)

For more information please visit the Menulog Scholarship website.


Lac Lawyers Scholarship

To be eligible to enter for a chance to win the LAC Lawyers $1,000 scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full time in an accredited tertiary educational institution
  • Studying at any level including, but not limited to: Undergraduate, Masters, Doctorate, Post Graduate Diplomas
  • Be able and willing to supply proof of their attendance to an accredited University in Australia

Value: AUD$1,000 grant to be used for you to attend a legal related conference or event, to assist with your research or to further your education and a congratulatory post and a certificate accrediting you as the greatest submission received.

For more information about how to apply please visit the Lac Lawyers Scholarship website.


Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Clinical Placement Scholarships in an Aboriginal Medical Service


The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Continuing Professional Development is funded by Australian Government Department of Health and administered by Australian College of Nursing. The scheme is an Australian Government initiative to support students enrolled in an entry level nursing or midwifery course to undertake a clinical placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing or midwifery students are encouraged to apply.

Application dates


Applications are now open for clinical placements commenced in 2014 that meet the below eligibility criteria and will commence within three months of submitting your application. Applications are open year round; please ensure that you do not apply for placements outside of this timeframe.

Eligibility Criteria

Clinical placement scholarships are available to nursing and midwifery students who meet the following criteria:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled in an accredited nursing or midwifery course that results in a recognised entry level nursing or midwifery qualification 
  • wish to participate in a clinical placement at an Aboriginal Medical Service

Successful applicants will be required to have completed cultural competence training before commencing the placement. At some clinical placement locations, cultural competence training may be provided by the AMS

This scholarship can only be awarded once during a student's course of study. Current undergraduate NAHSSS scholarship holders are eligible to apply.

Value of scholarship

The maximum total value of the Scholarship is $11,000.

Payments may be made for:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation and living expenses only if a scholar is required to relocate from home to complete the placement 
  • Supervision payment to the AMS or hosting organisation.
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Relocation Scholarship

The Relocation Scholarship is an annual payment for eligible Austudy, Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY Living Allowance customers who have to live away from the family home to study. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of the academic year to help with the costs of living away from home. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the full amount of the Relocation Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.

No closing date
Student Start-Up Scholarship

If you are a full-time student undertaking an approved scholarship course at a higher education institution and are receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you will receive the Student Start-up Scholarship. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of each traditional tertiary semester to help with the up-front costs of studying, such as textbooks and specialised equipment. If you’re eligible you’ll receive the full amount of the Student Start-up Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

Proposed Changes - Higher Education Savings Announcement:

In a recent announcement from the Federal Government and Subject to the passage of legislation, from 1 January 2014, new higher education students in receipt of Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY will be ineligible for the Student Start-up Scholarship (SSS).

Instead, these students will be eligible for equivalent Income Contingent Loans, totalling up to $2,050 per year, to help them pay for up-front costs of study. There will be no interest on these loans, however debts will be indexed by changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Where a student has a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt and takes out an Income Contingent Loan to assist them with the up-front costs of study, repayment will be delayed until after recipients’ HELP debt is completely paid.

Those students who have received a SSS prior to January 2014 will continue to be eligible to receive the SSS while in receipt of student payments. These changes are subject amendments being made to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and are proposed to take effect from 1 January 2014.

If you are confused about these changes or would like more information, please contact Centrelink. USQ will continue to update this information as changes occur.”

For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.
No closing date
Australia Award Scholarships

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

Eligibility requirements and application processes vary throughout the Australia Awards programs. Please follow the links on the Australia Award Scholarships website for detailed information about the eligibility criteria and selection process for each program. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria of the specific scholarship to which they are applying, including English language requirements.

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ACS Foundation The ACS Foundation advances the IT and business professions by providing structured work integrated learning and research scholarships. Our practical scholarship opportunities develop student's workplace skills while providing them the platform to meet future employers - a variety of Scholarships are available. various closing dates
Australian Rotary Health Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.

We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.

Australian Rotary Health is supported by a number of Rotary Clubs in Australia. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Find out more about our research and activities.
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Australian College of Nursing RCNA administers the nursing component of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Support Scheme which provides funding for undergraduate and postgraduate study, professional development and clinical placements. check website
Indigenous Scholarships Welcome to the Indigenous Scholarships website. This is where you'll find information about undergraduate scholarships available in Australia, designed for Indigenous students. check website
Defence University Scholarships For students studying an engineering or health degree No closing date
Clinical Placement Scholarships To support Nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate or entry level Nursing or Midwifery degree to undertake a clinical placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service. No closing date