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How to apply for a USC scholarship


Semester 1, 2020 applications are open

Applying is easy. For domestic students, you only need to submit one application form to be considered for most USC scholarships and bursaries.

Simply log in to the ApplyUSC portal: 

  • If you don't have USC login details, create an account. You can apply for a scholarship before you receive your offer to study.
  • If you are a new or continuing student, sign in using your USC username and password. Where you are asked for an application number, add your student ID number.

Complete and submit the application form, including the required supporting documentation and we will assess which scholarships you are eligible for.

Use the scholarships finder to search for all other scholarships. Check the eligibility requirements and application process for each one. Several scholarships and bursaries (including external scholarships) require individual application forms. You will find these forms on the relevant scholarship page.

What supporting documentation will I need?

You may need to supply some of the following documentation to be considered for certain scholarships or bursaries. We recommend that you prepare the materials that apply to you before you start the application process. The below list is a guide and you’ll be prompted through your application for specific documentation depending on the information you provide. Other information may be required for individual scholarships so make sure you read each application carefully.

Personal Statement:

  • A personal statement is where you’ll outline your community service, volunteering and/or leadership experience (no documents necessary)

Financial need:

  • Three recent consecutive payslips 
  • Centrelink statement
  • Three recent payslips from partner 
  • Other income information (eg rental income)

Medical reasons (one or a combination of the below):

  • Medical report from your doctor/psychologist
  • Centrelink statement showing Disability Pension
  • Learning Access Plan (LAP) from AccessAbility Services

Indigenous heritage (one or a combination of the below):

  • Confirmation of Aboriginality (COA)
  • Centrelink statement showing receipt of ABSTUDY
  • Statutory declaration (contact Indigenous Services)

Living status:

  • Sole Parent - Centrelink statement showing the percentage of care (of dependents)
  • Carer - Centrelink statement showing Carer Payment/Allowance
Application dates
Semester 1, 2020 applications 

USC Semester 1, 2020 undergraduate scholarship applications open 1 September 2019 and close on 30 November 2019. Selections will be held in January/February with all applicants being notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 28 February 2020.

Applications lodged after the closing date will not be accepted.

Semester 2, 2020 applications

USC Semester 2, 2020 undergraduate scholarship applications open 1 April 2020 and close on 31 May 2020. Selections will be held in July/August with all applicants being notified of the outcome of their application in August.

Applications lodged after the closing date will not be accepted.

Headstart students

Complete the 'Headstart Scholarship' section on your Headstart application form.

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OP Guarantee Scholarship Scheme

Guarantee Scholarship Scheme at USC for high OP students

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Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander students

Additional scholarships information for Indigenous and Australian South Sea Islander students.

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Careers services
Scholarships for students on low incomes

Information for students already receiving or wanting to receive Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships and Commonwealth Accommodation Costs Scholarships.

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International students

Refer to 'scholarships for international students' and check with your home institution or government to find out if other scholarship options are available.

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External scholarships and awards

Links to the wide range of external scholarships available to students.

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