Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship

Applications for Semester 2 2022 scholarships have now closed.

Applicants will be advised the outcome of their application by close of business on Friday 26 August 2022.

High achieving students commencing their first undergraduate degree

The University of the Sunshine Coast Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships are intended to recognise, reward and encourage academic excellence.

The Scholarships are paid in instalments of A$1,500 per semester for the normal duration of the program.

A$3,000 per annum for up to 6 semesters for a 3 year program up to a maximum of A$9,000

A$3,000 per annum for up to 8 semesters for a 4 or 5 year program up to a maximum of A$12,000

Scholarship payments will be made approximately three weeks after Census Date, once enrolment has been confirmed.

** Bonus ranks applied as a result of any scheme will NOT apply for the purposes of awarding scholarships

Assessment of leadership achievements and/or community service will be based on information contained in the scholarship application. USC will make its own judgement about what constitutes the most meritorious cases.

USC reserves the right not to offer all the scholarships available.

  • students commencing full-time in first undergraduate program
    • students who have completed any courses as part of an undergraduate bachelor level program at USC or another Higher Education provider will not be eligible
  • have achieved an ATAR of 95 or equivalent**
  • must have graduated year 12 within 2 years prior to commencing your studies at USC
  • have placed USC as your first or second preference on your QTAC application
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Selection criteria
  • high academic achievement 
  • leadership skills demonstrated through academic, extra-curricular or community activities
  • financial need
    • Please note, a maximum of 3 Scholarships will be awarded to applicants within any one USC program
Eligible programs
All undergraduate Bachelor degree programs
Number available
Maximum 40

A$1,500 per semester for the normal duration of the program up to a maximum of A$12,000