How to apply for scholarships

There are many scholarships to apply for, but where do you find them all? The easiest way to find out about scholarships is to do a google search for the degree you’re interested in. For example, if you are a woman and are interested in doing engineering, type in “engineering scholarships women australia”.


As you can see, a whole list of options comes up!

The Good Universities Guide is also a really handy website to look for scholarship options. Simply fill out the boxes with your information and it looks for scholarships for you!

Whatever university you want to go to, also make sure to check out their websites for information on scholarships. For example, if you hoping to have a scholarship for the University of Wollongong, click here to look for your options.

You may find that the university you wish to go to does not offer the scholarship you need. It is worth your time to speak to that university directly and ask what scholarships they could have available for you. If you find they still don’t offer a scholarship for you, look for other universities that may offer that scholarship. For example, on the University of Wollongong website, there isn’t a refugee option in the scholarship section. However, you could call and ask if they have equity-based scholarships, which refugee status would fit into. If not, here are some examples of other universities that have scholarships for refugees: Macquarie University, Western Sydney University College, University of Technology Sydney.

Looking for scholarships outside of university? Apply the same search methods that you used for university scholarships! You can also check out this website for scholarship information for TAFE NSW.

Good luck!

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