Curtin’s scholarship program rewards academic excellence, supports meaningful research and enables students from all backgrounds to realise their potential.

What is a scholarship?

A scholarship is a sum of money or other financial assistance given to students to support their study, which is not a loan. The money is given to you as long as you fulfil key requirements such as academic performance, work experience or volunteer commitments.

Who is eligible?

Curtin offers a range of scholarships for students who are:

  • from low-income backgrounds
  • from Indigenous backgrounds
  • high achievers
  • from regional areas
  • studying specific courses

Each program has different eligibility criteria, application processes and closing dates.

“I am a recipient of the Curtin Excellence Scholarship and the BHP Women in Engineering Scholarship. Receiving a scholarship has been an amazing opportunity and has taken so much pressure off. I can enjoy my course and my career, without having a huge HECS debt.”

Natasha Murphy, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Curtin Excellence Scholarship

Curtin Excellence Scholarships will automatically be awarded to domestic year 12 students who graduate with an ATAR of 96+*, have an eligible Curtin course as their first preference and accept our main round offer:

  • Students who receive an ATAR of 96 – 96.99 will receive a one-year scholarship valued at $5,000.
  • Students who receive an ATAR of 97+ will receive a three-year scholarship valued at $15,000.

*Medical school students are ineligible for this scholarship.

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