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.”
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.