Southern Cross University

Scholarships and financial assistance

SCU equity programs aim to make tertiary education accessible to all eligible students, regardless of their background. 


Equity Scholarships

Commencing and continuing students who meet low socio-economic criteria are eligible for support from one of two available programs at SCU:

  • Southern Cross University Equity Scholarships, which range in value from $500 to $2,000 and are offered to the most disadvantaged students 
  • Southern Cross University Equity Book Bursaries, which are vouchers valued at up to $500.

Applications from Australian Indigenous students will be considered for a range of other scholarships.

All Equity Scholarships applications are processed centrally through UAC.

How to apply for Equity Scholarships.

Rising Star Scholarships Program

Rising Star scholarships are available to commencing and continuing students on a competitive merit basis. Scholarship eligibility and criteria varies. To find out more, visit the SCU website.

Financial assistance

Youth and Student Allowances

For details on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit the Australian Government's Department of Human Services website.