University of Canberra

Scholarships and financial assistance

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


Equity scholarships

UC Access Scholarships are equity-based scholarships that are processed centrally through UAC and available to eligible applicants applying to or enrolled at UC.

UC also offers a variety of other equity scholarships for students experiencing financial hardship. 

Merit scholarships

UC offers a variety of merit-based scholarships each year, including high-achieving scholarships for current school leavers with an ATAR of 95.00 or above.  

Financial assistance


Limited financial assistance is available to students in financial need. To find out more, visit the UC website.

Youth and student allowances

For details on Australian Government financial support through Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit the Department of Human Services website