Undergraduate Scholarships

Cyber Security Hub Scholarship

Eligibility: New domestic undergraduate students applying for study in the Bachelor of Information Technology with a major in Cyber Security at Macquarie University, with an ATAR entrance ranking score equal to or greater than 90.

Value: $5000 per year for up to four years.

Applications: Applications will be open from January 2017.

The Cyber Security Hub Scholarship aims to support to high school leavers applying for tertiary study in 2017 for the Bachelor of Information Technology with a major in Cyber Security at Macquarie University. This scholarship is funded by Optus for 2017.

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Macquarie Education Costs Scholarship (MECS)

Eligibility: Students who have been hampered by disadvantages beyond their control.

Value: $5198 (2016 value) per year for up to four years.

Applications: Applications for 2017 will open on the UAC Equity Scholarship website on 3 August 2016

All successful applicants will be able to demonstrate financial hardship. Applicants need to be in receipt of Youth Allowance or any other means tested Commonwealth support. This equity based scholarship is designed to support recipients whose opportunities to study at university may have been hampered by situations out of their control.

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Global Leadership Entry Program (GLEP)

Eligibility: Student nominated as part of the GLEP Program admissions application process

Value: $5000 for your first year of study at Macquarie University in 2017 (non deferrable). There are two scholarships available for 2017.

Applications: Currently closed

The Global Leadership Entry Program recognises students who are actively engaged in their local and global community to provide them with an early offer to Macquarie University and access to the Global Leadership Program based on their leadership qualities, extracurricular awards or achievements and academic results.

Selection criteria

  • Domestic students who have been made an offer for admission through the Global Leadership Entry Program for Session 1 2017.
  • Students who have demonstrated extensive engagement or significant achievement of service to local or wider community, resulting in the positive change or enhancement for the benefit of others.

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Macquarie Accommodation Scholarship (MAS)

Eligibility: Students relocating from regional and rural Australia with demonstrated financial hardship.

Value: $10398 (2016 value) per annum for up to four years.

Applications:  Applications for 2017 will open on the UAC Equity Scholarship website on 3 August 2016

All successful applicants will be able to demonstrate financial hardship (applicants need to be in receipt of Youth Allowance or any other means tested Commonwealth support) and that they are relocating from a rural area to study at Macquarie University.

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Mature Age/Non Current School Leaver Scholarship

Eligibility: Non school leavers with demonstrated financial hardship

Value: $5198 (2016 value) per year for up to four years

Applications:  Applications for 2017 will open on the UAC Equity Scholarship website on 3 August 2016

Financial support for mature age students/non current school leavers who are interested in undertaking undergraduate study.

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Macquarie University Refugee Scholarship

Eligibility: Students from a refugee background with demonstrated financial hardship

Value: $5198 (2016 value) per year for up to four years (value indexed each year).

Applications: Applications for 2017 will open on the UAC Equity Scholarship website on 3 August 2016

Macquarie University recognises the particular financial and other support needs of students from a refugee background. Two scholarships will be offered each year to students from refugee backgrounds. These scholarships complement the University's Refugee Mentoring Program, which aims to raise aspirations towards tertiary study among refugee children.

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Macquarie University Dunmore Lang College Regional and Rural Scholarship

Eligibility: Students relocating from regional and rural Australia.

Value: A fully funded standard room at DLC for up to four years of undergraduate study

Applications: Currently closed

This Macquarie University and Dunmore Lang College Regional and Rural scholarship was created in recognition of the initial and ongoing costs for a student relocating from regional and rural Australia to study at Macquarie University. Recipients of the Regional and Rural Scholarship also receive other forms of support.

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Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (ICECS)

The Commonwealth Scholarships program has changed.  The Australian Government is in the process of preparing program guidelines for the new Indigenous Students Support Program (ISSP).  We will publish details of the changes as soon as they become available.  In the meantime, Indigenous students with financial need are encouraged to lodge an equity scholarship application at uac.edu.au/equity

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Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Costs Scholarship (ICAS)

The Commonwealth Scholarships program has changed.  The Australian Government is in the process of preparing program guidelines for the new Indigenous Students Support Program (ISSP).  We will publish details of the changes as soon as they become available.  In the meantime, Indigenous students with financial need are encouraged to lodge an equity scholarship application at uac.edu.au/equity

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Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS)

The Commonwealth Scholarships program has changed.  The Australian Government is in the process of preparing program guidelines for the new Indigenous Students Support Program (ISSP).  We will publish details of the changes as soon as they become available.  In the meantime, Indigenous students with financial need are encouraged to lodge an equity scholarship application at uac.edu.au/equity

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Laurie Schalchlin Memorial Actuarial Scholarship

Eligibility: Students enrolled or intending to enrol in a course leading to the award of a bachelor degree with a major in Actuarial Studies.

Value: $2,500 per annum tenable for one year.

Applications: Closed for 2016

Available to students enrolled full time in or intending to enrol in a course at Macquarie University leading to the award of a bachelor degree with a major in Actuarial Studies.

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Macquarie University Alumni Family Scholarship

Eligibility: New incoming undergraduate student in any discipline who is closely related to someone (parent, sibling or grandparent) who has attended Macquarie University.

Value: Valued at $5000 per year, and renewable for up to four (4) years contingent on meeting ongoing eligibility requirements.

Applications: Currently closed

The Macquarie University Family Scholarship was established to encourage the legacy of family members attending Macquarie across generations. It is awarded to an incoming student in any discipline.

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Macquarie University Alumni Ani Apcarian Scholarship

Eligibility: New incoming full-time undergraduate student majoring in early childhood education.

Value: $2,500 tenable for one year.

Applications: Currently closed

This scholarship honours Ani's commitment to volunteering and her passion for early childhood education, her chosen career which she did not get to pursue because her life was so tragically cut short.

The purpose of the scholarship is to enable the holder to pursue a full-time program of study leading to a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), within the Institute for Early Childhood at Macquarie University.

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Macquarie University Merit Scholarship

Eligibility: Secondary students with an ATAR of 98.5 or above.

Value: $12,000 per year for up to 5 years.

Applications: Currently closed

The University invites final year secondary students expecting to receive an ATAR of 98.5 or above to apply for a Macquarie University Merit Scholarship. These highly competitive and non-deferrable scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit in the HSC or equivalent.

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PACE Scholarship

Eligibility: New students with an ATAR of 93 or above, and non-current school applicants with an equivalent admissions rank or who have an offer of admission through the Mature Age Entry Scheme

Value: $1,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Applications: Currently closed

Through PACE, Macquarie students put their academic learning into practice by working on real world projects with one of our 400+ PACE partners in the business, government and community sectors. Students get to actively contribute to positive change in an organisation and make a difference to the community it serves, while developing valuable career skills and networks.

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Faculty of Science and Engineering Academic Achievement Entry Scholarships

Eligibility: Incoming undergraduate student (completed Year 12 in 2015) with an ATAR of 90 or more.

Value: $2,000 or $5,000

Applications: Currently closed

The Faculty of Science and Engineering are offering a range of academic scholarships for high achieving Year 12 HSC students commencing in 2017.

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Doris Wallent Scholarship in Mathematics

Eligibility: Awarded to students for excellence in mathematics.

Value: $300 tenable for one year.

Applications: Contact the Department of Mathematics for details. Email: sci.maths-adm@mq.edu.au or phone 02 9850 8947

One scholarship will be awarded for excellence in mathematics in the NSW/ACT Higher School Certificate to a first year student enrolled in the units MATH132 and MATH133.

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Le Fevre Scholarship in Chemistry

Eligibility: Full-time students undertaking a Bachelor degree with a coherent study in chemistry.

Value: $2000 in the first year, $2100 in the second year and $2200 in the third year of the scholarship.

Applications:  Contact the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences for details

Scholarship recipients will be required to enrol in the following units during the period of the scholarship:

  • Year 1: CBMS101, CBMS103
  • Year 2: CBMS204, CBMS207, CBMS208
  • Year 3: At least 18 credit points of 300-level chemistry and meet the requirements of the Major in Chemistry.

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Macquarie University Robert Menzies College Accommodation Costs Scholarship

Eligibility: New or continuing RMC students with demonstrated financial need.

Value: $3000 tenable for one year.

Applications: Applications are open now and close 25 January 2017.  To apply please complete the online form.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in financial need with accommodation costs support while living in RMC. In addition to lodging the online application above, students also need to apply for a scholarship on the Robert Menzies college website. Preference will be given to students who have not received the scholarship before.

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Robert Menzies College Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

Eligibility: Indigenous students with demonstrated financial need.

Value: Rebate on accommodation fees at RMC to the value of $8000 pa.

Applications: Applications are open now and close 25 January 2017.  To apply please complete the online form.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist Indigenous students in financial need with accommodation costs support while living in RMC. One scholarship is available valued at $8000 per year ($4000 per half year) and renewable for up to 4 years subject to ongoing eligibility. The scholarship will be paid as a rebate on accommodation fees.

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Alumni First in Family Scholarship

Eligibility: New incoming undergraduate student in any discipline who is the first one of their immediate family (parent, sibling or grandparent) to attended University.

Value: Valued at $5000 per year, and renewable for up to four (4) years contingent on meeting ongoing eligibility requirements.

Applications: Currently closed

The Macquarie University First in Family Scholarship was established to support students who are the first of their immediate family (parent, sibling or grandparent) to attend University. It is awarded to an incoming undergraduate student in any discipline.

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Barton Family Scholarship

Eligibility: Continuing second year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration, the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Science.

Value: $4000 tenable for one year only (x 2 scholarships for 2016).

Applications: Applications are now open and close 19 February 2017. To apply please complete either B Science Students Application Form or B Commerce/BBA Student Application Form.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support two students who are undertaking study at Macquarie University. One scholarship will be awarded to a continuing second year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration or the Bachelor of Commerce and one will be for a continuing second year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science.

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Alumni Accommodation Scholarship

Eligibility: New incoming undergraduate student in any discipline who is relocating from a regional or rural area to study at Macquarie University and is able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Value: $10398 per year, renewable for up to four (4) years contingent on meeting ongoing eligibility requirements.

Applications: Currently closed

The Macquarie University Alumni Accomodation Scholarship was established to assist students who are able to demonstrate financial hardship (applicants need to be in receipt of Youth Allowance or any other means tested Commonwealth support) and that they are relocating from a rural area to study at Macquarie University.

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Alumni Education Costs Scholarship

Eligibility: New incoming undergraduate student in any discipline who is able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Value: $5198 per year, renewable for up to four (4) years contingent on meeting ongoing eligibility requirements.

Applications: Currently closed

The Macquarie University Alumni Education Costs Scholarship was established to assist students who are able to demonstrate financial hardship (applicants need to be in receipt of Youth Allowance or any other means tested Commonwealth support).

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Nippon Foundation Scholarships for future teachers of Japanese

Eligibility: Students training to become future teachers of Japanese language in Australian Schools

Value: $2,500 

Applications: MJS Centre

The purpose of this scholarship program is to maintain high quality teaching practices of Japanese language in the NSW Community and to acknowledge the outstanding achievement of successful applicants currently enrolled in education.

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The Dr Edward Watts Scholarship

Eligibility: Domestic first or second year undergraduate student who has a spinal injury and/or is a wheelchair user due to a physical disability.

Value: $5000 for one year of study only at Macquarie University in 2017 (non deferrable). There is one scholarship available for 2017.

Applications: Applications will be open from January 2017.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support a student who has a spinal injury and/or is a wheelchair user due to a physical disability.

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The Walter & Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship

Eligibility: Domestic undergraduate students with a physical disability going into their second year or above. Applicants must also demonstrate financial hardship.

Value: $10,000 for one year of study only at Macquarie University in 2017 (non deferrable). There are three scholarships available for 2017.

Applications: Applications will be open from January 2017.

This scholarship aims to support current students with a physical disability who are in financial need.

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