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At ECU, we reward the achievements of students. Our scholarships recognise those whose life journey so far has not been an easy one, as well as the students displaying outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

With the support of an ECU scholarship, we want to help you realise your ambitions and reach your destination. We offer a range of scholarships to current and future students that aim to help you successfully complete your course by improving your financial situation.

Scholarships available

Current Western Australian year 12 school leavers displaying outstanding academic excellence and endeavour are encouraged to apply for the ECU Excellence Scholarship or the ECU South West Campus Scholarship. Both scholarships will open for online applications 31 August 2015 until 11 January 2016, for students commencing ECU in semester 1, 2016. Students whose first preference of university through TISC is our Bunbury campus should apply for the ECU South West Campus Scholarship, those whose preference is Joondalup or Mount Lawley should apply for the ECU Excellence Scholarships.

The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologists Scholarships will be awarded to current year 12 school leavers enrolling into an ECU technology-related undergraduate Bachelor degree in semester 1, 2016. Find out more from one of last years recipients.


Stacey Dewey, a Bachelor of Education (Primary) student has been awarded an ECU Vice-Chancellor's Aboriginal/and or Torres Strait Islander Scholarship. Thumbnail

Scholarship provides $10,000 boost

Stacey Dewey experienced both good and bad teachers in her school years. But now the Torres Strait Islander student is committed to becoming the best teacher she can be for the next generation.

Social Work graduate Sacha King secured a job in Bangkok thanks to her scholarship. Thumbnail

International opportunity

Sacha King now works for a global humanitarian organisation in Thailand – and it’s all thanks to a scholarship she won in 2013 while studying at ECU. Applications for the 2015 scholarship are now open.

Bachelor of Computer Science student Lachlan Morrison thinks anyone studying at uni should look at what scholarships are available to them. Thumbnail

Study support pays off

There's a wide array of scholarships available to ECU students and one of their recipients says anyone studying or thinking of studying should find out what's on offer.

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Scholarships by pathways

Our scholarship pathways are based on your level of study. Start your search by selecting the pathway that is relevant to you. Our scholarships range from students starting their first degree up to those completing their doctorate.

View our scholarships by pathways:

To increase your opportunity of gaining a scholarship, we also provide access to information about external scholarships and awards. Take a look at the financial support, internships and work placements available.

Scholarships by criteria

You can search for a scholarship by looking for a criteria group that relates to you. These criteria form the main part of the eligibility requirements for a scholarship, and you can find available scholarships under each criteria here.

Our scholarships by criteria include:

  • Financial hardship scholarships
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student scholarships
  • Rural student support scholarships
  • Academic scholarships
  • Disability scholarships
  • International Students
  • Commencing / 1st Year Student undergraduate scholarships


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"I wouldn’t have been able to complete my PhD without the financial support of ECU’s Inspiring Minds Scholarship."

Helen Monks

Inspiring Minds Research Scholarship



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