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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

Nominations for the 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Student Awards are now open. These awards encourage, recognise and reward students for making an outstanding contribution to university life or through engagement with external communities. ECU students and staff and representative bodies external to the University, may nominate any student, or student team for one or both awards (self-nomination will not be accepted). These awards are valued at $5,000 each. Vice-Chancellor's Student Award for Contribution to University Life This award will be presented to a student, or student team, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to student life at Edith Cowan University.  Vice-Chancellor's Student Award for Engagement This award will be presented to a student, or student team, in recognition of outstanding engagement with external communities that has contributed to the achievement of Edith Cowan University's strategic priorities. Nominations close: 29 June 2015.

Inspiring Minds Research Scholarships are amongst some of the scholarships that are open for application and are designed to support postgraduate students of exceptional research promise to study full-time at ECU in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or research Master degree. The Inspiring Minds Research Scholarship is valued at $40,000 per year (Tax free).

ECU Department of Health (WA) Aboriginal Scholarship is now open for applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in tertiary education for health related disciplines - find out more.


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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


Tim Newhouse

"My scholarship provided me with an important sense of financial security. This means that I can focus on doing what I love, expanding my business and ultimately fulfilling my dreams."

Tim Newhouse

ECU Excellence Scholarship



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