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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

ECU will be sponsoring 5 students to attend the University Scholars Leadership (USL) Symposium 2014, to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from August 1 to 7, 2014. Applications to represent ECU at the USL Symposium will open 1 April 2014 and outstanding student leaders wanting to expand their understanding of the state of poverty in the world and their own roles in making positive changes are encouraged to apply.

ECU female students who are enrolled in their 2nd year of a Bachelor of Arts degree course, majoring in Visual Arts or Contemporary Fashion and Textiles or commencing her 2nd semester of a Master of Arts (Visual Arts) by Coursework or 2nd semester of a Master of Communications by Research, may be eligible to apply for one of The WA Women's Society of Fine Arts and Crafts Scholarships, one is an Equity based and the other a Travel & Exhibition Scholarship.

Throughout April and May applications are sought from postgraduate students of exceptional research promise to study full-time at ECU in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or research Master degree. These include the Edith Cowan University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (ECUPRS) which is valued at $26,000 (tax free) PA.


Mrs Mac's Rural Scholarship recipients 2013

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's Mrs Mac's Rural Scholarship

Ten rural students will get a helping hand with their studies thanks to scholarships from Mrs Mac's.

Award winners

The Vice-Chancellor's 2013 Student Awards

Congratulations to Sarah McGarry and Shufaa Athman the recipients of The Vice-Chancellor's Student Awards for 2013.

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
  • Indigenous student scholarships
  • Rural student support scholarships
  • Academic scholarships
  • Disability scholarships
  • International Students


  • Katia Haines

    "Receiving an ECUPRS has enabled me to achieve my study goals while also being present and available for my children. The scholarship has meant that there was no requirement for me to work while studying, which also greatly alleviated a huge burden financially."

    Katia Haines

    ECU Postgraduate Research Scholarship


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