CSU Postgraduate Equity Scholarship

  • Session 1 Applications closed at 11:59pm 5 Mar 2017
  • Outcome Notice Date:
    9 Mar 2017
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students; Continuing Students
  • Value: $2000
  • Duration: one year (paid in two equal instalments)

Assists students from Equity Groups to study at CSU in a Postgraduate (coursework) course

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for this Scholarship in 2017 you must be: 

  1.  studying a postgraduate degree as an active student;
  2.  enrolled in a CSU course as a Commonwealth supported student; full fee paying students are not eligible;
  3.  enrolled as a full time student;
  4.  a commencing or continuing student. Continuing students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (pass grade average);
  5. enrolled as a internal or online student;
  6. an Australian citizen, a New Zealand Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia (including the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa);
  7. of low socio-economic status:
    • in receipt of an eligible means tested Centrelink Benefit (refer Appendix A) or
    • must be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for this scholarship you must be enrolled in subjects and have met all eligibility criteria by the closing date of this scholarship.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

CSU receives a high volume of applications for scholarships; meeting the eligibility criteria may not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.


The CSU Postgraduate Equity Scholarship Guidelines contain information about how Charles Sturt University will operate the CSU Postgraduate Equity Scholarship. It also contains detailed information about the eligibility criteria, offer and payment procedures and what is required of you if you are successful.

Download the 2017 CSU Postgraduate Equity Scholarship Guidelines [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I save my application and then finish it at a later date?

Yes you can, as long as you log back in and submit your application before the close date.

What is considered financial hardship?

Is considered to be in financial hardship when they find it difficult to provide for themselves, their family or dependents basic necessities such as food, accommodation, clothing, medical treatment and education.

When will I find out if I was successful?

If you are successful in your application for the scholarship, you will be notified in writing.  

When and how do I get paid?

Payments are usually made within 2-3  weeks after the Census date of each session.

Payments will occur via electronic funds transfer (EFT) at half the annual scholarship value in the first and second sessions of each eligible year.  Bank details can be entered or updated online.  It is up to you to manage your bank details with CSU.  

What if my circumstances have changed from what I put on my application form?

You must notify the CSU Scholarships Office in writing immediately if any of your circumstances that you noted on your scholarship application have changed.  These changed circumstances are to be emailed to the CSU Scholarships Office at scholarships.officer@csu.edu.au.  Upon receipt of details regarding a change in circumstances, CSU may reassess your scholarship eligibility.

How to Apply

You need copies* of the following documents before you begin the application process

If you receive a means-tested Centrelink benefit

  • Your current Centrelink Income Statement

If you have a low income (but are not receiving a Centrelink benefit)

  • Health Care Card (if you have one)
  • Most recent Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment
  • 2 most recent payslips including Year To Date earnings
  • If supported by parents, guardian, partner etc. a copy of their ATO Notice of Assessment and pay notices

*You must provide scanned copies to be uploaded and submitted with your application. Documents can be provided in PDF, JPG, DOC or TIFF format.

Session 1 APPLICATIONS CLOSED at 11:59pm 5 Mar 2017

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