Scholarships

Applications Open 1 November 2021 to 4 February 2022.

Notre Dame offers a range of scholarship programs for students.

Funded by the University, industry, individuals and non-profit organisations, scholarships are available to prospective and current students. While the selection criteria vary for each scholarship, community involvement and leadership roles, as well as academic performance and financial hardship, are considered as part of the application process.

Tertiary Access Payment for regional and remote school leavers

This is a Federal Government initiative to provide financial support valued at $5,000 for regional and remote school leavers to relocate for tertiary study.

The Tertiary Access Payment helps outer regional and remote school leavers with the increased costs associated with relocating to undertake tertiary study and provides financial support to assist with the first year of study.

The Federal Government has allocated a limited number of payments to The University of Notre Dame Australia for 2021. As the selection process is a first-come, first-served basis, applicants are encouraged to submit their completed application as soon as possible.

Tertiary Access Payment Application

Enquiries
Please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or contact the Prospective Students Office:
Fremantle Campus: 08 9433 0533
Sydney Campus: 02 8204 4404

  • Eligibility criteria

    The Tertiary Access Payment will be available for school leavers who:

    • Meet Australian citizenship or residency requirements (refer to section 2. Personal information of the application form for more details)
    • Are from an outer-regional, remote or very remote area (check your eligibility with the Student Regional Area Search)
    • Are relocating to study at Notre Dame University from at least 90 minutes away by public transport from their family home
    • Are undertaking eligible tertiary study in the year immediately following completion of Year 12 or equivalent (or the first available semester of their chosen program if the program has a mid-year, or later, start), i.e. not taking a gap year
    • Are aged between 16 – 22 years at time of program commencement
    • Are studying face to face, or in dual delivery method, for at least part of the program
    • Are enrolled in a Certificate IV, Diploma or Bachelor Degree, with a program duration of at least one academic year (does not include Tertiary Pathway Program)
    • Are enrolled in a minimum 75 per cent full-time study load with a program duration of at least one academic year
    • Parent(s) or guardian(s) have a combined income of less than $250,000 in the past financial year (i.e. 30 July 2019 to 30 June 2020)
  • How to apply

    Submit your completed application for the Tertiary Access Payment, including any supporting documents, to scholarships@nd.edu.au

    Detailed information on the payment, eligibility criteria, how to apply and how payments are made are outlined in the Tertiary Access Payment program guidelines. Please read the guidelines before completing The University of Notre Dame Australia Tertiary Access Payment application form.

    You must submit an accurate and complete application including the required supporting documentation as follows:

    • Evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency (if Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period has been served), holding a permanent humanitarian visa or being a New Zealand citizen meeting Australian Residence rules under section 7 of the Social Security Act 1991
    • Proof of residence in an outer regional, remote or very remote area in Australia. (For example your Year 12 Certificate, a Centrelink statement, a letter from you GP or school, etc.)
    • Indicative evidence of where the Applicant will relocate to at point of application, followed by confirmation of the new address once the Applicant has relocated. (For example, a signed lease or letter from your landlord.)
    • Evidence of parental income (refer to Section 6 of Tertiary Access Payment program guidelines)

    Please note where applications are incomplete, contain errors and/or is missing supporting documents, or does not present information in the required format, it may be rejected at the sole discretion of the University and will only be considered complete once all the necessary requirements and supporting documents have been submitted.

    Broome Campus students relocating to study a vocational education and training (VET) Certificate IV or Diploma

    Notre Dame Broome students relocating to study a vocational education and training (VET) Certificate IV or Diploma will need to apply through Services Australia and should visit the Services Australia website for more information. Detailed information on the payment, eligibility criteria, how to apply and how payments are made for Broome campus Certificate IV and Diploma programs are outlined in the Tertiary Access Payment Services NUHEP and VET Program Guidelines.

Scholarships are offered to students across our three Campuses:

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