Scholarships for all Schools

  • The DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club Scholarship

    Value: $5,000 (four scholarships)

    The purpose of this Scholarship is to assist students from Western Sydney who wish to commence or continue their undergraduate studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney campus.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship applicants must:

    a. Be currently enrolled full-time at the University;
    b. Be a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian citizen; and
    c. Preferably be a resident in Western Sydney.

    Applications are now closed.

    Scholarship Conditions

  • The Fr PJ McGuire Scholarship

    Value: $4,000

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to support students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, with a preference for Kimberley students, studying at the Broome, Fremantle or Sydney Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

    1. Be and state that he/she identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and is recognised by his/her community as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
    2. Be enrolled or accepted for enrolment in an Undergraduate, Postgraduate or VET course at The University of Notre Dame Australia;
    3. Be undertaking their studies internally; and
    4. Be able to demonstrate that their educational opportunities are limited due to adverse circumstances as set out in the Selection Criteria.

    Applications are now closed.

    Scholarship Conditions

  • The Vice Chancellor's Humanitarian Scholarship

    Value: tuition fees 

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist students holding one of the classes of visa listed in Appendix 1 of the Scholarship Conditions to commence or continue their studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle and Sydney Campuses. The Scholarship has been established by the University in keeping with the University’s commitment to ethics and social justice, within a context of Catholic faith and values.

    To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

    a. Be from a refugee or asylum seeker background as evidenced by the applicant holding one of the classes of visa listed in Appendix 1 of the Scholarship Conditions which permits the recipient to undertake tertiary studies in Australia; and
    b. Have been offered a place or be enrolled as a student in an undergraduate bachelor program or in the Tertiary Pathway Program at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle or Sydney Campus.

    Applications are now closed.

    Scholarship Conditions

  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship for a Student with a Physical Disability

    Value: $10,000 (two scholarships)

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to ensure that a student with a diagnosed physical disability and the absence of money does not stand in the way of the selected person's ability to achieve their maximum potential in terms of a formal tertiary education at The University of Notre Dame, Australia, Sydney campus.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship applicants must:

    a. be currently enrolled at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney as an Undergraduate Student;
    b. have a physical disability (to include, but not limited to: visual or hearing impairments; osteoarthritis; muscular dystrophy; multiple sclerosis; spina bifida; Parkinson’s disease; polio; spinal cord injuries; amputation; paralysis; cerebral palsy) or a medical illness (cancer; epilepsy; diabetes) which impacts their ability to study and ideally be in receipt of a Disability Support Benefit;
    c. be financially disadvantaged;
    d. be studying a minimum of two units per semester;
    e. be a permanent Australian resident; and
    f. be studying as a Commonwealth Supported student (HECS funded).

    Applications are now closed.

    Scholarship Conditions

  • The Aunty Elsie Indigenous Support Scholarship

    Value: $2,500

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students commencing or continuing undergraduate studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

    a. Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and state that he/she identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and is recognised by his/her community as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
    b. Be enrolled full-time at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus.

    Applications are now closed.

    Scholarship Conditions

  • The Sisters of Charity Foundation Scholarship

    Value: $10,000

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support to an applicant from a disadvantaged background who is currently residing in, or has resided in, out-of-home care (foster/kinship care, group home or refuge accommodation) and who wishes to enrol in or is currently enrolled in the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney. The financial support will be provided towards the cost of tuition fees, educational expenses and living expenses throughout the duration of their course.

    To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

    1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
    2. Have applied to enroll as a student at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney;
    3. Be able to meet minimum entry requirements for the course applied for; and
    4. Be currently residing in, or have resided in, out-of-home care (foster/kinship care, group home or refuge accommodation).

    Please note that this Scholarship is awarded for the duration of the recipient’s studies and applications will reopen in 2023 for the 2024 Scholarship.

    Scholarship Conditions

External scholarships

Outside of the scholarships offered by Notre Dame, the following scholarships are offered externally. Students can access a number of external scholarships from organisations not affiliated with the University. It is recommended to visit the individual websites below to find out more information about the scholarship including application and eligibility requirements. The University of Notre Dame Australia is not responsible for the contents of the linked websites.

  • Commonwealth Scholarships

    Further information about government funded scholarships and loans to assist with your tertiary education can be found here.

  • Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship Sydney

    The purpose of the Scholarship is to ensure cancer does not get in the way of students goals and their ability to achieve maximum potential in terms of a formal tertiary education. There are a range of Scholarships and Grants available valued at $5,000 for the National Award Winner, $3,000 for the National Finalists and $2,000 for recipients.

    For further information and for application details please visit the Redkite website.

  • Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Scholarships

    The purpose of these Scholarships is to support scholars from all walks of life who have the drive to make a difference.

    For further information and for application details please visit the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation website.