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Financial assistance


A scholarship is a sum of money or other financial assistance given to you to help support your study.

Scholarships have different eligibility criteria, application procedures and closing dates, so check these early on in your application process.

Scholarship money is given to you provided you fulfil key requirements, such as academic performance, work experience or volunteer commitments.


A sponsorship is where a department, body or organisation (for example, your employer) has formally agreed to pay your tuition fees. They may pay for the full duration of your studies or for an agreed period of time.

Sponsorship eligibility:

To become a sponsored student at Curtin, you must be selected by your employer or another department or organisation and be granted a fee-paying scholarship based on specific criteria.

International financial aid programs

If you are a student from the United States, Canada or India, you may be eligible for assistance with study costs through international financial aid programs.

If you have any questions about financial aid programs, please email