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Federation University - Get a higher education

Federation University in Australia offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants to assist students when they want to further their education.

Kickstart is FedUni’s online registration tool that allows students to apply for scholarships, bursaries and grants and enrol at the University campus. The online loan application process can be completed online. There are a number of different financial assistance options these include:


There are a few different scholarship options available for those students that want to study at FedUni for both international and domestic students.

FedUni offers scholarships for academic excellence, scholarships for overcoming adversity, scholarships for community engagement and for leadership performance abilities.


Bursaries are offered to students that are struggling financially each semester to help students pay for course fees and other expenses associated with education. Once a student has completed the Kickstart student loan application they will automatically be considered for a bursary and if they are awarded one, they will be notified before the next census date.

International scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to international students who plan to study at Federation University these scholarships fall under these different categories:

  • Australian awards
  • International Excellence Scholarships
  • Commencing International Student Accommodation Scholarship
  • Endeavour scholarships
  • Faculty of Science and Technology – Executive Dean Scholarship

Use your grant to cover expenses

A grant is a once-off supply of goods or equipment awarded to students to help them purchase equipment that they need in order to study.

These grants are awarded to students that are disadvantaged and can be used to purchase books, uniforms or a laptop that the student needs in order to complete the course. To assist students in their time of need Federation University offers a number of different financial resources and student loans.

These include:

  • Scholarships
  • Bursaries
  • Grants

The scholarships awarded to students are from the following departments

  • Federation Business School scholarships
  • Faculty of Education and Arts scholarship
  • Faculty of Health Scholarship
  • School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology scholarship

External scholarships are offered by both national and international organisations

  • Australian awards
  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship
  • Scholarships for rural and regional students
  • Sugar research institute scholarship
  • Governor- Generals’ Undergraduate essay competition scholarship
  • Allied health scholarship
  • 2019 New Colombo Plan scholarship program
  • Capstone editing scholarship
  • House-call doctor scholarship
  • Community sector banking
  • Royal flying doctor service scholarship
  • Rural Workforce agency, Victoria (RWAV) scholarship
  • 2018 ACEN student scholarship
  • Mentone educational student research scholarship 2018

Federation University – Student loan

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Benefits of Federation University

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Federation University - Apply online for a study grant

To apply for a bursary the student must register by completing the online Kickstart registration form. Each student that completes the student loan application will be eligible to be awarded a bursary. Bursaries are usually awarded to students that need financial assistance in order to complete their studies.


A grant is awarded to students who are struggling to pay for books and equipment that they may need in order to complete their course. To apply the student will need to complete the online Kickstart registration form. The student will be notified by e-mail if they qualify for a grant. To be eligible for a grant the student must:

  • Be enrolled at a FedUni campus
  • Studying for either an undergraduate degree or a bachelor's degree

There are grants available for the following:

  • Book grants
  • Nursing kit grants
  • Placement grants
  • Clothing grants
  • Computer grants
  • Development grants
  • Specialist equipment grant

Students can apply for the grant that they need according to the course they are studying.

Government scholarships

The Australian Awards are International scholarships paid for by the Australian Government and are run by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) they aim to develop leadership in potential students and empower students to create a global network of talented people through their high-quality education experience in an Australian university.

International students are encouraged to apply for Kickstart and complete the online application. If the student qualifies for the bursary or any other grants then they will be notified once they have completed the Kickstart application.

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

March 2019

Was able to complete my student loan application all online and heard back within 48 hours. I was happy with how easy and fast the whole process was.

Oliver C
— Ballarat —

March 2019

There is a nice variety of scholarships, bursaries and grants to apply for, really covers all your bases!

Amy W
— Ballarat —

February 2019

With my grant from Federation University I was able to purchase my books, a laptop and the clothing I needed for my course. All of my needs were covered by my grant.

Marcus B
— Ballarat —

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  • Monday 09:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday – Closed
  • Sunday – Closed