In Summary

High achieving students are increasingly choosing Swinburne University of Technology, with merit-based scholarships more than doubling for 2015. 

A total of 176 merit-based scholarships have been issued through VTAC for 2015, up from the 72 scholarships issued in 2014. 

In October last year, Swinburne unveiled its new scholarship program for 2015 which included total financial assistance valued at $2 million. 

“The addition of more scholarship categories and the quality of applicants has enabled us to more than double the number offered last year,” Vice-President (International and Students), Jeffrey Smart said.  

“Our new scholarship program recognises excellence in academic achievement and we are looking forward to welcoming many more high achieving students who have chosen to study at Swinburne in 2015.” 

Merit based scholarships include Swinburne’s Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship which is available to eligible students who achieve an ATAR score of at least 95. Students may choose to study any one of over 60 degrees offered at Swinburne across a wide range of disciplines. 

Recipients of the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship receive $5000 per annum for the normal duration of their chosen course, plus a one-off payment of $2000 towards an international study experience. 

Year 12 students can still submit a negotiated offer to be considered for Swinburne’s Vice Chancellor’s or Dean’s Scholarship through VTAC.  

Aside from merit based scholarships, Swinburne also offers scholarships to support students from indigenous backgrounds, students suffering financial hardship and those who have relocated from regional areas to study.

Swinburne’s range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes, can be viewed in the Swinburne scholarships booklet 2015 and on Swinburne’s website. 

Read about Vice Chancellor Scholarship recipient Tara Peck’s experience as a Swinburne student.