NICA's Excellence Scholarship

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This scholarship is open to a prospective 1st year student in the Bachelor of Circus Arts who demonstrates excellence in their audition process but cannot enrol due to financial hardship. This scholarship will contribute to tuition fees.


Courses eligible

The following NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts) courses offered by Swinburne University of Technology

  • Bachelor of Circus Arts

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for NICA’s Excellence Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident 
  2. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
    • be a commencing first year Swinburne student in Semester 1, 2023
    • enrolled full time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
  3. Have experienced financial hardship which may have hindered access to education.
     
  4. Provide evidence of financial hardship. Examples include (but not limited to)::
    • Centrelink statement
    • Payslips
  5. Submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing your financial hardship and:
    • Genuine interest in Circus Arts
    • Previous engagement with the circus industry
  6. Provide two written references outlining your suitability for the scholarship:
    • Academic reference - from a person qualified to comment on academic studies, such as a subject coordinator, school principal, etc.
    • Character reference - from a person competent to supply a character reference such as a current or past employer.

Value

Tuition fee waiver to the value of $15,800.


How to apply

Applicants should complete an online application form and submit with all supporting documentation by 1 February 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For assistance when completing your application, please view the Scholarship Application Help Guide.


Conditions

All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


Contact

Fees and Scholarships Team, Student Administration and Library Services
scholarship@swin.edu.au