Australia Scholarships

Scholarships and University funding for Australia students


General Engineering Scholarships Australia 2016 – 2017


1) Air Pilots Scholarship 2016/ 2017

University Name: RMIT University
About: If you are financially disadvantaged and studying in your second or third year of studying Aviation and are intent on becoming a commercial pilot, this scholarship can provide you with financial assistance with your studies.
Field of study: Engineering and related technologies 
Eligibility: To be eligible for this Scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or humanitarian visa holder
  • be a second or third year full-time student in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) (BP070) or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management) (BP284) in 2015
  • have completed no less than 144 credit points (for a second year student) and no less than 240 credit points (for a third year student) in the above programs
  • be achieving a grade point average (GPA) in program BP070/BP284 of no less than a credit average or higher (with no fails)
  • be a student pilot, completing either a licence or endorsement prior to flying commercially
  • be able to demonstrate intent to continue commercial pilot training and have consistently demonstrated the highest qualities of airpersonship, leadership and respect for peers
  • be able to demonstrate financial difficulties.

How to apply: Your application is in two parts:

  1. Apply directly to the Coursework Scholarships Office using the online application form (

The main application questions are listed below to allow you to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application. In the system you cannot go back and modify your response/s once completed.

    1. What is your education and work experience? (250 words)
    2. What activities do you undertake that can show a measure of initiative and commitment in your academic and personal life? (For example, part-time employment, community involvement or voluntary work.) (250 words)
    3. Describe your leadership, communication, respect for peers and teamwork skills. (100 words)
    4. Describe your personal attributes such as persistence, assertiveness, and decision-making skills. (100 words)
    5. Why have you chosen to study in the aviation field? And what are your future plans and aspirations in the aviation industry? (250 words)
    6. How will this scholarship assist you to achieve your academic and professional goals in the field of aviation? (250 words)
  1. Submit supporting documentation in support of your application (i.e. to demonstrate financial disadvantage, and if applicable other circumstances impacting your education):
    1. use the Air Pilots Scholarship Submission Page (PDF) to submit your supporting documentation after you have completed the online application.
    2. please refer to the Air Pilots Scholarship Supporting Documentation – Financial and Education Disadvantage Guide (PDF) which outlines acceptable forms of supporting documentation.

Closing date: 14 August, annually
More information: The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) is a professional association and industrial organisation representing commercial pilots in Australia. Australian Federation of Air Pilots representation covers pilot members in industrial, technical and operational matters in the Australian commercial aviation industry.
Coursework scholarships – Scholarships Office: +61 3 9925 2811/
Research scholarships – School of Graduate Research: +61 3 9925 8356/
International scholarships – Channel Management, International: +61 3 9925 5195/


2) Chevron Women in Engineering Scholarship 2016/ 2017

University Name: Curtin University
About: Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. With more than 3,000 people, Chevron’s Australian operations – headquartered in Perth – lead the development of the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas projects and manage world-class operations and exploration activities.
The Chevron Women in Engineering Scholarship is intended for female students enrolling into an eligible engineering course at Curtin University.
Field of study: Engineering – Chemical, Electrical Power, Mechanical, Civil & Construction, Petroleum
Eligibility: Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for a Chevron Women in Engineering Scholarship:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa
  • Be female-identifying
  • Have a minimum ATAR of 96
  • Have selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an eligible undergraduate engineering degree by the close of this scholarship application
  • Be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported place
  • Commencing their undergraduate degree in Semester 1
  • Not currently hold any other industry funded scholarships

How to apply: apply online at:
Closing date: 02 August, annually
Contact: +61 8 9266 1000 or 1300 CU 1000


3) Dream Big Engineering Scholarship Program 2016/ 2017 (for Year 12 girls)

Donor: Calibre Consulting
About: As a progressive employer we’d like to see more women in the engineering profession. Each year, to encourage more women to enter the profession, we provide a number of university scholarships. Applications open from September in the final year of high school and close in March the following year (or as vacancies are filled).

As part of the scholarship we’ll financially contribute to the cost of university studies throughout the duration of your engineering degree. We also offer paid work experience during the university break and throughout the semester. Upon graduation, Calibre Consulting will provide a full time position, paid at competitive market rates, and a graduation bonus paid over two consecutive years.
Field of study: Engineering
Eligibility: The scholarship is open to young women throughout Australia (only permanent residents or Australian citizens can apply).
How to apply: apply online at
Closing date: contact Calibre Consulting for further details
Contact: 07 3895 3444


4) Barry Murphy Scholarships in Nuclear Energy 2016/ 2017

University Name: The University of Queensland
About: To support a meritorious engineeirng students for 1 semester of international exchange in nuclear engineering
Field of study: chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering or mining engineering (BE or BE (Hons)) or BE/ME chemical engineering, electrical engineeirng or mechanical engineering
Eligibility: An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant –
(a) submits an application to the Associate Dean (Academic), by the closing date for applications; and
(b) is a domestic student within the meaning of the Fee Rules; and
(c) has completed at least 16 units of an approved undergraduate Engineering program  in a relevant field; and
(d) has approval from the university to undertake an approved overseas exchange or approved overseas placement for 1 semester of study; and
(e) achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 5.5 for courses undertaken in an approved undergraduate Engineering program; and
(f) intends to undertake their exchange at an institution that offers nuclear engineering, focusing their exchange study on nuclear engineering
How to apply: Download and complete the Barry Murphy Scholarships Application Form (Word doc)
Applications will be forwarded to Mrs Gail Smith, Scholarships Officer, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology via email no later than 5.00pm 1 September annually.
Closing date: 1 September annually
More information: Download the Barry Murphy Scholarships Rules (Word doc)


5) Anglo American Metallurgical Coal :Anglo American Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship 2016/ 2017

Donor: Anglo American
About: Each year Anglo American is pleased to offer a scholarship to an exceptional Indigenous student to support them throughout their university studies to the completion of their degree (to a maximum of 4 years).
The Scholarship also offers the opportunity to connect with its professionals within the business to support the students throughout their degree.
Field of study: science and engineering
Eligibility: The applicants must:

  • Be an Indigenous student
  • Be studying a relevant to the mining industry bachelor level degree at an Australian tertiary institution
  • Be maintaining a University GPA of a credit or above
  • Be studying a full-time course load of 100% according to your universities subject weighting policies
  • Not under bond or committed in any way to an employer
  • Acceptance of a Graduate position if offered on completion of studies
  • Possess a desire to pursue a career in the mining industry

How to apply: Please contact Kate Whiting, HR Coordinator via E-mail or for further information.
Closing date: 15 August annually
More information:


6) 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship 2016/ 2017

University Name: University of Newcastle
About: The scholarship was established by a group of Colombo Plan Students from Singapore who studied at the University of Newcastle from 1968 in the then Faculty of Engineering. The purpose of the scholarship is to commemorate the fond and happy memories of their stay at Newcastle and to show their appreciation to the Australian and Newcastle community who helped them with their University education during their formative years. One scholarship is to be awarded annually to a 2nd year student from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.
Applicable to: Second year, 2nd year, Engineering, Built Environment, high achievers.
Field of study: Engineering and Built Environment
Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the 2nd year of an undergraduate program within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
  • Not hold another scholarship
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Not hold a previous undergraduate degree.

How to apply: Contact the University for the application form.
Closing date: 15 March, annually
University of Newcastle
Ph: 61 2 49215000
Fax: 61 2 49601766
Scholarships Officer
Ph: 61 2 49216404
Fax: 61 2 49216937
Postal Address: University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia


7) Cochlear Award in Biomedical Engineering 2016/ 2017

University Name: UNSW Sydney
Field of study: Biomedical Engineering
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a current UNSW Postgraduate student; and
  • Must have completed a minimum 48 Units of Credit in their current Master degree program in Biomedical Engineering; and
  • Have achieved a minimum WAM of 75.

How to apply: Register and apply online via the following link:
Closing date: 31 July 2015
Contact: Phone: (02) 9385 1078
International: +61 2 9385 1078


8) Honourable Jack Beale Scholarship in Engineering 2016/ 2017

University Name: UNSW Sydney
About: The Honourable Jack Beale Scholarship in Engineering aims to enhance the opportunity of students entering first year a UNSW undergraduate Engineering degree who can demonstrate an interest in water resources and the environment.
Applicants intending to enrol in a dual degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering are also eligible to apply.
Field of study: Engineering
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident; and
  • Have completed the NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent); either:
    • in the year prior to commencing study at UNSW, or
    • in the previous two years prior to commencing at UNSW, provided no tertiary study was undertaken during this period.
  • Be commencing a full-time undergraduate study in an undergraduate Engineering degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Selection:
    • Academic merit (anticipated ATAR of 95 or above)
    • Demonstrated interest in study relating to water resources and the environment
    • Potential to contribute to the wider life of the university (extra-curricular activities, leadership skills)
    • Financial circumstances may also be taken into account

How to apply: Register and apply online via the following link:
Closing date: 30 September, annually
Contact: Phone: (02) 9385 1078
International: +61 2 9385 1078


9) Luciano Ferracin Memorial Rural Engineering 2016/ 2017

University Name: UNSW Sydney
About: This high school leaver scholarship is open to rural students who will be commencing full-time undergraduate study in the UNSW Faculty of Engineering next year.
Field of study: Engineering
Eligibility: Applicants intending to enrol in the Flexible First Year Program are eligible to apply.
How to apply: apply online via the following link:
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend for an interview in the fourth week of November.
Closing date: 30 September, annually
Contact: Phone: (02) 9385 1078
International: +61 2 9385 1078


10) APPEA Oil & Gas Industry Engineering Scholarships 2016/ 2017

University Name: APPEA
About: The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) invites applications for its 2015 Oil & Gas Industry Engineering Scholarships.
The scholarships are for undergraduate engineering degrees and cover the remaining duration of the recipient’s studies for up to five years full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Field of study: Two scholarships are available in any field of engineering that is relevant to the oil and gas industry, and in particular: Mechanical engineering, Petroleum engineering, Instrument & Control engineering, Process/Chemical engineering, Electrical engineering.
Eligibility: scholarships are open to Australian citizens and residents who are enrolled in an undergraduate engineering program at an Australian university.
How to apply: Applicants must address the following criteria in no more than 3 pages:

  • What is it about your field of engineering that motivates you?
  • What interests you most about a career in the oil and gas industry?
  • Tell us a little about yourself – what do you do when you’re not studying?
  • How would the APPEA Scholarship assist you in your studies?

Applications must include a statement of academic record, and the names of two professional, academic or personal referees. Applications to be addressed to: The Chairman APPEA Awards & Scholarships Committee,
Closing date: 21 August, annually
More information: download the APPEA Engineering Scholarship Information Pack (pdf)

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