General Studies Scholarships


The General Studies Scholarship support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to make the transition to university. These scholarships are designed to contribute to the costs associated with beginning university, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees, books, discipline-specific equipment, and technological devices.

Award value

Up to $5000*

Duration: up to one year

Number available: TBC

*depending on course status


To be considered for a DIGS scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident or holder of a permanent Humanitarian Visa; and
  • meet the criteria for entry to the Diploma in General Studies in 2021; and
  • enrol full-time in your course, unless documentary evidence for reasons why you cannot enrol full-time is provided; and
  • remain enrolled in the DIGS until after the census date in each semester.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • demonstrate financial need; or
  • meet the rural student criteria; or
  • be an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander

Preference is given to students from the Hume region.

Deferring your scholarship 

Scholarships cannot be deferred and must be taken up in the 2021 academic year.

How to apply

  • Applications open: 1 Janauary 2021
  • Applications close: 7 March 2021

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