Postgraduate Access and Equity Scholarship

Murdoch aims to provide support and incentive for students from a background of hardship to continue their tertiary education at a p​ostgraduate level

Murdoch University
No. of Scholarships:
Duration of Award:
2 years
Level of study:
Semester Availability:
  Semester 1
Study Area:
  Business and Law
  Creative Arts and Communication
  Social and Cultural Studies


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
  • demonstrate that you are experiencing financial hardship.
  • Intend to enrol in an eligible postgraduate level course such as a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Masters by Coursework.
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident with a Humanitarian Visa, or a permanent resident who has been in Australia continuously for the last 12 months.
  • not be enrolled in a Commonwealth HECS supported postgraduate course such as the Master of Teaching or Master of Applied Psychology in Clinical Psychology.
If you are enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research please seek scholarship information from the Graduate Research office

How to Apply

Compile the required documents, including the completed application form, and email them to by the closing date.

Required Documents

This scholarship requires you to provide the following documents: ​
    • what are your living arrangements in terms of dependents and people who support you? 
    • what, if any, unusual circumstances of hardship have you experienced that have impacted on your ability to study? 
    • what are your personal and career goals? 
    • how will the scholarship assist you in achieving your personal and career goals? ​
  • evidence of financial hardship (e.g. payslips, Tax Notice of Assessment or Centrelink Income Statement)
  • evidence of personal hardship.

Payment Method

Tuition fees are paid to your record after census date.
Scholarship Value:
Tuition fee waiver
Opening Date:
21 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
08 Mar 2021
Student Type:
  • Domestic