Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) Scholarship

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This scholarship supports school leavers in outer regional and remote areas with relocation to commence tertiary study. This scholarship is part of the Job-ready Graduates higher education reforms package and the Government response to the National Regional, Rural and Remote Tertiary Education Strategy (Napthine Review).


Citizenship: Australian citizen, or holder of Australian permanent residency, or New Zealand citizen (must meet Australian Residence rules under section 7 of the Social Security Act 1991), or permanent humanitarian visa holder Course: any of the following: DiplomaAdvanced DiplomaAssociate DegreeBachelor DegreeBachelor Honours DegreeGraduate CertificateGraduate DiplomaStudy load: full-timeCampus: any (not available to online students)Completed (or due to complete) year 12 studies in 2020Parent(s) or guardian(s) had a combined income of less than $250,000 in 2019-2020 financial year (some applicants will be exempt from this requirement, for further information please refer to Students exempt from parental income limit) The family home is located in an outer-regional, remote or very remote area (as per these classifications) and at least 90 minutes by public transport to your intended ACU campus. (see below note) Relocating to study Age: 22 years or under at the time of commencing the course.Have not previously received this scholarship

Further details

Scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants in order of application submission until all available payments have been exhausted.

Amount $5,000

This scholarship is valued at up to $5,000 to be paid in instalments of $3,000 in semester one, and $2,000 in semester two, in the first year of study. TAP Scholarship recipients are also eligible for (subject to availability) discounted accommodation rates with savings up to $100 per week / $5,200 per annum (see below for further details).There are 72 scholarships available.

Closing date 28 Feb 2021 11:59 PM (AEDT)
Number per year 72
Frequency Annual
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Undergraduate / VET
Field of studys Accounting
Business and management
Computing and information technology
Creative arts
Education and training
Engineering and technology
Environmental studies
Health services and support
Humanities and social sciences
Para-legal studies
Social work
Sport and leisure
Tourism and hospitality
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