JCU Access Fund

The JCU Access Fund could be the answer if money problems stand between you and a higher education at JCU. Reasons for financial hardship are considered in awarding these scholarships and bursaries. There are three different awards under the JCU Access Fund.

JCU Access Scholarships

Access Scholarships are for full-time undergraduate students in their first year of study who are dealing with financial hardship.
The value is $5,000 paid in two equal instalments.

JCU Access Bursaries

Bursaries are also for full-time undergraduate students in their first year of study who are dealing with financial hardship.
The value is $1,500 paid in two equal instalments.

JCU Support Grants

These grants are for full-time students in their second year of study at JCU who are having financial difficulties.
The value is $500 credit with the JCU Bookshop.

Application Closing Dates

There are three application rounds as follows:

  • Early Offer Round – 29 November 2013

  • Round 1 – 21 February 2014

  • Round 2 – 25 July 2014

Information Sheet

Application Form

JCU Access Fund Rules

Further Information

For enquiries please phone (07) 4781 5255 or email scholarships@jcu.edu.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

New and continuing JCU students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply.
Note: JCU Support Grants are only awarded to 2nd year students.

What scholarships will I be considered for?

Complete the application form and if you are eligible you will be considered for the JCU Access Fund and Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships.
More information on the eligibility criteria for each scholarship is available at www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships.

How will the scholarships be awarded?

A selection committee awards the scholarships, bursaries and grants according to the relevant JCU policy and procedure for each scholarship.

How do I apply?

Submit your completed application form along with the necessary supporting documentation to the JCU Scholarships Office. Applications and/or supporting documentation submitted after the advertised closing dates will not be considered.
An early round of scholarship offers is made in January for applications received before 30 November.
Applications for Round 1 and Round 2 must be submitted no later than Friday of Orientation Week in Study Period 1 or Study Period 2, respectively.

When will I know if I am successful?

You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email by early January for the Early Offer Round, mid-March for Round 1 or by mid-August for Round 2.

When will I be paid?

Your enrolment is confirmed at census date for the relevant study period. Payments are then made within two weeks by either direct deposit to your bank account or credit available at the JCU Bookshop. If you are offered an IAS in the early offer round, you will receive an earlier payment of half the scholarship amount.

What if I am unable to study full-time?

If you have circumstances which prevent you from studying full-time and you can provide documentary evidence of this, your application may still be considered.