2020 Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achievers Scholarships (VCIHAS) at CDU in Australia

Applications open

Mid July for semester 1 and 2 intakes for the following year

Applications close

Semester 1 intake – 15 November the prior yer (11:59PM ACST)
Semester 2 intake – 15 May of that year (11:59PM ACST)

What you’ll receive

The scholarship applies to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree covering 50% or 25% of the tuition fee for the full duration of the course.

About the scholarship

CDU offers a limited number of scholarships for international students who have a record of academic excellence and high achievement.
The scholarship is neither transferable for cash nor refundable and cannot be transferred to another person, semester, course or year;

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Applicant must apply to commence study in 2020
  • Applicants must meet the University’s academic and English language entry requirement for their chosen course;
  • Applicant must have a minimum overall score of 85% in their highest completed qualification
  • Applicant must be an international student on a student visa;
  • Applicant must not hold another scholarship from an Australian or foreign sponsoring agency

Selection Criteria 

  • Overall score in their highest completed qualification
  • Supporting statement (up to 500 words) outlining why you should be awarded a scholarship
  • Two referees reports (academic or professional) supporting your scholarship application


The duration of the Scholarship is the minimum time in which the course can be completed or when one of the following is true:

  • The maximum Scholarship value has been exhausted;
  • You have completed your course;
  • You no longer meet the ongoing eligibility of the scholarship.

Ongoing Eligibility  

In order to retain the scholarship, the recipient must meet all the following:

  • Continue to be an international student liable for international student fees;
  • Pay their portion of the tuition fees on or before the payment due date (first day of teaching) of each semester;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester with a minimum GPA of 5.3 and with no fail grade in any unit;
  • Maintain a full-time enrolment of 40 credit points (0.5 EFTSL) each semester or have approval to reduce their study load or take a leave of absence for the semester;

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