Financial Assistance for University: Rural and Remote Enterprise Scholarships

There are many options when it comes to getting help with your university expenses. Scholarships, in particular, are an excellent way to make university a possibility and help you achieve your academic dreams.

It is a common misconception that scholarships are purely academic based. Often, people tend to think if they haven’t scored the perfect marks, there is no bother in applying. However, a lot of scholarships are merit-based and there’s a much broader scope than people might think. There are many scholarships available ranging from assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and aiding women studying non-traditional fields to supporting regional students.

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Get the scoop on Scholarships and set yourself up for success

We know that uni life can sometimes be stressful, whether it’s managing, study, assignments or part time work, we also understand the power of support. So we wanted to lift the lid on scholarships and how they can help you. Continue reading Get the scoop on Scholarships and set yourself up for success

Highlights of my Global Voices experience

Hi, my name is April Cunningham. I am currently studying my third year Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree. Earlier this year, I found out the exciting news that I had been selected as a Global Voices delegate. The scholarship took me on the trip of a lifetime to Paris, where I attended the OECD World Forum.

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Changing 25 students’ lives in 25 days

Did you know financial stress is one of the top four reasons for students not completing their study?

We know university isn’t always easy and the stress of financial barriers can make it hard for our students to achieve success. At CQUni, we care about you and want to help eliminate the barriers which make it hard to be what you want to be.

This week CQUni launched its annual CQUniCares appeal with an aim to raise enough funds in 25 days to offer 25 scholarships to 25 of our deserving students!

Want to know how you can help us change the lives of 25 students? Keep reading…

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Our Top 5 Tips for Applying

Applying to study a TAFE or university qualification can be a daunting process, especially if it’s your first time. It’s important to note that the application process does vary, depending on:

  • Whether you are a domestic or international student
  • Your educational background
  • The level of education and training you wish to pursue
  • The CQUniversity location you’re looking to study at.

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What you need to know about Residential Schools

As a distance education student studying online, you may be required to attend a residential school to satisfy your unit requirements. A residential school is an intensive block of time spent on-campus that allows students to network with lecturers, tutors, industry specialists and fellow students, while also obtaining hands-on, practical work experience.

On average, residential schools are 2-5 days in length (may vary) and students are required to attend an intensive schedule of classes at a nominated CQUni location.  Residential schools can be compulsory or recommended and are an important aspect of your course.

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Six Things to Know Before Applying for Postgraduate Study Mid-Year

A postgraduate qualification can allow you to have more opportunities, take the next step in your career, expand your professional network, give you the potential to earn a greater income and expose you to many other benefits both professionally and personally.

We’ve put together our top tips to consider when applying for your postgraduate qualification at CQUniversity Australia.

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Top four reasons you need to apply for a scholarship

‘I haven’t got enough time.’
‘I don’t have good enough grades.’
‘How do I even apply?’

If you’ve ever had these thoughts when the word ‘scholarships’ is mentioned, you’re not alone. They might seem intimidating, and only for high-achievers, but the truth is, CQUniversity has a wide range of scholarships and all students should check their eligibility.

Aside from academic performance, other scholarships focus on criteria such as course of study, home location, community engagement or low personal or family income.

If you’re still not convinced, check out our top four reasons why you should check your eligibility for a scholarship.

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Applying for a Scholarship in 2017?

If you’re contemplating study with CQUniversity Australia in 2017, we’d encourage you to check out our wide range of scholarships, awards and financial assistance programs. You can do this by visiting www.cqu.edu.au/scholarships. Continue reading Want to lock in a scholarship?

The Application To My Future

Hi, my name is Michael McCarron and I am in my second year of studying the Bachelor of Digital Media, minoring in graphic design and interactive media.

I started studying at CQUniversity Australia because my partner and I had just moved to Brisbane for her work as she had just obtained a Graduate Position at Royal Brisbane Hospital as registered Nurse. For me this was a huge change as I had never lived out of home and away from the beach. It gave me a lot of time to think about my future. I discovered the Bachelor of Digital Media and I felt it suited me perfectly, as I had a background in photography. The year before, I had completed a Diploma of Management which provided a pathway into University so it paid off. I applied for the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation – Young Technologist Scholarship and to my disbelief, I was shortlisted and interviewed. I was quite anxious at the time, however was extremely overwhelmed when I read the email saying that I’d been successful. Continue reading The Application To My Future