School of Psychological Sciences Scholarships

Access Scholarships

Each year there are up to six (6) Access Scholarships available for students commencing the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (BPsychSci). There are two different types of Access Scholarships and although students may be eligible for both, only one can be awarded to any eligible student.

Program Offerings Eligibility Award
Bachelor of Psychological Science: Rural/Regional Access Scholarship 3 per year,
1 per trimester
Enrolled in BPsychSci; completion of application (see below) Up to 6 core units
Bachelor of Psychological Science: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scholarship 3 per year,
1 per trimester
Enrolled in BPsychSci; completion of application (see below) Up to 6 core units

*The value of the BPsychSci Access Scholarships is equivalent to 25% of the course fees.

Eligibility

Scholarships are awarded by the School of Psychological Sciences Scholarship Committee based on the following:

  1. Rural/Regional Access Scholarship – Evidence of home residence in an area that meets the ABS criteria for rural, remote or regional Australia 
    OR
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scholarship – Membership of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
  2. Any relevant academic achievement
  3. 500-word statement describing why the applicant wants to study psychology
  4. One-page statement (maximum) with additional information relevant to the application. This may include evidence of breadth of interests and achievements (e.g. music, sport, creative arts) or evidence of community involvement and leadership. Additional information of more than one page will not be considered.

Application Process

  1. Students must be enrolled in the BPsychSci to be eligible to apply for Access Scholarships. Applications from non-enrolled applicants will not be considered
  2. The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday week 0 of each Trimester, that is, 5pm Friday of the week prior to the Trimester commencing
  3. Submit the completed application for a scholarship together with all attachments, to psych.schoolmanager@acap.edu.au with the subject line “Application for Commencing Access Scholarship”
  4. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 5pm Friday week 1 of Trimester

Continuation Scholarships

Each year there are a number of Continuation Scholarships available across the different programs in the School of Psychological Sciences.

Application Process

Students do not need to apply for the Continuation Scholarships. They are awarded by the School of Psychological Sciences Scholarship Committee based on criteria specific to the program the student is enrolled in. Eligible students will be contacted directly about these awards. Students who hold an Access Scholarship or have previously received three (3) Continuation Scholarships are not eligible.

Program Offerings Eligibility Award
Bachelor of Psychological Science 3 per year, 1 per trimester Enrolled in BPsychSci; enrolled in at least 2 psych units at Level 2 or 3 Up to 3 units
Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science 3 per year, 1 per trimester Enrolled in Grad Dip PsychSci; enrolled in at least 2 psych units Up to 3 units
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) 4 per year Only for students that completed BPsychSci or GDPsychSci at ACAP 1 core unit
Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology 2 per year Only for students that completed BPsychSci (Hons) at ACAP 1 core unit
Master of Psychology (Clinical) 3 per year Only for students that completed BPsychSci (Hons) at ACAP 2 core units