Mature Age/Non Current School Leaver Scholarship

Mature Age/Non Current School Leaver Scholarship


The Mature Age/Non Current School Leaver Scholarship is valued at $5,355 per year (2018 value).


The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, subject to ongoing eligibility requirements. The scholarship cannot be deferred.

How to Apply

Applications are via

Closing Date

Session 2 2019 appplications are open now.


The Mature Age/Non Current School Leaver Scholarship supports mature age students and non current school leavers who are interested in undertaking undergraduate study and whose opportunities to study at university may have been hampered by situations out of their control.

All successful applicants will be able to demonstrate financial hardship. Applicants need to be in receipt of a Commonwealth means tested income support payment.

Consideration is also given to applicants who, in addition to financial hardship, demonstrate any of the following:

  • Capacity to triumph over hardship
  • Indigenous background
  • Carer responsibilities
  • Geographic Disadvantage
  • Non English speaking background
  • Long term medical condition
  • Ongoing effects of abuse

These scholarships are available for any undergraduate course and students can apply at any stage of their course. Students who have a completed Bachelor degree or higher award at a tertiary institution will not be considered for Macquarie equity scholarships.


Email or phone (02) 9850 7337 /  (02) 9850 6401

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