If you're looking for a scholarship and an industry experience that will enhance your skills before graduation, an Industry Scholarship is the answer.
Think about this: Andrew goes to the University of Newcastle, tries to find a job just to help with expenses, gets a job in a local supermarket, and then graduates on time with good grades but no relevant industry experience.
Emma goes to the University of Newcastle, gets an Industry Scholarship, gets paid up to $14,000 during the academic year, participates in 10 weeks of industry placement experience during the summer, then goes back to campus to learn in the classroom, repeating this cycle until the she graduates with both a degree and meaningful industry experience.
Both students apply for the same position at the organisation where Emma completed her industry placement. Emma has the same degree as Andrew, but Emma has substantial industry experience with the hiring organisation.
Which student gets the job?
An Industry Scholarship is a collaborative method of combining classroom-based education with practical industry experience initiatives. Give yourself a competitive advantage and become an Industry Scholar.
We have three intakes for industry scholarships each year – in March, July and October. These scholarships are made possible by the support of business and industry so the number and type of scholarships on offer varies
Our industry scholarships are tax free and fully funded by industry. Read more about industry involvement
This table outlines the types of industry scholarships available:
Applications open to
Full-time first, second and third year students
Fourth year students
Fifth year students
10 weeks / 50 days each year
48 weeks / 240 days
Final year project
Industry Based Indigenous Scholarship (IBIS)
Full-time first, second and third year Indigenous students
12 weeks / 60 days
All full-time, second-last and final-year students
20 weeks / 100 days
Talent Acquisition Program (TAP)
All full-time students
1-2 days a week