Charles Darwin University (Australia) 2018/2019 Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achiever’s Scholarship

How to apply for Charles Darwin University (Australia) 2018/2019 Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achiever’s Scholarship.

Charles Darwin University (simply abbreviated as “CDU”) was established in 2003 when a merger occurred between 3 institutions: The Centralian College of Alice Springs, Northern Territory University (NTU) and the Menzies School of Health Research.

The Vice-Chancellor (as well as the President) of Charles Darwin University, is Professor Simon Maddocks.

CDU has 3 major faculties, including the Faculty of:

  • Law, Education, Business and Arts
  • Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment
  • Vocational Education and Training



Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achiever’s Scholarship (VCIHAS) at Charles Darwin University is for international students with excellent academic merit. Scholarships will cover between 25% to 50% of tuition fees, for the full duration of the degree.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Any field


Please ensure that you meet these minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • International student (NOT an Australian citizen/ permanent resident or New Zealand citizen)
  • Satisfy the English and academic entry requirement of CDU
  • Applied for and received an offer of admission to study full-time at CDU (GTE cleared) in your selected degree, commencing in semester 2 of 2018
  • Proven high achievement and academic excellence in previous related studies
  • NOT currently holding another scholarship from an Australian or other foreign sponsor



If you have satisfied the entry requirements for the scholarship and wish to apply, please download the Vice-Chancellors Scholarship Application Form – CDU (.pdf)

You will be required to submit copies of the following documents with your application:

  • Passport
  • Application and supporting documentation for your selected degree program at CDU
  • Proof that you meet the English language requirement of CDU
  • 2 x letters of support from academic referees

Completed application forms and documentation must be emailed to:


There are a few scholarship obligations which students must adhere to – make sure that you read and agree to all of them before applying:

  • Abide by the CDU by-laws (.pdf) at all times.
  • Must be enrolled in full-time on campus studies.
  • Must maintain sufficient academic progress every semester (a minimum average of 65% to 75% and no failed subjects).
  • Remainder of tuition fees must be paid by students before the beginning of every semester.
  • Must be paying international tuition fees.

Learn more about the available courses/ degree programs at CDU:
Find out more about studying as an international student at CDU:


1 May 2018.


For any queries, please contact:
Charles Darwin University
International Office
Tel: +61 8 8946 7215


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