Managing your scholarship

As a scholarship recipient you need to ensure you get the most out of your award.

Each scholarship has conditions in place which are outlined in your terms and conditions. These conditions will require you to maintain standards of academic performance, enrolment loading and general conduct.

Each semester your enrolment and results will be checked to ensure you are meeting the conditions of your scholarship. You will be notified, via your official communications channel in OASIS, if you have not met the requirements of your scholarship.

Course switching and scholarships

If you are considering changing courses, check the Terms and Conditions of your scholarship to determine if you can keep your scholarship.

Please notify the Scholarships Office prior to switching courses. 

Leave of absence or suspension of scholarship

If you are considering applying for a leave of absence (LOA) you will need to follow the normal process as described on Current Students for approval regarding your enrolment.

For scholarships if you are in receipt of a continuing scholarships a leave of absence may be allowed for up to 12 months, further information on this can be found in your scholarships terms and conditions.

If the scholarship does not allow a leave of absence but you have exceptional circumstances which you would like to seek approval for, please contact the scholarships office and supply an explanation and reason as well as any supporting documentation if appropriate. 


If you receive a Centrelink payment, you should declare to Centrelink any scholarships you are awarded. Please use your Curtin student ID as the scholarship reference number. Your scholarship may impact your Centrelink payments. For advice, please contact Centrelink directly. 

If you need a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, contact the Scholarships Office.

Commonwealth scholarships are not assessed as income for social security purposes.

If you are a full-time student, any money paid by the University towards your fees (student contribution) is not considered as income.

Change of financial circumstances

If your financial status changes while you are receiving a needs-based scholarship, please contact the Scholarships Office for advice on the impact this may have on your scholarship.