Types of Scholarships, Educational Funding and Support

Attaining a university degree in finance or completing any level of tertiary training to prepare for a financial services industry career can be a costly prospect. A prospect that is beyond the financial capacity of many individuals and families.


To assist individuals with the cost of tuition there are a range of support mechanisms in place which may suit your circumstances.

Scholarships

  • Scholarships are offered by many universities to support their students.
  • They may be offered on an academic or financial hardship basis.
  • Scholarships may be offered for specific groups, such as indigenous students, students with disabilities etc.
  • Each scholarship will have its own eligibility criteria and level of financial support.
  • Some large corporations will offer educational scholarships through their community support programs.
  • Many finance industry companies offer scholarships.
  • Industry groups often have scholarship programs to support students to enter the industry.
  • Charitable organisations and foundations often have scholarship programs to support tertiary studies.

Study Assistance

  • The Australian Government Study Assist website www.studyassist.gov.au has details of a range of scholarships including:-
  • Indigenous scholarships
  • Rural and Regional Scholarships
  • Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Fulbright Scholarships

Internships

  • Companies in the financial services sector offer internships.
  • Internships are usually paid but at a lower level than a full-time position.
  • Internships may be for a set timeframe and may progress to being offered a full-time position.
  • Companies may advertise internships or open applications.

Other Funding and Loans

Various programs are available to assist students with living expenses. These can be researched through your university or at www.studyassist.gov.au