CBS Innovation International Scholarships, Curtin University, Australia

The Curtin Business School (CBS) Innovation International Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to encourage and support students who have chosen to study in the field of business information systems / technology.

The CBS Innovation International Scholarship is part of Curtin University’s commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching and research, for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Students applying for the CBS Innovation International Scholarship are required to show insight and creative ideas in relation to their future profession and demonstrate a strong understanding of their chosen course of study.

Student type: Future Students
Faculty: Curtin Business School
Course type: Undergraduate
Gender: Non-gender specific
Nationality: International students
Scholarship base: Merit Based
Maximum number awarded: 5
The CBS Innovation International Scholarship will provide the following support for the expected duration of the undergraduate degree for up to a maximum of three years (based on a full-time study load of at least 100 credits per semester):

A total value of up to $9,000 paid as a cash stipend of $1,500 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.
Payments occur post census date each semester. Payments will be made approximately mid-end April and September each year.

Eligible courses

Bachelor of Commerce (Business Information Systems) single major
Bachelor of Commerce (Business Information Technology) single major
Bachelor of Commerce (Business Information Technology and Systems) double major

Eligibility criteria
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the CBS Innovation International Scholarship:

International student and hold a valid Student Visa – Higher Education (Subclass 573)
Received a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) into an eligible undergraduate degree and major at Curtin University in 2017
This scholarship is deferrable for up to one year.

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

Remain enrolled in eligible course and major and major of study
Maintain a full time study load of 100 credits each semester at Curtin University
Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 70 each semester
Pass all units attempted each semester
Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress as outlined above. Progress will be assessed at the end of each study period. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who breaches the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office.

Changes to enrolment
If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office ( for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.

Change from full-time enrolment
Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

How to apply

Application process

Step 1: Download
Application form and guide available to download from right hand side of this page when scholarship is open for application

Step 2: Complete
Important information such as formatting requirements are detailed in the application guide

Step 3: Submit
Applications close: 18/11/2016
Late or incomplete applications will be assessed as ineligible

Step 4: Receipt
Application receipt sent to email listed through Curtin international admission within 10 working days of receiving application

Step 5: Assessment
Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:

Demonstrated a strong understanding of chosen course of study
Responses to questions in application
Academic merit
Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) into an eligible undergraduate business school degree at Curtin University in 2017

Step 6: Outcome
Outcome sent via email listed through Curtin international admission in mid-January 2017 (all successful and unsuccessful applicants notified)

Step 7: Acceptance
Successful applicants (including applicants who wish to defer their study) must return acceptance documents by early February 2017
Deferral details are included in scholarship terms and conditions
Please note:

Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
Scholarship will commence from first semester of study
Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:

In Person:
Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Building 101, Level 1
Kent Street

Curtin University
Scholarships Office
Building 101, Level 1
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987

Fax Number: +61 8 9266 3279
Please attach a front cover page containing
1. Student Name
2. Student ID
3. Number of pages faxed

Please note:
All applications must be signed.

Need more information?

Scholarships Office
T: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions:

Further information
For more information about what scholarships you can apply for please visit our application profiles.

For advice on how to complete your application, please download the Application Guide.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for however, will only be awarded up to one Curtin funded continuing scholarship. A continuing scholarship is defined as a scholarship that has more than two payments. A Curtin funded scholarship is a scholarship that is solely funded by Curtin.

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact

Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, however if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:

It is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider – then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.
During or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a recipient is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or
The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable. For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return. If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.

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