Murdoch First Scholarship
Expecting an ATAR of 80.00 or above? Be rewarded with a $2,000 Murdoch First Scholarship to kick-start your degree. If you achieve an ATAR of 90.00 or higher, you may be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship.
Invest in your potential and reward your achievement with the Murdoch First Scholarship.
Who is eligible for the Murdoch First Scholarship?
Murdoch First is open to high school students applying through TISC, as well as those who may be applying directly to Murdoch after a few years off.
You may be eligible for the Murdoch First Scholarship if you:
- Achieved an unadjusted ATAR of 80.00 or above (or equivalent TER)
- Choose a Murdoch undergraduate course as your first preference through TISC
- Enrol full-time
- Are a new student to Murdoch University
- Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
All undergraduate degrees, excluding Veterinary Science.
See full terms and conditions
How to apply for Murdoch First
If you are completing Year 12 WACE in 2017 you can automatically be considered for the Murdoch First Scholarship by choosing an eligible Murdoch undergraduate course as your first preference through TISC.
If you completed Year 12 WACE some time ago and you are applying to Murdoch through TISC, you will need to apply for the Murdoch First Scholarship by completing the application form and attaching evidence of your unadjusted ATAR of 80.00 or higher (or equivalent TER).
If you are applying directly to Murdoch, you will need to complete the scholarship application form and attach evidence of your past ATAR or TER result.
Applications close Thursday 4 January 2018.
Download the application form
Frequently asked questions
I’m a current Murdoch student and I’m transferring to another undergraduate Murdoch course. Am I eligible for Murdoch First?
No, this scholarship is for new commencing students who haven’t previously studied at Murdoch.
What other scholarship options are available?
If you’re not eligible for Murdoch First, explore our wide range of other scholarships. Choose from a variety of categories that reward students based on equity and merit.
My adjusted ATAR is over 80.00. Am I eligible for a Murdoch First Scholarship?
Eligibility for the scholarship is based on your non-adjusted ATAR score (found at the top of your Universities Admissions Advice Letter).
How and when will the Murdoch First Scholarship be paid?
Subject to you meeting the terms and conditions of the Murdoch First Scholarship, it will be paid in two equal instalments (either $1,000 or $1,500) – one per consecutive semester of study – directly to your nominated bank account. These payments will be made after the census date of each semester.
Do I need to let Murdoch know how I spend the scholarship?
No, but we encourage you to use the payment towards education related expenses.
Can I combine the Murdoch First Scholarship with another scholarship offered by Murdoch University?
Yes, it is possible to combine another scholarship with the Murdoch First Scholarship, provided it is a donor-funded scholarship and not a University-funded scholarship. It is only possible to receive one University-funded scholarship per academic year.
If I studied at another university, am I eligible to apply for the Murdoch First Scholarship?
Yes, provided you haven’t studied at Murdoch University before and you meet the eligibility criteria.
My first preference is a course at Murdoch that has restricted places. If I miss out on a place and choose a Murdoch course as my second preference, am I still eligible to receive the Murdoch First Scholarship?
Yes. Provided you select a Murdoch University course as your first preference and you meet all the other criteria, you may still be eligible for the Murdoch First Scholarship.
I deferred my Murdoch offer from Semester 1, 2017 to start in Semester 1, 2018. Am I still eligible to receive the Murdoch First Scholarship?
Yes, if you enrol to study full-time and meet the other eligibility criteria.
How do I find a copy of my Universities Admissions Advice Letter, which shows my ATAR (or equivalent TER)?
Please contact TISC for more information.
I completed an International Baccalaureate (IB), am I eligible for the Murdoch First Scholarship?
Yes, if you completed the IB and received a score of 27 -32, you may be eligible for $2,000. If you completed the IB with a score of 33 or higher, you may be eligible for $3,000.
I don’t have an ATAR (or TER) but I completed the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) to get into university. Am I eligible for the Murdoch First Scholarship?
No, you are not eligible for the Murdoch First Scholarship but you may be eligible for other undergraduate scholarships on offer. Find out more.
I have an unadjusted ATAR of 80.00 or higher but I didn’t achieve the required ATAR English scaled score of 50. Can I still be considered for the Murdoch First Scholarship?
Yes, you will still be considered for the Scholarship if you have a Murdoch University course as your first preference in TISC by the deadline (4 January 2018) and pass the English Component of STAT prior to admission and meet all other eligibility criteria.