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Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University

Top reasons to study here

  • Our mission comes to life through the values that we’ve chosen to sit at the heart of the University and our community.
  • It’s important to honour traditions, particularly those that inspire us to be better people and lead better lives.That’s why we have a patron saint for the Uni
  • Truth, academic excellence and service are our core values, but these are complemented by a further set of values that guide our daily operations.

History

Australian Catholic University (ACU) was opened on 1 January 1991 following the amalgamation of four Catholic tertiary institutions in eastern Australia:

  • Catholic College of Education Sydney in New South Wales
  • Institute of Catholic Education in Victoria
  • McAuley College of Queensland
  • Signadou College of Education in the Australian Capital Territory.

Education

Study isn't just about learning. It's also about contributing to a greater purpose. Crafting a meaningful career. Making an impact, for good.

Our courses will equip you to make today's ambitions tomorrow's reality. All you need to do is bring your curiosity, your desire to make an impact, and your past experiences. We'll supply the strong industry ties, a focus on practical learning, and a commitment to helping you develop as a whole person.

Research

At ACU, our research and enterprise activities embrace the full life cycle of research, from knowledge creation to its translation and application towards real world outcomes that provide social, cultural and economic benefit.

Career

As a careers advisor, you hold futures in your hands. We want to help you guide your students into the best future for them – so here you’ll find all of the information you need about our courses, admission pathways and more.

Australian Catholic University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Australian Catholic University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
ACU International Student Accommodation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Australian Catholic University
Sydney, Australia
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
21 May 2024
ACU International Student Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Catholic University
Sydney, Australia
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

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Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

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QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
ACU International Student Accommodation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Catholic University
Sydney, Australia
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
21 May 2024
ACU International Student Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Catholic University
Sydney, Australia
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
ACU International Student Accommodation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Catholic University
Sydney, Australia
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
21 May 2024
ACU International Student Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Australian Catholic University
Sydney, Australia
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 AUD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

American Australian Association (AAA)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 AUD
Deadline
15 May 2024
Federation University - MACC Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (The MAAC)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
International MVC Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Vocational Education Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Young Chef’s Club Award
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
MVC Access Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Meridian Vocational College
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
32192 USD
Deadline
30 Aug 2024
International PhD Scholarships
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

Read more about eligibility

OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

Read more about eligibility

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Australian Catholic University, visit our scholarship search.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
401 -150
2023
251
2022
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
501
2022
501
2021
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
801
2023
801
2022
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
416 63
2022
479
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Studying is rewarding and worthwhile, but sometimes you may need help. Our student services can help you navigate your way through some of the more challenging parts of uni life. 

Student services

  • Academic skills development
  • Campus ministry
  • Career development
  • Connect2Uni
  • Distribution of SSAF funds
  • Counselling
  • Disability support
  • Medical centres
  • International student services
  • Student advocacy
  • Student safety
  • Student Veterans Support Program
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Housing services

  • Our Residential Life Program engages students from a range of backgrounds, with equally diverse aspirations and support needs. So no matter your experience or interests, you won’t be left out.

  • Getting involved is the best way to make friends and have a great time. We offer a comprehensive program of events to enhance your experience, including Pilates, self-defence classes, pizza parties, academic skills sessions, day trips, movie nights, cultural evenings and many more.
  • Of course we’d love you to participate as much as you can, but there is no pressure or obligation. You can get involved in as much, or as little, as you’d like.

Library services

One of your greatest assets in your quest for scholarly success is getting to know your library. Whether you’re browsing our online databases on a laptop at home or searching the stacks for that book you need, our campus libraries are powerful tools for teaching, learning and research.

Medical services

ACU has three on-campus medical centres in Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney. They offer comprehensive, high-quality healthcare services to ACU students, staff and the local community.

Key services

  • General medicine
  • Drug and alcohol-related issues
  • Immunisations
  • Men's health
  • Referrals
  • Sexual health
  • Skin checks

Campus life

Across our campuses, you’ll find public art galleries exhibiting student work, moot courts where our law students hone their arguments and prepare for international competitions, and health science simulation labs where students get a full range of experiences before they go on placements.

Sports facilities

  • We have state of the art gyms on two of our campuses and run a range of fitness classes on every campus. 
  • Located on the Lower Ground of the Mary Glowery Building, our newly refurbished facility features a purpose built group fitness studio, functional training equipment, and cardio equipment.

Student clubs

Our student associations are the lifeblood of ACU Student Life. They are run for students, by students and ensure that your voice is heard at the highest levels of the university.

There are three types of student association at ACU:

  • ACU National Student Association (ACUNSA)
  • ACU Postgraduate Student Association (ACUPGA)
  • local campus associations.

Each of these groups has a particular role in supporting and representing our student bodies.

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