Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS)

Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) provides funding to eligible higher education providers for students enrolling in bachelor degrees and other higher education courses of study ‘designated’ by the Minister for Tertiary Education.

Public universities determine the number of students they enrol in bachelor level courses (excluding medicine) and receive funding for these places.

For designated courses of study, the Australian Government provides funding to public universities for an agreed number of Commonwealth supported places in a given year. Designated courses of study include non-research postgraduate courses, medicine, enabling courses and courses of study leading to a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree.