Spotcap Fintech Scholarship

The Spotcap Fintech Fellowship is helping build a healthy talent pipeline for Australian fintech. Awarded to one student per academic year, the Fellowship contributes $10,000 towards a bachelor’s degree or master's degree in a fintech-related field to assist with their studies.

Scholarship Value: $10,000 towards the cost of tuition

Length of Scholarship: Once off payment

Number Available: One

Opening Date: 04 October 2017

Closing Date: 10 December 2017

Study LevelMasters; Undergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander; South Sea Islander; Non Indigenous
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Eligibility Criteria

  • An offer of admission to an undergraduate or master's programme at an accredited Australian university starting in February/March 2018
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Achieved or expected to achieve a good academic standing
  • A demonstrable interest in a fintech-related field, with an intention to work in fintech* upon graduation
*Fintech-related fields (e.g. finance, business, management, law, design, computer engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship)

Selection Criteria

Applicants are required to submit a mini essay, in written or video format, answering the following question:

‘How do you hope to contribute to the world of fintech?’

For further information, as well as information regarding the Scholarship Judging Panel, please visit the Spotcap website here.

Additional Information


The potential of a paid internship for a Sydney local student or individual willing to relocate.


The Scholarship is a tuition fee award of $10,000, designed to contribute to the costs of an undergraduate or master's degree at an accredited Australian university.

Course Length

In the case of multi-year degrees, the Scholarship award will only apply to the first year.

Remaining costs 

Applicants must be able to cover the remaining costs associated with completing their programme, including living costs and any outstanding tuition fees.

Further funding

You are required to disclose any other funding you may be receiving.

Supporting Documentation

  • CV / Resume: Work experience, education and extracurriculars
  • One-page cover letter: Academic interests, achievements and career aspirations
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide proof of admission to an undergraduate or master’s programme, transcript(s) and two references.

How to apply

To apply, please visit the Spotcap website here to submit an online application. Applications must be submitted by 10th December 2017, 5pm AEST

How will I know the outcome of my application?

Please refer to the Spotcap website for the full scholarship timeline. The Scholarship recipient will be announced on the 15th January 2018.

Donor details


Spotcap is an innovative online lender for small and medium-sized businesses. The company was founded in 2014 and is led by CEO Dr. Jens Woloszczak and MD Lachlan Heussler. The company is headquartered in Berlin, operating in Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.