Vision Australia Further Education Bursary

Each year, Vision Australia awards Further Education Bursaries to a select number of students who are blind or have low vision. The bursaries provide adaptive technology to help the students fully participate and succeed in their chosen studies. Assistive technology can eliminate barriers to education and enhance access to information. It enables students to read course material, conduct research and improve their student life.

Scholarship Value: Various

Length of Scholarship: Once off

Number Available: Various

Opening Date: 01 August 2017

Closing Date: 31 October 2017

Study LevelCertificate IV; Diploma; Advanced Diploma; Associate Degree; Bachelor; Masters; Graduate Certificate; Graduate Diploma; VET; Undergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work)
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; First Year; Continuing (2nd year or greater); 3rd year or greater
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander; South Sea Islander; Non Indigenous
Study RegionBiloela; Brisbane; Bundaberg; Cairns; Emerald; Gladstone; Mackay; Melbourne; Noosa; Perth; Rockhampton; Sydney; Townsville; Yeppoon
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Eligibility Criteria

Students of any age can apply for a Vision Australia Further Education Bursary.
Applicants must:
  • Be or become, a client of Vision Australia
  • Have a current (within the last 12 months) eye report on file with Vision Australia
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be living or moving to Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory or Tasmania
  • Be enrolling to study at an institution in Victoria, ACT, NSW, WA, Queensland, the Northern Territory or Tasmania
  • Be enrolling to study in at least Certificate IV or higher accredited courses including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (not a Foundation or Enabling course) at the start of the year or be already enrolled in such a course (preference may be given to those in the early stages of a course). The course must have a minimum 12 months remaining from January 2018 for those already enrolled
  • Be willing to be involved in publicity events and provide feedback and updates on their academic progress

Selection Criteria

Please visit the Vision Australia website here for further information.

Additional Information

Please visit the Vision Australia website here for further information or please contact Yadigar Atici, at or 03 8378 1220.

Supporting Documentation

Please visit the Vision Australia website here for further information.

How to apply

Please visit the Vision Australia website here to apply.

How will I know the outcome of my application?

Please visit the Vision Australia website.

Donor details

Vision Australia