With Can Do, you can start that uni degree.

If you've always wanted to study a degree, but thought it was beyond your reach, a Can Do Scholarship from Open Universities Australia makes it possible.

  • We help make study affordable. We'll cover the cost of the introductory units that help you gain access to a Commonwealth Supported place.
  • We make it open for everyone. It doesn't matter what your level of education is, or even if you didn't finish school. As long as you don't already have a degree you can apply.
  • We bring the university to you. Flexible learning means you can study online, in your own time, so you don't have to be 'on campus' to get your degree.
  • We're always here to help. You can access support services such as free 24/7 online tutoring, to help you with your study.

Get the tuition of up to seven introductory units covered with a Can Do Scholarship! After completing these units, Can Do students can apply for a Commonwealth supported place, and eligible students can also apply for HECS-HELP.

To find out if you are eligible to get the degree you always wanted, enquire now or call 1300 420 066 to speak with a Student Advisor.

Commonwealth Supported Places

Students who complete their Can Do Scholarship units (up to 2 preparatory units and 4 undergraduate units are covered by the scholarship) are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

A CSP is a place in a university course where the Australian Government covers part of the cost of your degree. This means you can achieve your degree while paying lower fees!

And, as a CSP student, you may also be eligible for HECS-HELP, which allows you to defer the cost of your degree.

Eligibility Criteria

In 2012 80% of Can Do Scholarship applicants were successful, so you have nothing to lose.

To be eligible for a Can Do Scholarship, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen, or a Permanent Humanitarian visa resident in Australia
  • Able to demonstrate (in writing) your commitment and capability to study at university level
  • ‚ÄčIntending to complete a Commonwealth Supported Place degree course through OUA
  • Not yet eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place degree

AND one or more of the following:

  • Eligible to receive Centrelink benefits for the duration of your study through OUA
  • Of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Have a disability, impairment or long-term medical condition that could impact your studies
  • From a non-English speaking background
  • Living in a rural or isolated area
  • A female student enrolling in Engineering or Construction

Courses available for Can Do Scholarship students

Courses available for Can Do Scholarship students

Curtin University

·          Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)

·          Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management and Economics)

·          Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

·          Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art & Visual Culture)

·          Bachelor of Arts (Interior Architecture)

·          Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications)

·          Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship & Corporate Information Management)

·          Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing & Publishing)

·          Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture)

·          Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law)

·          Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Management)

·          Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

·          Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Griffith University

·          Bachelor of Arts

·          Bachelor of Business

·          Bachelor of Communication

·          Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Macquarie University

·          Bachelor of Arts

Murdoch University

·          Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)

·          Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development)

·          Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism)

·          Bachelor of Arts (Sustainable Development)

Swinburne University of Technology

·          Bachelor of Behavioural Studies

·          Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology)

·          Bachelor of Business

·          Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems)

University of South Australia

·          Associate Degree in Engineering

·          Bachelor of Accounting

·          Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies)

How to apply

To apply for a Can Do Scholarship complete the application form below.

Can Do Scholarship applications for Study Period 1, 2014 close on Sunday 12th January 2013.

Application form

Download the application form today to apply for a Can Do scholarship.


Terms and Conditions

For further information please refer to the Terms and Conditions below or email the Scholarships Officer at scholarships@open.edu.au

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