ACUPGA Professional Development Grant

Awarded by : Australian Catholic University

Updated on Apr 29, 2022
Amrita Kaur

University Research Analyst

ACUPGA Professional Development Grant

  • Applicable for

    Australian Catholic University in Australia

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 18,837/-

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Jul 2022

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

In 2018, in conjunction with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching) the Australian Catholic University Postgraduate Association (ACUPGA) established the ACUPGA Professional Development Grant. The ACUPGA Professional Development Grant has been designed to assist students with the associated costs of partaking in professional development opportunities that support the studies and future career prospects of ACU postgraduate students.

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: AUD 350 => Rs 18,837

Conversion rate used: 1 AUD = Rs. 57.71 (last updated 30th January 2023)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ×Not covered in scholarship
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others Scholarship amount can be used for this

  • This grant is valued at $350, to be paid in one lump sum.

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 10

Scholarship Eligibility

No specific eligibility requirement mentioned on the Scholarship site, student profile will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable


The Grant is open to current students who meet all of the following criteria:

  • must be currently enrolled in any postgraduate course
  • Undertaking a professional development activity, for example, training, professional exams, professional body membership, computer skills courses. 
  • The activity must be undertaken within 6 months (either before or after) of the application closing date.

Preference will be given to following candidates:

Preference will be given to students who have not received any other ACU scholarship or grant related to the professional development opportunity identified in this application.

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +239 more

Application Process for this scholarship

Application process- Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

  • A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining what you hope to gain from your chosen activity
  • Evidence of completion (or intent to complete) the chosen activity
  • Budget of expenses relating to your chosen activity, this may include the purchasing of necessary equipment.

Selection criteria- Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Budget

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
  • Applications are closed now 

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Additional Information

Other requirements:

  • ACUPGA Office holders must withdraw from the selection committee to apply.
  • Students are only eligible to receive an ACUPGA Grant once during their studies at ACU. Recipients are requested to submit a short report of approximately 250 words outlining how the Grant has assisted them.
  • The report should be submitted to the ACUPGA President no later than 1 month after the professional development opportunity has been undertaken.

Selection process- The recipients will be determined by a selection committee consisting of the ACUPGA President, ACUPGA Vice-President (Coursework) and ACUPGA Vice-President (HDR).

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