Murdoch First Scholarship

This is a first by a Western Australian university - Murdoch has introduced this ground-breaking new student scholarship to acknowledge and congratulate high-potential first-year students across the State who nominate Murdoch University as their first preference in TISC. Alternatively, mature-aged applicants who apply to Murdoch directly can still be recognized by completing the application form at the bottom of this page.

At Murdoch students have the opportunity to be in receipt of more than one scholarship in the same academic year*. Browse our scholarships by discipline to learn about other scholarships that you could be eligible for. Find out more.



Raw ATAR Score Amount to be Awarded
80.00-89.95 $2,000
90.00+ $3,000

*Students who intend to enrol in the Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BSc/DVM) course should refer to the Murdoch University Academic Excellence Award - Veterinary Science.


CLOSED  - Monday 23 January 2017, 11.00pm (Australian WST)


Subject to the terms and conditions of the award being met, the award is paid in two equal instalments of half value directly to a  recipient's nominated bank account after the census date of each of the first two consecutive semesters of study


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or Permanent Resident (including Humanitarian Visa).
  • Have achieved a RAW ATAR (TER) of 80 or higher through the Australian TEE pathway;
  • Have met the English Language Competency requirement through the TEE pathway;
  • Submit an application to study at Murdoch University before Monday 23 January 2017, 11.00pm (Australian WST); and
  • Receive an offer of admission into an eligible Murdoch University Undergraduate course, and accept your offer.

You can apply for this Scholarship if you have a RAW ATAR of 80 or higher.
Prospective students with the equivalent TER result acquired from 1991 onwards can also apply.

More info:

Please be aware this scholarship does not apply to the Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BSc/DVM) course. For this course please see the Murdoch University Academic Excellence - Veterinary Science.

Please see the Terms and Conditions, here.

*Conditions apply to the award of more than one scholarship; any additional scholarships are at the discretion of both the Student Financial Support Office and the scholarship donors (as relevant).

How to apply

For applicants who choose to apply through TISC, no application form is required, simply:

  • Apply through TISC before the Monday 23 January 2017, 11.00pm to be considered for second round offers;
  • Have a Murdoch University course as their first preference in TISC; and
  • Receive a main round offer for an eligible Murdoch University course and accept your offer.

For applicants who choose to apply directly to Murdoch University through MyAdmissions:

  1. Download and complete the application form;
  2. Email the following documents to
    • Completed application form; and

    • A copy of your TISC admissions advice letter proving your raw ATAR score.

Students who received an offer to study at Murdoch in 2016 and deferred that offer will need to complete the above form for consideration.

What happens next?

For more information call 1300 MURDOCH (6873 624) or enquire through our scholarship enquiry form.