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.



ATAR Score (un-adjusted)
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.


For students commencing studies in S1, 2018 simply select Murdoch University as your first preference in TISC by the 4th January, 2018


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 an (un-adjusted) 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 via TISC before Friday 4th January 2018, 11.00pm (Australian WST); and
  • Receive an offer of admission into an eligible Murdoch University Undergraduate course, accept your offer and enrol full time.

You can apply for this Scholarship if you have an (un-adjusted) 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

Applicants who have applied to Murdoch University previously but deferred, could be eligible for the Murdoch First Scholarship if they enrol to commence full time study in Semester 1, 2018.   

To be eligible simply:

  1. A copy of your TISC admission letter providing your (un-adjusted) ATAR score click to see sample letter
  2. Download and complete the application form

** For applicants who choose to apply directly to Murdoch University through MyAdmissions, please follow the same process as above.

What happens next?

For more information about the Murdoch First Scholarship, call our Meet Murdoch Team on 9360 1762