Flinders University :Matthew Flinders Scholarship Fund - International

Opening Date: 19-06-2020   Closing Date: 28-08-2020  


Scholarships will be awarded to financially assist students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of reducing financial stress so that students can continue their studies at Flinders University.

Source of funds

Scholarships will be funded by Flinders University as well as community donations. The funds have been pooled in an account named the “Matthew Flinders Scholarship Fund” within the University’s Karmel Endowment Fund.


Each Scholarship is to be used to assist students to support the continuation of their studies at Flinders University. Each Scholarship will be valued up to $2,000.

The scholarship amount awarded will be paid in two equal instalments. Payment will be made after the Semester 2 2020 and Semester 1 2021 census dates. Recipients will not normally be eligible for a second or subsequent Matthew Flinders Scholarship.

The number of scholarships and amount of scholarship payments will be dependent on available funds.


Applicants for the Scholarship must:

  • an International student living onshore in Australia; and
  • be enrolled at Flinders University; and
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Scholarship Payment Schedule

The scholarship amount (not to exceed $2,000) determined to be allocated/awarded to an eligible student applicant by the Scholarship Committee will be paid in two equal instalments. Payment will be made after the Semester  2 2020 and Semester 1 2021 census dates. Recipients will not normally be eligible for a second or subsequent Matthew Flinders Scholarship.


The Scholarship selection will be made based on greatest financial hardship/need as determined in the discretion of the Matthew Flinders Scholarship Committee based on the information contained in scholarship applications received and otherwise in accordance with the Fund’s Terms of Reference.


Applications must be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System.

Applicants will need to login and navigate to the My Scholarships tab to apply. The application form for this scholarship is called " Matthew Flinders Scholarship". Please read the how to apply page and ensure all of your personal details are up-to-date in the Student System as you will be assessed using this information.

Scholarship Payment

Successful applicants will be paid directly into their nominated Australian Bank Account.

You will need to enter your bank account details into the Student System, accessible via the Flinders Dashboard. Once you have logged in, please follow the following instructions:

  1. Select the Student System   
  2. Go to the My Finances tab
  3. Select Enter Banking Details
  4. Select Change
  5. Select the Payment Method of Electronic Funds Transfer
  6. Bank Code needs to be set as Type BSB
  7. Enter the BSB and account numbers in the fields provided. This needs to follow the format ***-***
  8. Double check your details and save your changes


Application tips

Supporting Documents

COVID-19 Impact Statement – This document should describe the financial impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on you. This can include changes to your own circumstances, for example, employment changes.  It can also include changes to your sponsor or family supporting you, for example if your parents are supporting you and they have been unable to fully support you. 

This document will be read and assessed by the Selection Committee.

COVID-19 Financial Documents – These documents should include any evidence that you have to confirm your current circumstances. Evidence of changes to employment (payslips), other scholarships or grants that you have received in 2020, other evidence of financial hardship can be uploaded here.

Bank Statements – You should upload copies of your bank statements from your financial institutions which show all transactions from 1 March 2020 to the current date.  If you have multiple bank accounts you must upload statements for all accounts.




  • View rules for this scholarship scheme.
Scholarship Type: undergraduate, honours, postgraduate, research, academic merit, financial, commencing, continuing, international students,