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Student support

We have a range of support services on offer to ensure you thrive at ACU. From your first visit to campus through to your graduation and beyond, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

AskACU

If you have questions about studying with us, the AskACU team has you covered. You can search the FAQs, text us, live chat or call one of our friendly AskACU staff – whatever works for you.

Fees and scholarships

Studying is a big financial commitment, but we’re here to support you. Discover how to understand your university fees, work out if you're eligible for scholarships or financial assistance, and learn what other expenses you may have to pay.

Fees

Fees shouldn’t be a barrier to you achieving your dreams. We’ve worked hard to make our fees simple and transparent, with a range of financial assistance options.

Scholarships

We believe where you come from doesn’t have to define where you’re going. And while there are financial commitments that come with university study, this shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals. That’s why we offer almost 400 scholarships to support you along the way.

Watch our recorded fees and scholarships sessions

We’ve recorded a selection of our live Open Day sessions for you to watch at any time. In the sessions you’ll hear from staff, current students and alumni about the courses, campuses and experiences you can expect at ACU.

If you’d like to watch a session, head to ‘Watch recorded sessions’ and make your selection.

Name Student type Session Type Virtual Session Link
Fees and scholarships Undergraduate, Domestic studentQ&A sessionView Session
Scholarships for international studentsUndergraduate, Postgraduate, Domestic student, International studentQ&A sessionView Session

Entry options and pathways

There’s always another way. If you need more options for entering the undergraduate course of your dreams and want to either increase your chances of getting in or accelerate your studies, pathways and entry programs may help.

ACU Guarantee

While Year 12 is a challenge at the best of times, finishing school in the midst of a global pandemic is tough. To support your journey to university, we’re launching the ACU Guarantee program. It assesses you for entry to ACU based on your Year 11 results, and you could receive an offer as early as September.

While successful applicants must still complete their Year 12 exams, you’ll be secure in the knowledge that your marks from Year 11 meet our entry requirements.

ACU College

If you’re looking to upskill, re-skill or find an alternate pathway to university, ACU College may provide the solution.

ACU College is our centre for delivering vocational education and training (VET) qualifications and short courses. We are a nationally accredited registered training organisation (RTO ID #3578) active in NSW, SA, ACT, Vic and Qld.

Current Year 12 students

If you are currently in Year 12, we know this has been a disruptive year for you. The good news is we have a range of programs and activities, from exam support to admissions advice, dedicated to helping you find your way to university.

Queensland is moving to ATARs

We know the change from OPs to ATARs might be a little confusing for our Queensland students. To help you understand more about the change and what it means for you, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) have provided us with a video to explain the process.

ACU admission pathways video

Watch our recorded entry and pathways sessions

We’ve recorded a selection of our live Open Day sessions for you to watch at any time. In the sessions you’ll hear from staff, current students and alumni about the courses, campuses and experiences you can expect at ACU.

If you’d like to watch a session, head to ‘Watch recorded sessions’ and make your selection.

Name Student type Session Type Virtual Session Link
ACU College: Pathways into nursing Undergraduate, Domestic studentQ&A sessionView Session
ACU College: Pathways into teachingUndergraduate, Domestic studentQ&A sessionView Session
ACU entry and pathwaysUndergraduate, Domestic studentInfo sessionView Session
ACU Sport: Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP)Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Domestic studentQ&A sessionView Session
How to apply to ACU as an international studentUndergraduate, Postgraduate, Domestic student, International studentInfo sessionView Session
Pathways and English language courses for international studentsUndergraduate, Postgraduate, Domestic student, International studentInfo sessionView Session
QTAC changes to ATAR Undergraduate, Domestic studentInfo sessionView Session

Indigenous Higher Education Units (IHEU)

Indigenous Higher Education Units (IHEU) offer our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a welcoming, supportive and culturally safe space on every ACU campus.

IHEUs provide academic support, cultural activities, tutorial assistance and networking and professional development opportunities. They also offer a range of tailored study options, entry pathways, scholarships and student services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Watch our recorded Indigenous Higher Education Unit sessions

We’ve recorded a selection of our live Open Day sessions for you to watch at any time. In the sessions you’ll hear from staff, current students and alumni about the courses, campuses and experiences you can expect at ACU.

If you’d like to watch a session, head to ‘Watch recorded sessions’ and make your selection.

Learning abroad: Going overseas during your degree

You want to see the world. And we want to help you change the way you see it.

Experience a new perspective by studying overseas and gain credit towards your degree at the same time. We have more than 200 partner institutions and a huge range of international opportunities for you to choose from.

You can join a study tour, complete an internship, do a semester or short exchange, participate in community engagement, take our unique international Core Curriculum program, or head to our Rome Campus.

Learning abroad programs can be as short as two weeks or as long as a year, and there are generous travel grants available.

Watch our recorded learning abroad live sessions

We’ve recorded a selection of our live Open Day sessions for you to watch at any time. In the sessions you’ll hear from staff, current students and alumni about the courses, campuses and experiences you can expect at ACU.

If you’d like to watch a session, head to ‘Watch recorded sessions’ and make your selection.

Name Student type Session Type Virtual Session Link
Learning abroad: Going overseas during your degreeUndergraduate, Postgraduate, Domestic student, International studentQ&A sessionView Session

If you want to learn more, jump into a chat on the Student Life page to talk to our current students about their study abroad experiences.

Videos

Student support and services

ACU is inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day, and we want to see you thrive.

Our student support services are available on each of our campuses and can help you navigate your way through some of the more challenging parts of uni life. 

Our services include counselling and disability support, career development, student advocacy, student enrichment and more.

If you’re an international student, we have a range of tailored support services just for you to help you settle into your new life at ACU.

Watch our recorded sessions

We’ve recorded a selection of our live Open Day sessions for you to watch at any time. In the sessions you’ll hear from staff, current students and alumni about the courses, campuses and experiences you can expect at ACU.

If you’d like to watch a session, head to ‘Watch recorded sessions’ and make your selection.

Name Student type Session Type Virtual Session Link
International student services and accommodationUndergraduate, Postgraduate, Domestic student, International studentInfo sessionView Session
Student support and servicesUndergraduate, Postgraduate, Domestic studentQ&A sessionView Session