SAE Scholarships

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Scholarships at SAE

The SAE Scholarship program invests in future industry professionals; rewarding creative skills, academic excellence, and strong leadership. SAE Australia offers a range of domestic scholarships to assist students during their studies including full-tuition scholarships, grants, and bursaries. Our annual Scholarship Program runs until October 31st 2021.

Applicants are considered for their creative skill, academic excellence and leadership.

SAE Australia offers a range of domestic scholarships to assist students during their studies including full-tuition scholarships, grants and bursaries. 

Excellence in Creative Media Scholarship


Full Tuition Scholarship
Bachelor Degree

A full-tuition scholarship for domestic students applying for a bachelor's degree commencing in February 2022 in a full-time study capacity.

Campus Available: Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Perth
Discipline Available: Animation, Audio & Music, Design, Film, Games Development

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet SAE’s published entry requirements
Applicants must agree to SAE’s Scholarship policy
Applicants must be new commencing students who have not previously studied with SAE
Applicants must be 17 years of age turning 18 the first year of study or older
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

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Shae, SAE Institute Scholarship recipientTESTIMONIAL - Shae Cartledge-Giovinazzo
I am extremely grateful to have been presented this opportunity, and my advice to anyone who is considering an application, as well as being an eligible, passionate creator, is to go for it!

Creative Indigenous Scholarship


Full Tuition Scholarship
Bachelor Degree

A full-tuition scholarship for domestic students applying for a bachelor's degree commencing in February 2022 in a full or part-time study capacity.

Campus Available: Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Perth
Discipline Available: Animation, Audio & Music, Design, Film, Games Development

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet SAE’s published entry requirements
Applicants must agree to SAE’s Scholarship policy
Applicants must be new commencing students who have not previously studied with SAE
Applicants must be 17 years of age turning 18 the first year of study or older
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

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Tahni Walton, SAE Institute Indigenous Scholarship recipientTESTIMONIAL - Tahni Holmes-Walton
I tell all my [students] what I would say to any young indigenous person wanting to apply for the indigenous creative media scholarship,  just do it! You have nothing to lose and could gain an incredible opportunity that could jet start the career of your dreams.

Kickstarter Scholarships


$15,000 Tuition Scholarships
Bachelor Degree*

$15,000 Tuition Scholarships for high achieving Year 12 domestic students applying for a Bachelor degree commencing in February 2022 (*diploma available in Adelaide only) studying full time.

Campus Available: All campus locations (1 x scholarship available per campus)
Discipline Available: Animation, Audio & Music, Design, Film, Games Development

Grants Available: 1 per campus location.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Applicants must meet SAE’s published entry requirements
Applicants must agree to SAE’s scholarship policy
Applicants must be new commencing students who have not previously studied with SAE
Applicants must be 17 years of age  turning 18 the first year of study or older
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
Applicant must have completed year 12 in 2021

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Creative Industries Study Grants


$3000* Cash Grants
Bachelor Degree

$3000 cash grants awarded to domestic students applying for a bachelor's degree in February 2022 with a full-time study capacity. 

Campus Available: Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Perth
Discipline Available: Animation, Audio & Music, Design, Film, Games Development 

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet SAE’s published entry requirements
Applicants must agree to SAE’s Scholarship policy
Applicants must be commencing students who have not previously studied with SAE
Applicants must be 17 years of age turning 18 the first year of study or older
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

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Master of Creative Industries Scholarship


$15,000 Tuition Scholarship
Masters Degree

A $15,000 tuition grant awarded to postgraduate applicants who demonstrate high achievement and creative skill, applying to study the Master of Creative Industries in February 2022.

Campus Available: Online

Eligibility Criteria: 

Applicants must meet SAE’s published entry requirements
Applicants must agree to SAE’s scholarship policy
Applicants must be new commencing students who have not previously studied with SAE
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
SAE Alumni applicants will be viewed favourably

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International Applicants


The SAE International Scholarship Program rewards outstanding international students applying for a Bachelor degree, commencing their studies in 2022.

The program invests in future industry professionals; rewarding creative skills, academic excellence, and strong leadership. SAE Australia offers scholarships to assist students during their studies including a $15,000 tuition Kickstarter Scholarship for year 12 students graduating in 2021, and multiple $3,000 Cash Study Grants to new students.

Applicants are considered for their creative skill, academic excellence and leadership.

Our annual Scholarship Program runs until November 30th 2021 and is available to international students residing in Australia only.

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Scholarship Application Process

Applying is simple. Complete the application form which includes a 250-word statement and a link to your online work portfolio.
Successful applicants will be required to provide supporting material for their application including; references, identification and school results as required.

Be sure to review our scholarship terms and conditions and SAE's privacy policy before applying.

Due to the number of applications received for this program, SAE will only be contacting those who are successful.

Top 3 Application Tips

  1. Review your use of professional language: Apply for a scholarship as if you’re applying for a job, avoiding the use of abbreviations and slang, ensuring your application is concise.
  2. Review SAE: Prepare your statements understanding the background of SAE and what SAE can provide you with for your studies. Outline our ambitions and what you are interested in so we know you are a perfect fit for an SAE scholarship.
  3. Review grammar and files: Ensure you have checked your application for spelling and grammar and that all your supporting documentation and portfolio is attached and accessible for the panel to review.

For more tips, check out our handy guide for scholarship applications.


2021 SAE Scholarship recipient, Liam, shares his tips on creating your best scholarship application