SAE Scholarships

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Scholarships at SAE

Part of being a global leader in Creative Media education is about having a responsibility to support the next generation of creative professionals. SAE's Scholarship program is passionate about discovering and investing in individuals who will make a positive impact in the future of the creative industries. Applicants are considered on 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. 

Our annual Scholarship Program commences July 1st and closes October 30.

Excellence in Creative Media Scholarship


A full-tuition Scholarship for domestic students applying for a Bachelor degree commencing in February 2021.

Campus Available: Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Perth

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet SAE’s published entry requirements
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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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!

Kickstarter Grants


$15,000 Tuition Scholarships for high achieving Year 12 domestic students applying for a Bachelor degree, commencing in February 2021 (Diploma available in Adelaide only).

Campus Available: Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Grants Available: 1 per campus location.

Eligibility Criteria:

 

Applicants must meet SAE’s published entry requirements
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
Applicant must have completed year 12 in 2020

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Creative Indigenous Scholarship


A full-tuition scholarship for a domestic indigenous student applying for Bachelor degree commencing in February 2021.

Campus AvailableSydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Perth

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet SAE’s published entry requirements
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
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.

Master of Creative Industries Grant


A $15,000 tuition grant awarded to postgraduate applicants who demonstrate high achievement and creative skill, applying to study a Master of Creative Industry in February 2021.

Campus AvailableAvailable Online

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet SAE’s published entry requirements
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
SAE Alumni applicants will be viewed favourably 

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Scholarship Application Process

Applying is simple. Complete the application form which includes a 500-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.

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 spelling: Ensure you have checked your application for spelling and grammar and that all your supporting documentation is attached.

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

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Destination Australia Scholarships

SAE Destination Australia Scholarships

Want to study in paradise? Interested in developing your creative career in one of the most sought after regional destinations in Australia? Welcome to SAE Byron Bay.

The Australian Government and SAE Creative Media Institute are now offering the Destination Australia Scholarships to Domestic & International Students who undertake study at the SAE Byron Bay, NSW.

Northern Rivers creative Media Scholarship

Destination Australia – an Australian government initiative

Scholarship details

A cash amount of up to $15,000 (AUD$), available for Domestic students for each year of full-time study at SAE Byron Bay.

Who can apply?

Our scholarship programs at SAE are about investing in future professionals and rewarding creative and academic excellence.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants are to be domestic or onshore international students wishing to commence study in a Bachelor Program in February 2021. NOTE: International students must already be residing in Australia with a valid VISA. 
  • Applicants must be a commencing student enrolled full time at the SAE Byron Bay (on-campus study)
  • Applicants can demonstrate academic and/or professional achievement, strong leadership or industry excellence, and a creative passion OR can demonstrate financial hardship or other barriers to studying at SAE Institute and a creative passion.
  • Applicants must meet SAE's published entry requirements

Your application

You will need to provide a 250-word statement explaining 'Why I should receive an SAE Scholarship?' and provide a portfolio of work.

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Terms & Conditions

The following conditions apply:

  • The recipient must maintain and demonstrate residency in the regional area at the time of commencing study and for the duration of the scholarship; 
  • A Destination Australia Scholarship at SAE Byron Bay is not transferrable to other SAE campuses;
  • Recipients must be a newly enrolled student to SAE Australia - current SAE students are not eligible for the scholarship. 
  • Recipients must enrol in a full-time course for the duration of the qualification at SAE Byron Bay campus;
  • Scholarships are only available for Higher Education courses - VET Diploma and Certificate III in Music Industry are not eligible;
  • Terms and Conditions Apply: Review here