Scholarships

SAE Australia offers a range of domestic scholarships to assist students during their studies. Our scholarship program is about investing in future professionals and rewarding creative and academic excellence.

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 both Domestic and 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 $15,000 (AUD$), 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 can be a domestic or international student
  • 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

KEY SCHOLARSHIP DATES

Applications are now open.

Apply for intakes in February 2020, May 2020 or September 2020.

Applications close January 17, 2020. Early entries are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded as submissions are received.

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; 
  • International recipients must maintain a valid Student Visa for the duration of the scholarship;
  • The successful applicant will be asked to verify residency throughout 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. Alumni applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • 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

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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Master of Creative Media Scholarship

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Master of Creative Media Scholarships
One available each intake

The Master of Creative Media Scholarship is a domestic scholarship awarded to high-achieving postgraduate applicants who have demonstrated outstanding Industry engagement, professional achievement, strong leadership skills, and creative potential. The aim of this scholarship is to support Masters students in achieving their goals within the creative industries sector.

Eligibility Criteria

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KEY DATES

  • Feb 2020 intake - 15 Jan 2020
  • May 2020 intake -  8 May 2020

Notification of scholarship recipients will take place prior to each trimester intake (i.e. February 2020 and May 2020).

FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Creative Media Scholarship

The Creative Media Scholarship is awarded to domestic applicants who are current high-achieving Year 12 students that have demonstrated outstanding scholarly ability as well as strong leadership skills and creative potential. The aim of this scholarship is to assist graduating secondary school students by providing them with the opportunity to develop skills and achieve their goals within the creative media industry.

Applications for 2020 scholarships are now closed!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholarships are only available for domestic students completing Year 12 in 2019 and commencing study for the February 2020 Intake
  • Minimum 17 years old (turning 18 in the year of commencement)
  • Applicants must meet SAE's published entry requirements
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicants must be commencing students who have not previously studied with SAE
  • Applicants must be applying to study a Bachelor degree

Creative Indigenous Scholarship

The Creative Indigenous scholarship is awarded to a current Year 12 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students, who have shown high academic achievement, strong leadership skills and a creative passion. The aim of this scholarship is to assist Indigenous Australians by providing them with the opportunity to develop skills and achieve their goals within the creative media industry.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholarships are only available for domestic students completing Year 12 in 2019 and commencing study for the February 2020 Intake
  • Minimum 17 years old (turning 18 in the year of commencement)
  • Applicants must meet SAE's published entry requirements 
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicants must be commencing students who have not previously studied with SAE
  • Applicants must be applying to study a Bachelor degree
  • Applicants applying for the Creative Indigenous Scholarship must be able to show proof of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage

Terms and Conditions: Please view our Scholarship policy.

Bronwyn Harrison scholarship recipient 2018

Author Sammy StanfordWhen I received my scholarship the overarching feeling was that all the blood, sweat and tears of working on my art had been recognised by one of the leading creative institutes in the world. Now that I am learning, it means I can expand my knowledge and creative practice and apply new and more evolved ways of being creative.

PARTIAL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Creative Media Partial Scholarships

The Creative Media Partial Scholarships are awarded to current high-achieving Year 12 students who have demonstrated scholarly ability as well as strong leadership skills and creative potential. The aim of this scholarship is to help aspiring young creatives kick-start their career within the creative industry.

Applications for 2020 scholarships are now closed!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholarships are only available for domestic students completing Year 12 in 2019 and commencing study for the February 2020 Intake
  • Minimum 17 years old (turning 18 in the year of commencement)
  • Applicants must meet SAE's published entry requirements
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicants must be applying to study an Associate degree or Bachelor degree
  • Applicants must be commencing students who have not previously studied with SAE 
Terms and Conditions: Please view our Scholarship policy.

 

KEY SCHOLARSHIP DATES

Creative Media, Creative indigenous and Partial scholarships:

  • Scholarship applications are now closed for 2020!
  • Notification of scholarship recipients will take place between November 2019 and February 2020!

Applications close      

  • Feb 2020 intake - 15 Jan 2020
  • May 2020 intake -  15 May 2020

Notification of scholarship recipients will take place prior to each trimester intake (i.e. February 2020 and May 2020).

HOW TO APPLY

Applying is simple. Click on the “Apply now” button above for the scholarship you wish to apply for and then complete the online application form. Please ensure you provide your word statements and portfolio links in the areas provided. Successful applicants will be required to provide supporting material for their application including; references, identification and school results. Be sure to review our scholarship terms and conditions and SAE’s privacy policy before applying.