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Will I be taxed on my scholarship?

If you are studying full-time your scholarship money will usually not be treated as taxable income.

Exceptions may apply if:

  • Your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time)
  • It is a condition of your scholarship that you undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider (i.e you are rendering a service by agreeing to undertake the activities)
  • Upon completion of your degree you are required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the scholarship provider.
  • Your scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.

Use the online scholarship tool on the Australian Taxation Office website to find our more or for expert advice contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant.

If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, contact the Scholarships Office.

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Updated 16/10/2019 10.43 AM