Encouraging academic excellence AND community involvement

The Tertiary Scholarship Fund was established in 2005, with the aim of encouraging academic excellence and community involvement amongst full time students who are enrolled at any tertiary educational establishment in the state of Victoria in Australia. The scheme is absolutely non-discriminatory; there is no restriction on an applicant’s background based on nationality, residency, ethnicity or faith. It is also not means nor income tested.

We are grateful to receive the generous financial endowment provided by Mekong Restaurant and Ms. Cina Choi, Justice of the Peace.

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What is Tertiary Scholarship Fund?

Tertiary Scholarship Fund (TSF) recognises students for their academic excellence and community involvement, by awarding a bursary to successful candidates. This Scholarship is open to both local and international students who are enrolled in tertiary studies in Victoria, Australia.


Total prize pool valued at over $15,000

Six scholarships will be awarded in 2023:

Winner of the Excellence Award, valued at $5,000

Excellence Award 1st Runner up, valued at $3,000

Excellence Award 2nd Runner up, valued at $2,000

International Student Award, valued at $1,000

Community Award, valued at $1,000

Encouragement Award, valued at $500

New for 2023, Chinese Medicine Awards:

1st Prize $2000, 2nd Prize $1000

How do we select the winners?


Academic excellence


Voluntary community service


Personal interview of shortlisted candidates

Submit your application today

Open to both local and international students, applicants must be in their second year or above, enrolled full-time at an accredited tertiary institution in Victoria, and have scored an average of at least 70 points for four subjects over two semesters.

Post-graduate candidates by research can submit a transcript of their final year undergraduate degree results.


To apply either download the application form, fill it out and mail to the office address below, or complete online and submit.





Office address:  TSF Level 2, 209 Swanston Street, Melbourne  Vic  3000, Australia

The application process


  • Applications Open – NOW!
  • Applications Close – 31 July 2024
  • Application assessments by the judgement panel – Date TBA
  • Candidate interviews with judgement panel – Date TBA
  • Awards night – Date TBA