Criminology and Justice Scholarships

Navitas College of Public Safety: Criminology and Justice Scholarships

There are up to three (3) scholarships available for students undertaking the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice.  Specifically, three (3) categories of scholarship are offered, with no more than two (2) scholarships awarded in any one (1) category per year.  Scholarships are available to full-time and part-time students and to those studying on-campus or online.  Part-time students are required to be enrolled in two units per trimester in order to be eligible for the scholarship.  

These scholarships are awarded once per year and cover 50% of the recipients’ NPCS course fees.   The scholarship awardee will receive each alternate unit at no cost (i.e. pay for one unit and receive the next for free). Direct payments are not made to scholarship recipients. 

Scholarships do not cover additional costs that may be associated with the degree (e.g., purchase of text books if required).  The Navitas College of Public Safety (NCPS) reserves the right to conduct an interview of candidates where additional evidence may be seen as desirable prior to awarding a scholarship.   

NCPS Criminology and Justice Excellence Scholarship

The scholarship, available to both school leavers and mature entry students, takes account of academic scores (school and post-school where relevant), evidence of breadth of academic interests and achievements, community involvement, success in the arts, and sporting achievements. Other academically relevant areas may be included in the application.

Number of scholarships awarded: Up to two (2) per year

NCPS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

Adherence to criteria for categorisation as a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is the main criteria for this scholarship.  NCPS reserves the right to conduct an interview of candidates in the event of possible tied scores or where additional evidence may be seen as desirable. Continuing students must maintain good academic standing.

Number of scholarships awarded: Up to two (2) per year

NCPS Regional and Rural Scholarship

Applicants must adhere to the ABS criteria for living in rural, remote or regional Australia. NCPS reserves the right to conduct an interview of candidates in the event of possible tied scores or where additional evidence may be seen as desirable. Continuing students must maintain good academic standing.

Number of scholarships awarded: Up to two (2) per year

Scholarship Selection Criteria

Applications for NCPS Scholarships are assessed on the following criteria

  1. Academic achievement, and
  2. A demonstrated interest in studying criminology and justice.

All applicants need to submit the following:

  1. A 500-word statement giving the reasons for wanting to study criminology and justice, and
  2. Proof of academic achievement outlining the breadth of academic interests and achievements, community involvement, success in the arts, and sporting achievements.

For the NCPS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship applicants are also required to provide evidence of adherence to criteria for membership of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

For the NCPS Regional and Rural Scholarship, applicants are also required to provide evidence of home residence in an area that meets the ABS criteria for rural, remote or regional Australia.

Application Process

  1. By Friday 27 January 2017 submit your application for enrolment in the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice using the online form available from here and your application for a scholarship
    Note: both of these applications need to be received by 27 January 2017 but they do not need to be submitted at the same time.
  2. By Friday 3 February 2017 you will be notified of the outcome of your application for entry to the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice, and, if you are offered a place, you will be notified of the outcome of your scholarship application.
  3. By Friday 10 February 2017 you need to respond in writing to confirm a place in the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice for 2017.

Conditions of Award

  1. Offers of scholarships are valid for the year of offer only. A new application for a scholarship must be submitted if the offer of a place in the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice is deferred.
  2. Continuation of scholarships in each trimester is dependent on students passing all units of study in which they were enrolled in the previous trimester of study and meeting minimum enrolment requirements of two units per trimester.