Federation University

Federation University Australia (Fed Uni) is a public, multi-sector university based in Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. The university also has campuses in Ararat, Horsham, Stawell, Churchill, Berwick, and Brisbane, as well as online technical and further education (TAFE) courses and Horsham's higher education nursing program.

Federation University is the fourth oldest tertiary education institution in Australia, having begun under predecessor institutions in 1870, during the Victorian gold rush. With the merger between the University of Ballarat and Monash University's Gippsland campus in 2013, the university changed its name to Federation University from 2014

The former Ballarat Gaol, a maximum security prison that operated from 1862 until 1965, was located on the site of the university's School of Mines (SMB) campus, at the southern end of Lydiard Street. The area is known for being a well preserved Victorian era street. While the prison was mostly demolished in the 1960s, the old prison walls, gate and guard towers, as well as the residences of the governor and warden, still exist. One of the bedrooms was used by Bella Guerin, who in 1883 became the first woman to graduate from an Australian university.The campus also includes the old School of Mines buildings.


To celebrate the ambition and achievements of our international students, we offer a range of scholarships supporting our students to succeed. If you want to study with us in the future, these scholarships could be for you.

Each scholarship will have different requirements, terms and conditions and eligibility criteria. You may be eligible for more than one scholarship. For some scholarships, you will be automatically assessed when you apply for your main course of study. See the links below for how to apply for your preferred course.

Federation University Australia Global Innovator Scholarship- The Federation University Australia Global Innovator Scholarship is equivalent to 20% of the annual tuition fees of an undergraduate or postgraduate program and is offered as a tuition fee discount.

Federation University Australia Global Excellence Scholarship- This scholarship is the equivalent of 25% of your annual tuition fees for the duration of your program and is offered as a tuition fee discount. Offers for this scholarship are made when applying for an on-campus program at Federation University Australia.