ACU Mercy Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students in Australia, 2017

About this scholarship

Established in 2015, the Mercy Scholarship aims to promote a culture of valuing human life and to support the eventual abolition of the death penalty internationally.

Application dates

Open: Friday, 1 September 2017 Close: Saturday, 30 September 2017

Scholarship type



Awarded annually as a tuition fee waiver equivalent to the full tuition of the recipient’s course duration up to four years.

There are two scholarships available.

Student type



  • Citizenship: international students

  • Faculty: any

  • Course: any

  • Campus: any

  • Year level: undergraduate

  • successfully received an offer for a place in an undergraduate degree at ACU

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of a country classified by Amnesty International as ‘retentionist’ in relation to capital punishment

  • be commencing in their studies at ACU and be enrolled at the time of scholarship award

  • not be in receipt of any other ACU, Australian or foreign government tuition scholarship.

Application process

Apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form. You must attach the following documentation with your application:

  • A written statement of approximately 750 words on the theme of 'The sanctity of human life';

  • Academic transcript (for your highest level of education).

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement

  • Academic performance

Selection process

The recipients will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and selected by a selection committee consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students, Learning and Teaching; the Executive Director, International; and the Executive Dean, Theology and Philosophy.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Skype interview and deliver a presentation on ‘The sanctity of human life’.

Ongoing requirements

Recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • a full-time study load

  • a GPA of at least 4.0 on the ACU seven point scale

  • submission of annual letter of appreciation.

Recipients are required to submit an annual letter of appreciation explaining how the Scholarship has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October of each year.