At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Current Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Coursework
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens
Additional requirements: 
  • Financial Hardship

Awarded to a descendent of an Australian veteran who served in the Vietnam war during the period of 31 July 1962 to 30 April 1975.

Award value:
$3,000 per year
3 years
Applications open: 
18 August 2015
Applications close: 
31 October 2015
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible for a bursary, a person must:

    • be the child of an Australian veteran who served in the Vietnam war during the period 31 July 1962 to 30 April 1975;
    • have Australian residency status;
    • be planning to enrol or be enrolled in post-secondary education in Australia, in an approved course of one or more academic year's duration;
    • be in disadvantaged circumstances such as financial need (as determined within the means test eligibility for Youth Allowance educational benefits), health and other non-financial family and personal circumstances where these circumstances could prevent the recipient from undertaking post-secondary education without the bursary; and
    • not be a previous recipient of a Long Tan bursary.
AVCAT was established in 2003. It grew out of the former Vietnam Veteran’s Trust (VVT), established in 1985. The purpose of the VVT was to distribute the Australian share of the funds received from the Agent Orange legal settlement in the USA to Vietnam Veterans and their dependants.
Award benefits: