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Paving The Way For The Leaders Of Tomorrow

Nifty Loans is a trusted online neo-lending company with strong values in honest trading and accountability. We want to recognize up and coming students across all Faculties at CQU, giving them a leg up in their studies.

You can’t open your Facebook feed without hearing the plight of students. That’s why we want to provide a student at CQU with a scholarship of $5,000! This can be used at the student’s discretion to put towards University or Tertiary costs.

And the good news keeps on coming. After the scholarship ends, and the completion of their studies, students may be considered for an internship or possibly employment with Nifty Loans! One of the fastest-growing fin-tech companies in Brisbane.

How The Nifty Loans Scholarships Work

We want to provide students at CQU with an extra advantage, and give students with an appetite for learning and a passion to succeed, a helping hand. The Nifty Loans Scholarship is provided to one lucky student at CQU for 12 months, and they will receive $5,000 per semester.

The scholarship money can go towards any university-related costs such as courses, textbooks, research materials and other relevant equipment. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go towards those cheeky early morning waffles.

How to Apply for Nifty Scholarship?

To apply for our scholarship, complete our form located at the top of this page.

If you’d like to learn more about our scholarship, feel free to contact Nifty Loans directly via our email If you wish to apply for our Nifty Loans scholarship, scroll up to find our scholarship form! We want to make it easier for forward-thinking people to get a helping hand.

We want to hear why you deserve the Nifty Loans Scholarship?

Tell us why your education at CQU is important to you and how you want to apply your knowledge and perfected skills to affect positive change in the world.

Applications will not be accepted without supporting material.

Required Supporting Documents
  • Valid CQU student ID (to allow us to confirm your enrolment).
  • Transcript of your most recent achievements/marks.

Scholarship Details

Length of Scholarship One off payment
Bi-annual Value $5,000
Closing date/deadline for entries 31st of December 2019
Application status Now open

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Other Partnerships

Nifty is also collaborating with Murdoch University and Curtin University to provide the same opportunities to students studying at these locations. Refer to their respective pages for details on those scholarships.

Please refer to our Acknowledgement & Consent before sharing your information with us below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why a Scholarship Program?

We are passionate about learning and fostering growth amongst our employees, and we want to take those values and do some damn good. That’s why we’re offering the Nifty Loans Scholarship. We’re looking to help any student across all faculties at CQU, whether their passion is studying the classics or calculating the numbers. We’ve got their back. Encouraging education and growth in any industry is the key to a bright future, and we want to be a small puzzle piece in forging a path for the next generation of lenders.

Who is Eligible?

To qualify for one of our scholarships, you must be:

  • Undergraduate, Graduate, Masters Degree Level’s
  • Students must be Australian citizens or Permanent residents of Australia.
  • We are strong supporters of applicants from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, South Sea Islander and Indigenous Australians.
What does a Scholarship Winner look like?

When we look through the applications, we look for someone who demonstrates:

  • The capacity to take initiative
  • Excellent research and communication skills
  • Demonstrates that you have a innovative, creative and forward-thinking mindset
  • Present information in a clear manner

We will choose the CQU applicant that best demonstrates these skills for the Nifty Loans Scholarship.

Who is Nifty Loans?

Since Personal Loans was launched in 2016 our goal has been to improve the availability and flexibility of finance to make small amount lending more accessible to the wider community. We take a slightly different approach to traditional lenders when it comes to money lending. We believe every Australian should have access to hassle-free finance.

Our Mission

“To empower every Australian in need of small amount credit with the ability to access our quick personal loans. To process loan applications swiftly and to the complete satisfaction of our customers. To be open and frank about our fees and charges. To provide second-to-none service. Nifty exists for you. We don’t mind saying we’re a money lender. After all, that’s exactly what we do. Small, quick, affordable, short-term bad credit, unsecured personal cash loans to every day Australians. We are an online provider of small personal loans.”

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    Personal Loan Details

    Loan Amounts $5,000 – $15,000
    Loan Terms 9 – 24 months
    Starting Interest Rate (APR) 11.42% (Excellent Credit)
    Starting Comparison Rate 14.49% (Excellent Credit)
    Ceiling Interest Rate (APR) 21.24% (Average Credit)
    Ceiling Comparison Rate 45.56% (Average Credit)
    Type of rate Fixed Rate
    Repayment options Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
    Monthly Fee $0
    Early repayment fee $0
    Average turnaround 60 minutes*
    Loan Options Unsecured & secured options

    Credit criteria and terms and conditions apply. Representative example: based on a loan of $10,000 over 36 months a borrower with an excellent credit history can expect to pay a total of $12,389.76. WARNING: This comparison rate is valid only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate with the lender that finances your loan. Interest rates vary subject to a full credit assessment. This represents a comparison rate of 14.49% p.a. and includes all interest and fees included in your loan repayments over the life of your loan. For our personal loan product the APR starts from a minimum of 11.42% (14.49% comparison rate) with a maximum of 21.24% (45.56% comparison rate). The minimum loan term is 9 months and the maximum loan term is 24 months. For more details and examples visit our rates and fees page.