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Saab Australia - 2024 University Scholarship Program

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date: 30 June 2024

About the Scholarship Program

Saab Australia's University Scholarship Program presents you a fantastic opportunity to kick start your career and gain valuable insight into the Engineering and Defence Industry!

We offer General Engineering, Women in Engineering and First Nations Scholarships. As part of our Scholarship program, you will:

  • Be awarded a Scholarship of $3,000 per calendar year to support your studies across your second and third years of University
  • Be matched and supported by a Saab Australia mentor for personalised professional growth, advice and encouragement
  • Learn more about the Saab business and the meaningful projects we deliver
  • Be invited to apply to our Internship Program in your penultimate year and Graduate Program after the completion of your studies.

About you

To be eligible for the above Scholarships, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at the time of application and subsequent years
  • Be in your second year of a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields:
    • Engineering, specialising in:
      • Software Engineering/Computer Science
      • Computer Systems/Networking/IT
      • Cyber Security
      • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
      • Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering
      • Physics/Mathematics/Science or related technical discipline
  • Our First Nations Scholarships are open to those studying the above mentioned disciplines, as well as the following:
    • Business/Commerce/Human Resources
    • Finance
    • Law or related business discipline
  • Be residents of South Australia, Victoria or Western Australia (as these states are primary locations of Saab facilities for subsequent Internship and Graduate positions)
  • Hold Australian Citizenship for Defence security clearance requirements

Please refer to our Scholarships page for eligibility for each individual scholarship, including GPA score and other requirements.

How to Apply

To apply, you will need to provide the following:

  • A copy of your CV, including your education, anticipated year of completion, employment history, extra-curricular activities and accomplishments;
  • A most recent copy of your Academic Transcript; and
  • A cover letter outlining the following questions:
    • What sparked your interest in your chosen field of study? What do you hope to accomplish with your degree? 
    • What do you hope to gain out of your connection with Saab Australia as part of this scholarship?

Next Steps

  • If you are shortlisted after the review process, our team will make contact via email to inform you about the next stage
  • Select candidates will be invited to attend an in-person interview
  • Candidates progressing to the final stages in the recruitment process will undergo pre-employments checks
  • Successful candidates will then be verbally offered a Scholarship. Once a verbal agreement is reached, a letter of offer will be sent.

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 35 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.


Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at if you have any questions.

Applications close Sunday, 30 June 2024. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.