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We offer a broad range of scholarships to help students from all walks of life reach their educational goals. Browse our highlighted scholarships below and explore our full range of opportunities on the scholarships website . We encourage you to apply for all scholarships that you meet the eligibility criteria for.

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This scholarship is available to students who achieve the highest raw ATAR (not including adjustment factor points) at NSW and ACT high schools. 

Receive $5,000 for one year. 

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If you're from an identified low-SES background UAC will automatically generate an application for equity scholarships as part of your UAC application. You only need to submit an EAS or equity scholarship application if you want us to know about any additional hardships that have affected your studies.

This scholarship is available to students who achieve a raw ATAR score (or equivalent) of 99.90 or above in an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent qualification. 

Receive $10,000 for the duration of your program.

This is not your normal scholarship. If you’re high achieving and ambitious, the Co-op Program offers leadership and professional development training, three major industry placements, networking opportunities, mentoring and financial support of $19,600 per year. 

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships ( RRES) program helps Australians in regional and remote areas access higher education. The RRES program supports flexible study arrangements, and eligible students may receive up to $18,000 each.

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The globally recognised and prestigious Scientia Scholarship is our flagship scholarship for students with high academic achievement and leadership skills who are engaged in extracurricular work and are passionate about studying at UNSW. 

Receive full tuition fee support for the duration of your degree or receive a $20,000 contribution (per year) to tuition fees.

This scholarship supports motivated international students to achieve their academic and personal goals. Through the Australia's Global Award, your future as a global citizen is supported, recognised and powered at UNSW. 

Receive $10,000 for one year. Payment will be made directly towards tuition fees in the second term of the first year of study.

This scholarship supports motivated international students from India with high academic achievement who are passionate about making a positive impact in the world. 

Receive $10,000 per year.

This award recognises the achievements of UNSW College students who have successfully completed a UNSW College Foundations program to progress to a bachelor’s degree at UNSW. 

Receive 15% toward tuition fees for every year of your program. Available for international students from eligible countries starting at UNSW in 2024.

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UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 3, 2023

UNSW offers a wide range of scholarships and awards to support international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students commencing full-time study at UNSW. Some scholarships will provide a full or partial tuition fee payment, while others provide a stipend to assist with the costs associated with your studies. Students wishing to undertake postgraduate research study should contact the  Graduate Research School .

On this page you will find information on available scholarships and awards - some that require an application, and others that do not require you to submit a scholarship application. Further details can be found below.

*This page is only for international students commencing their first term of studies at UNSW in Term 3 2023*

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS THAT REQUIRE AN APPLICATION

To be considered for the scholarships specified in this section, applicants must complete and submit an application for the  UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 3, 2023 (PUCA1029)  by the deadline.

By applying for PUCA1029 you will be considered for any scholarship in this list that you satisfy the eligibility criteria for. 

Scholarships available in this offering that require an application for PUCA1029:

  • International Scientia Coursework Scholarship (PUCA1025)
  • UNSW Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship (UGCA1603)
  • UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture International Postgraduate Scholarship (PGCA1098)
  • Lily & Dr Ben KC Chng Scholarship (UGCE1129)
  • UNSW Law & Justice International Award (PUCA1028)
  • UNSW Business School International Pathways Award (PUCA1023)

Full details of the listed scholarships including the value, eligibility and selection criteria can be found by clicking on the relevant title further down this page. More scholarships and awards may be progressively added to this list.

Applications open on 1 May 2023 and will close at 11:59PM AEST Monday, 31 July 2023. Please ensure you allow enough time to submit your application as we are unable to accept late applications.

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE AN APPLICATION

International students commencing in Term 3, 2023 are not required to submit an application for the scholarships and awards listed in this section. Eligible students who have received an offer of admission to commence at UNSW in Term 3, 2023 will be automatically considered for these scholarships and awards.

Offers for these scholarships and awards will be awarded to eligible students on a competitive basis using your application for admission to UNSW. You do not need to submit any specific scholarship application or additional supporting documentation to be considered.

Scholarships and awards available in this offering that  do not  require a scholarship application:

  • Australia's Global University Award (PUCA1026)
  • UNSW Global Academic Award (PUCA1027)
  • Future of Change Scholarships (UGCE1283)
  • Future of Change Schools Excellence Bursary (UGCA1594)
  • UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture Articulation Scholarship (UGCA1819)
  • UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture Global Academic Scholarship (UGCA1820)
  • UNSW Articulation Scholarships (UGCA1815, UGCA1816, UGCA1817, UGCA1818, UGCA1822)
  • China Institution Mining Engineering Scholarship (UGCA1586)

Full details of the listed scholarships and awards including the value, eligibility and selection criteria can be found by clicking on the relevant title below. Further scholarships and awards may be progressively added to this list.

The International Student Award has been established to assist students from low income and developing countries to access education at a highly ranked Australian university. It is available to eligible new students commencing in Term 3 2023 and provides a 15% contribution towards tuition fees for the duration of program.

Further information on the International Student Award is available  here .

Please note, the Award is only available to eligible students commencing in 2023 or 2024, so we encourage you to submit your application for admission as soon as possible to be considered for this Award.

Provides a 15% contribution directly towards tuition fees.

Application Process

To apply for the UNSW International Student Award applicants must submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words outlining their reasons to study the proposed program at UNSW. 

New applicants can upload their personal statement through  Apply Online  as part of their application.

Existing offer holders should upload their personal statement via  Apply Online  or  myUNSW  if you are a UNSW Foundation or UAC applicant.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an international student; and
  • Be a citizen of an  eligible country ; and
  • Be commencing full-time study as a new student on campus^ in a UNSW Diploma, UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program (excluding programs offered by AGSM, UNSW Online, UNSW Canberra, UNSW Foundation Programs, Transition Program Online, any program taught in the Hexamester calendar, or Study Abroad students); and
  • Have applied and received an offer of admission* into a UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate degree program; and
  • Not be a current student of UNSW (exceptions made for those who have completed an undergraduate program at UNSW and are commencing a postgraduate program).

^ Open to students commencing studies online in a program that is usually offered on campus. * Open to students commencing their studies at UNSW in 2023 or 2024. The Award cannot be deferred beyond 2024.

  • Offer 1: Full tuition fee scholarship paid directly towards tuition fees for the minimum duration of program
  • Offer 2: $20,000 per annum paid directly towards tuition fees for the minimum duration of program

Recipients of the Scholarship may also be offered the following:

  • Guaranteed ‘fast-track’ application and interview for on-campus accommodation at a UNSW Kensington College
  • Invitation to UNSW networking events
  • Guaranteed entry to the  UNSW Professional Development Program
  • Ceremony to award the scholarship

Submit a  UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 3, 2023 (PUCA1029)  by  11.59PM AEST Monday, 31 July 2023.

  • Be  commencing  full-time study on campus in a UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program (excluding UNSW Online and UNSW Canberra); and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 3 2023 by Monday, 31 July 2023. * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional); or
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 3 2023.

Selection Criteria

Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
  • Leadership skills (school, workplace or community)
  • Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experience)
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at UNSW

$10,000 per annum paid directly towards tuition fees for minimum duration of program.

  • Be  commencing a UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture postgraduate coursework degree program; and
  • Postgraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional); or
  • Postgraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 3 2023.
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at UNSW in Arts, Design & Architecture.

$10,000 per annum paid as a stipend for minimum duration of program.

  • Be a resident of Hong Kong at the time of application; and
  • Be  commencing  a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program; and
  • Undergraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional); or
  • Undergraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 3 2023.

$5,000 per annum paid as a stipend for minimum duration of program.

  • Be a citizen of Singapore at the time of application; and
  • Be  commencing a UNSW School of Built Environment undergraduate coursework degree program; and
  • Hold a diploma or equivalent course of at least 2 years credit from one of the following institutions: Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic; and

The UNSW Law & Justice International Award has been established to encourage high quality international students to join UNSW Law & Justice programs (LLB, JD or LLM).

$10,000 paid directly towards tuition fees for one year.

Submit a UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 3, 2023 (PUCA1029)  by  11.59PM AEST Monday, 31 July 2023.

  • Be  commencing  a UNSW Law & Justice undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program (LLB, JD or LLM programs); and
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at UNSW in Law & Justice

$15,000 paid directly towards tuition fees for one year.

  • Be  commencing  a UNSW postgraduate (Master) coursework degree program offered by UNSW Business School (excluding those offered by AGSM); and
  • A postgraduate (Master) coursework articulation pathway qualification from an approved  partner institution ; and
  • Have achieved academic excellence in the relevant program of study at the pathway  partner institution ; and
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at the UNSW Business School

$10,000 for one year. Payment will be made directly towards tuition fees in the second term of the first year of study.

Recipients of the Award may also be offered the following:

  • Invitation to attend the Award Ceremony

There is no application required for this Award.

  • Be  commencing  full-time study on campus in a UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program (excluding UNSW Online and UNSW Canberra); and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 3 2023. * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional)

Note: Students who have completed a UNSW Global Foundation Studies or Global Diploma Program prior to commencing an undergraduate program are not eligible for this Award. UNSW Global Foundation Studies students will be considered for the UNSW Global Academic Award (PUCA1027).

  • Sponsored Students are not eligible to receive this Award.

Each candidate will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

The UNSW Global Academic Award has been established to support high-achieving UNSW Global students to take undergraduate study at UNSW.

UNSW Global  offers a range of academic and English language pathway programs to international students who have just missed out on direct entry into UNSW.

Students who successfully complete a  UNSW Global Foundation Studies program  and intend on progressing to a UNSW bachelor’s degree are eligible for the UNSW Global Academic Award.

Students completing a UNSW Global Foundation Studies program will automatically be considered for this Award.

  • Must be completing  a UNSW Global Foundation Studies program  (in Sydney or off-shore); and
  • Be  commencing  full-time study on campus in a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program (excluding UNSW Canberra); and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 3 2023.    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
  • Undergraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional)

* Eligible pathway programs include UNSW Global Foundation Program.

$10,000 per annum paid as a stipend for minimum duration of program.

Application Process:

There is no application required for this scholarship.

  • Be a citizen of India, and not a permanent resident of Australia; and
  • Be residing in India prior to commencing study at UNSW for undergraduate applicants. Postgraduate applicants may have prior residence in Australia; and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program for Term 3 2023. * Offers of admission must be one of the following:

The UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture International Articulation Scholarship has been established to encourage high achieving students to study in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture at UNSW as part of an articulation program with a partner institution.

  • Have undertaken an undergraduate articulation pathway qualification from an approved Faculty of Arts, Architecture & Design partner institution; and
  • Be  commencing  full-time study on campus in a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program offered by the Faculty of Arts, Architecture & Design; and

The UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture Global Academic Scholarship has been established to encourage the highest performing UNSW Global students to continue their study with the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture at UNSW.

UNSW Global  offers a range of academic and English language pathway programs to international students who have just missed out on direct entry into university

Students who successfully complete a  UNSW Global Foundation Studies program  and intend to progress to a UNSW bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture are eligible for this Award.

  • Be  commencing  full-time study in a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program offered by the Faculty of Arts, Architecture & Design; and

The UNSW Articulation Scholarships have been established to attract and award high achieving students to study Engineering at UNSW as part of an articulation program with the following partner institutions in India:

- Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

- Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TI)

- Christ Univeristy (CU)

- Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

- SVKM's NMIMS University

There is no application required for these scholarships.

  • Have undertaken an undergraduate articulation pathway qualification from an approved partner institution (listed above); and 
  • Be  commencing full-time study in a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program offered by the Faculty of Engineering; and

The China Institution Mining Engineering Scholarship (UGCA1586) has been established to attract and award high achieving students to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) at UNSW as part of an articulation program with the following partner institutions in China:

- China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT)

- China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing (CUMTB)

- University of Science and Technology, Beijing (USTB)

- Northeastern University (NEU)

  • Be  commencing full-time study in the UNSW Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mining) program offered by the Faculty of Engineering; and

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