Balancing education and university life can be tough. Scholarships can help by easing financial pressure, letting you focus on your studies, and enjoy socialising with the community on and off campus. 

We offer a range of scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students, domestic and international. Most of the scholarships recognise academic achievement while others may be awarded to address personal circumstances, including financial need. 

Undergraduate Scholarships 

If you’re thinking of specialising in Mining or Petroleum Engineering, we have scholarships available for you. Simply register and apply just once to be considered for all applicable options. If you meet the criteria, you’ll be considered. Learn more about our UNSW Co-op program

Please refer to UNSW Scholarships for an up-to-date list of scholarships on offer, eligibility criteria and application details. 

Mitsubishi Rural Scholarship in Mining Engineering 

Value: $12,000 per annum 

Duration: Up to 5 years 

Program Requirement: Be commencing full-time undergraduate study (single or dual degree) in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mining 

Additional Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Have completed the NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent) or IB, either: 
    • in the year prior to commencing study at UNSW, or 
    • in the previous two years prior to commencing at UNSW, provided no tertiary study was undertaken during this period. 
  • Your family home has to be or have been located in a rural or isolated area* for at least four of your high school years 
  • You should have attended secondary school in a rural or isolated area* for at least four years (exemption: rural students in receipt of a scholarship to attend a metropolitan secondary boarding school) 

*Rural areas will generally be considered according to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Areas. You can find out the ASGC classification of your home and school addresses using this search function.  

The ASGC classifications accepted under this program are: RA2 (with the exception of Hobart), RA3, RA4 or RA5. Students whose family home is located in RA2 to RA5, but who have received a scholarship to attend a RA1 (or Hobart) boarding school are also eligible to apply. 

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Glencore Mining Engineering Scholarship 

Value: $10,000 per annum 

Duration: Remaining minimum duration of program, up to 4 years 

Program Requirement: Be currently enrolled in your 2nd year of full-time undergraduate study (single or dual degree) in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mining 

Charles Warman Women in Engineering Scholarship 

Value: $10,000 per annum 

Duration: Minimum duration program, up to 5 years 

Program Requirement: Be commencing full-time undergraduate study (single or dual degree) in any degree program offered by the School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering 

Additional Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Be female 
  • Have completed the NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent) or IB, either: 
    • in the year prior to commencing study at UNSW, or 
    • in the previous two years prior to commencing at UNSW, provided no tertiary study was undertaken during this period. 

Postgraduate Scholarships in Petroleum Engineering 

The following scholarships are available to postgraduate coursework students of Petroleum Engineering. 

SPE WA Section Scholarship 

The WA Section will fund five new scholarships in 2014 each worth $3750 per year. Undergraduates in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd years will receive the scholarship for 2 years; 4th and 5th year undergraduates and post-graduate students will receive it for 1 year. 

The program is aimed at engineering students (in all years) pursuing a career in Petroleum Engineering. Those eligible to apply are those who are student members of the SPE currently enrolled in full time academic study by coursework. Preference will be given to those having Australian citizenship or permanent residency, however international students may apply. Previous SPE WA Scholarship winners are still eligible to apply. 

For more information go to SPE WA Section Scholarships

SPE Asia-Pacific STAR Scholarship 

The Star scholarships and fellowships support those pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry until completion of the degree for which awarded, up to a maximum of four years. SPE dedicates more than one million dollars to be awarded by our 16 regions. 

Eligibility 

  • Must be a student enrolled, or soon to be enrolled, in curriculum related to the petroleum industry 
  • Must be an SPE member, if eligible 
  • Must be enrolled the year following the application year 
  • Comply with sanction policy

If awarded, you must meet eligibility requirements to maintain your scholarship or fellowship. All award funding will be distributed in early November each year. 

PESA NSW Tertiary Institution Study Grants 

The PESA New South Wales Branch awards up to five $1500 study grants to students studying a petroleum-related course in NSW tertiary institutions. Both third year and postgraduate students are eligible. The award is given at the NSW State Branch selection committee’s discretion with approximately equal weight given to student projects’ relevance to the petroleum industry, technical significance, originality and supervisor recommendations. 

Applications are normally called for in March or early April, close in late May and are announced in June. The award of the scholarship is usually be made at a PESA Technical Luncheon in Sydney, where the recipient will be asked to give a short presentation of their research effort. 

Other special awards, sponsorships or travel subsidies may be given throughout the year at the NSW State Branch Discretion. 

For more information go to PESA scholarships