Each year, the School of Mathematics and Statistics offers a number of scholarships to students entering UNSW and enrolling in programs of study including Mathematics or Statistics majors or study plans. These are reviewed annually and may be renewed for up to the minimum duration of the program.
The scholarships are worth $5,000 per year unless indicated otherwise. Applicants should note that the scholarships and their conditions (including availability and value) are subject to review and the closing dates may vary from year to year. Ongoing scholarships are subject to the continued satisfactory progress of the recipient as a full-time undergraduate student.
The school may offer more than one scholarship in one or more categories, or none if there are no candidates of sufficient merit.
There are also University and Faculty of Science scholarships available, and some of the UNSW residential colleges offer scholarships.
The below scholarships are worth $5,000 per year, unless indicated otherwise.
The School of Mathematics and Statistics Indigenous Scholarship aims to encourage and support Indigenous Australian students to undertake study in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW. Awarded to an Australian Indigenous student who is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and who is:
Awarded to two students (one female and one male), based on academic merit, who are:
This Scholarship aims to encourage and support students to pursue a career in teaching Maths. Students must be undertaking a Science/Education degree with a declared major in Mathematics. Students must remain in this program of study to continue to receive the Scholarship.
Applicants will be assessed and selected on the basis of:
The School of Mathematics and Statistics Rural Student Scholarship - UGCE1079 (One Scholarship)
This Scholarship aims to encourage and support students from a rural or isolated area of Australia to undertake full time study in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
Students must remain in a degree where they are undertaking a Mathematics or Statistics study plan. They must also maintain a high level of achievement in their University studies.
The Central Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong, the Blue Mountains and their surrounding areas are not classified as rural for the purposes of this Scholarship.
The Beautiful Mind Scholarship - UGCA1392 (Two Scholarships)
Awarded to two recipients each year. Applicants must be undertaking full time study in a Bachelor of Advanced Science or Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) including dual-award degrees with a major in mathematics and/or statistics.
Applicants will be assessed on academic merit.
The purpose of the Award is to encourage two exceptional students, identified as recipients of The Beautiful Mind Scholarship, to undertake study at UNSW. This scholarship is sponsored by Michael Dorrell, Senior Managing Director at Stonepeak Partners, New York. Michael has been investing in the infrastructure space for over a decade, and has one of the most successful investment track records in the North American infrastructure investment sector.
Awarded to two recipients who are commencing full time study in the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions (Quantitative Data Science plan), and who have completed the NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent) in the year prior to enrolling, or in the previous two years prior to enrolment (provided no tertiary study was undertaken during this period).
Recipients are selected on academic merit.
Applications for scholarships can be made online. You will need to register before applying. The closing dates for each Scholarship varies, so please check the closing date of each Scholarship carefully.
We also award annual prizes and awards to high achieving current undergraduate students.
Honours scholarships are also available.