Scholarships & Awards

Find a scholarship that rewards your ambition and supports your future. Whether you're a domestic or international student, we're likely to have a scholarship that will help you reach your full potential.

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Take your success to the next level

UNSW is where students from all around the world can find the support they need to succeed. Our scholarships aren’t just based on your grades – UNSW values leadership skills, extracurricular interests and your passion to study with us. Our globally recognised scholarships and awards will provide financial support, recognise your academic excellence and help you realise your full potential. If you have ambition - bring it.

Explore scholarships

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.


Scholarships for domestic students

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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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Scholarships for international students

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 $10,000 for the first year of your undergraduate degree.

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  • Receive 15% toward tuition fees for every year of your program. Available for international students from eligible countries starting at UNSW in 2024 or 2025.

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How to apply

Applying is easy. Explore our full portfolio of scholarships to find the right one for you. Take note of eligibility criteria and application instructions. Some scholarships require you to submit an additional application via the scholarships website or the application can be automatic with your university application.

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