About Us

Professor Ian Jacobs

I am delighted to welcome you to UNSW Australia, one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities.

This website provides information on the many scholarships and sponsored awards offered by this University. These scholarships and awards are a reflection of our strong commitment to excellence and the generous support provided to students from University funds as well as from corporate and private donors, including our alumni.

Our scholarships help students to achieve their potential, and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. They reward excellence, encourage international mobility, diversity and equity, all critical themes in the UNSW 2025 Strategy.

The extensive range of scholarships on offer include opportunities which are: Faculty or School based; industry linked; for rural students; for Indigenous Australians; for international students; and for high achieving students. This site will help you identify a scholarship to suit you and your needs.

I encourage you to use our online search tool and apply for a scholarship which supports and recognises your potential.

Professor Ian Jacobs
President and Vice-Chancellor

UNSW Australia

Our Office


UNSW Scholarships is responsible for the administration of all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarships offered at UNSW and is the point of contact for any questions relating to these scholarships.

We provide information on Prestigious Programs for UNSW students to undertake study at overseas institutions, and administer the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program for Australia.

UNSW Scholarships is also home to the Elite Athlete Support Program and Sports Scholarships, including the Ben Lexcen Sports Scholarship. 

Scholarships are available to recognise your academic and other achievements (such as leadership, community involvement, commitment to a program of study), and to assist students for a variety of reasons.

If there are scholarships applicable to you and you meet the selection criteria then you should apply. Scholarships are highly competitive and there are less scholarships than applicants.

UNSW Scholarships allows you to apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible for.