FAQs

Scholarship Applicants
How do I apply for a scholarship?

Scholarship applications for most future and current undergraduate & postgraduate coursework students are online via this website (scholarships.unsw.edu.au). Some external or other scholarship programs may require a different application process, so please check the information listed.

Scholarship applications for most future and current undergraduate & postgraduate coursework students are online via this website (scholarships.unsw.edu.au). Some external or other scholarship programs may require a different application process, so please check the information listed.

How much is a scholarship worth?

The indicative value of scholarships can be found in the relevant advertising and is confirmed in the Offer Letter that is sent to successful applicants. UNSW reserves the right to change the value of scholarships based on availability of funding.

Applicants should not make decisions about undertaking study based on the availability of scholarship funding. Scholarships are limited in number and do not cover the full cost of tuition fees and living expenses you will incur as a full-time student.    

The indicative value of scholarships can be found in the relevant advertising and is confirmed in the Offer Letter that is sent to successful applicants. UNSW reserves the right to change the value of scholarships based on availability of funding.

Applicants should not make decisions about undertaking study based on the availability of scholarship funding. Scholarships are limited in number and do not cover the full cost of tuition fees and living expenses you will incur as a full-time student.    

What is my Login ID?

To begin using the UNSW Scholarships online application system you first need to register.

 

Current UNSW Students 

(includes local* and international)

Login ID: UNSW Student ID (without the "z")

Password: zID Pass word

Future Students applying for

admission to UNSW

Local undergraduate

(includes high school leavers**)

Login: UAC Application number (9 digits)

Local Postgraduate

(UAC Applicant)

Login: UAC Application number (9 digits) or 

 

International (applied via UAC)

Login: UAC Application number (9 digits)

International (applied direct to UNSW)

Login: UNSW Student ID (without the "z", add two zeroes in front to make 9 digits and choose UAC instead of zID if you have not been admitted yet. Also choose "Other Future UNSW Student" instead of UNSW current student 

 

 

*A local applicant for scholarship purposes means an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Permanent Resident (Humanitarian Visa Holders) or New Zealand Citizen. New Zealand Residents are not considered local applicants for scholarship purposes.

** If you do not yet have a UAC Number, please use your Board of Studies number with a leading "1" e.g. "112345678". You MUST ensure you update to/provide a valid UAC Number prior to final submission of any scholarship applications.     

To begin using the UNSW Scholarships online application system you first need to register.

 

Current UNSW Students 

(includes local* and international)

Login ID: UNSW Student ID (without the "z")

Password: zID Pass word

Future Students applying for

admission to UNSW

Local undergraduate

(includes high school leavers**)

Login: UAC Application number (9 digits)

Local Postgraduate

(UAC Applicant)

Login: UAC Application number (9 digits) or 

 

International (applied via UAC)

Login: UAC Application number (9 digits)

International (applied direct to UNSW)

Login: UNSW Student ID (without the "z", add two zeroes in front to make 9 digits and choose UAC instead of zID if you have not been admitted yet. Also choose "Other Future UNSW Student" instead of UNSW current student 

 

 

*A local applicant for scholarship purposes means an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Permanent Resident (Humanitarian Visa Holders) or New Zealand Citizen. New Zealand Residents are not considered local applicants for scholarship purposes.

** If you do not yet have a UAC Number, please use your Board of Studies number with a leading "1" e.g. "112345678". You MUST ensure you update to/provide a valid UAC Number prior to final submission of any scholarship applications.     

I don’t have an UAC number how do I register?

If you are a domestic student, the registration login requires a 9 digit number. Please temporarily use a 9 digit number - ie the Board of Studies number with a leading "1" (e.g. "112345678") or create a 9 digit user name that you can remember.
However you MUST ensure you update this to a valid UAC Number as soon as you receive it.

If you are an international student, please use your UNSW Application number or your student number. You will need to select 'international' when registering. See below:

If you are a domestic student, the registration login requires a 9 digit number. Please temporarily use a 9 digit number - ie the Board of Studies number with a leading "1" (e.g. "112345678") or create a 9 digit user name that you can remember.
However you MUST ensure you update this to a valid UAC Number as soon as you receive it.

If you are an international student, please use your UNSW Application number or your student number. You will need to select 'international' when registering. See below:

How many scholarships can I apply for?

UNSW Scholarships encourages you to apply for multiple scholarships, provided you meet the Scholarship(s) eligibility criteria.

 

UNSW Scholarships encourages you to apply for multiple scholarships, provided you meet the Scholarship(s) eligibility criteria.

 

Where can I check the progress of my application?

Your submitted application(s) and progress of application(s) will only appear in the 'Submitted applications summary" section.

You will automatically receive an email reminder to login once the result of your Submitted Application(s) is available.

If the status of your scholarship application is showing as 'being assessed' it means that applications are being reviewed. Once results are released, the status of your application will be updated.

Your submitted application(s) and progress of application(s) will only appear in the 'Submitted applications summary" section.

You will automatically receive an email reminder to login once the result of your Submitted Application(s) is available.

If the status of your scholarship application is showing as 'being assessed' it means that applications are being reviewed. Once results are released, the status of your application will be updated.

Can I hold multiple scholarships?

Our general advice is that you may apply for, be offered and accept multiple scholarships, however the Manager of UNSW Scholarships will make a determination on which scholarships may be held concurrently based on the terms and conditions of the various scholarships.

Our general advice is that you may apply for, be offered and accept multiple scholarships, however the Manager of UNSW Scholarships will make a determination on which scholarships may be held concurrently based on the terms and conditions of the various scholarships.

Can I change my application after submitting it?

You are able to un-submit your application before the closing date, which means you can edit your application up to this time, even if you have already submitted. You need to click on 'Complete your draft applications and submit' on the left hand menu and find the little red 'undo' arrow next to the scholarship you wish to un-submit.

Once you have completed your application, you are able to submit again.

You are able to un-submit your application before the closing date, which means you can edit your application up to this time, even if you have already submitted. You need to click on 'Complete your draft applications and submit' on the left hand menu and find the little red 'undo' arrow next to the scholarship you wish to un-submit.

Once you have completed your application, you are able to submit again.

Can I submit a late application?

We cannot accept late applications. Please check the scholarship deadlines carefully and ensure you submit your application and supporting documentation by the dates listed.

We cannot accept late applications. Please check the scholarship deadlines carefully and ensure you submit your application and supporting documentation by the dates listed.

Can scholarships be deferred?

Most scholarships cannot be deferred. If you are choosing to defer your program (e.g. to take a gap year) and you have received an offer of a UNSW Scholarship you will need to contact UNSW Scholarships to check if your scholarship can be deferred or not.

Most scholarships cannot be deferred. If you are choosing to defer your program (e.g. to take a gap year) and you have received an offer of a UNSW Scholarship you will need to contact UNSW Scholarships to check if your scholarship can be deferred or not.

I am not a current UNSW student. Do I need to apply separately for admission to UNSW?

Yes. Submitting an application for a scholarship does not constitute an application for entry or guarantee entry to programs at UNSW - applicants who are not current UNSW students must apply for admission to UNSW separately. Click here for information on how to apply to UNSW.

Should you be offered a program or faculty specific scholarship, it is your responsibility to ensure that you enrol in/are enrolled in the correct program.

For those currently seeking entry to UNSW, it is your responsibility to ensure that your UAC preferences are such that you gain entry to the program required by the scholarship.    

Yes. Submitting an application for a scholarship does not constitute an application for entry or guarantee entry to programs at UNSW - applicants who are not current UNSW students must apply for admission to UNSW separately. Click here for information on how to apply to UNSW.

Should you be offered a program or faculty specific scholarship, it is your responsibility to ensure that you enrol in/are enrolled in the correct program.

For those currently seeking entry to UNSW, it is your responsibility to ensure that your UAC preferences are such that you gain entry to the program required by the scholarship.    

What are Equity Scholarships (ES)?

EQUITY SCHOLARSHIPS (ES)

Equity scholarships assist students who may experience financial or other educational disadvantage with the costs of tertiary study and help them reach their academic potential.

If you believe you experience any of the types of disadvantage listed below, you may be eligible for Equity Scholarships. 

  • Carer responsibilities
  • English language difficulty
  • Financial hardship
  • Indigenous Australian
  • Long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse
  • Refugee status
  • Regional or remote disadvantage
  • Sole parent responsibilities

Applicants wanting to be considered for a UNSW Equity Scholarship must submit a UAC Equity Scholarship (ES) application.

EDUCATIONAL ACCESS SCHEME (EAS) SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants who have submitted a UAC Educational Access Scheme application can also be considered for a scholarship.  Only commencing domestic undergraduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants must demonstrate disadvantage(s) from one or more of the following categories: 

  • Disrupted schooling
  • Financial hardship
  • Home environment & responsibilities
  • English language difficulty
  • Personal illness/disability
  • Refugee status
  • School Environment 

For more information on the EAS application process, please refer to www.uac.edu.au/eas 

EQUITY SCHOLARSHIPS (ES)

Equity scholarships assist students who may experience financial or other educational disadvantage with the costs of tertiary study and help them reach their academic potential.

If you believe you experience any of the types of disadvantage listed below, you may be eligible for Equity Scholarships. 

  • Carer responsibilities
  • English language difficulty
  • Financial hardship
  • Indigenous Australian
  • Long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse
  • Refugee status
  • Regional or remote disadvantage
  • Sole parent responsibilities

Applicants wanting to be considered for a UNSW Equity Scholarship must submit a UAC Equity Scholarship (ES) application.

EDUCATIONAL ACCESS SCHEME (EAS) SCHOLARSHIPS

Applicants who have submitted a UAC Educational Access Scheme application can also be considered for a scholarship.  Only commencing domestic undergraduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants must demonstrate disadvantage(s) from one or more of the following categories: 

  • Disrupted schooling
  • Financial hardship
  • Home environment & responsibilities
  • English language difficulty
  • Personal illness/disability
  • Refugee status
  • School Environment 

For more information on the EAS application process, please refer to www.uac.edu.au/eas 

How do I know if I can apply for a Rural Scholarship?

UNSW Scholarships considers anyone who is not classed as living in a "Major city of Australia" a rural student, however some scholarships list specific requirements and you should always check individual scholarship criteria.

In most instances rural areas will be considered according to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Areas. You can check your status by using the link below. If you are currently living interstate you should only use the link below as a guide. If applying from a capital city in any state other than NSW you will be classed as living in a "Major city of Australia".

http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/Publishing.nsf/Content/locator

UNSW Scholarships considers anyone who is not classed as living in a "Major city of Australia" a rural student, however some scholarships list specific requirements and you should always check individual scholarship criteria.

In most instances rural areas will be considered according to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Areas. You can check your status by using the link below. If you are currently living interstate you should only use the link below as a guide. If applying from a capital city in any state other than NSW you will be classed as living in a "Major city of Australia".

http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/Publishing.nsf/Content/locator

What supporting documents do I need to provide?

Generally, scholarship applications need the following supporting documents:

(1) Academic Supporting Documents

High School Leaver

  • Latest Year 12 School Report
  • ATAR or IB Resullt (or equivalent) if applicable
  • Other Certification

First Year Undergraduate Students

  • Final Year 12 School Report
  • ATAR or IB result (or equivalent)

Current Students/Postgraduate Coursework Students

  • Most recent academic transcript or UNSW academic statement (for current UNSW students)

(2) Other Supporting Documents - Leadership/Extra-Curricular Activities

Evidence supporting your leadership/extra-curricular involvement. Examples include:

  • Reference Letters
  • Awards/Certificates

It is important to check the details of each scholarship for any other documentation that might be required. Please note also that supporting documents need to be uploaded as one PDF file. 

Generally, scholarship applications need the following supporting documents:

(1) Academic Supporting Documents

High School Leaver

  • Latest Year 12 School Report
  • ATAR or IB Resullt (or equivalent) if applicable
  • Other Certification

First Year Undergraduate Students

  • Final Year 12 School Report
  • ATAR or IB result (or equivalent)

Current Students/Postgraduate Coursework Students

  • Most recent academic transcript or UNSW academic statement (for current UNSW students)

(2) Other Supporting Documents - Leadership/Extra-Curricular Activities

Evidence supporting your leadership/extra-curricular involvement. Examples include:

  • Reference Letters
  • Awards/Certificates

It is important to check the details of each scholarship for any other documentation that might be required. Please note also that supporting documents need to be uploaded as one PDF file. 

Are New Zealand citizens eligible to apply for scholarships?

New Zealand (NZ) citizens are generally eligible to apply for scholarships that are open to domestic students (Australian citizens and Permanent Residents).

Please check the specific scholarship eligibility criteria however as some programs may not be open to New Zealand citizens.

You can find more information here about entrance requirements: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/entrance-to-australian-universities/

Please also refer to this link for the latest advice on a range of Australian Government reforms that may affect NZ students studying in Australia: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helpfulresources/pages/faqs-nz.

 

New Zealand (NZ) citizens are generally eligible to apply for scholarships that are open to domestic students (Australian citizens and Permanent Residents).

Please check the specific scholarship eligibility criteria however as some programs may not be open to New Zealand citizens.

You can find more information here about entrance requirements: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/entrance-to-australian-universities/

Please also refer to this link for the latest advice on a range of Australian Government reforms that may affect NZ students studying in Australia: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helpfulresources/pages/faqs-nz.

 

I don’t want to apply for the scholarship I selected anymore, can I delete my application?

You can only delete a draft application after the closing date for that scholarship.

You can only delete a draft application after the closing date for that scholarship.

Can I get feedback on my application?

Due to the large volume of scholarship applications, we cannot provide individual feedback to applicants regarding their application or why they were unsuccessful. If you attended an interview however, you may be able to request feedback from the interview panel. For privacy reasons UNSW Scholarships does not usually announce the successful recipients of scholarships.

Due to the large volume of scholarship applications, we cannot provide individual feedback to applicants regarding their application or why they were unsuccessful. If you attended an interview however, you may be able to request feedback from the interview panel. For privacy reasons UNSW Scholarships does not usually announce the successful recipients of scholarships.

Can I reapply or apply for other scholarships if I don't receive one in first year?

Yes! Scholarships are also available at UNSW in second and later years of many programs, so when you enrol at UNSW continue to visit www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au. You may also be eligible to apply for an Honours Year and Travel Scholarships which could provide you with a wide range of enriching experiences.

Yes! Scholarships are also available at UNSW in second and later years of many programs, so when you enrol at UNSW continue to visit www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au. You may also be eligible to apply for an Honours Year and Travel Scholarships which could provide you with a wide range of enriching experiences.

Can I still apply if I decide to take a gap year?

Yes. If you take a gap year you can still apply for a Scholarship when applications open again the year after you complete your HSC if you didn't undertake any university study towards a degree during your gap year.

Yes. If you take a gap year you can still apply for a Scholarship when applications open again the year after you complete your HSC if you didn't undertake any university study towards a degree during your gap year.

Current Scholarship holders
Why haven't I received my scholarship payment?

Scholarship payments are processed each semester, subject to UNSW Scholarships confirming you met the Scholarship ongoing eligiblity requirements.

If you have not received your payment, please ensure that:

  • You have completed the Scholarship Acceptance Form and have provided your bank details.  
  • Your bank account details are correct.  
  • You are admitted and enrolled in a UNSW program.
  • You meet the ongoing eligiblity requirements of your scholarship (i.e. Enrolment, Program/Plan, Academic Progress).

UNSW Scholarship payments are generally paid within three to four weeks after the census date in Semester 1 and Semester 2.  

However, if you have not received your scholarship payment or believe you have been paid the wrong amount, please contact UNSW Scholarships.

Scholarship payments are processed each semester, subject to UNSW Scholarships confirming you met the Scholarship ongoing eligiblity requirements.

If you have not received your payment, please ensure that:

  • You have completed the Scholarship Acceptance Form and have provided your bank details.  
  • Your bank account details are correct.  
  • You are admitted and enrolled in a UNSW program.
  • You meet the ongoing eligiblity requirements of your scholarship (i.e. Enrolment, Program/Plan, Academic Progress).

UNSW Scholarship payments are generally paid within three to four weeks after the census date in Semester 1 and Semester 2.  

However, if you have not received your scholarship payment or believe you have been paid the wrong amount, please contact UNSW Scholarships.

What are the Terms & Conditions associated with holding a UNSW scholarship?

Conditions of scholarships vary; however they will be clearly outlined in the offer letter sent to successful applicants. You will need to ensure that you understand the conditions for your scholarship as part of the acceptance process.

Conditions of scholarships vary; however they will be clearly outlined in the offer letter sent to successful applicants. You will need to ensure that you understand the conditions for your scholarship as part of the acceptance process.

What is the Enrolment Requirement of my scholarship?

Each semester UNSW Scholarships reviews the enrolment of recipients to confirm their eligibility to receive their scholarship(s).

The Enrolment requirements relating to your scholarship is outlined in your offer letter(s).

You must inform UNSW Scholarships of any variations you make to your enrolment so that accurate and timely scholarship payments are maintained. Leave of absence, degree program transfers and withdrawal from courses can affect your scholarship payments.

Each semester UNSW Scholarships reviews the enrolment of recipients to confirm their eligibility to receive their scholarship(s).

The Enrolment requirements relating to your scholarship is outlined in your offer letter(s).

You must inform UNSW Scholarships of any variations you make to your enrolment so that accurate and timely scholarship payments are maintained. Leave of absence, degree program transfers and withdrawal from courses can affect your scholarship payments.

What is the Academic Progress Requirement of my scholarship?

Each semester, UNSW Scholarships reviews the academic progress of recipients to confirm their eligibility to receive their scholarship(s).

Academic progression requirements relating to your scholarship is outlined in your offer letter(s).

The Academic requirement can be:

  • Credit Average (WAM of 65)
  • Distinction Average (WAM of 75)
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (Generally this means that you must obtain a pass grade for all your courses and retain an Academic Standing status of 'GOOD')

If you change your enrolment or do not make satisfactory academic progress, you must contact UNSW Scholarships. Your scholarship will be reviewed and may be suspended or terminated. If your scholarship is to be suspended we will send a notification email to your student email account.

If you do not meet the academic requirement of your scholarship we may also notify your Faculty and they may request that you attend an interview with an Academic Advisor to discuss your progress.    

Each semester, UNSW Scholarships reviews the academic progress of recipients to confirm their eligibility to receive their scholarship(s).

Academic progression requirements relating to your scholarship is outlined in your offer letter(s).

The Academic requirement can be:

  • Credit Average (WAM of 65)
  • Distinction Average (WAM of 75)
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (Generally this means that you must obtain a pass grade for all your courses and retain an Academic Standing status of 'GOOD')

If you change your enrolment or do not make satisfactory academic progress, you must contact UNSW Scholarships. Your scholarship will be reviewed and may be suspended or terminated. If your scholarship is to be suspended we will send a notification email to your student email account.

If you do not meet the academic requirement of your scholarship we may also notify your Faculty and they may request that you attend an interview with an Academic Advisor to discuss your progress.    

How will my scholarship be paid?

Generally speaking, Scholarship/Award payments are issued as:

  • Tuition Fee Scholarships: The scholarship/award is paid directly to your tuition fees each semester, prior to the semester census date.
  • Stipend Scholarships: The scholarship/award is paid via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) into your nominated Australian bank account.
  • Residential Scholarships: The Scholarship is paid directly to your College in the form of credit notes.

Please refer to your UNSW Scholarship Offer letter for information on how your Scholarship is paid.

Generally speaking, Scholarship/Award payments are issued as:

  • Tuition Fee Scholarships: The scholarship/award is paid directly to your tuition fees each semester, prior to the semester census date.
  • Stipend Scholarships: The scholarship/award is paid via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) into your nominated Australian bank account.
  • Residential Scholarships: The Scholarship is paid directly to your College in the form of credit notes.

Please refer to your UNSW Scholarship Offer letter for information on how your Scholarship is paid.

How do I change my bank account details?

If you wish to change your bank account details before receiving your first payment you should contact UNSW Scholarships.

If you wish to change your bank account details after receiving your first payment, please log onto myUNSW and update your bank account details. If you have any questions about scholarship payments please contact UNSW Scholarships. 

If you wish to change your bank account details before receiving your first payment you should contact UNSW Scholarships.

If you wish to change your bank account details after receiving your first payment, please log onto myUNSW and update your bank account details. If you have any questions about scholarship payments please contact UNSW Scholarships. 

Can my scholarships be paid in advance?

No, Scholarship payment dates are stipulated in the offer letter.

If you are experiencing temporary financial difficulties, click here for information about student loans. If you choose to apply for a student loan, you must indicate that you are receiving a scholarship.     

No, Scholarship payment dates are stipulated in the offer letter.

If you are experiencing temporary financial difficulties, click here for information about student loans. If you choose to apply for a student loan, you must indicate that you are receiving a scholarship.     

Are scholarship payments regarded as income for Centrelink?

Generally, scholarships that provide remission or exemption from fees and/or HECS are not regarded as income for Centrelink purposes. However, an allowance of any kind paid directly to a student may affect your Centrelink benefit.

Please keep a copy of your scholarship offer letter to give to Centrelink, if required.

Information about how Centrelink treats scholarships is available from Centrelink's Youth, Student and Austudy Hotline on 132 490 or from: www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/individuals/exempt_equity.htm.     

Generally, scholarships that provide remission or exemption from fees and/or HECS are not regarded as income for Centrelink purposes. However, an allowance of any kind paid directly to a student may affect your Centrelink benefit.

Please keep a copy of your scholarship offer letter to give to Centrelink, if required.

Information about how Centrelink treats scholarships is available from Centrelink's Youth, Student and Austudy Hotline on 132 490 or from: www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/individuals/exempt_equity.htm.     

Do I need to pay tax?

UNSW does not withhold PAYG tax from scholarship or award payments. For this reason it is the responsibility of scholarship and award recipients to check with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and/or an independent tax adviser to ascertain if the payments they are receiving are classified as taxable income.

The following is given as a guide only:

  • Scholarships or awards held by students who are enrolled full-time are generally tax exempt.
  • Scholarships which include a work experience component are generally tax exempt provided the work experience is not compulsory (i.e. the offer letter states 'you may be invited to undertake work experience with (company name) over the summer vacation period'.
  • Scholarships held by students who are enrolled part-time are generally not tax exempt and may need to be declared as taxable income.

For more information on whether or not your non-government scholarship is taxable please go to the Scholarship page on the ATO website. 

UNSW does not withhold PAYG tax from scholarship or award payments. For this reason it is the responsibility of scholarship and award recipients to check with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and/or an independent tax adviser to ascertain if the payments they are receiving are classified as taxable income.

The following is given as a guide only:

  • Scholarships or awards held by students who are enrolled full-time are generally tax exempt.
  • Scholarships which include a work experience component are generally tax exempt provided the work experience is not compulsory (i.e. the offer letter states 'you may be invited to undertake work experience with (company name) over the summer vacation period'.
  • Scholarships held by students who are enrolled part-time are generally not tax exempt and may need to be declared as taxable income.

For more information on whether or not your non-government scholarship is taxable please go to the Scholarship page on the ATO website. 

Do I need to provide a donor report?

For most scholarships it is a requirement that recipients submit a report to the donor. This will be made clear in the offer letter together with the frequency required.

UNSW Scholarships will notify you, if a donor report is required.

For most scholarships it is a requirement that recipients submit a report to the donor. This will be made clear in the offer letter together with the frequency required.

UNSW Scholarships will notify you, if a donor report is required.

Will my scholarship/award details appear on my Transcript when I graduate?

Yes, provided your scholarship/award was made after 2006 and is not an equity scholarship. For more information on transcripts go to:

https://student.unsw.edu.au/ahegs

Yes, provided your scholarship/award was made after 2006 and is not an equity scholarship. For more information on transcripts go to:

https://student.unsw.edu.au/ahegs

What is an Annual Scholar Report?

Some scholarships will require an annual scholar report to be submitted to the donors of your scholarship. If this is a requirement of your scholarship as detailed in the offer letter, we will send you a notification in October 2017 with instructions on how to submit this.

Some scholarships will require an annual scholar report to be submitted to the donors of your scholarship. If this is a requirement of your scholarship as detailed in the offer letter, we will send you a notification in October 2017 with instructions on how to submit this.

For Potential Donors
How can I or my organisation establish a scholarship?

If you would like to make a financial contribution to UNSW to assist our students please contact UNSW Foundation at development@unsw.edu.au or at +61 (2) 9385 8519.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to UNSW to assist our students please contact UNSW Foundation at development@unsw.edu.au or at +61 (2) 9385 8519.

How can I establish a Scholarship?

If your Faculty, School or Unit would like to set up a coursework scholarship program please contact UNSW Scholarships to discuss the process and obtain the correct Protocol documentation. Scholarships funded by an external Donor, organisation or partner will need to liaise with UNSW Foundation - please contact your Faculty Development Manager or the Division of Philanthropy at Ph: + 61 2 8936 4700 or at unswfoundation@unsw.edu.au 

If your Faculty, School or Unit would like to set up a coursework scholarship program please contact UNSW Scholarships to discuss the process and obtain the correct Protocol documentation. Scholarships funded by an external Donor, organisation or partner will need to liaise with UNSW Foundation - please contact your Faculty Development Manager or the Division of Philanthropy at Ph: + 61 2 8936 4700 or at unswfoundation@unsw.edu.au 

For UNSW Staff
How can I establish a Scholarship?

If you would like to offer a scholarship or award to a UNSW coursework student please contact UNSW Scholarships in the first instance to obtain the correct documentation. Note that scholarship payments cannot be made on ad-hoc or one-off basis, including summer vacation scholarships or research grants. All Scholarships must be reviewed and approved prior to being open for application.

Scholarships that involve an external Donor, organisation or partner will need to liaise with UNSW Foundation as well - please contact your Faculty Development Manager or UNSW Foundation.

If you would like to offer a scholarship or award to a UNSW coursework student please contact UNSW Scholarships in the first instance to obtain the correct documentation. Note that scholarship payments cannot be made on ad-hoc or one-off basis, including summer vacation scholarships or research grants. All Scholarships must be reviewed and approved prior to being open for application.

Scholarships that involve an external Donor, organisation or partner will need to liaise with UNSW Foundation as well - please contact your Faculty Development Manager or UNSW Foundation.

Troubleshooting
I am trying to login into my account but I forgot my password?

  • If you are a High school leaver or future UNSW student and have forgotten your password, you will need to select the 'forgot password' option in the 'Login' field and type in your UAC number in order to receive your new password. See below:

 

  • If you are a current student you should be using you zPass. If you are unsure and/or need to reset your zPass please visit: UNSW Identity Manager. Note that you need to register first before login into the system. If you have already register once with your UAC number, you will need to login with the UAC number you used and update your details. See below:

 

  • If you are a High school leaver or future UNSW student and have forgotten your password, you will need to select the 'forgot password' option in the 'Login' field and type in your UAC number in order to receive your new password. See below:

 

  • If you are a current student you should be using you zPass. If you are unsure and/or need to reset your zPass please visit: UNSW Identity Manager. Note that you need to register first before login into the system. If you have already register once with your UAC number, you will need to login with the UAC number you used and update your details. See below:

 

I am trying to apply for a scholarship but it says that I am not in the correct stage? How can I fix this?

UNSW Scholarships are provided to specific stages in your Academic studies.

If the error message appears that you are not in the correct stage you may need to update your profile in order to be eligible as you may be a 2nd year but the Scholarship is only available to 3rd year student or High School leaver.

To update your stage go to 'personal details' under 'my profile' and select the correct year of study from the drop down list. See below:

 

UNSW Scholarships are provided to specific stages in your Academic studies.

If the error message appears that you are not in the correct stage you may need to update your profile in order to be eligible as you may be a 2nd year but the Scholarship is only available to 3rd year student or High School leaver.

To update your stage go to 'personal details' under 'my profile' and select the correct year of study from the drop down list. See below:

 

I clicked on forgot password but I have not received a new password?

Please check your inbox and junk mail.

If an email has not reached you please check you are using the correct Login ID when entering your details into the system.

Please check your inbox and junk mail.

If an email has not reached you please check you are using the correct Login ID when entering your details into the system.

I don’t have an UAC number, how do I register?

  • If you are a domestic student, the registration login requires a 9 digit number. Please temporarily use a 9 digit number - ie the Board of Studies number with a leading "1" (e.g. "112345678") or create a 9 digit user name that you can remember. However you MUST ensure you update this to a valid UAC Number as soon as you receive it.
  • If you are an international student, please use your UNSW Application number or your student number. You will need to select 'international' when registering. See below:

  • If you are a domestic student, the registration login requires a 9 digit number. Please temporarily use a 9 digit number - ie the Board of Studies number with a leading "1" (e.g. "112345678") or create a 9 digit user name that you can remember. However you MUST ensure you update this to a valid UAC Number as soon as you receive it.
  • If you are an international student, please use your UNSW Application number or your student number. You will need to select 'international' when registering. See below:

I have multiple support documents, how can I upload all the documents?

You will need to combine all your support documentation in one single PDF file (size limit 10MB) and upload as a single document. We suggest:

1. You scan your documentation to your computer then "print/convert" them to PDF (if you have Adobe Acrobat Professional or a third party tool that enables you to create PDF documents).
2. If you have access to a PDF Photocopier/Scanner (available at many work places or perhaps your school) you can create a PDF copy of your documentation that way.

Please make sure that you have included all documentation as specified in the Scholarship advertising.

Please make sure you submit your application and upload your Supplementary Material prior to the closing date of the scholarship. Late applications will not be accepted.

You will need to combine all your support documentation in one single PDF file (size limit 10MB) and upload as a single document. We suggest:

1. You scan your documentation to your computer then "print/convert" them to PDF (if you have Adobe Acrobat Professional or a third party tool that enables you to create PDF documents).
2. If you have access to a PDF Photocopier/Scanner (available at many work places or perhaps your school) you can create a PDF copy of your documentation that way.

Please make sure that you have included all documentation as specified in the Scholarship advertising.

Please make sure you submit your application and upload your Supplementary Material prior to the closing date of the scholarship. Late applications will not be accepted.

What supporting documents should I provide?

Your supporting documents in your application will need to support the answers you have made in your application. You can include but not limited to:
o Competition awards
o School, coach or teacher references
o Participation certificate in volunteer activities
o School reports and academic transcripts

Your supporting documents in your application will need to support the answers you have made in your application. You can include but not limited to:
o Competition awards
o School, coach or teacher references
o Participation certificate in volunteer activities
o School reports and academic transcripts

I am receiving an ‘invalid session’ notification.

If you are receiving the "invalid session" notification, you are likely trying to log in using your Z number.

When you initially registered, you would have used your UAC number and the password you choose at the time. You will need to select "not a UNSW student" and log in with your original information, then go into your personal details and update them. See below:

If you are receiving the "invalid session" notification, you are likely trying to log in using your Z number.

When you initially registered, you would have used your UAC number and the password you choose at the time. You will need to select "not a UNSW student" and log in with your original information, then go into your personal details and update them. See below:

What does the ‘grade’ mean in General Questions?

The grade field in the General Question session refers to the year you attained the achievement you are selecting.

The grade field in the General Question session refers to the year you attained the achievement you are selecting.

I have my Z number but I am not a current student, how do I register?

  • Postgraduate students or International students who have begun their application process and received their z number but have not yet been admitted to UNSW will need to choose the “other future UNSW student“ option.
  • Under the UAC tab type “00” and then add your z number for example: 001234567 you will then be able to register

Please have a look at the screen shot below.

  

  • Postgraduate students or International students who have begun their application process and received their z number but have not yet been admitted to UNSW will need to choose the “other future UNSW student“ option.
  • Under the UAC tab type “00” and then add your z number for example: 001234567 you will then be able to register

Please have a look at the screen shot below.

  

Scholarship Offers
I have received a Scholarship offer but it says I require a UNSW Student ID. I do not have a UNSW student ID, what can I do?

As outlined in the Scholarship Acceptance form, "If you do not have a UNSW Student ID (zID) you will need to update it once you have received an Offer of Admission [to UNSW]."

If you have accepted the Scholarship Offer; you will:

  • Receive an email advising you that your acceptance has been received; and
  • The status of your Scholarship Offer will be updated to "Accepted - Details required".

Once you have received an offer of admission, you will need to update your login details and provide UNSW Scholarships with your bank account details. 

As outlined in the Scholarship Acceptance form, "If you do not have a UNSW Student ID (zID) you will need to update it once you have received an Offer of Admission [to UNSW]."

If you have accepted the Scholarship Offer; you will:

  • Receive an email advising you that your acceptance has been received; and
  • The status of your Scholarship Offer will be updated to "Accepted - Details required".

Once you have received an offer of admission, you will need to update your login details and provide UNSW Scholarships with your bank account details. 

I have received multiple Scholarship Offers, can I accept them all?

If you have received multiple Scholarship Offers, please contact UNSW Scholarships for advice.

In some instances you may be approved to hold more than one scholarship/award, however these are approved on exception

If you have received multiple Scholarship Offers, please contact UNSW Scholarships for advice.

In some instances you may be approved to hold more than one scholarship/award, however these are approved on exception

I received an email advising me I have received a Scholarship Offer. How can I view and accept the offer?

Details of the Scholarship Offer is available online your scholarship account.

If you do not know your account details, please complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the Scholarships Website - www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au
  2. Click on ‘Register / Login’.
  3. Select ‘Forgot Password’.
  4. Select ‘I am a Other Future Student’.
  5. Enter your UAC Undergraduate Admission application number or your UAC Equity Scholarship application number (if applicable).
  6. Click on ‘Submit’.
  7. You will then receive an email advising you of your temporary scholarship password.
  8. Log into your Scholarship account using the login details provided in the email.
  9. Click submit applications and view the offer letter.

If you have any questions about the offer or have any issues logging in, please contact UNSW Scholarships.

Details of the Scholarship Offer is available online your scholarship account.

If you do not know your account details, please complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the Scholarships Website - www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au
  2. Click on ‘Register / Login’.
  3. Select ‘Forgot Password’.
  4. Select ‘I am a Other Future Student’.
  5. Enter your UAC Undergraduate Admission application number or your UAC Equity Scholarship application number (if applicable).
  6. Click on ‘Submit’.
  7. You will then receive an email advising you of your temporary scholarship password.
  8. Log into your Scholarship account using the login details provided in the email.
  9. Click submit applications and view the offer letter.

If you have any questions about the offer or have any issues logging in, please contact UNSW Scholarships.