International Student Award

International Student Award - receive 15% toward tuition fees when you start at UNSW in 2023, 2024 or 2025.

UNSW celebrates the impact and contribution of international students with our new International Student Award.

Receive 15% toward tuition fees for every year of your program. The Award is available for students from eligible countries who are starting their studies in 2023, 2024 or 2025. Plus, you can combine the Award with other UNSW scholarships.

Now is the time to study at UNSW Sydney and realise your full potential.

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Who is eligible for the International Student Award and what do you receive?


15% contribution towards your tuition fees each term for the duration of program

To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country; and
  • Be commencing full-time study as a new student on campus^ in a UNSW Diploma, UNSW Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework program (excluding programs offered by AGSM, UNSW Online, UNSW Canberra, UNSW Foundation Programs, Transition Program Online, any program taught in the Hexamester calendar or Study Abroad students); and 
  • Must have applied and received an offer of admission* into a UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate degree program; and
  • Must not be a current student of UNSW (exceptions made for those who have completed an undergraduate program at UNSW and are commencing a postgraduate program)
^Open to students commencing studies online in a program that is usually offered on campus.
*Open to students commencing their studies at UNSW in 2023, 2024 or 2025. 
*This scholarship cannot be deferred.
How do I apply?

To apply for the UNSW International Student Award applicants must submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words outlining their reasons to study the proposed program at UNSW. 

New applicants can upload their personal statement through Apply Online as part of their application.

Existing offer holders should upload their personal statement via Apply Online or myUNSW if you are a UNSW Foundation or UAC applicant.

How will I be assessed?

Each applicant will be assessed based on their UNSW Admissions Application. You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
  • Aptitude and commitment to studies
How will I be notified?

We know that time is of the essence and that you want to make arrangements to come to Sydney. That's why you will receive your scholarship confirmation within two days of receiving your offer via email.

If you already have an offer of admission you can expect to receive your scholarship confirmation within two weeks of uploading your statement.

Combine your scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships and awards to support ambitious international students. Our scholarships aren’t just based on your grades – UNSW values leadership skills, extracurricular interests and your passion to study with us. If you have ambition, bring it. 

You are eligible to apply for and receive other scholarships in addition to the International Student Award. Check out the range of other scholarships available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Terms and Conditions

Click through for terms and conditions of the Award.