2024 Commencing Undergraduate Scholarships for Domestic Students

3 Jul 2023

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarship applications for commencing undergraduate students are now OPEN

UNSW offers a variety of scholarships that are awarded based on academic merit and your application of admission to UNSW. These include:

Click on the relevant links above for more information on how to apply and the closing dates. More scholarships may be added progressively. Check our Scholarships website regularly to see what's available.

Merit scholarship offers will be made progressively from ATAR release on Thursday, 14 December 2023 through January/February. Log in to your Scholarships Profile to view the status of your scholarship application!

Equity Scholarships

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. Please refer to UNSW Equity Scholarships 2024 for more information.

Applicants wanting to be considered for a UNSW Equity Scholarship must submit a UAC Equity Scholarship (ES) application and/or UAC Educational Access Scheme (EAS) application directly to UAC

Apply for Equity Scholarships via UAC by

Offers released

Friday, 8 December 2023

Friday, 22 December 2023

Friday, 29 December 2023

Friday, 12 January 2024


UNSW participates in many rounds. You only need to submit ONE Equity Scholarship (ES) application via UAC during each 12-month admissions period. Your application remains live throughout this period, and you will be considered for any available Equity Scholarships for which you are eligible until March 2024.


What is my login ID?

Your login ID is usually your 9 digit UAC ID. If you have received a scholarship offer, please refer to the instructions included in your offer email to help you log into your account.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

Merit scholarship offers will be made progressively from Friday, 15 December 2023 onwards.

Equity scholarship offers will be made on Friday, 23 December 2022 (December Round 2) and Friday, 13 January 2023 (January Round 1).

Log in to your Scholarships Profile to view your scholarship status.

Can I hold multiple scholarship offers concurrently?

If you have received multiple scholarships you will need to email UNSW Scholarships to ask which scholarships, if any, can be held concurrently.

Can I defer my scholarship?

Most scholarships cannot be deferred. Please refer to your scholarship offer letter for further information and contact UNSW Scholarships if you are unsure.

When will I start receiving scholarship payments?

Please refer to your scholarship offer letter foy scholarship payment details.

I received an offer through the Gateway Admission Pathway, will I receive a scholarship offer?

UNSW is offering eligible Gateway Admission Pathway students a $1,000 payment once they have accepted and enrolled in an eligible UNSW program. Information about this payment will be sent to eligible students in February. If you are eligible for any other scholarships, you will receive further information by email from UNSW Scholarships.

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