UNSW Equity Scholarships

UNSW’s 2025 Strategy aims to provide ongoing support to students from disadvantaged and under-represented groups, Indigenous students and students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

UNSW offers a wide range of Equity Scholarships to assist students to undertake full-time study for the duration of their degree program.

Our Equity Scholarship programs for commencing students include:

UNSW Accommodation Scholarships

  • Valued at $22,000 per year for normal program duration at any on-campus accommodation
    Merit Residential Scholarships are also available. Click here to apply.

    In the event that an Indigenous recipient is receiving the Residential Cost Option (RCO) the minimum value of the UNSW Accommodation Scholarship will be paid to the student as a $7,000 stipend towards a living allowance.

UNSW Access Scholarships

  • Valued at $10,000 per year for normal program duration

UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor’s Equity Scholarships

  • Valued at $5,000 per year for normal program duration


Other scholarships, bursaries and grants are also available.

How to Apply

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)

Students who have applied for the 2018-2019 Educational Access Scheme (EAS) and are commencing studies at UNSW will automatically be considered for Equity Scholarships. For more information about EAS, please refer to www.uac.edu.au/current-applicants/educational-access-schemes

UAC Equity Scholarships (ES)

Students who have applied for admission to UNSW (including via other approved UNSW pathway programs) or are currently enrolled at UNSW can be considered by submitting an Equity Scholarship (ES) application to UAC: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/scholarships-and-schemes/equity-scholarships.


UNSW participates in multiple Equity Scholarship (ES) offer rounds throughout the year. Students who have submitted an ES application via UAC and are successful will receive a notification from UAC and an official offer letter from UNSW Scholarships.

UNSW will be participating in the following Equity Scholarship (ES) Offer Rounds:

  • December Round 2: Apply by Wednesday 12 December 2018
  • January Round 1: Apply by Friday 4 January 2019

Further offer rounds will be added throughout the year and will be listed on www.uac.edu.au/current-applicants/equity-scholarships/offer-rounds

UNSW may also make scholarship offers directly to successful applicants.

Further Information

For further information regarding the EAS and ES application processes, please refer to the websites listed under “How to Apply”.

For further information regarding Scholarships, please refer to:

If you have any questions, please contact UNSW Scholarships.