UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 1, 2023

UNSW offers a wide range of scholarships and awards to support international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students commencing full-time study at UNSW. Some scholarships will provide a full or partial tuition fee payment, while others provide a stipend to assist with the costs associated with your studies. Students wishing to undertake postgraduate research study should contact the Graduate Research School.

On this page you will find information on available scholarships and awards - some that require an application, and others that do not require you to submit a scholarship application. Further details can be found below.

*This page is only for international students commencing their first term of studies at UNSW in Term 1 2023*

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS THAT REQUIRE AN APPLICATION


To be considered for the scholarships specified in this section, applicants must complete and submit an application for the UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 1, 2023 (PUCA1029) by the deadline.

By applying for PUCA1029 you will be considered for any scholarship in this list that you satisfy the eligibility criteria for. 

Scholarships available in this offering that require an application for PUCA1029:

  • International Scientia Coursework Scholarship (PUCA1025)
  • Dr Vincent Lo Asia Undergraduate Scholarship (UGCA1606)
  • UNSW Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship (UGCA1603)
  • UNSW Law & Justice International Award (PUCA1028)
  • UNSW Business School International Scholarship (PUCA1024)
  • UNSW Business School International Pathways Award (PUCA1023)

Full details of the listed scholarships including the value, eligibility and selection criteria can be found by clicking on the relevant title further down this page. More scholarships and awards may be progressively added to this list.

Applications open on 1 September 2022 and will close at 11:59PM AEDT Wednesday, 30 November 2022. Please ensure you allow enough time to submit your application as we are unable to accept late applications.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE AN APPLICATION


International students commencing in Term 1, 2023 are not required to submit an application for the scholarships and awards listed in this section. Eligible students who have received an offer of admission to commence at UNSW in Term 1, 2023 will be automatically considered for these scholarships and awards.

Offers for these scholarships and awards will be awarded to eligible students on a competitive basis using your application for admission to UNSW. You do not need to submit any specific scholarship application or additional supporting documentation to be considered.

Scholarships and awards available in this offering that do not require a scholarship application:

  • Australia's Global University Award (PUCA1026)
  • UNSW Global Academic Award (PUCA1027)
  • UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture Articulation Scholarship (UGCA1819)
  • UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture Global Academic Scholarship (UGCA1820)

Full details of the listed scholarships and awards including the value, eligibility and selection criteria can be found by clicking on the relevant title below. Further scholarships and awards may be progressively added to this list.

International Student Award

The International Student Award has been established to assist students from low income and developing countries to access education at a highly ranked Australian university. It is available to eligible new students commencing in Term 1 2023 and provides a 15% contribution towards tuition fees for the duration of program.

Further information on the International Student Award is available here.

Please note, the Award is only available to eligible students commencing in 2023, so we encourage you to submit your application for admission as soon as possible to be considered for this Award.

Value

Provides a 15% contribution directly towards tuition fees.

Application Process

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • 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
  • Have applied and received an offer of admission* into a UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate degree program; and
  • 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. The Award cannot be deferred beyond 2023.

International Scientia Coursework Scholarship (PUCA1025)

Value

  • Offer 1: Full tuition fee scholarship paid directly towards tuition fees for the minimum duration of program
  • Offer 2: $20,000 per annum paid directly towards tuition fees for the minimum duration of program

Recipients of the Scholarship may also be offered the following:

  • Guaranteed ‘fast-track’ application and interview for on-campus accommodation at a UNSW Kensington College
  • Invitation to UNSW networking events
  • Guaranteed entry to the UNSW Professional Development Program
  • Ceremony to award the scholarship

Application Process

Submit a UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 1, 2023 (PUCA1029) by 11.59PM AEDT Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Be commencing full-time study on campus in a UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program (excluding UNSW Online and UNSW Canberra); and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023 by Wednesday, 30 November 2022.
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional); or
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 1 2023.

Selection Criteria

Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
  • Leadership skills (school, workplace or community)
  • Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experience)
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at UNSW
Dr Vincent Lo Asia Undergraduate Scholarship (UGCA1606)

Value

$10,000 per annum for up to 5 years paid as a stipend for minimum duration of program.

Application Process

Submit a UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 1, 2023 (PUCA1029) by 11.59PM AEDT Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student from Asia; and
  • Be commencing a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program; and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023 by Wednesday, 30 November 2022.
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional); or
    • Undergraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 1 2023.

Selection Criteria

Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
  • Leadership skills (school, workplace or community)
  • Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experience)
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at UNSW
UNSW Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship (UGCA1603)

Value

$10,000 per annum paid as a stipend for minimum duration of program.

Application Process

Submit a UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 1, 2023 (PUCA1029) by 11.59PM AEDT Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Be a resident of Hong Kong at the time of application; and
  • Be commencing a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program; and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023 by Wednesday, 30 November 2022.
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional); or
    • Undergraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 1 2023.

Selection Criteria

Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
  • Leadership skills (school, workplace or community)
  • Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experience)
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at UNSW
UNSW Law & Justice International Award (PUCA1028)

The UNSW Law & Justice International Award has been established to encourage high quality international students to join UNSW Law programs (LLB, JD or LLM).

Value

$10,000 paid directly towards tuition fees for one year.

Application Process

Submit a UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 1, 2023 (PUCA1029) by 11.59PM AEDT Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Be commencing a UNSW Law & Justice undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program (LLB, JD or LLM programs); and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023 by Wednesday, 30 November 2022.
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional); or
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 1 2023.

Selection Criteria

Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
  • Leadership skills (school, workplace or community)
  • Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experience)
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at UNSW in Law & Justice
UNSW Business School International Scholarship (PUCA1024)

Value

$5,000 per annum paid directly towards tuition fees for the minimum duration of program.

Application Process

Submit a UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 1, 2023 (PUCA1029) by 11.59PM AEDT Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Be commencing a UNSW undergraduate (single/dual) or postgraduate (Master) coursework degree program offered by UNSW Business School (excluding those offered by AGSM); and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023 by Wednesday, 30 November 2022; and
  • Not be in receipt of the UNSW Business School International Pathways Award (PUCA1023); and
  • If an undergraduate applicant, must have completed an assessable Senior Secondary School qualification immediately prior to commencing study at UNSW and not have undertaken prior tertiary study.
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional); or
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 1 2023.

Selection Criteria

Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
  • Leadership skills (school, workplace or community)
  • Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experience)
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at the UNSW Business School
UNSW Business School International Pathways Award (PUCA1023)

Value

$15,000 paid directly towards tuition fees for one year.

Application Process

Submit a UNSW Scholarships for International Students Commencing Term 1, 2023 (PUCA1029) by 11.59PM AEDT Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Be commencing a UNSW undergraduate (single/dual) or postgraduate (Master) coursework degree program offered by UNSW Business School (excluding those offered by AGSM); and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023 by Wednesday, 30 November 2022; and
  • Have undertaken:
    • An undergraduate or postgraduate (Master) coursework articulation pathway qualification from an approved partner institution; or
    • Completed the UNSW Foundation Studies Commerce or Commerce Actuarial stream prior to commencing study at UNSW; and
    • Have achieved academic excellence in the relevant program of study at the pathway partner institution or in the eligible UNSW Foundation Studies Stream; and
  • If an undergraduate applicant, must not have previously undertaken any other tertiary studies prior to commencing study at UNSW.
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional); or
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 1 2023.

Selection Criteria

Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
  • Leadership skills (school, workplace or community)
  • Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experience)
  • Reasons for undertaking studies at the UNSW Business School
Australia’s Global University Award (PUCA1026)

Value

$10,000 for one year. Payment will be made directly towards tuition fees in the second term of the first year of study.

Recipients of the Award may also be offered the following:

  • Invitation to UNSW networking events
  • Invitation to attend the Award Ceremony

Application Process

There is no application required for this Award.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Be commencing full-time study on campus in a UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program (excluding UNSW Online and UNSW Canberra); and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023.
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional)
    • Undergraduate or postgraduate Conditional English Package Offer (UEEC) - students must be enrolled in the UNSW Institute of Languages and successfully complete the program prior to commencing in Term 1 2023.

Note: Students who have completed a UNSW Global Foundation Studies or Global Diploma Program prior to commencing an undergraduate program are not eligible for this Award. UNSW Global Foundation Studies students will be considered for the UNSW Global Academic Award (PUCA1027).

Selection Criteria

Each candidate will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
UNSW Global Academic Award (PUCA1027)

The UNSW Global Academic Award has been established to support high-achieving UNSW Global students to take undergraduate study at UNSW.

UNSW Global offers a range of academic and English language pathway programs to international students who have just missed out on direct entry into university

Students who successfully complete a UNSW Global Foundation Studies program and intend on progressing to a UNSW bachelor’s degree are eligible for the UNSW Global Academic Award.

Value

$10,000 for one year. Payment will be made directly towards tuition fees in the second term of the first year of study

Recipients of the Award may also be offered the following:

  • Invitation to UNSW networking events
  • Invitation to attend the Award Ceremony

Application Process

There is no application required for this Award.

Students completing a UNSW Global Foundation Studies program will automatically be considered for this Award

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Must be completing a UNSW Global Foundation Studies program (in Sydney or off-shore); and
  • Be commencing full-time study on campus in a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program (excluding UNSW Canberra); and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023.  
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional)

* Eligible pathway programs include UNSW Global Foundation Program.

Selection Criteria

Each candidate will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture International Articulation Scholarship (UGCA1819)

The UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture International Articulation Scholarship has been established to encourage high achieving students to study in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture at UNSW as part of an articulation program with a partner institution.

Value

$10,000 per annum paid as a stipend for minimum duration of program.

Application Process

There is no application required for this Award.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Have undertaken an undergraduate articulation pathway qualification from an approved Faculty of Arts, Architecture & Design partner institution; and
  • Be commencing full-time study on campus in a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program offered by the Faculty of Arts, Architecture & Design; and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023.  
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional)

Selection Criteria

Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit
UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture Global Academic Scholarship (UGCA1820)

The UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture Global Academic Scholarship has been established to encourage the highest performing UNSW Global students to continue their study with the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture at UNSW.

UNSW Global offers a range of academic and English language pathway programs to international students who have just missed out on direct entry into university

Students who successfully complete a UNSW Global Foundation Studies program and intend to progress to a UNSW bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture are eligible for this Award.

Value

$10,000 per annum paid as a stipend for minimum duration of program.

Application Process

There is no application required for this Award.

Students completing a UNSW Global Foundation Studies program will automatically be considered for this Award.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an International Student; and
  • Must be completing a UNSW Global Foundation Studies program (in Sydney or off-shore); and
  • Be commencing full-time study in a UNSW undergraduate coursework degree program offered by the Faculty of Arts, Architecture & Design; and
  • Have received an offer of admission* into an eligible program for Term 1 2023.  
    * Offers of admission must be one of the following:
    • Undergraduate Letter of Offer (unconditional)

* Eligible pathway programs include UNSW Global Foundation Program.

Selection Criteria

Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:

  • Academic Merit