2024 Country to Coast Scholarship

Supporting regional and remote students to achieve their goals

Since 1978, UOW has been committed to increasing access and participation in higher education for students in regional and remote communities. We’re proud of our regional campuses, strong school and community partnerships, tailored transition and support programs and our institutional commitment to financial support and wellbeing.

Last year we were proud to offer the first Country to Coast Scholarships and we saw firsthand the benefit provided to scholarship holders in easing their relocation and supporting their transition to university. This year, we are making the scholarship even more flexible. 2024 Country to Coast Scholarships are eligible for regional and remote students with UOW Early Admission offers at any campus.

Valued at $5,000, this scholarship helps with the costs associated with getting set up for university and securing accommodation. Plus, this scholarship is stackable which means that if you receive a Country to Coast Scholarship, you may also be eligible for a UOW Equity Scholarship or the Australian Government Tertiary Access Payment (TAP).

How the scholarship works

The 2024 Country to Coast Scholarship is automatically made available to 2024 Early Admission offer holders from defined regional and remote areas across NSW. Select Indigenous Access Program (IAP) offer holders will also be considered eligible.

The 2024 Country to Coast Scholarship is exclusive to students who applied to UOW via Early Admission. Applications for Early Admission are now closed.

Successful Early Admission applicants will receive offers in early September, at which point UOW will also award the Country to Coast Scholarships to eligible students and provide further details and instruction on acceptance. A separate scholarship application is not required.

This scholarship is stackable

Students are encouraged to apply for all relevant scholarships such as UOW Equity scholarships and the Tertiary Access Payments. If eligible, you will receive all scholarships available to you which could mean you receive up to $15,000 in scholarship payments.

When will scholarship recipients receive payments?

Scholarship holders will need to enrol full-time in the upcoming Autumn session, complete a scholarship form and will receive the first payment of $2,500 in January before you start your course. The remaining $2,500 will be paid across two instalments and are conditional on full-time enrolment at census date for the Autumn and Spring 2024 sessions.

Who is eligible?

Eligible students are 2024 UOW Early Admission offer holders or select Indigenous Access Program (IAP) offer holders from regional and remote regions:

  • Bega Valley
  • Central and Far West NSW
  • Goulburn and South Eastern NSW
  • Eden Monaro
  • Eurobodalla
  • Murray
  • Riverina
  • Shoalhaven

Students will need to be enrolled full-time in the 2024 Autumn Session to receive their first payment.


UOW will contact all eligible students directly via phone and email in December 2023 to provide further information and instructions. This will include how to accept your scholarship offer and complete the required forms.

In order to receive the scholarship, students must be enrolled in subjects via the UOW enrolment system and sign a UOW scholarship agreement.

The scholarship is limited to students who have applied via our Early Admission program. Applications close 11 August.

Students who do not apply for Early Admission are still welcome to apply for a range of other UOW Scholarships.

This scholarship has been launched to assist students in key regional locations to study at UOW in 2024. This scholarship is unable to be deferred.

Yes, these scholarships will not preclude you from applying for or receiving other UOW or externally funded scholarships or support.

UOW suggests that students invited to apply for this scholarship also investigate the below assistance you may be eligible for:

Tertiary Access Payment (TAP):

The TAP is a government funded payment of up to $5,000 to assist students with the costs of moving to study in 2023. Students commencing University study straight out of high school, who come from government-defined areas of Inner/Outer Regional, Remote or Very Remote are eligible to apply (students also need to have a combined parental income of under $250,000). 

UOW Equity Scholarships:

UOW Equity Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students experiencing financial hardship and other educational disadvantages. These scholarships can be up to $5,000.

If you are eligible, we will ask you to to complete a scholarship application. Once we have confirmed your enrolment for the 2024 Autumn Session, you will be sent a scholarship agreement. Upon receipt of the signed agreement you’ll receive an initial payment of $2,500 in January before you start your course. The remaining $2,500 will be paid across two instalments and is conditional on full-time enrolment at census date for the Autumn and Spring 2024 sessions.

Other recommended scholarships

We strongly recommend you apply for all scholarships you may be eligible for to maximise your scholarship potential. You may be able to collect up to three scholarships depending on your situation.

Equity scholarships
Tertiary Access Payment (TAP)

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