2023 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 campus footprint, strong school and community partnerships, tailored transition and support programs and our institutional commitment to financial support and wellbeing.

Across the last 12 months we’ve engaged with Early Admission offer holders and their families from regional and remote NSW more than ever before. We’ve heard about your challenges and the barriers related to moving to study at University. That’s why UOW has introduced the 2023 Country to Coast Scholarship.

Valued at $5,000, this scholarship will help with the costs associated with moving to a new city, getting set up for Uni and securing accommodation. Plus, being awarded this scholarship won’t impact your eligibility for a UOW Equity Scholarship or the Australian Government Tertiary Access Payment (TAP).

How the 2023 Country to Coast Scholarship works

The 2023 Country to Coast Scholarship is available to current 2023 Early Admission offer holders from defined regional and remote areas across NSW including Central and Far West NSW, Riverina, Eurobodalla, Murray and Eden Monaro. Select Indigenous Access Program (IAP) offer holders have also been considered eligible. All that’s left to do is enrol full-time in the upcoming Autumn session, complete a scholarship form and you’ll 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 2023 sessions.

UOW will contact all eligible students directly via phone and email in December 2022 to provide further information and instructions. This will include how to accept your scholarship offer and completing the required forms.

Who is eligible

Students must be a 2023 UOW Early Admission offer holder or select Indigenous Access Program (IAP) offer holder from the Central and Far West NSW, Riverina, Eurobodalla, or Murray and Eden Monaro. In addition, students need to be enrolled full-time at Wollongong, South Western Sydney (Liverpool) or Southern Sydney (Loftus) campuses.

Other scholarships and payments for regional and remote students

Equity scholarships
Tertiary Access Payment (TAP)

FAQs

UOW will contact all eligible students directly via phone and email in December 2022 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.

Unfortunately not, the scholarship is limited to students UOW engaged with throughout the year and who applied via our flagship Early Admission program.

Students who didn’t 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 2023. 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.

Once you have completed the scholarship application and UOW have confirmed your enrolment, 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 2023 sessions.

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