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Future student scholarships

What type of scholarships are available?

UOW scholarships reward and encourage students who have demonstrated excellence in areas of academic, leadership, community and sport. We are also committed to providing support to students experiencing financial hardship and other educational disadvantages.

 

Type

Description

Academic

Reward academic excellence and generally require a high level of academic achievement

Equity

Assistance for students experiencing financial hardship and other educational disadvantages

Community

Aims to support students who engage in the wider community

Community / Equity

Considers both Community and Equity criteria

Corporate

A business or entity supporting students for specific degrees or industry

Work Integrated Learning

Industry specific scholarships provided by a partnering organisation with work experience

Sporting

Support for elite athletes with outstanding representative sporting achievements

Residential

Contributes to the costs of UOW accommodation

 

Eligiblity 

To be eligible you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or the holder of an Australian Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa. Predominantly, you will need to be commencing the first year of an undergraduate degree full-time (no previous enrolment at UOW) unless otherwise advised.

Please note scholarship eligibility criteria varies and you should always refer to each scholarship for a complete list of eligibility criteria.

 

How can I apply?

Depending on the scholarship you may be required to provide any of the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Year 12 Half Yearly and Trial Results
  • Personal Statement
  • Response to Selection Criteria

Applications for Future Students generally open from July 1st the year prior to commencing study at UOW. You may apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible for.

To find a full list of available scholarships, including how to application, application criteria, opening and closing dates please visit uow.info/scholarships

 

When will I find out if I'm successful?

Some scholarships are awarded based on application only, however others may require an interview. Depending on the scholarship students are generally notified a few months after the closing date but some can be as early as a few weeks.

 

Scholarships available for 2021

Vice-Chancellor's Elite Academic Scholarships

The Vice-Chancellor’s Elite Academic Scholarship seeks to guide students who have demonstrated passion and potential to become ambassadors for UOW. Applicants are expected to receive an ATAR of 90+ and must demonstrate evidence of leadership and extracurricular activities to be considered for this scholarship.

Value: $10,000 p.a. + Additional Resources

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: Visit Vice-Chancellor's Elite Academic Scholarship  

 

Illawarra Principal’s Recommendation Scholarship

The Illawarra Principal’s Recommendation Scholarship aims to support and encourage students who attend high school in the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee local government areas to pursue undergraduate study at the University of Wollongong in 2021. The Principal of each school will recommend a student for the scholarship based on demonstrated strengths across UOW’s Key Indicators of Success:

  • Academic Readiness
  • Motivation & passion
  • Communication & collaboration
  • Planning & Persistence 

Value: $5,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: Early Admission application

 

Women in Engineering & Information Sciences Award

Faculty Scholarships recognise students’ high achievement in study areas pertaining to the degree they want to pursue at UOW. This scholarship is available to female students only.

Value: $5,000

Eligible Faculties: EIS

Where to apply: No application required – UAC based

 

Engineering and Information Sciences Scholars & Advanced Scholarships 

Faculty Scholarships recognise students’ high achievement in study areas pertaining to the degree they want to pursue at UOW. Students must enrol in the Dean’s Scholar, Scholar or Advanced programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences to be eligible for this scholarship.

Value: $500 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: EIS

Where to apply: No application required – UAC based

 

Engineering & Information Sciences Academic Merit Award

Faculty Scholarships recognise student’s high achievement in study areas pertaining to the degree they want to pursue at UOW.

Value: $5,000

Eligible Faculties: EIS

Where to apply: No application required – UAC based

 

Engineering & Information Sciences Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship

Faculty Scholarships recognise students’ high achievement in study areas pertaining to the degree they want to pursue at UOW.

Value: $5,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: EIS

Where to apply: No application required – UAC based

 

South Western Sydney Undergraduate Scholarship 

The South Western Sydney Undergraduate scholarship is to support and encourage students who want to study at the South Western Sydney campus in Liverpool in 2021.

Value: $5,000 for 1st year of study

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: Early Admission application

UOW Equity Scholarship

UOW Equity Scholarships are available for students who are experiencing financial and other educational disadvantages, because we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed in higher education.

Value: $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: https://www26.uac.edu.au/esapply/

More information: https://www.uow.edu.au/study/scholarships/domestic/equity-scholarships/

The George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

The George Alexander Foundation has an emphasis on helping talented young people, especially those from regional and rural areas to undertake and excel in higher education. The Scholarship Program forms the core of the Foundation’s work.

Value: $8,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: TBC

 

Col Purcell Centenary Scholarship

The Illawarra Rugby League’s Centenary Celebrations of 2011 have resulted in the establishment of a scholarship to encourage current Illawarra Junior Rugby Players to pursue a tertiary education. Applicants must be involved in Illawarra Junior Rugby League competition.

Value: $1,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: TBC

 

The Movement Disorder Foundation Scholarship

The Movement Disorder Foundation Scholarship Program has been established to make a difference to individuals living with a physical disability.

Value: $7,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: TBC

 

The Stevenson Family Scholarship in Social Work

The Stevenson Family Scholarship is offered as an encouragement to prospective students who are seeking to improve the lives of others through the completion of a Bachelor of Social Work.

Value: Total Value $24,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH

Where to apply: UOW online application

 

Mudgee Region Community Scholarship

The Mudgee Region Community Scholarship will provide support to a student enrolled in a Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health undergraduate degree or the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Bachelor of Public Health.

Value: $2,500 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, SMAH

Where to apply: TBC

 

Sutherland Shire Undergraduate Scholarship

The Sutherland Shire Undergraduate Scholarship aims to support and encourage students who attend High School in the Sutherland Shire local government area to pursue undergraduate study at the University of Wollongong in 2021.

Value: $5,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: Early Admission application

 

Transforming Futures Scholarship

Transforming Futures Scholarships are made possible through generous gifts from UOW alumni, staff and donors. These scholarships are awarded to students who are experiencing financial and other educational disadvantages.

Value: $3,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: TBC

 

Corbett Fraser Scholarship

The Corbett Fraser Scholarship is awarded to a student who is experiencing financial need and completed their HSC at Bega High School or Eden Marine Technology High School.

Value: $3,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: UAC equity application

The Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship

The Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship supports high school graduates who are passionate about technology and eager to explore its potential for good.

Value: $5,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: EIS

Where to apply: Visit Westpac Young Technoligists Scholarship

 

Tibra Capital Corporate Scholarship

The Tibra Capital Scholarship is offered to students that have achieved an ATAR of 90 or above and plan to study Mathematics, Finance or Computer Science in 2021.

Value: $7,000

Eligible Faculties: EIS

Where to apply: TBC

National Australia Bank Sports Scholarship

The scholarship on offer is to provide financial support to elite athletes studying at UOW, and to assist in the cost associated with competing at elite levels.

Value: Up to $5,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: UOW online application

 

UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program Scholarship

The UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program offers students the unique opportunity to study a qualification of their choice at UOW’s Wollongong campus, while receiving technical training from FA & UEFA-qualified coaches from the Tottenham Hotspur’s Academy & Global Football Development team.

Value: $7,500 and $5,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: visit Tottnham Hotspur Global Footbal Program Scholarship

Relocation Scholarship

The Relocator Scholarship aims to support and encourage students who attend high school in rural and regional NSW to pursue undergraduate study at the University of Wollongong in 2021.

Value: $5,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: Early Admission application

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