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 2023

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  

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Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship

UOW traces its origins to a community fundraising campaign in the Illawarra more than half a century ago that provided the foundations for a technical-based institution to grow into the world-class university it is today.  

So, it stands to reason that we've maintained a close connection with the community with whom we share the vision of a brighter future for the Illawarra.  

With the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship, we seek to inspire a new generation of young, local, passionate leaders, and give them the knowledge, skills, and worldviews to be the future leaders from and for the Illawarra. This includes students who attend high school in the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee local government areas.

The UOW Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship will challenge recipients to develop leadership potential alongside a network of like-minded students striving to create positive change.  

The scholarship will provide generous financial assistance, leadership training, dedicated academic support, community networking, and global mobility opportunities.  Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Scholars will be selected based on their academic achievement and leadership potential. 

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

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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 2022. 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

 

Sutherland Shire Principlal's Recommendation 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 2022.

Value: $5,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: Early Admission application

 

Macarthur Principal's Recomendation Scholarship

The Macarthur Undergraduate Scholarship aims to support and encourage students who attend High School in the Macarthur local government area to pursue undergraduate study at the University of Wollongong in 2022.

Value: $5,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: Early Admission application

 

University of Wollongong South Western Sydney Scholarship 

Future Students are required to have an application for 2022 Early Admission, listing a course at the SWS campus, and be completing their schooling in 2021 at a school in UOW's defined 'South Western Sydney - Liverpool' UAC region, to be considered for this scholarship.

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: Equity Scholarship application 

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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: George Alexander Foundation Scholarship Application


Dr. Krish & S. Reddy Indigenous Medical Scholarship (Doctor of Medicine)

There are too few Aboriginal doctors in Australia.

The Dr.Krish & S.Reddy Indigenous Medical Scholarship (Doctor of Medicine) has been established with the aim of producing more Indigenous Doctors in our country, and the ultimate goal of improving Aboriginal health outcomes in the longer term.

Value: $25,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: SMAH

Where to apply: Register your interest

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Dr. Krish & S. Reddy Indigenous Medical Scholarship (Pre-Medicine)

There are too few Aboriginal doctors in Australia, 

Dr Krish & S Reddy Indigenous Medicine Scholarship 2023 (Pre-Medicine) has been established with the aim of producing more Indigenous Doctors in our country, and the ultimate goal of improving Aboriginal health outcomes in the longer term.

All candidates are encouraged to contact Woolyungah Indigenous Centre to discuss the opportunities available for seeking accommodation support at UOW.

Value: $10,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: SMAH

Where to apply: UOW scholarship application

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The Tibra Foundation Scholarship in Mathematics

The Tibra Foundation Scholarship in Mathematics has been established to help young rural and regional Australians with big ambitions to realise their potential through education. This scholarship recognises that students from rural and regional areas face significant barriers when following their dreams, often having to relocate in order to follow their educational pursuits, leaving behind the support of family and friends and feeling torn between their education and their obligations.

Tibra Foundation Scholars will exhibit capability and drive for a career in mathematics, with demonstrable strength, grit and resilience to overcome non-financial barriers to succeed at university. Tibra Foundation Scholars will be strong in their convictions about the importance of education, and also the importance of helping others, giving back and paying it forward.

To qualify, students must originate from a rural or regional background as per the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area (RRMA) classifications set out by the Australian Government. Eligible applicants will be intending to commence a mathematics related degree at UOW. In the pursuit of supporting women into a non-traditional field, females will be strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Value: $7,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: EIS

Where to apply: UOW scholarship application

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Rural and Regional Agricultural Scholarship

Are you a rural or regional student planning to commence study at UOW in 2022?

The Rural and Regional Agriculture Scholarship aims to relieve some of the financial pressure associated with relocating from home, for the purposes of obtaining a tertiary education.

This donor funded scholarship has been established to help young rural and regional Australians with big ambitions realise their potential through education.

To qualify, students must originate from a rural or regional background, be intending to study at UOW in 2022, and able to demonstrate a commitment to community. Students who come from an agricultural background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Value: $3,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: TBC

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The Stevenson Family Scholarship in Social Work

The Stevenson Family Scholarship in Social Work 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. The aim of this scholarship is to essentially "help the helpers", to recognise those students who are committed to giving back to their communities, and are driven to use their tertiary qualification to pursue a career in the Community Services Sector.

Applicants will be asked to submit a statement outlining their commitment and passion for a career in the community/social services industry and their involvement in activities that benefit the community. Mature aged students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Value: $5,000 per annum increasing in 3rd and 4th year. Total value $24,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH

Where to apply: TBC

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Mudgee Region Community Scholarship

The University of Wollongong is committed to rural and regional health and aims to encourage more students from these areas to pursue a career in health. 

This scholarship was established to provide students from the Mudgee region (Mid-Western Region Council LGA) a chance to realise their dreams of a career in Science, Medicine and Health. 

The Mudgee Region Community Scholarship, supported by Mid-Western Regional Council, Wilpinjong Coal, Moolarben Coal Operations and Club Mudgee, will provide a scholar with $2,500 per year for the duration of their degree (up to four years).

Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enrol full-time in any undergraduate degree program from within the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, have completed or will be completing their HSC in Mudgee, Gulgong or Kandos, and demonstrate a commitment to the local region.

The donor's hope this scholarship will open doors for students from the Mudgee Region wanting to enter into a health profession and in turn give back to the Mudgee region.

Value: $2,500 p.a

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, SMAH

Where to apply: TBC

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The City of Wollongong RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Scholarship

The City of Wollongong RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Scholarship is offered to assist students from the Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama) with their academic goals whilst undertaking studies at UOW.

Applicants must have a connection to the Australian Defence Force, with either themselves, a parent or grandparent having served in an operational or peacekeeping role. Operational service with the Army Reserve qualifies.

Value: $5,000 p.a

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: UOW scholarship application

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The Illawarra Centenary of ANZAC Scholarship

The Illawarra ANZAC Scholarship is offered to assist students from the Illawarra (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama) with their academic goals whilst undertaking studies at UOW. Applicants must have a connection to the Australian Defence Force, with either themselves, a parent or grandparent having served in an operational or peacekeeping role. Operational service with the Army Reserve qualifies.

Two scholarships are on offer valued at $5,000 Per annum over three years. If you are facing unique challenges that you think financial support could address to assist with your chosen degree, then we would strongly encourage you to apply. However all eligible students will be considered and are welcome to apply.

Value: $5,000 p.a

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: UOW scholarship application

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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: UOW scholarship application and UAC Equity application

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John, Belle & Richard Miller, Bridgewater Scholarships for Opportunity

This scholarship acknowledges the long-standing connection of John, Belle and Richard Miller's family to the Illawarra Region.

This scholarship is a representation of the Miller family's desire to support the studies of students in need, and recognises those who are involved in the community.

Applicants must apply for equity scholarships through UAC Equity and also provide UOW with a one page outline of their involvement in the community and how the scholarship will assist with their career ambitions.

Value: $3,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: UOW scholarship application and UAC Equity application

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The School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences Scholarship for Indigenous Students - Future Student

The School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences Scholarship for Indigenous Students will act as a pivotal tool to attract Indigenous Students at the UOW School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences in their pursuit of a career as a medical practitioner.

Up to ten (10) scholarships are available and will be no less than $2,000 and no more than $10,000 in value. The value of the scholarship will be determined by the number of eligible applications and available funding.

Value: $2,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: SMAH

Where to apply: UOW scholarship application and UAC Equity application

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De Dominicis Foundation Opportunity Scholarship for STEM Students

De Dominicis Foundation Opportunity Scholarship for STEM Students was established in 2021, by Robert De Dominicis. The purpose of this scholarship is to support commencing students at the University of Wollongong who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and experiencing financial difficulty.

This scholarship provides $15,000 per year, over 3 years - a total of $45,000 - to eligible students who are committed to maintaining a credit average in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related undergraduate course.

Applicants must have an ATAR (or equivalent) of 70 or above, be able to demonstrate financial need via a UAC Equity Scholarship online application and provide a one page statement outlining their future career ambitions in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

Selection will be based on application to UOW Scholarships and UAC Equity. Applicants will only be considered if they have submitted both applications.

Value: $15,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: EIS

Where to apply: Register your interest

 

Aunty Mary Davis Scholarship

The University of Wollongong is deeply committed to Indigenous education. The Aunty Mary Davis Scholarship for Teacher Education offers one scholarship per year to an Indigenous student who aims to become a school teacher. 

Applicants must submit an application via UAC Equity and a UOW scholarship application to be considered for this scholarship. 

Value: $4,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: ASSH

Where to apply: TBC

 

The Ray McGill Scholarship in Indigenous Students

The Ray McGill Scholarship for Indigenous students has been established by UOW alumnus, Mr Ray McGill, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2007. Ray has established the scholarship to provide access to further education and opportunities to a student who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend University. 

The Ray McGill Scholarship will support one (1) student commencing their first (1st) year of any degree at the University of Wollongong. The successful applicant must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and must demonstrate financial need or educational disadvantage. 

Value: First year $3,000, second year $1,000, third year $1,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: UOW scholarship application and UAC Equity application

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The Dearden Family Transforming Futures Scholarship

Transforming Futures Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated need such as financial or social disadvantage. There are a range of criteria that are looked at in determining this need such as low income, family background, living in a rural or isolated region, having a permanent disability, being a recent migrant from a non-English speaking country, and Indigenous Australians.

The Dearden Family Transforming Futures Scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the existing selection framework of the Transforming Futures Scholarships - Future Students. Scholarships will be awarded in December 2022 to students commencing studies in Autumn 2023. The Dearden Family Transforming Futures Scholarship will be weighted towards a preference for supporting students studying a STEM related degree, from rural or regional Australia. 

Students are automatically considered by UOW based on information received directly from the Transforming Futures - Future Students scholarship

Value: $5,000 p.a

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: UOW scholarship application and UAC Equity application

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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: Westpac Scholarship Application

 

Sir William Tyree Engineering Scholarship

The Sir William Tyree Scholarships for Engineering have been established to support high performing electrical & mechanical engineering students from regional and remote NSW/ACT, (as per the Department of Health ASGS remoteness areas definition (2016)) with financial assistance for the duration of their study program at the University of Wollongong. Sir William was the founder of the Tyree Group of companies and a leading Australian industrialist; upon his passing in 2013 Sir William left an enduring legacy through his foundation and business interests to support engineering education and research for the future prosperity of Australia. In addition to financial assistance of$15,000 per year, scholarship holders will be provided with work experience within the Tyree Group of companies where they will benefit from seeing engineering theory placed into practice in the design & manufacture of electrical equipment including electrical transformers, switchgear and substations.

Value: $15,000 p.a.

Eligible Faculties: EIS

Where to apply: TBC

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 2023.

Value: $5,000

Eligible Faculties: ASSH, BAL, SMAH, EIS

Where to apply: Early Admission application