Regional Kick Start

UOW is delighted to offer 40 regional scholarships of $3,000 to students starting one of the below degrees in 2023 at either UOW Bega, UOW Batemans Bay, UOW Shoalhaven, or UOW Southern Highlands.

Making higher education more accessible

UOW has a proud history of working closely with our communities to drive increased participation among underrepresented groups and this new scholarship continues that tradition. Our regional campuses have dedicated learning development staff, student support and disability advisors, counselors, and careers consultants to support students, and have made higher education more accessible. The Regional Kick Start Scholarships will put a university degree within reach of even more. Professor Patricia M. Davidson UOW Vice-Chancellor and President

Scholarship details

The $3,000 Regional Kick Start scholarships aim to support regional students with resources and living costs during their first year of study and will make it easier to undertake their uni study close to home. Applications are open to recent school leavers and mature-age students.

Potential students* with a current application to start one of the below degrees at any UOW Regional campus in the first semester (Autumn/February) 2023 are eligible to apply.

*Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder.

What our students say about studying locally

UOW Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven, and Southern Highlands provide students with a supportive, student-centered environment, face-to-face teaching, and interactive digital access to UOW lectures. Each campus is also a support hub for students studying online with UOW, offering academic and practical support during their studies.

Anything is possible
It's like a community
Motivated by my scholarship

Contact your local campus


If you have any questions about the Regional Kick Start Scholarships, please contact your local UOW campus.