Scholarships and prizes
UTS offers a variety of scholarships and prizes, awarding hundreds of scholarships and prizes to UTS students each year. Scholarships vary considerably in terms of their purpose, eligibility criteria and amount.
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UTS awards the Vice-Chancellor's scholarships to current school leavers for the duration of the full-time undergraduate course.
- Vice-Chancellor's Outstanding Achievement Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence in high school.
- Vice-Chancellor's Merit Scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating academic excellence in high school and financial disadvantage. Applicants must demonstrate financial disadvantage by applying for an Equity Scholarship or Educational Access Scheme through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Faculty-specific scholarships are offered for specific courses. For example:
- Dean's scholarships are prestigious faculty scholarships for top-performing ATAR students.
- Cooperative scholarships are sponsored by industry and combine financial benefits with the possibility of valuable industry placement. UTS offers cooperative scholarships in these courses: Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice.
UTS Diversity Access Scholarships are offered to UTS undergraduate and postgraduate students in situations of financial hardship. These scholarships have a maximum duration of one year. Recipients may apply each semester or year that they are eligible.
UTS provides a number of scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students each year. Scholarships are generally awarded on academic merit or a combination of academic merit and financial disadvantage. UTS offers scholarships for both commencing and continuing Indigenous students in undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research studies. Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning disseminates information about all opportunities fortnightly via the Jumbunna Student Inbrief, and Jumbunna Student Services Officers are available to assist with the preparation of scholarship applications.
On behalf of the Commonwealth Government, UTS administers the Indigenous Access Scholarship, Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship, Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship, Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship and the Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship for Indigenous students.
Students applying for admission to a higher degree by research can apply for a postgraduate research scholarship. These scholarships are usually paid on a fortnightly basis and are provided to assist with general living costs during the life of the scholarship.
Further information on research scholarships is available from the UTS: Graduate Research School.
UTS offers international student scholarships for:
- incoming international students
- current UTS students who wish to pursue studies overseas through the Global Exchange program
- current UTS International students enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research studies.
All scholarship applications are competitive. They are open to international students who meet the specific scholarship selection criteria and who have received or are eligible to receive admission to a course at UTS.