University of Technology Sydney

Scholarships and prizes

UTS offers a variety of scholarships and prizes, awarded to hundreds of UTS students each year. Scholarships vary considerably in terms of their purpose, eligibility criteria and amount.

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Vice-Chancellor's scholarships

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

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 Equal Access Scholarships

UTS Equal 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 session or year that they are eligible.

Scholarships for Indigenous students

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. The Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research disseminates information about opportunities and assists with preparing scholarship applications.

Postgraduate research scholarships

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.

Scholarships for international students

UTS offers international student scholarships for:

  • commencing international students; and
  • 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.

UTS also offers scholarships and grants to current UTS students who wish to pursue part of their studies overseas through the Global Exchange program