Scholarships, Awards and Grants

The wide range of scholarships and sponsored awards available at UNSW is a reflection of the University's strong commitment to excellence and the generous support provided for students from University funds and from donors and industry.

The list below is not comprehensive. Please visit the UNSW Scholarships site, the JASON database and the websites of the wider education community for more information about the range of scholarships available. 

Teachers Mutual Bank - 2017 Future Teachers Scholarships

What is the Future Teachers Scholarship?

Share your vision for the future of teaching for a chance to be awarded $5,000 towards your education or teaching degree. The Future Teachers Scholarship offers passionate student teachers the opportunity to focus on their future and to help with their finances.

There are 8 x $5,000 scholarships to be awarded and 10 x $250 runner up prizes to be won. To be in the running, apply using our easy online application form and tell us what your vision for the future of teaching is.

Applications are now open and close on 23 February 2017 so get working on your entry now.

Click here to apply now

Teach NSW scholarship opportunities

Get paid to study

Watch this step-by-step guide to become a teacher in a NSW public school.
Scholarships open in May 2016.

For more information on Teach NSW see their website here.

Teachers Mutual Bank - win $25,000 towards your degree

Students who join the Teachers Mutual Bank service before 13 March 2016 will automatically go in to win up to $25,000 towards their education degree.

The New Teacher program1 offers:

  • No account keeping fees2
  • No annual credit card3 fee
  • No car loan3 application fee
  • Plus, up to five years free roadside assistance on a standard plan4 for students or new teachers under the age of 24

Download this flyer (PDF) for more information or see the Teachers Mutual Bank's website here.

NSW Teachers Federation 2016 Future Teacher Scholarships

Outline

This year the NSW Teachers Federation is providing 14 Future Teacher Scholarships with a value of $4000 each.

The Future Teacher Scholarships are an example of Federation's ongoing support of public education. The Federation is also committed to building and supporting the teaching profession in public schools.

These scholarships are awarded to tertiary students:

  • "Enrolled in a BOSTES accredited teacher education degree course at a tertiary institution, are student members of the NSW Teachers Federation, and have completed year 12 (or the equivalent) at a public school or TAFE college in NSW."
  • in the following five categories:
  • ALL Future teachers
  • Future teachers that identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Future teachers from a rural or remote area
  • Future teachers in their first year of a teacher training course
  • Future teachers from a Language Background Other than English.

Applicants may apply for more than one category if appropriate.

The NSW Teachers Federation wishes to assist as many aspiring public education teachers as possible. Therefore, previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply.

Applications closed at 4pm on Friday 29 April 2016.

Follow this link to go to the NSW Teachers Federation website


Alumni Education Award UGCA1365

Outline
The Alumni Education award was established to encourage and support high achieving students to study Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.
Applicants must be proposing to enroll in a Bachelor of Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Value

$2,000. 2 Scholarship(s) available. For 1 year.

Follow this link to see more details.

Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

There are funding opportunities available for Masters or PhD degree students in Arts and Social Sciences. There are two rounds per year for each funding program:

•Applications for Round 1 open on 15 Jan 2016 and close on 17 February 2016
•Applications for Round 2 open on 22 April 2016 and close on 21 May 2016

If you are conducting essential research or fieldwork outside Sydney or abroad then you may be able to receive some funding to support costs such as airfares, living expenses and other essential items such as public transport costs. IIf you are presenting your research at international conferences outside of Australia then you may be able to receive funding through this program.

Criteria apply.

See the Faculty website for more details.

Honours Scholarships

Honours Award in Education UGCA1050

Outline

The Honours Award in Education (FASS) was established to encourage students undertaking the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education or a Graduate Diploma in Education program to undertake Honours level study in Education at UNSW.

Value

$3,500. 1 Scholarship(s) available. For 1 year.

Follow this link to see more details.

UNSW Honours Year Scholarships UGCA1120

Outline

Each year, ten UNSW Honours Year Scholarships are awarded to students who achieve a Distinction average in their respective undergraduate degree programs. The scholarship is only available to students who are enrolled in a degree program where the award of honours requires an extra year of full-time study (48 uoc) over and above the requirements of the pass degree

Value

$5,000. 10 Scholarship(s) available for 1 year.

Selection

Selection is made on the basis of academic merit and the proposed honours project. Students are ranked on the basis of their average marks over their final two years of full-time pass degree study (96 uoc). For students in combined degrees assessment is based on the average marks in the relevant degree program. General Education courses are not included in the calculation.

All applicants must include a brief but concise statement on the proposed honours project. UNSW Art & Design applicants are to provide a statement on their research potential and the benefit to their discipline.

Applications are open until 28 February 2016.

Follow this link to see more details.

Neil Andrew Johnson Award in Education

This will be advertised through the Graduate Research School. The Award in the Foundation round for 2016 which opens on 1 November 2015

This Award was originally established in December 1994 for excellence in research in educational administration. The purpose of the Award was to enable an outstanding graduate research student in Educational Administration to present his/her research at a relevant national or international conference.

Due to changes in the School of Education program, the purpose of the Award has since changed over time, however the focus on supporting postgraduate research remains.

The purpose of the Gift currently is to award an Award to encourage high achieving students completing the Master of Educational Leadership to enrol in a PhD or Master of Educational Leadership.

Teachers Mutual Bank Placement Award in Education

Stage: Full-time undergraduate or postgraduate Initial Teacher Education student eligible for professional experience 1 or 2.

Value: $2000
Awards: 2 

Selection Criteria: Academic merit; Financial need; Interest in pursuing a career in non-Sydney metropolitan area teaching.

Follow this link for more details. 

Teachers Mutual Bank Prize in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education

Stage: Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education

Value: $1000

Selection Criteria: Academic merit

Commencing: 2016 (for academic performance in 2015)

Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (ICECS) UGCL1001

Outline
This scholarship was established to assist Indigenous students from low socio-economic status backgrounds.

Value
$2,505 - there are 12 Scholarships available. For up to 4 years.

Applications open 12 August 2014.

Follow this link to see more details.

Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (IECECS) UGCE1119

Outline
This scholarship was established to assist indigenous students with general costs to undertake an eligible enabling course.High school leavers, First year students

Value
$2,505 - there are 10 Scholarship(s) available. For 1 year.

Applications open 12 August 2014

Follow this link to see more details.

Department of Education and Training, UNSW Rural Assistance Scheme UGCE1058

Outline
This high school leaver scholarship is for rural students who have attended a government high school in specific Department of Education and Training geographic areas. The Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, leadership qualities and the potential to contribute to University life.

Follow this link to see more details.

Undergraduate Award in Education UGCA1368

Outline
The Undergraduate Award in Education was established to encourage and support students enrolled in an Undergraduate program in Education at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Applicants applying for the Undergraduate Award in Education must be intending to enrol full-time in the School of Education at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Value
$3,000. 5 Scholarship(s) available. For 1 year.

Follow this link to see more details.

Postgraduate Research Scholarships

UNSW assists postgraduate researchers by providing a wide range of prestigious scholarships. The scholarships provide a range of benefits such as annual stipends, living allowances and coverage of tuition fee costs, as well as funding and supplements for travel. Scholarships are available to support current and new postgraduate research candidates at UNSW.

Follow this link for up to date information on Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Key dates for applying for admission to a research degree and research scholarships at UNSW

CHASS Australia - Distinctive Work Prize

A distinctive work can be a performance, exhibition, project or even a specific policy development in any humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) fields. A distinctive work will relate any or all of the HASS fields and showcase the significance of them to understandings of Australian cultural and intellectual life. Your work will be unique and testing the boundaries of conventional understandings of the HASS fields

The Distinctive Work Prize recipient will also be awarded with a $3,500 cash prized, sponsored by Routledge.

Follow this link for more information.

CHASS Australia Future Leader Prize

Nominations are now open for the 2015 CHASS Australia Future Leader Prize

This prize will be awarded for a future leader in any aspect of the Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences. Nominees must not have reached 35 years of age before the nomination cut-off date of 31 December 2014. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominators should provide sufficient evidence to allow judges to assess their leadership. The nature of this evidence is up to the nominator and should include clear evidence of leadership. The work may take place abroad, but nominees must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia and the work should be relevant to Australian cultural and intellectual life. All application materials must be in English. Five copies of the application form, supporting materials and identification proving the nominee’s date of birth are required for judging. These materials will not be returned to applicants. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Follow this link for more information.

The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship

Outline
The Pinnacle Foundation has been established to provide scholarships to lesbian, gay, transexual, queer, intersex and bisexual youth who are marginalised or disadvantaged. Scholarships will be provided for young LGBTIQ who desire to undertake full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia. It will be for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.

Value
The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship of $3000 for the first year of tertiary studies and $2000 for subsequent years. For Year 12 students the scholarship amount is $2000; and Sponsored and Named Scholarships $5,000 for first year of tertiary studies and $3000 for subsequent years.

Follow this link to see more details.

STGA Undergraduate Award in Education UGCA1293

Outline
The STGA Undergraduate Award in Education was established in conjunction with the St. George Students Association to encourage and support students to enrol in an undergraduate program at the School of Education at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Applicants must be enrolling in a 1st year undergraduate program, full-time at the School of Education at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Value
$2,500. 3 Scholarship(s) available. For 1 year.

Follow this link to see more details.

Mathematics Teachers Scholarship UGCA1109

Residency: Aus Citizen/Aus Permanent Resident

Outline: The Scholarship is established to encourage students to undertake undergraduate study (including combined degrees) at UNSW with a Mathematics major or study plan, and to pursue a career in teaching Mathematics upon completion of their program of study.

Follow this link for more information.

STGA Postgraduate Award in Education PGCA1004

Outline
The STGA Postgraduate Award in Education was established in conjunction with the St. George Students Association,this Scholarship is provided to encourage students to undertake postgraduate studies in the School of Education Studies at UNSW.

Value
$3,500. 1 Scholarship(s) available. For 1 year.

Follow this link to see more details.

Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) Foundation Rural Scholarship 2015

Outline
The RAS Foundation provides Rural Scholarships to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.

Value
Scholarships of $5,000 for full-time study or $2,500 for part-time study are available.

Follow this link to see more details.

Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust

Outline
The Australian Veteran’s Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women to a better future through higher education.

Follow this link to see more details.

UNSW-CEFA (Country Education Foundation) Scholarship

Stage: High school leavers, First year students, Second year students, Third year and above, Honours year students

Residency: Aus Citizen/Aus Permanent Resident

Follow this link for more information.

UNSW Equity Scholarship (Current Students) UGCE1178

Stage: First year students, Second year students, Third year and above, Honours year students

These scholarships have been established to support current students at UNSW who may be experiencing hardship due to their socioeconomic circumstances. This Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are currently studying at UNSW. Students must have completed 1 full semester at UNSW before applying.

Follow this link for more information.

One Portrait Scholarship UGCE1207

Value: $5,000
1 Scholarship(s) available for up to 3 years

Residency: Aus Citizen/Aus Permanent Resident

Follow this link for more information.

Explorer Award UGCA1409

Stage: High school leavers

Value: $10,000

1 Scholarship(s) available For 1 year Residency

Aus Citizen/Aus Permanent Resident

Follow this link for more information.

Shelley Phillips Scholarship UGCE1074

Stage: High school leavers

Opens 20/06/2014

Outline: The Shelley Phillips Scholarship was established to encourage female students from rural Australia to undertake full-time study in any undergraduate program at UNSW.

Follow this link for more information.

Rhodes Scholarship

Outline
Established in 1903 under the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate Scholarship program in the world.

Value
Each year, there are nine Scholarships available in Australia to enable outstanding students. University and College fees, a stipend for living expenses for two and possibly three years of study at the University of Oxford and approximately $2,000AUD per month.

Follow this link to see more details.

Fulbright Specialist Grants for Australian Institutions

APPLICATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2015

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) supports Australian universities and other educational and research institutions to host U.S. Specialists for visits of 2 to 6 weeks, as guest speakers, lecturers and/or collaborative researchers. The FSP aims at the development of curriculum, the building of research links, and the fostering of ongoing binational collaborations in a wide variety of disciplines.

FSP grants fund an international economy return airfare and a US$200 per diem honorarium for the visit of a U.S. Specialist accepted into the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Awarded universities assume the cost of accommodation, meals, and in-country travel. Apply for an FSP grant.