A Guide to Applying for UNSW Scholarships

UNSW has a bunch of incredible scholarships to ensure that you can reach your full potential and follow your dreams – but with so many scholarships available, it can be a tad overwhelming to work out which ones you are eligible for and what they have to offer. Luckily, our resident GIE blogger Bella has you covered, with a guide to 2020 UNSW Scholarships!

Women in Engineering Scholarships

Are you female (or identify as female) and are interested in pursuing engineering? If so, then these are the scholarships for you! UNSW is committed to making engineering a more gender-equal field, and offer a bunch of scholarships to female high-school leavers. Aside from the financial aid (AKA, $) these scholarships provide, you’ll also get the opportunity to develop your professional network with the contacts that your make. All of these scholarships are OPEN NOW and applications close on the 30th of September – so get typing! 

Name of Scholarship

What They Offer

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

Application Process

Tidswell Family Women in Engineering Scholarship*

 

$10,000 per year for up to 4 years

 

- Female

- Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

-Completed high school tertiary certificate in the last two years & have not commenced any other tertiary study

-Commencing full-time undergraduate study in any engineering discipline (single or double)

-Academic merit

-Demonstrated potential leadership skills

-Extra-curricular activities

-Aptitude & interest in pursuing engineering

 

- Written application (online)

-Shortlisted candidates will be invited to UNSW for an interview

Alexandria Ada Lam Women in Engineering Scholarship

 

$10,000 per year for up to 4 years

 

Klabe Family Women in Engineering Scholarship

$10,000 per year for up to 5 years

*Only open to certain disciplines of engineering. Have a look at the scholarships website for more details on the specifics!

Tips & tricks: Talk about YOU and include details of any awesome things you’ve done (sport, work, charity work, personal projects). Try and be as specific as possible about any situations you are describing and how you solved challenges.

Co-op Scholarship

Wait what?! You want me to work for my scholarship! Unlike the other scholarships on offer at UNSW, the Co-op combines financial support with 18 months of work placements with an industry sponsor. Getting internships at uni is tough (trust me!) so having guaranteed industrial training is a huge perk! Be warned that the application process for this scholarship is a bit more involved so make sure you get started early.Applications are also OPEN NOW and close on the 30th of September.

Name of Scholarship

What They Offer

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

Application Process

Co-op Scholarship

 

-$19,600 per year

-18 months of industry placement with both private and public organisations

-Mentoring from Co-op alumni

- Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

-Completed high school tertiary certificate in the previous two years & have not commenced any other tertiary study

-Commencing full-time undergraduate study in any engineering discipline

 

-ATAR of 96

-Involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities

-Leadership experience

- Written application (online)

-Video introduction (who doesn’t love filming themself?!)

-Supporting letter from your career advisor

-Shortlisted candidates will be invited to UNSW for an interview

 Tips & tricks: This scholarship is all about work placements and leadership so make sure you highlight any casual work or volunteering you’ve done during high school. Try and tie in leadership skills to all of your answers. Also, make sure you know exactly why you are applying for that specific discipline of engineering and research the sponsor companies before the interview.


Rural Scholarships

Do you live in a rural area or have for most of your high-school life? Moving away from home can be both challenging and expensive so the Faculty of Engineering offers some scholarships specifically for rural female students!

Name of Scholarship

What They Offer

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

Application Process

Faculty of Engineering Rural Female Scholarships

 

$12,000 for the minimum duration of your program

 

- Your family home has to be / have been located in a rural or isolated area for at least four years during high-school (**)

-You have attended secondary school in a rural or isolated area for at least four years

- Female

- Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

-Completed high school tertiary certificate in the last two years & have not commenced any other tertiary study

-Commencing full-time undergraduate study in any engineering discipline

- Academic merit

- Demonstrated potential leadership skills

- Extra-curricular activities

 

- Aptitude and interest in pursuing engineering

 

- Written application (online)

- Shortlisted candidates will be invited to UNSW for an interview

*Not sure what counts as rural? It’s all good…we’ve got you covered. Look here for more info!

 

Interstate Scholarships

Are you from interstate and really want to come to UNSW (because who wouldn’t right?!). Luckily for you, there are a few scholarships on offer for females from interstate.

Name of Scholarship

What They Offer

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

Application Process

Faculty of Engineering Interstate Female Scholarship

 

$12,000 for the minimum duration of your program

 

-Live interstate

- Female

- Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

-Completed high school tertiary certificate in the last two years & have not commenced any other tertiary study

-Commencing full-time undergraduate study in any engineering discipline

-No application required…this scholarship is awarded based on ATAR alone

-You just need to make sure that UNSW is one of your preferences by the time UAC applications close

 

Ensure that UNSW is one of your UAC preferences (your top one if you want to guarantee it)

 

Scientia Scholarship

YOU GOT WHAT?!...99.90! That’s right…this scholarship is for the real brainiacs to recognise their hard work and natural talent. Unlike lots of other scholarships, you don’t need to apply for this one, it will be automatically awarded based on your ATAR. If you don’t fit the brief (and let’s be honest…most of us don’t!) don’t stress because there’s so many other great scholarships out there.

Name of Scholarship

What It Offers

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

Application Process

Scientia Scholarship

 

$10,000 per year

 

ATAR of 99.90 or above

 

-No application required…this scholarship is awarded based on ATAR alone

-You just need to make sure that UNSW is one of your preferences by the time UAC applications close

Ensure that UNSW is one of your UAC preferences (your top one if you want to guarantee it)

 

Academic Achiever Award

Did you dux your school? No, I didn’t either BUT if you did then this scholarship will be automatically given to you when you apply to UNSW. Pretty cool, hey?

Name of Scholarship

What It Offers

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

Application Process

Academic Achiever Award

 

$5,000

 

- Dux of your school

- School in either ACT or NSW

- Accept an offer and enrol at UNSW in a full-time undergraduate degree

-Automatically offered via UAC based on ATAR alone

 

Ensure that UNSW is one of your UAC preferences (your top one if you want to guarantee it)

 Additional Information

Want some more info on the specifics? Look no further than the UNSW scholarships website. This is also the website you go through to submit your applications: 

Good luck with your applications!

Bella :)