Scholarships

Unlimited opportunities.

Western Sydney University offers $24 million in undergraduate scholarships every year, which includes a generous range of University and donor-funded opportunities.

Through merit-based scholarships and The Academy, Western Sydney University recognises and rewards students who demonstrate outstanding academic ability, and superior leadership and community skills.

Donor-funded scholarships are also available, providing support for students based on both academic achievements and equity considerations, many of which include internship and mentorship experiences for recipients. There are also scholarships available for specific courses.

Some of the scholarships available include:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship – up to $50,000
  • Dean’s Scholarship – up to $20,000
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship – up to $20,000
  • Honours Scholarship – $5,000 for one year
  • Sports Scholarship – $5,000 for one year
  • International Exchange Scholarships (for semester exchange) – $1,750 one-off payment
  • Student Mobility Travel Grants (for short programs) - $500 one-off payment

"Having the support of Western Sydney University pushes me to constantly strive for my best and increase my interaction with the community."

— Tiffany Tan. Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery. Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship 2018

Scholarship application dates

Autumn session 1 2020 scholarship applications are now open!

Scholarship applications are accepted all year round. Closing dates represent the last day you can submit your application for the next round.

If your application is submitted after the advertised closing date, it will be considered in the next round.

9 August 2019            Spring 2019 Group B (Donor funded) scholarship                                         applications close

17 November 2020    Vice Chancellor's leadership Scholarship applications close

1 January 2020           UAC equity scholarship applications close

10 January 2020        Autumn 2020 Group A (University funded) scholarship                                                applications close

20 March 2020           Autumn 2020 Group B (Donor funded) scholarship                                             applications close

7 August 2020            Spring 2020 Group B (Donor funded) scholarship                                         applications close

Register your interest

Register to learn more about undergraduate scholarships and to be notified when new scholarships become available throughout the year.

"We see many talented people from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds who without scholarships won't be able to study at university."

— Ebrahim Esmi. Scholarships for Asylum Seekers 2018. Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security.

Frequently asked questions

For all scholarship open and close dates please refer to the Scholarship application dates above.

You should apply for a scholarship in the year prior to starting university.
 

Yes, you can submit multiple scholarship applications providing you believe you are eligible to apply and can meet the criteria.

Before submitting an application, use the Find a Scholarship tool to help determine your eligibility.
 

Upon applying for a scholarship, you will be asked to provide a range of documents in support of your application. For example, this may include uploading a copy of your birth certificate, humanitarian visa or a letter of reference.

Read our Supporting Document Guide for more information.
 

Writing a personal statement is your opportunity to tell the reader how being awarded a scholarship will help you in your studies, expand your career opportunities, and improve your day to day life.

Read our Supporting Document Guide for more information.
 

Scholarships applications open twice a year, in Autumn and Spring.

The university, together with our partners and donors, offer a variety of scholarships every year. Please note that not every scholarship will be available at every intake.

Register Your Interest to learn more about scholarships at Western Sydney University, and to be notified when new scholarships become available throughout the year.
 

Applications are assessed after the relevant closing date.

All applications are assessed fairly and methodically.

Some scholarships will be awarded from a shortlist, while others require applicants to attend an interview.

The Scholarships Team will be in touch with you if you are required to attend an interview.
 

Applications are assessed after the relevant closing date.

As soon as the outcome of your application is available, the Scholarships Team will be in touch by email to advise if you are successful or unsuccessful in securing the scholarship.
 

"Working as a civil engineer will give me the opportunity to play a part in reaching the crucial target of sustainability for water and energy."

— Rohan Pearson-Bourne. Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship 2018. Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours), Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking.