Scholarships

Applications for Autumn scholarships are now open.

Western Sydney University offers a wide range of scholarships for both new and continuing students.

If you can demonstrate academic achievement, superior leadership skills and community involvement, or need financial support to succeed at University, you may be eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Submit your application in three steps:

Step one

Use the Find a Scholarship tool (opens in a new window) to help determine which scholarships you might be eligible to apply for.

Step two

Visit the Western Sydney University Online Application Portal (opens in a new window) and begin your application. When applying for some equity scholarships you may be directed to apply through the Universities Admissions Centre Equity Scholarships Portal (opens in a new window).

Be sure to upload all requested documents and to provide your personal statement.

Step three

Remember to submit your application before the closing date.

On successfully submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email.

Next steps

Applications will be assessed after the relevant closing date.

The Scholarships Unit will be in touch with you by email with your outcome in early to mid-2018.

FAQ's


When do applications close?

Group A (University Funded) Scholarships - Applications close 4 January 2018.

Group B (Donor Funded) Scholarships - Applications close 31 March 2018.

I’m new to University and haven’t enrolled yet, can I still apply for a scholarship?

As part of the assessment process after the closing date, the Scholarships Unit will check to see if you are enrolled at Western Sydney University, in the appropriate course.

You can choose to submit your application prior to enrolling or wait until after you have enrolled - just be sure to submit your application before the closing date.

I have been studying for a while, is it too late to apply for a scholarship?

Scholarships are for new and continuing students. You are considered a continuing student if you have completed one or more semesters at University.

Use the Find a Scholarship tool (opens in a new window) to help determine what you are eligible to apply for.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

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

Before submitting an application, use the Find a Scholarship tool (opens in a new window) to help determine your eligibility and to read about the criteria you need to meet.

The scholarship I want to apply for isn’t open?

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

The University together with our donors offers a variety of scholarships every year. Please note that not every scholarship will be available at every intake and that the University reserves the right at all times to withdraw, amend or vary criteria of scholarships.

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

I’m not sure what documents are required?

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 (opens in a new window) for more information.

I’m not sure how to write a personal statement?

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 (opens in a new window) for more information.

How will my application be assessed?

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 will require applicants to attend an interview.

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

When will I know the result of my application?

Applications are assessed after the relevant closing date.

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

My application wasn’t successful, can I try again?

Yes, we encourage you to apply for any future scholarships you believe you are eligible for.

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

Did You Apply For A Donor-Funded Scholarship?

Spring 2017 donor-funded scholarship are being shortlisted. Shortlisting and arranging of interviews may continue throughout the month of November.

All students will be contacted with the outcome of their application to the email address provided irrespective of their result.

Please be patient during this time and check your emails periodically.

If you have any questions about Scholarships, contact the Scholarships team (opens in a new window).