The Academy Access Scholarship

The Western Sydney University Academy Access Scholarship aims to recognise and reward high performing undergraduate students in order to support their studies and enable both intellectual development and personal growth. As a member of The Academy, you will have access to excellent training, academic extension, personal development, enriched community engagement and focused support resources.


$5,000 per year for up to four years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


New students who are nominated through The Academy Access Program process


Any Western Sydney University undergraduate degree


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • reside in or have undertaken their Higher School Certificate in Greater Western Sydney (opens in a new window)
  • demonstrate a high level of academic achievement through a minimum raw ATAR of 90 (or equivalent admission rank)*
  • be involved in leadership and community activities (e.g. school captain, community service, sport, the arts, public speaking, maths/science olympiads, Duke of Edinburgh award etc.)

*Due to the competitive nature of Western Sydney University scholarships, regional, subject and other bonus points are not taken into consideration for this scholarship.

Applications and Selection Process

Selection for this scholarship is based on school nominations, received through The Academy Access Program process. No application form is required from students.