Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

Application and selection process

No application is necessary. All new applications to the University will be automatically considered for a scholarship.

Short-listing will be carried out by a panel of officers from the University. Applicants will be ranked based on the selection criteria and the panel's review. Finalists will be notified via email by the University and will be requested to provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career.


New international students commencing in 2019 and 2020.


Any CRICOS registered undergraduate degree (does not apply to the Doctor of Medicine).


Fifty percent of tuition fees per annum up to a maximum three year.

The scholarship is a tuition fee waiver and does not cover costs associated living expenses, accommodation, transport, overseas student health cover or other costs associated with study.


Three years only.


Applicants must:

  • be international students with a Higher Education Sector Visa. (Subclass 500)
  • commence a new course of study in 2019 and 2020.
  • have received an offer of admission to Western Sydney University.
  • have met all admission requirements and accepted admission offer by acceptance deadline.
  • has met the academic requirement for scholarship as listed below.
  • had achieved a minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent in higher secondary studies.
  • not be granted more than 80 credit points advanced standing.

Applicants are not eligible if they:

  • are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • are a study abroad or an exchange student coming to the University.
  • are currently enrolled at Western Sydney University and apply for a scholarship for their existing course of study.
  • do not accept the scholarship by the closing date.
  • are applying to study a program located at Sydney City campus.
  • have been awarded another scholarship by the University or another organisation that covers the cost of the tuition fees (fully or partially) to study at Western Sydney University.

Application period

Direct applicants: open until 30 October 2018 

Apply early to avoid disappointment.

It is advised students accept the scholarship as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

Contact us

For further information or assistance please email