Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarships aim to recognise and reward academically gifted students who have achieved outstanding results in their Higher School Certificate (HSC), or equivalent.


Current high school leaver.


Any undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University.

Please note: The Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Doctor of Medicine have capped places for the Academic Excellence Scholarship, and scholarship offers will be made in January.


$5,000 per year (or part-time equivalent)


Up to four years full-time (or part-time equivalent) for an undergraduate degree which may include Honours


Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • Reside in or have undertaken their Higher School Certificate in Western Sydney
  • The recipient nominates any Western Sydney University undergraduate course as a preference in the top three (3) preferences via the University Admissions Centre (UAC) by close of business on 21 January 2022.
  • Demonstrate a high level of academic achievement through a minimum ATAR 90 or equivalent

Due to the competitive nature of scholarships, any Regional Bonus, Subject Bonus and other bonus points are not taken into consideration for this scholarship.

Application and Selection Process

There is no application required for this scholarship. Selection of these scholarships will be undertaken on the basis of highest ATAR, to the maximum number of scholarships available. A course quota and True Reward early offer program quota applies.