Chancellor's Scholarship


$7,500 for one year


New or continuing students


Any Western Sydney University undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree, Foundation Studies, Diploma or Associate Degree at The College


Applicants must:

  • have been issued a permanent humanitarian visa
  • have received an offer to study or be currently enrolled full-time or part-time in any year of an undergraduate or postgraduate course degree at Western Sydney University, Foundation Studies, Diploma or Associate Degree at The College
  • demonstrate financial or other hardship, which will be assessed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
  • Shortlisted (top three per available scholarship) applicants, as determined by the UAC Equity Ranking, may be required to make a written submission in support of their application, describing their passion or interest in the chosen discipline.

Chancellor's Scholarship

Professor Peter Shergold AC joined Western Sydney University in 2011 as Chancellor, after a distinguished academic and public service career. Professor Shergold was the secretary for the Department of Education and chair of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. He is passionate about widening access to quality tertiary education and believes Western Sydney University is realising this mission.

The Chancellor’s Scholarship has been established to provide opportunity and encouragement to students who might not otherwise have the chance to study at university because of financial hardship or other circumstances.

Applications and Selection Process

Applicants must demonstrate equity considerations as assessed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Submit a Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarship Application by 9 September 2022 to be considered for this scholarship.