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There has never been a better time to study IT at UTS thanks to the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Co-operative Scholarship program.

This program is a three-year fast-tracked course as well as a Co-operative Scholarship sponsored by industry and valued at around $49,500. Designed with help from our industry sponsors, the program offers a business focus, allowing you to develop an understanding of both business practice and technical skills.

Why choose this program?

The program prepares you for an IT management role, and boasts a track record of 100% employment rate for its graduates. Graduates also report excellent starting salaries and exciting career prospects. Most students even find work before they graduate.

You will also undertake two 6-month industry placements with different sponsor organisations in the first year and third year of your course.

Alexandra Hipolito UTS Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarship graduate profile image

Alexandra Hipolito
Bachelor of Information Technology
"The technical and communication skills I learnt while at uni helped prepare me for my current role."

UTS Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholar Yohan DantanYohan Dantan
Bachelor of Information Technology
"The BIT program definitely set me up for success. I've also since founded my own business that is doing incredibly well."

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How does it work?

The program covers some of the same material as the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice, but has more of a business focus. 

As well as a degree recognised by the Australian Computer Society (opens external site), BIT scholars undertake two compulsory six-month industry placements with two separate sponsoring organisations. These industry placements are an integrated work-based learning experience and include formal coursework delivered by industry professionals. 

Successful applicants will receive around $16,500 during each year of their studies - a total of around $49,500.


How to apply

To apply for the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Co-operative Scholarship program you must apply through both the Universities Admissions Centre and directly through UTS.

Find out how to apply.


Discretionary awards

A number of other scholarships are also available for BIT scholars to use towards further study at UTS: IT. These include scholarships offering financial assistance for an Honours degree, master's degree or even a PhD.

Women BIT scholars have the opportunity to apply for the Westpac Young Woman's IT Scholarship in addition to the BIT Co-operative Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a woman BIT scholar with the potential to be a success in IT, and is a fantastic opportunity to gain an extra head start in the industry. In addition to the generous financial support valued at approximately $16,500 per annum, the recipient also receives advice, guidance and encouragement from some of Westpac's senior women IT professionals.

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