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Australia Awards Scholarship recipients

UTS has a dedicated International Sponsored Students Team to support and assist Australia Awards Scholarships students studying at UTS.

You should contact the International Sponsored Team if you have any concerns about your studies or any other queries in relation to your scholarship.

Australia is working with the governments and people of developing countries to deliver aid where it is most needed and most effective. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (opens an external site) manages Australia's main aid program, offering academic development and scholarship programs in developing countries.

Currently, there is one scholarship offered to outstanding international students from the partner developing countries (opens an external site), giving them the opportunity to come to Australia and study at partner education institutions in target study areas set by their home country’s government.

This scholarship is the Australia Awards Scholarship.

UTS is proud to be a long-time partner supporting the aid programs of the Australian Government through the Australia Awards Scholarships.

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What are you entitled to?

As an Australia Awards scholarship student, you are entitled to the following:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
  • Establishment Allowance
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (also referred to as a stipend)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Pre-Course English (PCE) if applicable
  • Supplementary Academic Support (also referred to as Tutorial Assistance)
  • Reunion Airfare Entitlement
  • Fieldwork
  • Return home travel entitlement

To receive these entitlements complete the relevant Australia Awards Scholarship forms.


Long term accommodation

The UTS Housing Service provides a range of accommodation services for UTS students. These include information and assistance on UTS student residences and a range of short to long-term private accommodation options. Staff can also provide useful information on renting in the private market.

Temporary accommodation

UTS attempts to secure quality temporary accommodation close to UTS prior to your arrival at UTS. Hostel accommodation will generally be in single room and can cost from A$79 per night, with shared bathroom with travellers from around the world. Temporary accommodation must be requested at least 1 week prior to your arrival and the arrival form must be emailed to the International Sponsored Students Team.

Airport pick-up

If you would like UTS to arrange airport pick-up for you, you will need to complete the arrival form and email it to sponsored.student@uts.edu.au at least 2 week prior to your arrival.

Note: the airport pick-up service is only available for Australia Awards Scholarship students, this service is not available for family members. Once a booking is made, you are committed to that booking. For changes to your airport pick-up or accommodation needs, please email the International Sponsored Students Team immediately. This must be done at least 5 days prior to your arrival, so that arrangements can be amended. If cancellation or amendment is not given at least 5 days in advance, you will be responsible for all associated costs of that accommodation or airport pick-up.

Meeting the UTS sponsored students team

You are required to meet with a member of the International Sponsored Students Team within two working days of your arrival in Sydney. You must bring:

  • your passport, and
  • your scholarship contract

You may also be required to complete a computer self-assessment during the meeting.