Information for scholarship recipients
The following information is for recipients of scholarships managed by the UTS Scholarships Office.
UTS will notify all scholarship applicants of the outcome of their application shortly after the selection process is complete. This is approximately within 4 weeks of the scholarship closing date.
Conditions of Award
The Conditions of Award is an important legal document that outlines your obligations while receiving your scholarship. It will also outline the University's responsibilities in administering the scholarship.
Please read the Conditions of Award in full before accepting your scholarship offer. By accepting your scholarship, you are also agreeing to the Conditions of Award.
Accepting your scholarship
Once you have received an email from UAC offering you a scholarship, follow these steps to accept the scholarship offer:
- Login to My Student Admin, using your Student ID and password
- Click on the Scholarships tab on the top right of the page
- Complete the required fields including your bank account details; and
- Save your Acceptance.
Once you complete these steps and have accepted your scholarship, the status of your scholarship in My Student Admin will change to ‘Pending Bestowal’.
When your eligibility is confirmed and your payment is being processed this scholarship status will change to ‘Active’.
Scholarship payments are made through Electronic Funds Transfer to your nominated Australian Bank account provided in My Student Admin. Scholarship recipients are required to provide their bank details in My Student Admin. To receive your scholarship payment, a valid Australian bank account must be provided. This is the preferred method of payment across the university because it is the safest and most reliable.
If your scholarship is a tuition fee scholarship, payment will be directly made to your UTS student fee account.
To provide us with your bank details, or to update them, please follow these steps:
- Log into My Student Admin
- Click on the 'Financial Details' tab
- On the left hand menu, click on 'Bank Account Details'
- Click on ‘Change my account details’
- Select 'Electronic Funds Transfer’ under the payment method
- Tick ‘Local’ under Bank account (please note that we only pay scholarships to an Australian Bank)
- Enter the Bank Account Holder name
- Enter the name of your bank under Bank name
- Select ‘BSB’ under Bank Code Type
- Enter your 6 digit BSB code number under BSB
- Enter your Bank account number
- Click 'Save'
Holding more than one scholarship
In most cases multiple scholarships cannot be held simultaneously. There may be some exceptional cases where more than one scholarship may be awarded if an equity scholarship based on exceptional circumstances is approved.
Conditions and rules regarding multiple scholarships can be found in the Conditions of Award.
Deferring a scholarship
A scholarship offer cannot be deferred. Students are welcome to re-apply for a scholarship in a future round.
The Conditions of Award outlines information about the ongoing eligibility criteria required to continue receiving your scholarship. If your study circumstances change, please contact the Scholarships Office immediately for further advice. The following are some examples of types of ongoing eligibility requirements:
- Academic Progress: The academic progress of recipients is reviewed each session to determine their eligibility to continue receiving their scholarship.
- Enrolment: Recipient enrolment is reviewed each session. Most scholarships require recipients to be enrolled in a full-time study load. For these scholarships, students wanting to undertake part-time study must apply to the UTS Scholarships Office. Failure to advise the Scholarships Office of enrolment changes may result in the scholarship being terminated.
- Financial Disadvantage: Some scholarships require recipients to demonstrate financial disadvantage. In most instances financial disadvantage is verified through the receipt of means-tested Centrelink benefits.
Declaring scholarship payments to the Australian Taxation Office
UTS does not withhold PAYG tax from coursework scholarship or award payments. It is the recipient's responsibility to check whether the payments they are receiving are classified as taxable income. Please visit the ATO Scholarships Website (opens in an external site) to determine whether your scholarship payments are classified as taxable income.
Scholarships payments and Centrelink
It is important to declare your scholarship payment to Centrelink if you are receiving benefits.
Please contact Centrelink (opens an external site) for information on how scholarship payments may affect your Centrelink benefit.