What does a scholarship status of ‘Pending Bestowal’ mean in My Student Admin?
Once you accept your offer on My Student Admin, the status changes to Pending Bestowal until the Scholarships Office confirms your eligibility before authorising payments. If the Scholarships Office is able to verify your eligibility, your scholarship status will change to Active and your payment will be authorised for the next pay run.
Why haven’t I received my scholarship payment?
Scholarship payments are not an automated process. Upon accepting your offer, the Scholarships office needs to confirm your eligibility before authorising payments.
Before contacting the Scholarships Office please ensure you have:
- received a Scholarship Offer
- formally accepted your Scholarship Offer (following the instructions in your Letter of Offer)
- provided your correct bank details. You can check your Bank details on My Student Admin under the Financial Details tab; and
- been admitted to and enrolled in a UTS course.
The majority of scholarships are paid four to six weeks after the census date for both Autumn and Spring. If you are a recipient of the Diversity Access Scholarship, you will receive your payment within four weeks of the commencement of the teaching period.
What should I do if I haven't received my scholarship payment?
If you are concerned that there is an error with your payment, please contact the Scholarships office on (02) 9514 2527 or by email. This may include:
- If it has been more than four weeks since you accepted your offer and you have not received your scholarship payment; or
- You believe your payment is the incorrect amount.
Can my scholarship be paid in advance?
Please note that scholarships cannot be paid in advance. If you are experiencing temporary or ongoing financial hardship, please contact the Financial Assistance Service by calling (02) 9514 1177 or by email to find out what financial assistance may be available to you.
What are the conditions of my scholarship?
As a recipient of a UTS scholarship, you are required to meet the ongoing eligibility requirements in order to retain a Scholarship. These criteria are defined in the Conditions of Award that you agreed to upon acceptance of your scholarship which would have been attached to your offer letter.
Please review Clause 8 in the Conditions of Award (Ongoing Eligibility Criteria) as this will verify what conditions you must meet in order to retain your scholarship. These may include enrolment and/or academic conditions.
My study situation has changed. Will I still receive my scholarship?
If your study circumstances change, please contact the Scholarships Office for further advice.
If you fail to inform the Scholarships Office of a change in your circumstances that is contrary to what is laid out in the Conditions of Award for your scholarship, you will be in breach of your scholarship conditions and your scholarship payments will be temporarily put on hold until this issue is rectified.
I am not enrolled full-time this session. Will I still receive my scholarship?
Some scholarships may require recipients to maintain a certain level of enrolment in order to retain their award. Please review the Conditions of Award in your offer letter for further information.
If you have not met the enrolment requirements of your scholarship, you must contact the Scholarships Office immediately. Your scholarship may be suspended or terminated, or you may be asked to complete a ‘Request to Retain Scholarship’ form.
Do I have to maintain a minimum academic achievement in order to retain my scholarship?
Some scholarships may require recipients to maintain a minimum academic achievement in order to retain their award. Please review the Conditions of Award in your offer letter for further information.
I have not met the minimum academic requirements of my scholarship. What should I do?
The Scholarships office understands that from time to time students may experience special circumstances which affect their ability to study.
If you have not met the minimum academic requirements of your scholarship, you must contact the Scholarships Office immediately. Your scholarship may be suspended or terminated, or you may be asked to complete a ‘Request to Retain Scholarship’ form.
Whilst reviewing your situation, your scholarship will be temporarily put on hold. If you are experiencing temporary financial hardship during this time, please contact the Financial Assistance Service at the Student Services Unit to discuss which services may be available to you.
I have received a Breach Notification from the Scholarships Office. Does this mean my scholarship will be automatically terminated?
Though scholarship termination is a possible outcome from the breach process, your scholarship is not automatically terminated when you receive a Breach Notification.
You will receive a Breach Notification from the Scholarships Office if you have not met the Ongoing Eligibility Criteria in your scholarship Conditions of Award.
The Scholarships Office understands that from time to time students may experience special circumstances which affect their ability to study.
As stipulated in the notification letter, you will have 10 working days to lodge an appeal if you believe there are exceptional circumstances surrounding the breach of your scholarship conditions. We will then submit your appeal and supporting documentation to the Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee to review and make a decision.
The Chair will have the final say regarding the status of your scholarship. Outcomes may include:
- waiving the breach and approving payment
- suspending the scholarship and payment for a period of time while your situation is reviewed; or
- termination of your scholarship.
You will be informed of the outcome, and any conditions that may come with it, once the Chair has finalised their decision.
I want to go on exchange. Will I still receive my scholarship?
Your scholarship should not be affected by your Exchange Program if you:
- are approved to go on exchange by your Faculty and the UTS International Exchange and Study Abroad Office
- are enrolled in exchange subjects
- inform the Scholarships Office of the details of your exchange.
Students undertaking, or planning to undertake a Study Abroad session must contact the Scholarships Office for further advice on their ongoing eligibility.
Please note: If you go overseas, make sure your contact and bank account details are up to date in My Student Admin.
Will I still receive my scholarship if add International Studies to my degree?
The conditions of the scholarship you have been awarded will determine whether or not you will be eligible to receive your scholarship for the International Studies component of the combined course.
For more information, please refer to the Conditions of Award in your scholarship letter or contact the Scholarships Office.
Will my scholarship be taxed?
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 an external site) to determine whether your scholarship payments are classified as taxable income.
If you have any further questions regarding scholarship taxation, please visit the ATO website (opens an external site) or phone 13 28 61.