The following information will assist you with the preparation and submission of your scholarship application.
Eligibility and dates
Make sure you meet the eligibility critera - don't spend time applying for a scholarship you're not eligible for.
Please review the Conditions of Award carefully for the scholarship that you are interested in for full eligibility details (e.g. verifying if a scholarship is course dependent or open to all majors, etc.). You can find this information, and more, when you look up your scholarship using the UTS scholarship search tool.
Important: Application closing dates vary for each scholarship and in most cases the Scholarships Office does not grant application extensions.
Tailoring and research
Re-using an application may seem like a great time-saver, but to demonstrate that you are the best candidate it is best to tailor each application to the scholarship you are applying for.
Since many of our scholarships are donor-funded, there is often an internship, cadetship or work placement offered to the recipient in addition to monetary benefits.
Approach the application as if you are applying for a job within that organisation. Remember, the Selection Committee is looking for applicants who have gone the extra mile and have researched the organisation.
Completing your application
Supporting statements are similar to job application selection criteria. The Careers Service has tips on how to address them. If you rush through or don’t answer a question, your application may not adequately reflect your circumstances.
Remember: the information you provide is used to assess and determine the outcome of your application.
You must provide all required supporting documents with your application. Your application may not be considered if you do not provide the required documents.
Make sure you proof read your statements and check for spelling and grammatical errors.
Some scholarships do not allow you to edit your answers or retrieve your application once submitted. It is recommended before submitting that you save a copy of your application for your own records.
If you are invited to attend an interview, make sure you are:
Available to attend. In most cases interview times and locations are not flexible.
Prepared. The selection criteria indicates the type of questions you may be asked.
Dressed appropriately. It’s better to be a little over-dressed than under-dressed.
The Careers Service also provides useful tips on interview preparation.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application after the selection process has been completed. If you are successful the UTS Scholarships Office will contact you by phone and/or email.
If you are unsuccessful for a future student scholarship, you may be eligible for a current student scholarship and should apply once you have enrolled at UTS.
If you are unsuccessful for a current student scholarship, you are welcome to re-apply each round if you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.