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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Student Merit Scholarship




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To support continuing, full-time undergraduate UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students who demonstrate financial need. Students experiencing other educational disadvantage(s) may be preferenced.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • Enrolled in a UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate degree in the session the Scholarship is awarded; and
  • At the time of Scholarship selection the applicant must have completed minimum of 48 credit points (or equivalent) in their current UTS undergraduate degree; and
  • Have applied through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for an Equity Scholarship and therein demonstrate financial disadvantage; and
  • All candidates must apply using the UTS online Scholarship application form.

Previous recipients awarded the full value ($5,000) of this scholarship, will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship in subsequent offerings. Previous recipients who did received the full value may reapply but cannot receive any more than the maximum scholarship value ($5,000) across any two or more scholarship rounds.

Selection process

Selection will be based on:

  • Academic excellence
    • Preference may be given to students who have achieved a minimum of a Distinction (WAM of 75+) in their course to date.
  • Financial disadvantage as demonstrated via the UAC Equity Scholarship application
  • Motivation to succeed in the chosen Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate degree, as demonstrated in the Scholarship application
  • Demonstrated initiative in personal and professional life, as demonstrated in the Scholarship application.

In addition preference may be given to students that have experienced any long-term educational disadvantage as assessed by the UAC Equity Scholarship.  The following equity criteria will be considered:

  • Regional or remote background
  • Sole parent responsibilities
  • Carer responsibilities
  • Long-term medical condition / disability or ongoing effects of abuse
  • Indigenous Australian
  • Refugee background

Need more information? Contact...

UTS Scholarships Office
Phone: 02 9514 2527

Other information

When applying through UAC for UTS Equity Scholarships, Family Tax Benefit will not be considered as demonstrative of financial hardship. Only applicants receiving a Centrelink means-tested income support payment, or demonstrating exceptional financial hardship with supporting evidence will be considered.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you will need to apply to Centrelink (or make a claim) for the Youth Allowance/Abstudy or other Centrelink benefit applicable to you. Your application may still be considered for these Equity Scholarships once you have provided evidence of a Centrelink (or other Commonwealth) means-tested income support payment (such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy) on the basis of your previously submitted application for the 2020 period.