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UTS Humanitarian Scholarship


Tuition Fees + Student Services & Amenities Fees. A stipend will be provided if funding is available.

Standard Duration of UTS Course





The UTS Humanitarian Scholarship has been established to support undergraduate study for students holding Asylum Seeker Bridging Visas or Temporary Protection Visas (TPV) as a result of their arrival to Australia as asylum seekers.

This is a whole of University commitment, providing scholarships across all UTS faculties that offer undergraduate degrees, to asylum seekers unable to access Commonwealth Supported places or government loan schemes.

Who is eligible?

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

  • Have temporary asylum seeker or refugee residence status and hold a Bridging Visa E or A (and has made an application for a Protection Visa), or Temporary Protection Visa (Subclass 785), or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (Subclass 790)[1]; and
  • Have applied and been deemed eligible for admission to a UTS undergraduate degree; and
  • Have not commenced or completed any other undergraduate degree in Australia; and
  • Apply and commence at UTS in the next available intake for the course after completion of their study used as their basis of admission; and
  • Be enrolling full-time; and
  • Be able to demonstrate that they do not have the financial means to support payment of their tuition fees without receiving the Scholarship; and
  • All candidates must apply and complete the UTS online Scholarships Application; and
  • All candidates must be available to attend an interview in person, if required.
  • NOTE: If any Scholarships remain unawarded the Selection Committee may use its discretion to award a Scholarship to any applicant with a demonstrated refugee background, regardless of previous study.

  • [1] Applicants holding an Australian Bridging Visa will be required to provide a statement and/or letter from a community organisation verifying the applicant’s experience of an asylum-seeker.

Selection process

  • Academic Merit based on ATAR, Insearch Diploma GPA, or equivalent result.
  • Motivation to succeed in the chosen degree program, as demonstrated in the scholarship application and interview.
  • Circumstances impacting the applicant’s ability to support themselves financially and how receipt of the scholarship will assist their academic success, as demonstrated in the scholarship application and interview.

How to apply

All applicants must submit an application form in order to be considered for this scholarship. You will be asked to attach a Word or pdf document containing your persuasive statement in the application form.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Need more information? Contact...

UTS Scholarships Office

Other information

You can find further information about UTS Humanitarian Access here.