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Vice-Chancellor's Merit Scholarship



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Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship was established to attract top achieving financially disadvantaged high school students to UTS undergraduate degrees.

Who is eligible?

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

  • Be Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • Be a current school leaver; or gap year student who received an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or equivalent score in the previous year, where no university study was undertaken in the gap year; and
  • Achieved an ATAR or equivalent of 90.0 or above, excluding bonus points; and
  • Have a Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) preference to a UTS undergraduate course for the Autumn semester directly following the Scholarship selection; and
  • For the duration of the Scholarship: full-time enrolment in a UTS undergraduate degree, which is their first undergraduate degree; and
  • Have applied for the Equity Scholarship or Educational Access Scheme via UAC, and therein demonstrated financial disadvantage (at the time of Scholarship selection); and

Selection process

  • Demonstrated financial disadvantage (through the UAC Equity Scholarship or EducationalAccess Scheme application)
  • First UAC preference to a UTS undergraduate degree at the time of selection will be highly regarded
  • Ranked in ATAR order, excluding bonus points
  • Candidates who have applied using the optional UTS online Elite School Leavers Scholarships Application form will be highly regarded

Applications closed

Applications for this Scholarship open in September each year.

Need more information? Contact...

UTS Scholarships Office
Phone: +61 2 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.