Welcome Scholarship for Students from Refugee Backgrounds UGCE1412
High school leavers, First year students, Postgraduate students
For Duration of program (minimum)
The Welcome Scholarship for Students from Refugee Backgrounds has been established to support talented students who are refugees on permanent humanitarian or refugee visas with the opportunity to pursue tertiary education at UNSW.
Students who are refugees on permanent humanitarian or refugee visas with a genuine interest and passion to undertake studies at UNSW are strongly encouraged to apply for this Scholarship.
The Scholarship will comprise of:
- A $10,000 per annum stipend paid fortnightly over the calendar year for the minimum duration of program
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be commencing an eligible UNSW coursework degree program in 2023*; and,
- Have received an offer of admission into an eligible program for 2024 by Tuesday, 31 January 2024; and,
- Be a refugee currently holding** one of the following visas:
- Global Special Humanitarian Visa (Subclass 202)
- Protection Visa (Subclass 866)
- Refugee Visa (Subclass 200, 201, 203 or 204)
*Students may submit an application if they have applied to UNSW for a coursework degree program commencing in 2023 (via UAC or by any other UNSW admissions scheme) and have not yet received an offer of admission.
**The eligible visa must be 'in effect' by the application deadline.
To enable UNSW to verify that the applicant holds one of the specified visas, the applicant must include in the application a copy of their current passport, or the travel documentation used to enter Australia. Accordingly, a copy of one of the following documents must be provided:
- Titre de Voyage
- PLO56 (M56)
- Document For Travel To Australia (DFTTA)
Documentation and visa status will be checked using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service. Please contact UNSW Scholarships if you are unsure about the documentation requirements. Any applications without the required documentation will not be assessed.
Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:
- Academic merit
- Aptitude and commitment to studies at UNSW
Applicants must provide evidence supporting the above criteria in the online application. Please refer to the Scholarship Application Supporting Documents for a detailed list of examples.
To support their application, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a personal statement. The personal statement should outline the applicant's individual circumstances, highlighting any obstacles or challenges encountered by the applicant in accessing education opportunities as a refugee. Personal statements should not exceed 500 words in length and must be included in the supporting document file attached to the application.
Unanswered application questions or claims without supporting documentation will not be assessed. Late applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted.
Interviews are not required for this Scholarship.
Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.
Application is via the UNSW Scholarships "My Application Online".