Scholarships and Awards

At UNSW we pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university life accessible to students from all walks of life.  

UNSW Scholarships

Visit the UNSW Scholarships website to search for scholarship opportunities and contact details for further information.

Scholarships for UNSW Science students

 Scholarship NameCode
School of Material Science & Engineering Industry Partnership ScholarshipsMSE_IP
Faculty of Science Industry Partnership AwardsSCI_IP
John Ragnar Anderson Memorial Award in ChemistryUGCA1026
Alfred and Dorothymay Anderson ScholarshipUGCA1042
Sir Rupert Myers Award in Material Science and EngineeringUGCA1088
Faculty of Science Scholarship UGCA1106
School of Mathematics ScholarshipsUGCA1108
School of Mathematics Teachers ScholarshipsUGCA1109
Statistics ScholarshipUGCA1110
School of Materials Science and Engineering Award 1 & 2UGCA1111
Thomson Family ScholarshipUGCA1117
Dermott O'Neill Scholarship in ChemistryUGCA1140
Science Achiever AwardUGCA1358
Bundilla AwardUGCA1358
School of Mathematics & Statistics Rural Student ScholarshipsUGCE1079
Girls Do The MathsUGCE1098

Applicants should note that the scholarships and their conditions (including availability and value) are subject to review and the closing dates or awards may vary from year to year. Scholarships are payable for the duration specified, subject to the continued satisfactory progress of the recipient as a full-time undergraduate student in the relevant program at UNSW.

UNSW Science Industry Partnership Awards

Available to full-time undergraduate students, recipients receive money towards their study costs, we well as industrial training during summer breaks. The award demonstrates our strong links with industry, and the commitment of industry to develop the skills and potential of our students. It offers a mechanism for industry to access our top students.

Our industry partners include: OneSteel, Rio Tinto, AngloCoal, CSIRO, ANSTO, Weir Minerals, Xstrata Coal, Cochlear, Hanson Construction Materials Ltd, CCI Pope, BHP Billiton NTC, CSR Pilkington, Sandvik Steel, TEMCO, Bridges Institutional Broking.

For further information regarding the Science Industry Partnership Awards, please contact:

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla
Associate Dean (Strategic Industry Relations)
Phone: +61 2 9385 4426

Recent Scholarship Recipients

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Harshi Weeratunge, Malcolm Chaikin Scholarship recipient

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Commerce

Baulkham Hills High School

I was immediately drawn to the Malcolm Chaikin Scholarship because of the many opportunities it provides. The financial assistance allows focus to shift from earning income to pay off textbooks and other university expenses to spending more time on both academic studies and participation in UNSW activities.

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 Fiona Knox, Malcolm Chaikin Scholarship recipient

Bachelor of Science

Kinross Wolaroi, Orange

I grew up on a small property outside Orange in central NSW and took a gap year after finishing high school. UNSW was an easy choice as it has such a great reputation for Science and landing the scholarship was a great assistance in supporting myself away from home. With the help of the scholarship, I have had more time to participate in a wide range of university activities outside my course, such as a number of sports and outdoor activities like bushwalking and diving. The scholarship also assisted me during my 6 month International Exchange to Exeter University in the UK and during 5 months spent on a conservation project in South Africa.