South Asia Excellence Scholarships at University of Newcastle, Australia

 Scholarships opportunities for students in South Asia to study in Australia are available. The University of Newcastle in Australia invites international students from South Asia to apply for the South Asia Excellence Scholarships.

This is a merit-based scholarship that recognizes applicants with a strong academic background and incentives them to continue striving to be the best that they can be.

Scholarships will be automatically awarded to students who have received an offer to study in an eligible, non-quota program and who will commence studying with the University of Newcastle in Australia.

South Asia Excellence Scholarships at University of Newcastle, Australia [Photo credit, the University of Newcastle,Australia]

Scholarship program

This scholarship program is available for 

  • Undergraduate
  • Post Graduate
Field of study 
Any field of study offered by the university.

Number of scholarships : 100

Scholarship worth : $50,000. 

Scholarship benefits

The scholarship is valued at AU$10,000 for each year of study under full-time study load, apportioned over each course taken (pro-rata with an approved load reduction on program plan, credits exemptions, progression or wellbeing grounds).

This equates to AU$1250 per 10-units of study and will be administered each term as a tuition fee reduction against the amount of credits initially issued in your letter of offer.

Please review the full terms and conditions for more detail.

The advertised value of the scholarship and number available are indicative only. The actual value will depend on length of program and ongoing eligibility.

Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you will need to:

  • Hold a passport from an eligible South Asia country, being Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
  • Be commencing study in an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program at the University (excluding ELICOS, Enabling, Non-Award, Higher Degrees by Research programs and programs delivered at offshore campuses).
  • Be an International full-fee paying student.
  • Be commencing in an eligible program at an Australian or Online campus as indicated in your Letter of Offer.
  • Not be the beneficiary of a separate University scholarship unless prior approval for special dispensation has been obtained from the university.
  • Meet all of the financial obligations of a full-fee paying international student, including the full tuition fee and other expenses for the purpose of obtaining your student visa, and in the event that eligibility for the scholarship is not maintained.
  • Not be enrolling in an excluded quota program

How to apply for this scholarship

No application is required for this scholarship. This means,
  • You apply for admission at the University of Newcastle as an international student.
  • If you are successful in admission at the university and have met the scholarship requirement, a scholarship notice will be sent to you with your offer  of admission by the university. 
  • Scholarships are automatically applied for upon application to the University (where eligibility criteria is met).
  • Successful students will receive notification of the value of their scholarship with their offer and should review the full terms and conditions, advising the university if you do not wish to accept.
  • Scholarship offers will be made on the basis of academic merit. All academic merit determinations are determined according to the University’s procedures for determining ATAR and GPA.
  • Students who do not receive an offer of the scholarship will not be eligible for the scholarship. Internal transfer students who are studying at an Australian or Online campus and were not previously awarded the scholarship will also not be eligible.

Quota programs excluded from this scholarship are:

  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Podiatry.

Due date: Open all year around

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