UNE offers a range of undergraduate scholarships to school leavers as well as gap year students who will be starting their degree.
Included in this range are scholarships designed specifically for students living in rural areas, high academic achievers, students doing specific degrees, sporting students, disadvantaged students, as well as scholarships for those who wish to live in one of our residential colleges. Additionally, there is a wide range of scholarships that are funded by various organisations within our community.
The value of each scholarship varies depending on the length and type of degree studied by a student. To meet the eligibility criteria for a scholarship, a student must be:
• An Australian citizen or a permanent resident
• Intending to study full-time and on campus at UNE in Armidale
• Have applied for a place in a UNE course through UAC or QTAC
• Be expecting to receive an ATAR (formerly UAI or OP or equivalent), and
• Fulfil the individual criteria which are specified in the scholarship that the student is applying for.
Applications for scholarships for undergraduate students including school leavers and gap year students starting in 2010 will open in Mid-July 2009, and most school-leaver scholarship applications will close on September 25, 2009. There is no application fee and application forms can be obtained from the Scholarships webpage or found in the Scholarships and Early Entry brochure. Students can apply for multiple scholarships on the same form.
How to help your students find a scholarship:
Given the range of undergraduate scholarships available at UNE, there may be more than one scholarship that may be appropriate for a student. If you believe a student has great sporting potential, has excelled at various sporting endeavours and has been an active participant in sporting activities, then encourage them to apply for one of our sporting scholarships. If your school is based in a rural region, and your students have continually excelled in academic and extra-curricular pursuits, then a UNE Country Scholarships will be applicable for them. If your students are planning to enrol in specific course, then a scholarship that relates to that particular degree may be available.
To find a full list of all undergraduate scholarships available, please refer to our Scholarships website at: http://www.une.edu.au/scholarships/undergraduate/index.php
You should also encourage your students to search for scholarships that are not specific to any University, but are offered by other organisations such as service clubs or trusts, and industry bodies. We have some of these listed in our brochure and on the website. An internet search of ‘scholarship’ and the degree they are looking for or their personal attributes will also usually yield good results.
Completing Scholarship Application Forms and References:
In the application processes, students will be required to complete various sections in describing their past, current and expected future experiences in a range of areas, and how they plan to be involved in a particular area of UNE, if a scholarship relates specifically to that area (e.g. college scholarships will ask for the proposed involvement in college life).
Students are required to state their academic achievements, as well as their participation in extra-curricular activities. Students may require some assistance in completing these sections. Please help them in identifying the relevant aspects of their achievements and ask them what they plan to do once they commence studying at UNE, to make sure that questions that are asked are answered in the most comprehensive way.
Please note that there is a requirement for the School Principal to complete a recommendation for student applicants on UNE scholarship forms.
If at any point you require further information regarding the full details of all undergraduate scholarships offered, please visit the scholarships site or contact us.