Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

These pages provide information on available financial assistance.

Government schemes for domestic students

Commonwealth assistance


Centrelink payments

Abstudy, Austudy, Youth Allowance and Pensioner Education Supplement

(NDIS) National Disability Insurance Scheme

Are you living with disability and wanting to register for the NDIS?


Loans, plans and scholarships

Student loans

To cover the costs of unforeseen circumstances

Payment plans

Temporary fee assistance for non-Commonwealth assisted students in financial hardship


You can apply for a range of a scholarships including travel/exchange, Honours, merit and equity.


Travel concession

Travel concessions with Opal Card

The Concession Opal card allows eligible students to access fares at half the price of the Adult Opal card for travel on transport services


Jobs and employment

Job opportunities

As a UNSW student, you have access to a large number of employment opportunities.


Staff Tuition Fee Subsidy

Eligible staff may seek a UNSW Staff Tuition Fee Subsidy from 2018. Eligibility and information on how to apply can be found on the Human Resources website.

The discount is currently set at 40% and will be automatically applied to your tuition fees (only), if you are successful in obtaining a subsidy for your future semester of study.

Subsidies cannot be applied retrospectively and applications must be received by the Term/Semester closing date.