International Student Scholarships

International Student Scholarships

The international student experience is a key priority at UNSW. We work with students to enable opportunities for academic success, personal growth and empowerment of the international student community. UNSW is pleased to be able to offer a range of scholarships to international students to support this work.


UNSW Connection Scholarships – grants valued up to $1,000

Do you have an idea that will connect international students to each other, their faculty, UNSW? Or an idea that will support international student well-being?

Apply for an International Student Connection Scholarship and put your idea into action. Help design the international student experience.

The UNSW Connection Scholarship aims to improve the international student experience and well-being through student led initiatives, connecting international students to their communities. Priority will be given to projects that create meaningful Australian connections for international students, and/or support international student well-being and empowerment. The project can be for on-campus or off-campus activities. 

Priority will be given to projects that:

- create meaningful Australian connections for international students,

- support international student well-being.

Projects can be:

  • virtual or face-to-face activities (if countries permit this)
  • Focused on new students and orientation
  • Focused on continuing students caught offshore
  • Focused on continuing students in Australia, either all students or specific groups of students

Applicants will be required to complete a report template during and upon completion of the project.

Eligibility: UNSW Students, Student groups (clubs & societies) or joint student/staff applications.

Deadline: 15 April 2020

Activity needs to be delivered by end of T2, 2020



International Student Leadership Scholarship – up to $2,000

These scholarships are to enable international students to attend events or activities and engage in representation and / or leadership activities that benefit the international student community. The scholarship will cover registration, travel and accommodation costs (payable upon proof of purchase). NB* - there is no submission deadline or expiry on these scholarships.

Eligibility: Enrolled international student at UNSW.



UNSW Ready Scholarship – grant valued at $2,000

UNSW Ready is an introductory academic program that prepares you to start your degree with 4 weeks of face-to-face sessions at our Kensington campus before your start date. This great program gets you UNSW Ready, both personally and academically. Click here for more information. Applications for Term 3 close on Monday 22 June.

Eligibility: A new higher degree research student who has not studied in Australia before.

Deadline: 22 June 2020

These scholarships are offered by UNSW, in collaboration with Medibank.