Type of Funding

Fully funded




The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is offering the UTS Humanitarian Scholarship in AY 2020 to undergraduate students holding Asylum Seeker Bridging Visas or Temporary Protection Visas (TPV) as a result of their arrival to Australia as asylum seekers.

In 2020, the UTS Humanitarian Scholarships will be available for undergraduate studies in the following faculties:

  • UTS Business School – 2 scholarships
  • Design Architecture and Building – 2 scholarships
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – 1 scholarship.


The scholarship covers tuition fees and the Student Services & Amenities Fees for the course enrolled in. A stipend of minimum AUD 1,000 for living and learning expenses for the standard duration of the course will also be given. The scholarship ceases when the scholar is granted a substantive Australian visa. All scholars will have the opportunity to participate in the CareerSeekers Internship Program.

The duration of the Scholarship is the standard number of sessions required for completion of the scholar’s enrolled undergraduate course on the basis of a full-time study load. The maximum duration of the Scholarship is 12 sessions under any program.


Applicants must have attained a full NSW HSC or Australian senior secondary school qualification or successfully completed a UTS Insearch Diploma or UTS Foundation Studies (Humanitarian pathway) to UTS. They should have applied and been deemed eligible for admission and meet standard UTS entry requirements. They have to be holders of an Australian Bridging Visa 1 or Temporary Protection Visa.

Applicants have to be either commencing their first year of an undergraduate degree in AY 2020; or they could be in the second year of an undergraduate degree if they have successfully completed a UTS Insearch Diploma. Only full-time enrolled students are eligible.

Applicants have to provide a written statement of maximum 500 words in response to the following questions:

  • What circumstances are impacting the applicant’s ability to support himself/herself financially and how this scholarship would assist in the completion of the degree.
  • The motivation to succeed in the chosen degree program at UTS.

Applicants will be assessed based on their:

  • Academic Merit based on ATAR, Insearch Diploma GPA, or equivalent result;
  • Motivation to succeed in the chosen degree program;
  • Circumstances impacting the applicant’s ability to support themselves financially and how receipt of the scholarship will assist their academic success.


Applications are to be done online by 16 December 2019.

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