Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies

University of Newcastle

In 2019, the Vice-Chancellor announced that 50 new undergraduate scholarships would be awarded across the University to high performing students progressing within their degrees from Semester 1, 2020. These Scholarships will be awarded via the five academic Faculties. The scholarships will be available to students progressing from year 1 to year 2, from year 2 to year 3, and from year 3 to year 4 in four-year degree programs. They will be awarded to domestic and international students on the basis of academic excellence and will be worth $10,000 each. These scholarships are distinct from current prizes and awards given their value and the selection criteria. They are also distinct from Faculty medals because they relate to academic performance and progression within degree programs. The new scholarships recognise outstanding academic performance and provide students with the support they require to continue in their degrees and to identify with their degree programs as successful degree ambassadors, and as future graduates and alumni.


2nd, 3rd or 4th year student, undergraduate, domestic or international, minimum enrolment of 40 units each semester, GPA requirement.

Further details

No applications required for this scholarship - Selection will be on the basis of final grades after Semester 2 fully graded date. Offers will be made after this time.

Amount $10,000
Duration year
Student type Australian and New Zealand
Gender Co-Ed
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Undergraduate / VET
Field of studys Built environment
Business and management
Creative arts
Education and training
Engineering and technology
Health services and support
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