Scholarships Merit-based
University of Newcastle

International Excellence Scholarship

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32000 AUD
Application deadline


At the University of Newcastle, they are proud to offer students both affordable tuition fees alongside competitive scholarships to support your studies. Scholarships are valued up to A$48,000 depending on your length of study, chosen degree and citizenship.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



AU$4,000 to AU$8,000 per year; maximum AU$32,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The International Excellence Scholarship has been established to attract high-performing students to study at the University of Newcastle. This merit-based scholarship acknowledges applicants with a strong academic background and provides an ongoing incentive for continued academic achievement.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship value ranges from AU$4,000 to AU$8,000 per year for a standard full-time study load (80 units) in an eligible program, with the value dependent on the recipient’s region.

The maximum value would be AU$32,000 over a full-time 4-year degree.

The scholarship is applied on a pro-rata basis, apportioned to each course taken in each term of study.

The scholarship benefit will be applied as tuition fee waivers directly to the recipient's University student account.

This will reduce the tuition fee liability by the scholarship benefit amount for each term of the program of study, provided the conditions of the scholarship are maintained. The benefit amount will be calculated on the number of units the recipient is enrolled in at Census date for each term. The tuition fee waiver may not be reflected on the tuition fee account until census date has passed. After census date, a fee waiver will be applied to the recipient’s student account.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you will need to:

  • Be an International full-fee paying student.
  • Be commencing study in an eligible CRICOS-registered undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree priority program at the university.
  • Not be the beneficiary of a separate University scholarship unless prior approval for special dispensation has been obtained from the university.
  • Be able to meet the financial obligations of a full fee-paying international student specified by the Australian Government.
  • Evidence of this ability must be provided if requested by the university.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required

High school




Application deadline


No application is required for this scholarship.

Scholarships are automatically applied for upon application to the university where other eligibility criteria are met.

Scholarship offers will be made based on academic merit. All determinations of academic merit are aligned to the University’s published entry and eligibility processes and made at the discretion of the University.

You will receive notification of your scholarship and the value in your Letter of Offer.

If you wish to decline the offer, it is your responsibility as the recipient to inform the University.

Some students may not be eligible for an offer, even if criteria are met, as outlined in paragraph 3.2 of the conditions. This includes students who are studying ELBP, Enabling, Non-Award, Study Exchange, and Higher Degrees by Research. Please refer to the terms and conditions for more details.

The University reserves the right not to award the scholarship.

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