If you're looking for paid work experience that will enhance your skills before graduation, an Industry Scholarship could be the answer.

Industry Scholarships

If you're looking for a scholarship and an industry experience that will enhance your skills before graduation, an Industry Scholarship is the answer. 

Think about this:  Andrew goes to the University of Newcastle, tries to find a job just to help with expenses, gets a job in a local supermarket, and then graduates on time with good grades but no relevant industry experience.

Emma goes to the University of Newcastle, gets an Industry Scholarship, gets paid up to $14,000 during the academic year, participates in 10 weeks of industry placement experience during the summer, then goes back to campus to learn in the classroom, repeating this cycle until the she graduates with both a degree and meaningful industry experience.

Both students apply for the same position at the organisation where Emma completed her industry placement.  Emma has the same degree as Andrew, but Emma has substantial industry experience with the hiring organisation.

Which student gets the job? 

An Industry Scholarship is a collaborative method of combining classroom-based education with practical industry experience initiatives. Give yourself a competitive advantage and become an Industry Scholar.

We have three intakes for industry scholarships each year – in March, July and October. These scholarships are made possible by the support of business and industry so the number and type of scholarships on offer varies

Our industry scholarships are tax free and fully funded by industry. Read more about industry involvement

This table outlines the types of industry scholarships available:

Scholarship type

Applications open to

Placement period

Industry alliance

Full-time first, second and third year students

Fourth year students

Fifth year students

10 weeks / 50 days each year

48 weeks / 240 days

Final year project

Industry Based Indigenous Scholarship (IBIS)

Full-time first, second and third year Indigenous students

12 weeks / 60 days

Industry Connect

All students

6-12 weeks

UNIGRAD

All full-time, second-last and final-year students

20 weeks / 100 days

Talent Acquisition Program (TAP)

 

All full-time students

1-2 days a week