Equity Scholarships Scheme University of Newcastle (ESSUN) Scholarship

Amount$15000Number Available100FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology

The Equity Scholarship Scheme University of Newcastle assists financially disadvantaged undergraduate students with the costs of study.

All applications are managed by Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Whether you are expecting an offer of admission or you are a continuing student, please visit www.uac.edu.au/equity/ and download the current Equity Scholarships Booklet.

Applications for Semester 1 2015 are currently open at www.uac.edu.au/equity

Applications are open trough to July 2016, however please apply prior to 15 January if you wish to receive an offer alongside Main Round Admissions.

Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • Please refer to UAC Application requirements

The number of scholarships available is indicative only and may vary according to available funding.

The value of this scholarship over a maximum tenure of 5 years is $15,000.

The scholarship is paid as $1500 following each semester census date, provided eligibility criteria is met.


Selection is based on the information provided in the Equity Scholarship application and supporting documentation. The ESSUN Scholarship is selected on the basis of a competitive application process. Applications are ranked against the eligibility criteria and scholarship offers are made to applicants who best meet this criteria.

Being unsuccessful does not meant that you are not in need; rather it means that there are other applicants assessed as being in greater need. Please contact Scholarships Office to discuss other opportunities if your application is not successful.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by UAC. Successful applicants will also receive correspondence from Scholarships@newcastle.edu.au with full scholarship conditions and instructions on how to accept the scholarship.

You will not be eligible for an ESSUN Scholarship if you receive a Start-Up Scholarship and/or Relocation Scholarship via centrelink OR if you are receiving a Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarship.

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au