1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship

Amount$4000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Donor1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students

This Scholarship was established by a group of Colombo Plan Students from Singapore who studied at the University of Newcastle from 1968 within the then Faculty of Engineering. On the 40th anniversary of their first entering the University of Newcastle, and, at a very different stage of their lives, the donors have decided to establish a Scholarship. This Scholarship is to commemorate the fond and happy memories of their stay at Newcastle and to show their appreciation to the Australian and Newcastle community who helped them with their University education during their tender and formative years. One scholarship is to be awarded annually to a 2nd year student from the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.

The successful applicant may also be eligible for the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) Scholarship, valued at a further $3,600, for the following year subject to meeting academic requirements.

Applicable to: Second year, 2nd year, Engineering, Built Environment, high achievers.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the 2nd year of an undergraduate program within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Not have completed a previous degree.
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.

  • A written statement demonstrating your need for financial assistance and career aspirations

This scholarship provides a benefit of $4000 in 2017.

The payment will be made as $2000 following Semester 1 census date and then a further $2000 following successful completion of the academic year, after Semester 2 fully graded date.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit, namely cumulative grade point average (GPA) along with a written statement demonstrating the applicant's need for financial assistance and career aspirations. The Selection Committee will give equal weighting to financial needs and academic performance.

  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

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