Friends of the University of Newcastle Music Scholarship

Amount$4000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Education and Arts
DonorFriends of the University of Newcastle

The Friends of the University were established in 1981 to foster an awareness of the University and its place in the community and to conduct activities including fundraising that promote the interests of the University. Since that time the Friends have raised over $1,000,000 and contributed towards scholarships, art works, music, rare books, infrastructure and more. This Scholarship is to help students pursuing musical studies.

Applicable to: Music


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

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle in a music program in the Faculty of Education and Arts.
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Demonstrate academic progress either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent, of a pass level or higher for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 for continuing students.
  • Demonstrate that you are affected by educational disadvantage, such as carer or sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
  • Have demonstrated a high standard during performance at entry audition or at interview for shortlisted applicants.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
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 (approx.1 A4 page) outlining your academic achievements, your experience of educational disadvantages, career aspirations in the relevant area of study, and discussion of how this scholarship would assist you.
  • Optional: any documents supporting your claims, such as your CV, evidence of achievements, centrelink income statement, health care card. Please limit to just a few documents which support relevant eligibility criteria only.

The scholarship currently provides a total benefit of $4,000 to be paid in two equal payments of $2,000 following Semester 1 and Semester 2 census dates.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. Academic merit will be taken into consideration.

  • Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759