Singapore Alumni Scholarship

Amount$4000Number Available5FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorSingapore Citizens and/or Permanent Residents who studied at the University of Newcastle and made a Donation to the Singapore Alumni Scholarship Fund
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established by the University of Newcastle (UON) Foundation in 2011. It is the intent that these scholarships be used to assist gifted and disadvantaged students with their studies at the University of Newcastle.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be academically gifted but are also facing hardship from factors such as being from a low socio-economic background, coming from a rural or remote area, living with disabilities, and carer or parenting responsibilities.

Donations for this Singapore Alumni Scholarship have come from Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who studied at the University of Newcastle, take great pride in the achievements of Singapore, value their relationship with The University of Newcastle and hope that this Scholarship will further strengthen the relationship between Singapore and Australia. The University of Newcastle expects beneficiaries of this Scholarship to respect the values and aspirations of those who have made this very generous donation.

Applicable to: financially disadvantaged, disability, regional, rural, or remote disadvantage, carer or parenting responsibilities, low income, undergraduate, International, High Achievers.


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

  • Be enrolled in any year of any undergraduate degree program
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Not hold another scholarship
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 outlining career aspirations and details of financial disadvantage, disability, regional or remote disadvantage, carer or parenting responsibilities, supported by any appropriate documentation

Up to five (5) scholarships will be available, valued at $4000 each payable in a lump sum payment after the semester 1 census date.


Selection of the scholar/s will be on the basis of:

  • Academic merit, namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent or cumulative GPA.
  • Assessment of required written statement and any provided supporting documentation.
  • Interview by Selection Committee

NOTE: an essay of approximately 400 words on Singapore, and one or more aspects of its people, economy, geography, history, culture, political system, etc. is required to be submitted by the winner of the scholarship prior to any scholarship benefit being paid. However this essay does not form part of the selection process, nor will applications be assessed on their essay. Accordingly, applicants may supply the essay with their original scholarship application or wait until notified they have been successful in winning the scholarship and supply it then.

  • 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 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937