Financial assistance

There are options to help you cover the costs of study:

University of Newcastle Financial Assistance

The University offers a range of financial assistance to help students in financial hardship. These include Student Hardship Vouchers, Student Hardship Grants, Student Placement Grants, Student Laptop grants, Student Textbooks, Student Loans and Work Development Orders (WDO). To see what is available please visit Financial Wellbeing and to apply please email completed documentation to Student Loans and Welfare.

If financial concerns are causing you stress or anxiety, book an appointment with a Wellbeing Advisor.


    The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with the costs of study. These include scholarships for students experiencing financial hardship, scholarships for academic and sporting excellence, as well as scholarships specifically for Indigenous and international students.

    To see what kind of scholarship you may be eligible for, visit our dedicated scholarships page.

    Find a scholarship

    The Australian Government supplies cost-of-living allowances for eligible full-time students via Centrelink. The amount you will receive depends on variables such as your income and assets. However these are payments, not loans - you are not required to pay them back.


    The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.