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Scholarship details


1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students


These two scholarships work together to support an excellent student in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.

The 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship supports a worthy student in the 2nd year of a program with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. Should the student achieve the required results, the scholar will at the beginning of 3rd year be required to submit an essay on Singapore. If this is of an acceptable standard the scholar will automatically be given the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) Scholarship to support 3rd year of their degree studies.

The 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship was established in 2008 by a group of Colombo Plan Students from Singapore who studied at the University of Newcastle from 1968 in the Faculty of Engineering, as it was then known. On the 40th anniversary of their first entering the University of Newcastle, and at a very different stage of their lives, the donors decided to establish a Scholarship 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.

Three of the original donors on seeing the benefit of the scholarship decided in 2010 to establish the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) Scholarship which would allow them to continue to support the student in third year engineering, subject to meeting eligibility requirements.

For more information on this scholarship, please review the full Terms and Conditions.


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

  • Be enrolled in 2nd year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle. Should the successful applicant reach the required minimum results, he/she will be offered the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) scholarship in 3rd year.
  • Be enrolled in any undergraduate program with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or WAM 75.
  • Demonstrate impact of personal circumstances, such as carer, sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition or effects of abuse, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen.
  • Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Not have previously completed an Australian undergraduate degree program.

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.

  • Documents required may vary depending on your application responses. Please refer to the Your Documents section of your application for information on what you will need to provide.


Scholarship combined benefit: $8,000.

The scholarship will provide $4,000 each year, paid as $2,000 after each semester census date.


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

Should the successful recipient of the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship achieve the required results to receive the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) Scholarship in the following third year of studies, the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholar will be required to submit an essay of approximately 400 words on Singapore. The essay may cover one or more aspects of Singapore including its people, economy, geography, history, and culture. The essay content shall preferably relate to the student's field of study, being engineering, building or other technical developments in Singapore. The student should demonstrate his or her analytical skill and critical thinking. It must be of an acceptable standard.


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

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