Central Coast Campus Equity Scholarships

Amount$2000Number Available15FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology

The aim of the scholarship is to assist financially disadvantaged students to study across the full range of programs offered at the Central Coast campus of the University of Newcastle. Fifteen (15) scholarships will be awarded.

Applicable to: financially disadvantaged, Ourimbah, Central Coast, first year, 1st year, equity, Low Income Health Care Card.


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

  • Be enrolled in any program at the University of Newcastle, Central Coast Campus as a commencing student in their first undergraduate degree.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Hold a current Low Income Health Care Card (HCC) or receive a centrelink income payment.
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 copy of your current Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card or Income Payment Statement.

Fifteen (15) scholarships will be offered annually. The scholarship provides a benefit of $2000 for one year to be paid in two instalments after the census date each semester.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of demonstrated financial hardship as evidenced by receipt of a current Health Care Card along with academic merit, namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent.

Students offered this scholarship will not be eligible to receive an offer of the Central Coast Academic Scholarship.

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • 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 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au