The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Scholarship details


The Study from Home ELICOS Scholarship has been established to encourage and support international students from the regions of South East Asia, South Asia, and Africa to study ELICOS plus Undergraduate or Postgraduate programs with the University of Newcastle (Australia), or ELICOS plus Foundation or Diploma programs with Newcastle International College.

The Study from Home ELICOS Scholarship will be available to eligible international students commencing their ELICOS in Study from Home mode; an allowance made possible for international students impacted by the closure to Australia’s international borders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 an international full-fee paying student from South East Asia, South Asia, and Africa.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Be commencing a minimum of 10 weeks ELICOS plus a University of Newcastle/NIC destination program.
  • Meet all financial obligations as a full-fee paying international student, including full tuition and other expenses for the purpose of obtaining a student visa for study in Australia, and if continued eligibility for the scholarship is not maintained.

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.

  • None Required.


The scholarship benefit is payable as a tuition fee waiver for the ELICOS duration listed on the scholar’s letter of offer.

For South East Asia, South Asia, and Africa (Region 2), the scholar’s ELICOS tuition will be reduced to $387 per week (after a 15% reduction).

The advertised scholarship amount is indicative only and is based on a 15% reduction of 2020 ELICOS tuition fees over a 10 week program.

The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s University of Newcastle Student Account at the beginning of each relevant ELICOS session.

The advertised number of scholarships available is indicative only and subject to funding.


No application is required for this scholarship.

Eligibility for this scholarship will be assessed alongside your application for admission to the University of Newcastle or Newcastle International College and you may be automatically awarded this scholarship.

Scholarships will be awarded where criteria are met and the quota has not been exceeded. Where funding permits, the English Language Centre will aim to support all eligible scholars.

The English Language Centre reserves the right not to award a scholarship.


Contact Details

ELICOS and English Language Centre Enquiries
Language Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308

Phone: (02) 4921 5000