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Closing date

06 February 2022

Scholarship details


The University of Newcastle Academic High Performers Scholarship Program recognises the exceptional achievements and outstanding dedication of the high achieving applicants, across a range of cohorts, who are commencing their first undergraduate degree with University of Newcastle.

This scholarship program is available to high performing applicants, providing financial support of $10,000 each year for standard duration of degree (3-5 years) as well as opportunities for formal recognition by the Vice-Chancellor and access to leadership training and academic mentoring programs within your College.

The Regional High School Dux Scholarships are awarded to students who are recognised as Dux by their regional or remote High School in the year prior to university study.

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


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

  • Be commencing in any undergraduate degree with University of Newcastle.
  • Be a Year 12 School Leaver, having completed secondary school in the year prior to commencing your degree.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Have achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent interstate senior secondary admission rank of 95.00 or higher, not including adjustment factors.
  • Have been recognised as Dux by your regional or remote High School in the year prior to commencing university study.
  • Not hold a concurrent scholarship of equal or higher annual value.
  • Not have previously received this 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.

Evidence that you have been awarded Dux or are the top ranked student of your Year 12 cohort at your High School, such as a certificate or letter from your school.


The scholarship provides a total benefit of $30,000 to $50,000 depending on the standard fulltime duration of your program.

The scholarship will be paid as $5000 each semester, paid after the relevant census dates with payment usually finalised in April and September.


Applications for this scholarship must be submitted along with the required supporting documents online by the advertised application close date. The scholarships will be awarded to the highest ranked candidates who meets all eligibility criteria.


Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759

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