The University of Newcastle, Australia

External scholarships

Here you will find links to some great scholarships offered outside the university. These are not administered by the University of Newcastle so follow the links to get all the information you need.

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait IslanderAPS Bendi Lango Initiative - a bursary of $15000 per annum to support postgraduate Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying psychology.

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme - a scholarship scheme offered by the Australian College of Nursing, designed to encourage and assist undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. The scheme provides scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people studying an entry level health course.


The Aurora Project - Internship project supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates via funded internships as pathways to jobs in Indigenous organisations and other organisations working in the Indigenous sector. The Commonwealth will provide financial support via scholarships for Indigenous interns under the Program.

Rural and Regional

Australian Government Department of Education and Training

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

An extra $34.1 million over four years to support an additional 1,955 students living in rural, regional and remote Australia. The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships scheme was implemented in 2018.

The scholarships provide up to $18,000 to support rural, regional and remote students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), including Health and Agricultural Science at Certificate IV to PhD level. They also provide support for internships to increase students' job readiness.

Applications are currently open for students commencing in 2019.


JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism - this Award is an outstanding opportunity for a budding journalist to gain a diverse range of practical experiences within the field of rural and regional reporting, with a $10,000 scholarships and 3 relevant internships providing a launch pad to a career telling the rich stories from country Australia. See also RAS Scholarships and Grants page for other opportunities.

 RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship - Royal Agricultural Society of NSW scholarship of up to $6000 available for tertiary students seeking to contribute to the future of NSW. See also RAS Scholarships and Grants page for other opportunities
Rural and Regional Health

Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme - The RAMUS Scheme is funded by the Australian Government and assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university.

In addition to their rural background, RAMUS scholarship holders are selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated commitment to working in rural Australia in the future.

 S.A.R.R.A.H Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health - check the Scholarships and Grants page for opportunities available to support the professional development of rural and remote Allied Health Professionals and students.
HealthAustralian College of Nursing - check the Scholarships page to see what Nursing scholarships are available.
 Health Education and Training (HETI) - Check HETI's Placements, Scholarships and Grants page for opportunities to support participation in areas of need and support thousands of NSW Health staff and students to develop their careers.
 NSW Government - Health - please check the scholarships page for opportunities in Nursing and Midwifery offered each year.
ArtsAustralia Council of the Arts - Grants and Scholarship opportunities in the Arts, including $50,000 travelling scholarships supported by The Marten Bequest.


Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) Scholarships - The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) offers a number of scholarships each year for Year 12 students who qualify for entry into a Quantity Surveying, Construction Economics, Construction Management (Economics) or other appropriate course at an AIQS accredited university in Australia.


NSW Teachers Federation - check the website for scholarship opportunities including the Future Teacher Scholarships.

 teach.NSW - Get paid to study! Check teach.NSW for NSW Department of Education teaching scholarships, internships and cadetships.
ConservationHunter Bird Observers Club offers the Wilma Barden Memorial Grant - up to $2000 to support research projects that promote the study and conservation of birds in Australia and that are of relevance to the Hunter Region.
Local AreaNSW Government Local Land Services - Hunter - Check the Incentives, Funding and Scholarships page for opportunities in local conservation and land management initiatives, including Hunter Land Care Scholarships. Please check the website for details and closing dates each year.

Cessnock City Council Mayoral Scholarships

Each year, the Mayoral Scholarship program offers students enrolled at TAFE or University who are residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area the chance to apply for a range of scholarships valued at $2,500 each.

Each scholarship is generously sponsored by a local club or business who is wanting to assist local young people to reach their full potential.

Travel and Mobility

Australian-American Fulbright Commission - Find a platform on the global stage - Scholarships valued at up to $40,000 for research or study at a U.S. institution. Open to all disciplines. Please check the information for Australian Applicants for details of available scholarships, application rounds, and closing dates each year.


Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP)

The Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP) is the Australian Government's two-way mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development with Australia's priority partner countries. The ELP supports Australia's first National Strategy for International Education 2025, which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia as a global leader in education, training and research, through making transformative partnerships, and expanding student, education and training professional and research mobility.

The ELP provides opportunities for established and emerging leaders to undertake a global mobility experience within their study, research or professional field


King's College London - Australian Bicentennial Scholarships and Fellowships - these scholarships and fellowships are one-off awards open to Australian postgraduate students or academic staff wishing to come to the UK.


Rhodes Scholarship - The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship program, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

 Rotary Peace Fellowships - funds study at one of the six Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution, located at seven prestigious universities worldwide.

Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship offered by Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) gives one emerging Australian artist or Australian art history student the extraordinary opportunity to develop their practice or research through an itinerary of national or overseas travel.

The scholarship offers a generous $40 000 towards a travel budget that ensures the further development of art practice or research that will make a contribution to an understanding of Australian art.

QAGOMA may also have other scholarship opportunities listed on the scholarships page.

GeneralAustralian Federation of Graduate Women NSW - please check the scholarship summery page for opportunities for graduate women advertised throughout the year.
 Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) - AVCAT provide scholarships valued between $3000 - $5000 to assist the child or grandchild of a person with operational service with the costs of studying.

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Scholarships - Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is committed to supporting young students through an annual scholarship program. Each year scholarships are awarded to full-time first year undergraduates studying at an Australian university or college campus for the first time. Opportunities are listed and applications open in January.

 The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships - scholarships between $4000 and $7000 to support 17-26 year old LGBT+ students who are planning to study full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.
 Surviving Mesothelioma - James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund supports this scholarship/ essay competition for $1000 awarded several times a year.