Scholarships

Encouraging students to strive for excellence


UWS students face many challenges, but they are passionate and determined to succeed.

Scholarships acknowledge academic and personal achievements and inspire our students to overcome setbacks to reach their full potential. 

By donating to scholarships at UWS, you are helping our students become the leaders of tomorrow and pave the way in government, industry and the community. Your gift will encourage them to strive for excellence.

A scholarship may be established through a donation or sponsorship from $5,000 per year. A scholarship can be established to support undergraduate and postgraduate students, including:

  • students studying specific courses or research disciplines 
  • students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Indigenous students
  • non-school leaving students (mature-aged students)
  • students who are the first in their family to attend University
  • International students
  • students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies
  • students who have strong leadership potential or have contributed significantly to their community
  • elite sporting or creative excellence students


Donor funded scholarships for Honours and PhD students can be established to support the development of the University's research and innovation programs across UWS. These scholarships provide the University with the added capacity to attract and retain the best and brightest emerging researchers to Western Sydney, while assisting the University to increase its discovery potential and impact on the communities of Western Sydney.

UWS works closely with business and industry to offer scholarships that support mutually advantageous career development pathways and employment opportunities. UWS is committed to producing 'career ready' graduates, and constantly seeks to partner with business and industry to achieve this outcome.

Give now to support Scholarships at UWS

Or alternatively, if you are a UWS staff member you can give to Scholarships through UWS Staff Giving.

Chancellor's Scholarship Appeal 

The Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, Professor Peter Shergold AC has established the Chancellor's Scholarship Appeal to provide opportunity and encouragement to those students who might not otherwise have the chance to study at university due to financial or other hardship . 

Give now to support the Chancellor's Scholarship Appeal 

Contact

UWS Advancement and Alumni welcomes enquiries and will work with you to ensure your gift goes exactly where it is intended.

t: +61 2 9685 9511
f: +61 2 9685 9510
e: giving@uws.edu.au