University of Newcastle Scholarships

We invest millions of dollars in financial support for worldwide distance learning international students who choose to come and study here. Our generous range of scholarships and fee discounts will support new eligible undergraduate students starting their degrees in 2016 and 2017.


Our main scholarship award schemes are:


Promise Scholarships

We will be offering up to 20 Promise Scholarships worth up to 50% per year to new students.

Please note: The information on this web page relates to 2016 entry only. Promise Scholarships aren't available for students entering university in 2017.


At the Center for Scholarship Excellence (CSE), you’ll find financial resources to assist you in paying for your degree. Explore your available options below.

Pave the way to a more affordable education


To be eligible for the University of Newcastle Scholarship you must: 

Be enrolled in an associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s and Doctoral degree program at University of Newcastle

· Qualifying new and readmit degree-seeking students enrolling in at least 5 credit hours per semester at University of Newcastle are eligible

·  This Offer is valid for only Study online thru distance learning students.

Enter with and/or maintain a CGPA of at least 1.5 to 2.0

· You must enroll with an incoming GPA of 1.5 to 2.0 to be eligible as a new student, and to maintain scholarship/grant eligibility you must retain a minimum CGPA of 1.5 to 2.0. However, with a CPGA of at least 1.5 to 2.0, you may still qualify for the University of Newcastle Scholarship.

You can earn your award back again the following year with a qualifying CPGA of at least 1.5 to 2.0 when the annual review is conducted. Your performance can pay off at the University of Newcastle.

Eligibility criteria: 

All readmit students will be eligible· If you are readmitted to University of Newcastle after missing five or more consecutive sessions, you may be eligible for the University of Newcastle Scholarship and Grant if:

·      You are not a previous award recipient of another University of Newcastle scholarship

·      You have not reached the lifetime cap on the University of Newcastle award amount

·      *Any other scholarship previously awarded through the University of Newcastle will be considered when evaluating eligibility. Readmit students who were previous recipients of other scholarship awards will be evaluated according to the guidelines and restrictions of their previous scholarships, and are not eligible for this University award. Lifetime University of Newcastle Scholarship awards is capped at 50% for all online students.

·         Restrictions

·         Applicants enrolling  for Distance Learning programs are eligible for 50% Scholarship with CGPA 1.5 to 2.0

·        This scholarship cannot be used in combination with one of our other group-specific tuition rates, including alumni, military or partner group rates through the Newcastle Center for Foreign Learning

Scholarships do not need to be repaid, but they’re not available to all students. 

The University of Newcastle believes that education is a vital component in professional and personal development. For this reason, we continue to strive to make higher education more accessible for working adults. To help us with this goal we have created partnerships with various nonprofit organizations to offer institutional scholarships to current and prospective students.

  • Funded by University of Newcastle
  • Available to prospective and current students

·        Writing your scholarship essay

Essays are a common requirement when applying for scholarships. The scholarship essay is your means of communicating your story to the selection committee and allows the selection committee to get to know you and see your potential. In many cases, the scholarship essay is your best chance to shine.


Scholarship essay review

The Scholarship Essay Review service allows current students to have scholarship essays reviewed by a writing specialist. Writing specialists do not edit the essay. Instead, they provide a detailed summary about how you can improve your essay and writing style. Feedback may include comments about grammar, punctuation, usage and general writing suggestions.

To submit your scholarship essay to the Scholarship Essay Review service, contact your advisor for the Scholarship Essay Checklist. Complete the form and follow the submission instructions.


Keep in mind that it takes 48 hours to receive feedback. Essays submitted on Saturday, Sunday or holidays are reviewed the next business day. You should plan ahead to guarantee that you receive feedback in time to make changes and submit before the scholarship’s deadline.


Example essay questions

The essay topic will vary from scholarship to scholarship. Below are examples of frequently asked scholarship essay questions. Use these examples to practice.


  • Why should you be a recipient?
  • What effect on your education would this scholarship have if you’re selected?
  • What are your educational and career goals?
  • What will complete your degree mean to your career and future?
  • What are the most important issues your industry is facing today?
  • How have you demonstrated leadership skills in your life, work or school?
  • Does any attribute, quality or skill distinguish you from everyone else? How did you develop this attribute?
  • Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.
  • Who has been the most influential person in your life?


Plan ahead

Start your scholarship essay early. Essays take the time to write and revise. Give yourself plenty of time and do not wait until the last minute.


Understand the essay topic

Scholarship providers usually give you a topic to write about or questions to answer. Respond to the questions asked and know your audience. Whom are you writing to and what are they asking? If needed, do additional research. Take a closer look at the mission of the scholarship for additional insight.


Define your objectives

What do you want to say about yourself in the essay? After you understand the essay topic, you should be aware of what you want to accomplish. Most scholarship committees prefer to see the standard five-paragraph essay complete with introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. Using this format can help you develop a theme and stay on topic.


Use tangible examples

As you write your essay, don’t be general in your response. Use concrete examples to support your ideas and tell a story with your details. When the selection committee has finished reading your essay, you want them to remember you.


Be original

Selection committees often have o read hundreds of scholarship essays. Make sure that your essay stands out. Many applicants think they’ll have a better chance if they share their problems and hardships as a demonstration of how much they need the scholarship. Instead of focusing on your challenges, be different and focus on what you have learned or how you have overcome your trials.


The essay that you submit should be the polished final version. It should be free of all errors—spelling, grammatical and structural. When you are finished, have a friend or family member read it. Use the WritePoint feature and the Scholarship Essay Review service on your student website.


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