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Scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering

How to gain a scholarship within the Faculty of Engineering
Discover more about our available undergraduate engineering, computer science and project management scholarships as well as our top tips on how to prepare an effective application.

We offer a wide range of scholarships to school leavers designed to recognise potential, assist those in need and reward high achievement.

Engineering Undergraduate Entry Scholarship

The scholarship has been generously funded by the Faculty of Engineering to encourage and assist students commencing an undergraduate degree in engineering.

Established in 2020, this $10,000 Engineering Undergraduate Entry scholarship is open to school-leavers who enrol full-time within a degree in the Faculty. This academic scholarship is awarded based on performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent.

Dean’s Undergraduate Academic Excellence Supplementary Scholarship

Valued at $5,995 per year for the full-time duration of your degree, the Dean’s Undergraduate Academic Excellence Supplementary scholarship supports high-achieving recent school leavers to study an undergraduate degree in the Faculty.

Scholarship recipients must achieve an  ATAR of 99.90 or above, or equivalent and have applied through UAC for admission in their final year of high school. To be eligible you must enrol into an undergraduate degree or combined degree in the Faculty of Engineering. 

Gender equity

Regional and rural

For students from regional and rural areas, scholarships are available to help with their studies and costs of living. These include William McIIrath Rural ScholarshipF H Loxton Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate ScholarshipJ Alan Gibson Scholarship, and Alexander D Strang Scholarship in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.


If you identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you might be eligible for scholarships such as the GO Foundation Indigenous Scholarship in Engineering and The William John and Lizzie May Sinclair Scholarship

School or discipline

Know what area of study you would like to pursue? There are school specific scholarships available.  For those interested in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering you may be eligible for the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Entry Scholarship, or The Rolf Prince Scholarship.

If you’re more interested in mechanical or mechatronic you could apply for The Peter Nicol Russell Undergraduate Scholarship.  The Project Management Undergraduate Scholarship is open to aspiring project managers. 

Industry funded

Did you know that the Faculty have over 1200+ industry partners for students to work placement? Once you’re already a student with us and further into your degree, you could have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship with one of our industry partners.

Scholarships are available from the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Australian Sugar Industry, as well as the Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.


Outside of the Faculty, generous scholarships are available for aspiring Engineering, Computing or Project Management students such as Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship, Chancellor's Award, Sydney Scholars Awards, Sydney Scholars India Scholarship Program, University of Sydney Honours Scholarship, and Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships Scheme.

For a comprehensive list of all scholarships available to prospective, current, domestic or international students, visit the University scholarships page

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7 tips for applying for a scholarship


Before you apply, do your research and find out what options are available to you.


Get advice from parents, family, and teachers to help you with your scholarship selections, reviewing the admission criteria, and developing your personal statement for your application (where applicable).


Keep track of your involvement with school, community and extracurricular activities, so you can include these details in your scholarship application if relevant.


Don’t leave it until the last minute, as you may need to gather information to support your application.


Some scholarships ask you to complete a personal statement – this lets us know about your academic and non-academic achievements, pursuits and goals. What do you aspire to do or be? Tell us about your interests and passions.


Strong and simple. Keep your application concise, adhere to the word limit and answer questions clearly.


Make sure you thoroughly proofread your application, checking for grammar and spelling mistakes. Enlist a parent or family member to proofread your application as well.

21 October 2020

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