University of Technology Sydney

Scholarships and financial assistance

UTS equity programs aim to make tertiary education accessible to all eligible students, regardless of their background. 

Scholarships - Domestic

Equity Scholarships

UTS offers a range of Equity Scholarships, including the Diversity Access Scholarships (DAS) and Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships, which are open to all eligible applicants applying to or enrolled at UTS. In addition to financial hardship, UTS also considers educational barriers such as:

  • rural or regional background
  • sole parent responsibilities
  • carer responsibilities
  • long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse
  • Indigenous Australian descent
  • refugee status.

All UTS Equity Scholarships applications are processed centrally by UAC. However most scholarships (with the exception of the Diversity Access Scholarship) also require an additional application to be submitted directly to UTS.

How to apply for Equity Scholarships.

UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships

The UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates on the basis of academic merit. 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Achievement Scholarships are awarded to the top five high-achieving high school graduates commencing their chosen UTS undergraduate degree. Recipients are awarded $12,500 each year for the duration of the degree. Previous recipients have achieved ATARs of 95.00 or higher. 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships are awarded to five high-achieving high school graduates with demonstrated financial disadvantage. Recipients are awarded $12,500 each year for the duration of the degree and students must have an ATAR of 90.00 or above to be considered. 

To see all the scholarships UTS offers, visit the UTS website

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

There is a wide range of scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. To find out more, visit the UTS website.

Financial assistance


UTS offers small interest-free loans to enrolled students through the Student Services Unit. Programs for local students on low incomes provide small grants, assistance with computer access and purchasing textbooks, and budgeting advice.

Youth and student allowances

For details on Australian Government financial support through Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit the Department of Human Services website.