University of Wollongong

Scholarships and financial assistance

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


Equity scholarships

UOW’s Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships are open to all eligible applicants applying to, or enrolled at, UOW. All UOW Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships applications are processed centrally through UAC. 

The University also offers four types of Equity Scholarships for students commencing as a first-year undergraduate student at UOW: 

  • UOW Equity Scholarships
  • Living and Learning Partners Residential Scholarships
  • Learning and Development Scholarships
  • Pathway Scholarships.

UOW will generally award scholarships to students who demonstrate multiple disadvantages under the following criteria:

  • carer responsibilities
  • coming from a non-English speaking background
  • financial hardship
  • identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse
  • moving from a regional or remote area
  • sole parent responsibilities.

Part-time students will be considered if they are able to demonstrate that exceptional circumstances prevent them from studying full-time.

How to apply for Equity Scholarships.

UOW Scholarships and Grants Program

The UOW Scholarships and Grants Program supports a wide variety of students and is one way that we demonstrate our commitment to recognition, excellence, equity and diversity. 

For information about the UOW scholarships available and to apply, visit the UOW website.

Financial Assistance

UOW EdStart

UOW EdStart scholarships and grants are awarded to undergraduate students demonstrating the greatest financial need.

To find out more, visit the UOW website.

Youth and student allowances

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