Additional information

Key dates

Applications and all relevant documents (including English) must be submitted by the application deadline for the intended study period (Term), to ensure the acceptance and enrolment processes are completed by the Term Start Dates. Please visit to find out more about key dates for admission and scholarships.


Activating Scholarship payments

Main UNSW scholarship holders (RTP, UIPA, UPA, TFS, SQA and HDR Completion Scholarship): there is a Commencement Form attached to the Scholarship offer letter you need to complete and submit once you have arrived, enrolled and started your degree. See your scholarship offer letter for details.

Scholarships holders of other UNSW awards: Please check your individual scholarship agreement or with their scholarship provider. For most awards, payments will be managed by the GRS but need to be activated by the funding manager. These are usually activated via a Scholarship Proposal Kit which is completed by the funding manager, and on which you will need to complete your bank account details. If you have not completed paperwork for an award you are expecting payment for, please contact the funding manager.

For scholarships where tuition is covered, tuition may be paid just before census of each term.

Payments are backdated to the date the candidate enrolled (started) their degree in the starting term of the scholarship. E.g. if a candidate holding a scholarship offer for Term 1, started their degree on 11th January but only provided paperwork on 26th March, the scholarship will be set up to backpay from 11th January.


Additional Benefits and Allowances for Scholarship Recipients

A number of scholarship schemes provide allowances for various costs. Please visit Additional Benefits and Allowances for Award Holders for further information. 


UNSW Scholarship regulations

UNSW Policies and Procedures outline the details for UNSW Scholarships. For relevant documents, please see:



Applicants and commencing candidates can access frequently asked questions at: