Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for Undergraduate Students (University of Technology Sydney)

The Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for Undergraduate Students was established to attract top achieving financially disadvantaged high school students to UTS undergraduate degrees.


These scholarships are awarded automatically following the release of ATAR results in December, although you must be enrolling as a local student and have a University of Technology Sydney course preference on your UAC application to be eligible.
The application form is optional.

Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

LevelMinimum AgeRequired GPAEligibility CountryGenderRace/EthnicityScholarship Deadline
UndergraduateNo age limitNot specifiedAustraliaAnyAnyDecember 8, 2023.

Benefits of Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for Undergraduate:

Scholarship value is $12,500 per year for the standard duration of UTS Course

Requirements Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for Undergraduate:

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • Current school leaver; or gap year student who graduated in the previous year, where no tertiary study was undertaken in the gap year; and
  • Have received an offer through UAC for a UTS undergraduate degree; and
  • Intended full-time enrolment in a UTS undergraduate degree, which is their first undergraduate degree; and
  • Academic excellence in the final year of high school (ATAR of 90.0 or above, excluding bonus points); and
  • Have applied for and/or been assessed under the Equity Scholarship or Educational Access Scheme via UAC, and therein demonstrated financial disadvantage (at the time of Scholarship selection).

By completing this application, you will be considered for all UTS Elite School Leaver scholarships, as listed here (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria):

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship
  • Business Dean’s Scholarship
  • Engineering and Information Technology Dean’s Scholarship
  • Health Dean’s Scholarship
  • Law Dean’s Scholarship
  • Science Dean’s Scholarship
  • Science Dean’s Scholarship for Women
  • Science High Achiever’s Scholarship

Check this out: How to get Scholarship: A Step-by-Step Guide to Winning Scholarships.

How to apply for Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for Undergraduate:

Interested and qualified candidates should visit there website for details on how to apply.

This are the steps to complete the Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship for Undergraduate:

All applicants
Step One: Complete your UAC application for admission to a UTS undergraduate degree. Please make sure you have your UAC application number with you.


Step Two: Prepare two written statements (maximum of 300 words each) in a text document addressing the following. Do not use any special formatting in your statements (i.e. no bullet points, numbering etc) in relation to:

  • Your Motivation to Succeed: Describe your motivation to succeed in your chosen undergraduate course. Discuss where your sense of motivation comes from and where you would like it to take you in your career and personal life.
  • Your Initiative: Discuss how you have demonstrated and/or used your initiative either in your professional and personal life? For example, you may want to discuss your involvement in sporting and/or cultural activities and any positions of leadership that you have held.

For the Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship Only:

Step Three: Complete your UAC Equity Scholarship application, and have your ES application number at hand.

In order to be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship applicants must complete either a UAC Equity Scholarship or a UAC Educational Access Scheme application and therein have demonstrated financial disadvantage. It is recommended that applicants submit their Equity Scholarship application in advance of the Elite School Leaver Scholarship Application deadline to allow time for UAC to process your application by the UTS closing date.


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