The Sanctuary Scholarship for People Seeking Asylum and Refugees with Temporary Protection has been established to support talented students who are asylum seekers or refugees on temporary visas with the opportunity to pursue tertiary education at UNSW.
Students who are asylum seekers or refugees on temporary visas with a genuine interest and passion to undertake studies at UNSW are strongly encouraged to apply for this Scholarship.
The Scholarship will comprise of:
*Excludes non-tuition additional costs associated with the degree such as flight training and the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
To be eligible, applicants must:
**Students may submit an application if they have applied to UNSW for a coursework degree program commencing in 2023 (via UAC or direct to UNSW at apply.unsw.edu.au) and have not yet received an offer of admission.
***Applicants holding a BVA or BVE, will also need to submit a letter or relevant documentation from a recognised organisation supporting their status as a refugee or asylum seeker, and must ensure they have Australian study rights whilst holding that visa.
To enable UNSW to verify that the applicant holds one of the specified visas, the applicant must include in their application a copy of their current passport, or the travel documentation used to enter Australia. Accordingly, a copy of one of the following documents must be provided:
Documentation and visa status will be checked using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service. Please contact UNSW Scholarships if you are unsure about the documentation requirements.
Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate:
Applicants must provide evidence supporting the above criteria in the online application. Please refer to the Scholarship Application Supporting Documents for a detailed list of examples.
To support their application, applicants should submit a personal statement with their supporting documentation. The personal statement should outline the applicant's individual circumstances, highlighting any obstacles or challenges faced by the applicant in accessing education opportunities as an asylum seeker or refugee. Personal statements should not exceed 500 words in length and must be included in the supporting document file attached to the application.
If you need any assistance in applying, please contact UNSW Scholarships.
Please note that any unanswered application questions or claims without the required supporting documentation will not be assessed. Late applications / supporting documentation will not be accepted.
Interviews are not required for this Scholarship.