Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Each year, the School of Mathematics and Statistics offers a number of Scholarships to students entering UNSW and enrolling in programs of study including Mathematics or Statistics majors or study plans. These are reviewed annually, and may be renewed for up to a total of four years. The scholarships are worth $5,000 per year unless indicated.

Applicants should note that the Scholarships and their conditions (including availability and value) are subject to review and the closing dates may vary from year to year. Scholarships are payable for the duration specified and subject to the continued satisfactory progress of the recipient as a full-time undergraduate students.

The School may offer more than one scholarship in one or more categories, or none if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. These Scholarships cannot be held in conjunction with certain other awards.

Information on scholarships is also available for prospective Honours, Postgraduate Coursework and Postgraduate Research students. 

There are also University and Faculty of Science scholarships available, and some of the UNSW residential colleges offer scholarships.

Details of the Undergraduate Scholarships

Potishko Family Goldman Sachs Gives Mathematics Award - UGCA1441($5,000 total)

The Potishko Family Goldman Sachs Gives Mathematics Award aims to encourage and assist students to undertake study in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW.

There are up to 2 to be awarded (one to a Male and one to a Female) from underserved and/or low income backgrounds (one male and one female) who must have completed the HSC (or equivalent) in the year prior to the year of the award. Apply thorough UNSW Scholarships online

Applicants will be assessed on academic merit, based on their high school results, the UNSW Annual School Mathematics Competition results, and other mathematics competition results in the year prior to the awarding of this Scholarship.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Indigenous Scholarship - UGCE1268 ($5,000 per year)

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Indigenous Scholarship aims to encourage and support Indigenous Australian students to undertake study in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW. Awarded to an Australian Indigenous student who is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

  • Proposing to or enrolled in their 1st year of a full-time in a Bachelor of Science (single or dual) majoring in Mathematics or Statistics. Apply thorough UNSW Scholarships online

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Scholarship - UGCA1108 ($5,000 per year)

Awarded to a student (or students) with an ATAR score of at least 95 who enrols in a degree program which includes a major or study plan in Mathematics or Statistics. For renewal, the students must maintain progress through Mathematics courses at the same rate as the School of Mathematics and Statistics Scholars. They must also maintain a high level of achievement in their University studies.  Apply through UNSW Scholarships online.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Teachers Scholarship - UGCA1109 ($5,000 per year)

Awarded to the student (or students) with an ATAR score of at least 85 who wishes to become a Mathematics teacher and enrols in an appropriate degree program. For renewal, the students must continue their enrolment in a degree program for prospective Mathematics teachers and must maintain a satisfactory level of achievement in their University studies. Apply through UNSW Scholarships Online.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Rural Scholarship - UGCE1079  ($5,000 per year)

Awarded to a student (or students) from a country high school with an ATAR score of at least 95 and a Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 total of at least 185. Students must be proposing to undertake full-time study in a Bachelor of Science or combined degree at UNSW, with a major or study plan in mathematics or statistics. For renewal, the students must maintain satisfactory progress through Mathematics/Statistics courses at the same rate as the School of Mathematics and Statistics Scholars. They must also maintain a high level of achievement in their University studies. Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong, the Blue Mountains and their surrounding areas are not classified as rural for the purposes of this Scholarship. Apply through UNSW Scholarships Online.

The Alma Douglas Scholarship in Statistics  - UGCE1205 ($6,000 per year)

The Scholarship aims to encourage students to undertake study in the School of Mathematics and Statistics with a major/study plan in Mathematics and/or Statistics..

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Academic merit
  • Mathematics (Mathematics Extension l and ll) and English results.

Recipients of this scholarship are expected to maintain an overall Weighted Average Mark (WAM) and a Mathematics/Statistics subjects WAM of at least 75 (DISTINCTION) with no failed courses in order to be considered eligible for renewal. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. Apply through UNSW Scholarships Online.

The Jim Douglas Award in Statistics - UGCA1438 ($2,000 for 1 year)

The Jim Douglas Award in Statistics was established to encourage students to undertake full time study in the Faculty of Science. The award will be offered to a student entering the Honours Year in statistics. Apply thorough UNSW Scholarships online


Women in Maths and Statistics Scholarship - UGCE1098 ($5,000 per year)

Awarded to female students who commit to undertake full-time study in a Bachelor of Science with a Mathematics major or study plan. The scholarship will be tenable for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress. In order for the scholarship to be renewed, recipients must have completed by the end of their second year at least 36 Units of Credit of courses offered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and 60 Units of Credit by the end of their third year. Recipients must maintain a WAM of at least 75 in their studies.  Apply through UNSW Scholarships Online.

Advanced Mathematics Honours Scholarship ($5,000 per year)

The recipient of this scholarship will be identified by the Head of School in consultation with a committee. Normally this will be the student with the highest WAM in any Advanced Mathematics program at the end of Semester 1 who will be enrolling in Honours in S1 or S2 the following year. This award will provide $5,000 if the selected student enrols in Honours in Advanced Mathematics. The student identified will be announced and awarded at the annual Advanced Mathematics Day event.

The Beautiful Mind Scholarship - UGCA1392 ($5,000 per year)

Awarded to two recipients each year (one male and one female). Applicants will be assessed on academic merit, based on the UNSW Annual School Mathematics Competition results in the year prior to the awarding of this Scholarship. Students who have been awarded a Distinction or above in the competition should apply directly to the Head of School, School of Mathematics and Statistics, stating which Bachelor of Science degree they would be pursuing at UNSW. Apply thorough UNSW Scholarships online

See the UNSW School Mathematics Competition page for more details.

The Michael Dorrell Award in Mathematics - UGCE1200 ($5,000 total)

The purpose of the Award is to encourage two exceptional students (one male and one female), identified as recipients of The Beautiful Mind Scholarship, to undertake study at UNSW. Students who apply for the Beautful Mind Scholarship will be condiered for the Michael Dorrell Award.

See the UNSW School Mathematics Competition page for more details.

Apply thorough UNSW Scholarships online

Applications for Scholarships

Applications for scholarships can be made online. You will need to register before applying. The closing dates for each Scholarship varies, so please check the closing date of each Scholarship carefully. For many scholarships the closing date is September 30th.