Information on the UNE Residential Scholarships
The University of New England has established residential scholarships to encourage qualified and motivated students who may not otherwise have considered college living because of financial constraints, to reside in a UNE residential college and be involved in the college community.
The recipient will be commencing studies at the University of New England in an undergraduate or postgraduate course.
The recipient is required to reside in the allocated UNE Residential College for the duration of the scholarship, and to be considered for any follow-on residential scholarships, must be able to demonstrate outstanding engagement in the college community.
Some scholarships may affect Centrelink payments. It is the recipient’s responsibility to seek advice from Centrelink.
Value: 50% discount on residential fees (room only) and up to a maximum of $5000.
Number awarded: Variable (minimum of 30)
College: Various (subject to availability)
Duration: 2019 Accommodation Agreement (35 - 52 weeks) with potential for extension into future years, subject to consideration each year.
Study Mode: On campus or online, part-time or full-time
3.1 Open to all commencing students, domestic or international, postgraduate or undergraduate, who are applying to study at the University of New England in Trimester 1, 2019. 3.2 The applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need.
4.1 The Scholarship will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need.
4.2 The College Scholarship Committee will also consider:
4.2.1 The impact of receiving a residential scholarship for study at UNE.
5.1 The applicant should provide a statement describing how they would benefit from a scholarship and what the consequences of not receiving a residential scholarship would mean to them for studying at UNE. The statement should also indicate any special reasons the applicant should be awarded a scholarship, any obstacles they have overcome in their path to study, particularly financial, geographic, cultural or other disadvantage.
5.2 The applicant should attach evidence to support financial need, which may be:
5.2.1 A copy of a Centrelink statement or their Income Tax Return (if independent); and/or
5.2.2 Their parent's/parents' Income Tax Return/s (if dependent) and/or
5.2.3 A letter from an authorized person (eg Community Leader, School principal, Minister of Religion, account that comments on the applicant's financial circumstances and/or
5.2.4 Any other relevant document to support financial need.
6. Closing Date for Application
Applications for Trimester 1 2019 will be reviewed in:
- Mid December 2018
- Mid January 2019
- Early February 2019
7.1 The scholarship shall be administered by and awarded on the recommendation of the UNE Colleges Scholarship Committee.
7.2 The UNE College allocation will be determined subject to availability.
7.3 The recipient is required to reside in the allocated UNE College for the duration of the scholarship and abide by the UNE Accommodation Agreement.
7.4 The scholarship is intended for the nominated course and college and may not be deferred or transferred without the written approval of the UNE Colleges Scholarships Committee.
7.5 The scholarship discount will be applied to the recipient’s residential fee account on a fortnightly basis, thereby reducing the recipient’s fortnightly payments (room component only for the catered Colleges) by 50%.
7.6 If you make any changes to your enrolment or if you no longer satisfy the conditions of the scholarship you may no longer be entitled to the discount.
7.7 Continuation of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress in Trimester 1 (GPA average of at least 4.0).
7.8 Recipients will be required to submit brief reports (in May and September each year) on their progress with their studies and involvement in sporting, cultural, community and college activities as well as participation in University life.
7.9 Additional conditions may apply to some scholarships and may vary by scholarship (eg. Specific conditions on eligibility, voluntary work requirements and payment schedules). When offers are made for these scholarships, the recipient will be made aware of the specific conditions that apply.
7.10 Any request to vary the conditions of the scholarship must be made in writing and will be determined at the discretion of the UNE Colleges Scholarships Committee.
7.11 The scholarship may be extended for those recipients who demonstrate a meaningful contribution to the college community. This will be contingent upon the recipient having obtained a minimum average GPA of 4.0 (Pass) in the previous year and continuing to demonstrate financial need.
7.11.1 Scholarship extension is subject to approval of the UNE Colleges Scholarship Committee. 7.11.2 Extended scholarships will have a discount applied being between 25-50% at the determination of the College Scholarship Committee. 7.11.3 Extension of scholarships is subject to confirmation of ongoing Scholarship funding.
7.12 The recipient may be required to participate in activities to promote this scholarship and other scholarships in general, including media interviews, testimonials and photographs.
7.13 UNE may change these Conditions on written notice to the recipient.
8. Acceptance of Conditions
8.1 In accepting the scholarship, the recipient acknowledges that they are accepting the terms and conditions outlined above.
8.2 Failure to meet the requirements of these terms and conditions may lead to the termination of the scholarship.