Supporting the UC Scholarship Program | University College

Supporting the UC Scholarship Program

About one third of students need significant financial support to come to UC.

Many students struggle with the expenses of experiencing a world class education in Australia. Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, rural and regional areas, graduate students, Indigenous students and students with families experiencing financial hardship are those most at risk of not embarking on or completing tertiary education.

Our funds cannot keep pace with the increasing cost of tertiary education and the financial pressures now faced by students and their families. Our long-term aim is to have sufficient scholarship funds to enable the most deserving students to come to the residential college regardless of their capacity to pay.

In 2017, the UC Scholarship Program offered 37 scholarships to 35 students, all of which had a significant impact on the students’ college and university experience. We had 55 applications, which suggests a significant deficit in the number of scholarships on offer to students.

In 2019, thanks to the ongoing support and generosity of the residential college community, we were able to offer 58 scholarships to 55 students.

We cannot currently support all those who need our assistance. With your support, we will.

If you would like more information about establishing a new scholarship or contributing towards an existing scholarship at UC, please contact the Advancement Manager at or +61 3 9349 9113.