China Excellence Scholarship

University of Newcastle
May 29, 2023
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The China Excellence Scholarship has been established to attract high- performing students to study at the University of Newcastle. This is a merit- based scholarship that recognises International applicants with a strong academic background and incentives them to continue striving to be the best that they can be.

Scholarships will be automatically awarded to students who have received an offer to study in an eligible, non-quota program and who will commence studying with the University of Newcastle in either 2023 or 2024.

For more information on this scholarship, please review the full Terms and Conditions.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you will need to:

  • Hold a passport from the People’s Republic of China.
  • Be commencing your first program of study at the University in the current intake.
  • Be commencing study in an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program at the University (excluding ELICOS, Enabling, Non-Award, Higher Degrees by Research programs and programs delivered at offshore campuses).
  • Be an International full-fee paying student.
  • Be commencing in an eligible program at an Australian or Online campus as indicated in your Letter of Offer.
  • Not be the beneficiary of a separate University scholarship unless prior approval for special dispensation has been obtained from the university.
  • Meet all of the financial obligations of a full-fee paying international student, including the full tuition fee and other expenses for the purpose of obtaining your student visa, and in the event that eligibility for the scholarship is not maintained.
  • Not be enrolling in an excluded quota program (see selection details).
  • Required Documentation

    Required documents will be listed on the ‘Your Documents’ page of your application. The application portal accepts PDF only. A maximum of 3 PDF smaller than 5 MB can be added per document type upload field.

  • None Required.
  • Benefit

    The scholarship is valued at AU$10,000 for one year of study of full-time study load (80

    units) , apportioned over each course taken (pro-rata with an approved load reduction on

    program plan, credits exemptions, progression or wellbeing grounds).

    This equates to AU$1250 per 10-units of study.

    This will be administered for each eligible term of study in your eligible program(s) as a tuition fee reduction against the amount of credits initially issued in your letter of offer.

    The scholarship benefit will be applied in the form of tuition fee waivers directly into the

    recipient’s University student account.


    Scholarships are automatically applied for upon application to the University (where eligibility criteria is met).

    Students will receive notification of the value of their scholarship with their offer.

    Quota programs excluded from this scholarship are:

  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Podiatry.
  • Should you wish to reject an offer of a scholarship, it is your

    responsibility to inform the International Admissions team of the University asap.

    Scholarship offers will be made on the basis of academic merit. All academic merit determinations are determined according to the University’s procedures for determining ATAR and GPA.

  • College of Engineering Science and Environment
  • College of Health Medicine and Wellbeing
  • College of Human and Social Futures
  • Contact Details

    International Scholarships International Enquiries Global Office University of Newcastle University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308

    Phone: + 61 2 4913 8300 Email:[email protected]

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