Elite Athlete Program and Scholarships

UNSW Elite Athletes and Performers Entry Program

Under the UNSW Elite Athletes and Performers Program, applicants for undergraduate places can receive bonus points on their ATAR (or recognised senior secondary qualification) for entry into their preferred UNSW program.

Elite athletes are defined according to the Australian Sports Commission’s Elite Athlete Friendly University Agreement.

Bonus points are awarded for excellence in a range of approved activities according to the level of expertise reached. For example, five points may be awarded for state and national representative sport.

The Elite Athletes and Performers Program also provides eligible students in all study programs the necessary support to successfully integrate their academic life with their sporting pursuits through enrolment flexibility, cross-institutional study options and leave of absence for travel commitments.

For more information on the program visit the UNSW website.

UNSW Sports Scholarships

At UNSW there are a number of sporting scholarships offered to both future and current students. For further details on eligibility, application dates and processes head to the UNSW Scholarships Portal.

Bill Jameson Football Scholarship

The Bill Jameson Football Scholarship is for students, both male and female, with an outstanding ability in football to undertake undergraduate study at UNSW and play for the UNSW Football Club (UNSW FC). The scholarship recipients will be expected to be active members of the UNSW Football Club while in receipt of the scholarship.

  • $2000 cash
  • 1 year

Ben Lexcen Scholarship

The Ben Lexcen Sports Scholarship is offered to both future and current UNSW students with an outstanding ability in sport intending to enrol in an undergraduate degree program or enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate program.

Recipients are expected to be active members of the UNSW sporting club for which the scholarship is awarded and participate in the Australian University Games/Championships if possible.

  • $7500 cash
  • 1 year

Sam Cracknell Memorial Sports Scholarship

The Sam Cracknell Memorial Sports Scholarship is for current students who are involved with, and have contributed greatly to a nominated UNSW Sports Club, both on the field and in an administrative capacity.

Previous recipients of the scholarship are eligible to re-apply.

  • $3000
  • 1 year

Elite Athlete Sports Scholarship

The Elite Athlete Sports Scholarship is for future and current UNSW students with an outstanding ability in sport intending to enrol or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate program at UNSW.

Recipients are expected to be active members of the UNSW sporting club for which the scholarship is awarded and will be expected to participate in the Australian University Games/Championships if required.

  • up to $1500
  • 1 year