China Excellence Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • for one year of study

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.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria: • 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).

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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.

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