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The University of Newcastle Africa Excellence Scholarship in Australia for 2023

Application is now open for the University of Newcastle Africa Excellence Scholarship. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in.

About the University of Newcastle and Scholarship

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is home to the University of Newcastle, a public institution. Its main campus is located in the Callaghan neighborhood of Newcastle, where it was founded in 1965. Additionally, the institution has campuses in Singapore, Newcastle City, and Sydney’s central business district.

In the past, the University of Newcastle Medical School used a problem-based learning approach for its undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine curriculum. The Australian Medical Council later made the usage of this approach mandatory throughout Australia. Early in the 1990s, it helped to establish the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). As an extra selection criterion, UMAT is now widely approved by several medical schools in Australia. The Africa Excellence Scholarship 2023 is now taking applications from interested and qualified students at the University of Newcastle. African students with excellent academic records who desire to enroll in a degree program at the University for the academic year 2023–2024 may apply for this scholarship.


To attract top-performing overseas students to the University of Newcastle, the Africa Excellence Scholarship was founded. It is a merit-based scholarship that rewards candidates with good academic credentials and encourages them to keep pushing themselves to become the greatest version of themselves. Academic excellence serves as the foundation for awarding the scholarships. For the year 2023, there are about 100 slots available. All decisions about academic merit are made following the University’s processes for calculating ATAR and GPA.

Students who do not get a scholarship offer are not eligible for the award. Also ineligible are internal transfer students who are enrolled at an Australian or online campus and have never received the scholarship. Students enrolled in quota-limited programs are not eligible for this award (for a list of quota-limited programs that are not eligible, please see the complete Terms and Conditions).

Details about the Africa Excellence Scholarship at the University of Newcastle:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Newcastle, Australia

Scholarship Value: AU$10,000 for each year of study

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Undergraduates and Postgraduates

Host Institution(s): University of Newcastle, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Newcastle Africa Excellence Scholarship

Applicants must fulfill the requirements listed below to be eligible for the University of Newcastle Africa Excellence Scholarship:

  • Candidates must own a passport from one of the 54 African nations.
  • The applicant must be beginning courses in an appropriate undergraduate or graduate degree program at the university (programs offered at offshore campuses and ELICOS, Enabling, Non-Award, and Higher Degrees by Research are not eligible).
  • A full-fee-paying international student is required for applicants.
  • As stated in your letter of offer, applicants must be beginning a degree that qualifies at an Australian campus or online.
  • Unless specific permission has been approved in advance by the university, applicants are not permitted to be recipients of additional University scholarships.
  • To receive a student visa and in the case that eligibility for the scholarship is not maintained, applicants must satisfy all financial requirements of a full-fee-paying foreign student, including the full tuition charge and additional costs.

Application Process for University of Newcastle Africa Excellence Scholarship

Students who have been offered a place in a qualifying, non-quota program and who will start their studies at the University of Newcastle will automatically be given the Scholarships. Successful candidates will be informed of the value of their scholarship along with their Letter of Offer, and they should carefully read the Terms and Conditions before accepting or declining.

Contact Details

International Scholarships

International Enquiries

Global Office

University of Newcastle

University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308

Phone: + 61 2 4913 8300


The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

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