Scholarships are available for local and international students, including high school leavers, other future students and current UNSW students. 

There are Faculty and University-wide scholarships and awards available across our undergraduate, Juris Doctor (JD) and Master’s programs.   

Value, duration and conditions of scholarships and awards may be subject to change without notice, and closing dates may vary from year to year. Please check the Scholarships website for the most up-to-date information. 

All scholarship applications are online via My Application at Scholarships.

I’ve always wanted to change the world in some way. I am drawn to experiences enabling me to assist people wherever possible, receiving great thrill from involvements that allow an influence on the way people view the world. Standing up for what is right, justice, equality, rights, the oppressed.

Studying at UNSW Law has made me believe that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. The Lillian Cohen Scholarship has allowed me to strive for personal excellence. Not only does it benefit tremendously financially, it has motivated me to utilise my academic and practical skills to achieve the greatest outcome in any given situation. Through this assistance, I am better equipped to reach out and help others.

Elissa Hadchiti
Criminology and Criminal Justice/Law student
Lilian Cohen Memorial Scholarship

Prizes

In addition to Scholarships, UNSW Law students are also supported by generous donors who support scholarly achievements through academic prizes.

In 2018 the following prizes have been awarded:

Dixon Family Indigenous Law prize

Dixon Family Indigenous Law prize for best performing Stage 1 student from the Indigenous Pre-Law Program

Law Society of NSW

Law Society of NSW Prize for best performing student in Stage 1 of the Bachelor of Laws program

Ashurst

Ashurst Prize for best performing student in Stage 2 of the Bachelor of Laws program

Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills Prize for best performing student in Stage 3 of the Bachelor of Laws program

Baker McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie Prize for best performing student in Stage 4 of the Bachelor of Laws program

Minter Ellison

Minter Ellison Prize for best performing student in Stage 5 of the Bachelor of Laws program

Allens

The Allens Prize for the best performing student in Stage 1 of the Juris Doctor program

Banki Haddock Fiora

The Banki Haddock Fiora Prize for the best performing student in Stage 2 of the Juris Doctor program

Bird & Bird

The Bird & Bird Prize for the best performing student in Stage 3 of the Juris Doctor program.