Tips on Applying for a Scholarship
- Please read the scholarship regulations prior to completing an application to check whether you meet the eligibility criteria.
- Answer all required sections and questions when completing your on-line scholarship application form.
- Upload all required documents in support of your application.
- Upload copies of your academic records for courses completed at all other tertiary institutions.
- Register with myUC prior to applying for a scholarship.
- Date and sign the privacy provisions.
Research the scholarship
Get to know the full range of scholarships available to you so you don't miss out on anything. Start by searching UC's scholarship database; select search criteria, including area and level of study relevant to you. Competition for scholarships is very strong. Therefore, it is a good idea to apply for more than one scholarship.
Make sure you get as much information about the scholarship as possible. If the scholarship entails a particular project, find out the full objectives and intended methodology of the project. If the scholarship is being funded by a private enterprise, gather as much information as you can about the company, its philosophy and its goals.
Many UC scholarships require that you have ‘admission’ into the university
Also check to ensure that you meet any eligibility restrictions, such as gender, age, nationality or membership of an indigenous or other special group, and apply only if you definitely match the eligibility criteria.
Late applications are not accepted
It is essential that you submit your application before the closing date and time.
Your referees are very important
Make sure your referees know in which scholarship applications you have listed them as a referee. Ensure they are the appropriate people to provide the kind of information about you that the selection committee will need to know. For example, if the committee requires information about your research capabilities, ensure the referee you provide has supervised your research work before, or has some other relevant knowledge of your capabilities. Provide your referee with some background on the scholarship you are applying for.
Keep in contact and read all correspondence
Provide accurate and current contact details and make sure you or a nominated person responds to an offer of a scholarship. Sometimes successful scholarships are lost because candidates do not respond to the offer in sufficient time - their email address may be wrong, or they may be on holiday - and the scholarship is then offered to another candidate.