Scholarships: MBA (Social Impact) at UNSW Sydney

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is pleased to offer scholarships to UNSW MBA (SI) students who:

  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment, engagement and leadership in supporting, developing and contributing to better social outcomes in the business, public and/or social purpose sectors in the past and for the future;

  • Demonstrate the capacity to apply their MBA (SI) to further the strategic development of the social purpose sector upon completion; and

  • Have a need for and will benefit from the scholarship to enable their studies in social impact through the MBA (Social Impact).

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit (80%) and need (20%) criteria.

For full details on the eligibility criteria for these scholarships please click through to scholarship conditions and eligibility.

Scholarships are awarded based on the calibre of student applications in a given period. If suitable recipients are not identified scholarship funds may be reserved for future applicants.

The next round of the Scholarship Program will open mid 2018. The following scholarshipswill be available:

  • 1 x $25,000 CSI MBA (SI) Scholarship for a new student
  • 1 x $12,500 CSI MBA (SI) Scholarship for a student transitioning from the GCSI to the MBA (SI) in MG1 2018

How is the scholarship money applied?

The Centre for Social Impact apportions the total scholarship awarded equally across your Social Impact courses within the UNSW MBA (SI) program (eg the 6 to 7 Social Impact courses that form the Social Impact stream within the MBAX program or in the case of a transitioning GCSI student 2-3 Social Impact courses). The scholarship recipient is required to pay the balance amount for each course based on UNSW AGSM course fees.

Please note: If you are unable to fund your study without a scholarship, and you are not awarded one, you are under no obligation to proceed with study and you can withdraw or defer your university offer without financial or academic penalty.

Scholarship Application Process

Step 1: Apply to study

If you have not already, you need to apply to study the UNSW AGSM MBAX (SI): click here for more information.

Step 2: Submit a CSI UNSW MBA (SI) scholarship application

When you have accepted your offer to study and received your UNSW Student ID or an Application number evidencing you have at least commenced the application process to study, simply apply below:


  1. Read through the scholarship conditions and eligibility requirements here.
  2. Complete your application online here
  3. Submit via email here your:
  • CV (no more than 2 pages);
  • Letter of recommendation / support from Social Impact Organisation or employer with regard to merit; and
  • A recent academic transcript.

 Good luck!


Key Contact

If you want to know more about the Centre for Social Impact’s postgraduate and undergraduate courses, get in touch.

Rebecca Eckert
CSI Students
Call 02 8936 0990

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