Scholarships: MBA (Social Impact) at UNSW Sydney

Aligned with our 2022 Strategic Goal of increasing our student reach, breaking down barriers to accessing education, and increasing our partnerships nationally and internationally, the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is pleased to continue offering UNSW Masters of Business Administration (Social Impact) scholarships to 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; and
  • Demonstrate the capacity to apply their MBA (SI) to further the strategic development of the social purpose sector upon completion.

Round 1, 2020 scholarship applications for our degrees have now closed. Applications for Round 2, 2020 will open in April.

The following scholarships are available:

  • 1 x $25,000 MBA SI Scholarship (new or continuing student)
  • 1 x $12,500 MBA SI Scholarship (new or continuing student)

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

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

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 or in the case of a transitioning GCSI student 2-3 Social Impact courses that form the Social Impact stream). 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 before the government issued Census date.

Scholarship Application Process

Step 1: Apply to study

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

Step 2: Submit an online 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 (note you can only apply using the online scholarships portal):

  1. Read the scholarship conditions and eligibility requirements; then
  2. Complete your application online; and
  3. Submit via email 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

    Email these documents to

Should you have any queries regarding the scholarship process please contact the CSI Students team,

 Good luck!

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