Prizes, scholarships and other financial support

Scholarships Office website
The University of Sydney Scholarships Office has information on scholarships offered by the University to all students: current and future; local and international; undergraduate, Honours, postgraduate coursework and research.

Faculty of Arts scholarship information
The Faculty of Arts lists information on Scholarships and Prizes available to students in the Faculty.

Research Office
The Research Office provides information on research funding, including a scholarships bulletin, and links to databases of research grants and scholarships.

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme
The PRSS is a scheme that provides direct support for currently enrolled postgraduate research students. Under the scheme, funds are allocated to Schools or Departments (in some cases Faculties) based on their higher degree research enrolment figures in the previous year. The funds are not allocated directly to the students but are awarded by Schools or Departments to eligible applicants on a competitive basis according to the University's general guidelines. Information about the Postgraduate Research Support Scheme is available on the Scholarships Office website.

In the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the PRSS application process is managed by the Schools. At least one application round will be held every year. For information on application closing dates and to obtain copies of application forms and guidelines visit the School website.

Below are listed prizes and scholarships specific to the Buddhist Studies Program.


University Buddhist Education Foundation Pali Prize

Established in 2008 by a donation of $1000 from the University Buddhist Education Foundation, this prize is awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Lecturer in Pali, to the most proficient Undergraduate student in PALI1001 (Pali A) / PALI1002 (Pali B), or Postgraduate student in PALI5901 (Pali for Postgraduates 1) / PALI5902 (Pali for Postgraduates 2).

Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies

An annual prize of US$1,000 awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student or shared by more than one student chosen by the Buddhist Studies Program, Department of Indian Sub-Continental Studies, University of Sydney, for recognition of distinction and hard work in the field of Buddhist studies. Student(s) may be at any level of study and the award will be based on performance in the primary skills and tools of Buddhist studies, especially expertise in the classical languages of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism.

Further information

Follow this link for information on Arts Faculty scholarships

The University's Scholarships website provides information on all current University-wide scholarships including scholarships awarded to students studying Honours.