Scholarships and Financial Assistance

University of Sydney Scholarships

The University of Sydney has over 700 scholarships schemes on offer and thousands of recipients! Each year the University of Sydney gives out over $65 million in scholarships; and this is not taking into consideration prizes or College and Sporting Scholarships! Further details on University of Sydney scholarships can be found on the Scholarships Office website.

Undergraduate and Honours students
Postgraduate coursework students
Postgraduate research students
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Undergraduate and Honours Scholarships
Undergraduate and Honours Scholarships
Name of Scholarship General Information Amount of Scholarship Deadline for Application Links to Application Form/ Terms and Conditions              
Future Leaders Scholarship Scheme Application for a scholarship is open to both domestic and international students that are enrolled full-time in undergraduate study within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. Scholarships are reserved for students in the 2nd and 3rd years of their degree studies.The chief purpose of the scheme is to encourage, foster and support the development of well-rounded undergraduate students who are committed to making a positive and significant contribution to society, within and without the University community, nationally and globally. The value of each scholarship is AUD 6,000. These funds are provided in the form of an AUD 5,000 award and an AUD 1,000 grant for an approved activity

March 7, 2014

Application Form
BIGS Travelling Scholarship Available to current local and international BIGS and BIGS/LLB students, the BIGS Travelling Scholarship assists students undertaking a period of exchange that will be credited towards their degree. $2000

For travel in Semester 1, 2014, the deadline is 22 November 2013.

For travel in Semester 2, 2014 the deadline is 9 June 2014.

Application Form
FASS International Exchange Scholarship Available to local and international undergraduate students the FASS International Exchange Scholarship assists students undertaking a period of approved exchange that will be credited towards their degree.  $1,000

For travel in Semester 1, 2014 the deadline is 22 November 2013.

For travel in Semester 2, 2014 the deadline is 9 June 2014.

 Application Form
Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement Available to local students with an ATAR of 99.95 who include the University of Sydney as a preference.  Eligible applicants will be contacted by the University once ATAR results are released. $10,000 per annum for the standard full-time duration of the degree (including an optional Honours year) No separate application necessary Further Information
Advertised Bursaries Advertised Bursaries are available to full-time undergraduate students who are Australian citizens. Unless otherwise indicated, bursaries are awarded on the basis of both financial need and academic merit. The amount of an award can vary depending on which bursary is awarded. Applications for 2013 have now closed.

Further Information

Application Form

University of Sydney Merit, Entry and Faculty Scholarship Available to local students with an ATAR of 95 or above plus other meritorious achievements, and to international students and those from New Zealand who apply through UAC. Merit scholarships are worth $6,000 per annum for the standard duration of the course. Enry scholarships are worth $6,000 for one year only. Applications must be submitted with UAC by 30 September 2013.

Further Information

Applications

University of Sydney Access Scholarship Available to new and current students with academic ability, who have experienced or can demonstrate financial disadvantage or other constraints $6,000 for the standard full-time duration of the course Applications for 2014 are now open.

Further Information

UAC Equity Scholarships

Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship Available to students enrolled in either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Education and Social Work who will be undertaking a period of studies or professional experience overseas that will be credited towards their degree. $5,000 if the student holds a primary scholarship for the same period and $7,500 otherwise. Refer to the Scholarships Office website for application dates.

Further Information

Online Application

 
Sydney Achievers International Scholarship (Undergraduate) Available to high achieving academically meritorious international students starting an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney $10,000 per annum for the standard full-time duration of the course No separate application is necessary Further Information
Honours Scholarship Available to new and continuing students intending to enrol in an Honours program with the University of Sydney $6,000 for one year Applications are open once a year only and are due by 10 January for 2014 (tbc) Further Information
Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships
Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships
Name of Scholarship General Information Amount of Scholarship Deadline for Application Links to Application Form/ Terms and Conditions              
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Startup Award Available to citizens and permanent residents of Australia undertaking a Postgraduate Coursework degree for the first time, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a limited number of Startup Awards each year. The Faculty reserves the right to priorotise students undertaking certain courses for these awards. Tuition fees for the standard full-time duration of the course for which it was awarded. 31 May 2014, for studies beginning in Semester 2, 2014.

Terms and Conditions

Personal Statement

FASS International
Postgraduate Coursework
Scholarships (IPCS)
Available to citizens of any country other than Australia and who are enrolling as an international student undertaking a Postgraduate Coursework degree for the first time, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a limited number of IPCS each year. The Faculty reserves the right to priorotise students undertaking certain courses for these awards. Tuition fees for the standard full-time duration of the course for which it was awarded. 31 October 2014, for a Semester 1, 2015 commencement.  

Terms and Conditions

Personal Statement

University of Sydney MA Health Communication Scholarship Available to students participating in the Dual Masters Degree agreement between the University of Sydney and Fudan University. Tuition fees, or half of the tuition fees in cases where more than one scholarship is awarded, for the standard full-time duration of the course.  31 May 2014, for a Semester 2, 2014 commencement.

Terms and Conditions

Personal Statement

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences China Daily Scholarship Available to empoyees of 21st Century Magazine, a subsidiary of the China Daily Media Group, the China Daily Scholarship will support a student undertaking postgraduate study in the area of media and communications. Tuition fees for the standard duration of the course plus a lump sum of $4,000 Applicaitons for 2013 are now closed Terms and Conditions
Human Rights and Democratisation Scholarship Available to students enrolling in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) Partial tuition fees and a living stipend. Applications for the 2014-2015  scholarship will open 23 September and close on 3 December 2013.

Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) webpage

Admissions Page

Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship Available to students enrolled in either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Education and Social Work who will be undertaking a period of studies or professional experience overseas that will be credited towards their degree. $5,000 if the student holds a primary scholarship for the same period and $7,500 otherwise. Refer to the Scholarships Office website for application dates.

Further Information

Online Application

Postgraduate Coursework Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) Available to local students only, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a small number of merit-based CSP places for students commencing their first postgraduate coursework degree. There is no formal application for a CSP place, but applicants who can demonstrate long-term educations disadvantage due to circumstances beyond their control may be eligible for special consideration on equity grounds. Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) No separate application necessary. Equity Grounds - application
Sydney Achievers International Scholarship (PG)  Available to international students, these prestigious scholarships are aimed at attracting high achieving, academically meritorious, international students to enjoy the ‘Sydney experience’ at one of the finest institutions of higher education in the world. $10,000 per annum for the standard duration of the program No separate application necessary. Further Information

Postgraduate - Research

Postgraduate Research Scholarships
Name of Scholarship General Information Amount of Scholarship Deadline for Application Links to Application Form/ Terms and Conditions              
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) Available to citizens of Australia and New Zealand, or Australian permanent residents, APAs are awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a higher degree by research. Full-time award holders receive $24,653 per annum and part-time award holders receive $12,326 per annum (2013 APA rate)

Applications for commencement

- Semester 1 must be submitted by 31 October

- Semester 2 by 10 June (application for admission must be submitted by 30 April to your faculty)

Further Information and Application
University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPA) The UPA are similar to the APA in terms of tenure and benifits.  The award is funded by the University however and is not transferable to other institutions. Full-time award holders receive $24,653 per annum and part-time award holders receive $12,326 per annum (2013 APA rate) An application for an APA is also an application for a UPA.  Further Information

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)

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University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS)

Available to international students commencing full-time enrolment in a higher degree by research for the first time. Tuition fees and health cover. 

You must indicate you wish to apply for IPRS (USydIS) in your application for admission.

- Deadline for Semester 1 commencement is 31 July of the previous year.
- Semester 2 commencement is 15 December of the previous year.

Further Information

 

Supplementary Information

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) Available to local and international students in a higher degree by research. Between $200 and $1,200 (but can be more to support presentations at international conferences) PRSS is administered by School offices.  Check with your School for deadline details. Further Information
Doctoral Research Travel Grant Scheme Available to local and international students in a higher degree by research who have completed at least one year of their candidature (or equivalent) who are undertaking primary research outside Sydney.

The amount can vary depending on the funds available, but is usually up to a maximum of $2,000.

Travel Grant applications for expenses to be incurred in 2015 is 2pm, 10 October 2014.

Terms and Conditions

Application Form

Endeavour Postgraduate Awards Available to Australian citizens wishing to undertake study, research or professional experience abroad and citizens of eligible countries wishing to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. The benefits from the Endeavour Postgraduate Awards can vary, depending on the award Applications for the 2014 round are now closed Further Information
Research Training Scheme (RTS) Available to local students undertaking a higher degree by research. RTS provides Commonwealth funded higher degree by research students with an entitlement of HECS exemption for the duration of a HDR course (4 years full-time for a Doctorate, and 2 years full-time for a Master degree by research) No separate application necessary Further Information

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