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 and Social Sciences scholarship information
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 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 this Department.


Emilie M. Schweitzer Honours Scholarships in French or German Studies

Deadline for applications in 2014: Friday 14 March, 4pm

The Emilie Marguerite Schweitzer Honours Scholarships (worth $5,000.00 each) were founded in 2010 by a bequest from Emilie M Schweitzer to the Departments of French Studies and Germanic Studies for the establishment of scholarships for students of French and German proceeding into Honours. The awards will be based on the applicant’s academic achievements and financial needs.

This scholarship is open to both local and international students who have completed, or are completing, an undergraduate degree, and who intend to enrol full-time in an Honours program at the University of Sydney, majoring in either French or Germanic Studies. Award of the scholarship is conditional upon enrolment in the Honours degree.

Emilie M. Schweitzer Honours Scholarship application form


Scholarships for overseas study

The department encourages students to take advantage of the exchange agreements it has with overseas institutions (at present the Universities of Bamberg, Freiburg, and Vienna). Students can apply for the following scholarships to assist with the cost of studying overseas. Note that application may be competitive and special conditions may apply.

  • Frederick Sefton Delmar Travelling Scholarship
    Established in 1991 by a bequest of $50,000 from Ms Margaret Mabel Sefton Delmar in memory of her father, the purpose of the scholarship is to assist undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in Germanic Studies to travel to one or more German speaking countries in Europe for the purpose of improving their knowledge of the German language. For further details please consult the department or the Research Office Grants-in-Aid information.
  • Deutscher Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD)
    The DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service) offers a range of scholarships for students including one semester Germanic Studies scholarships for students studying towards an honours degree. 'Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs' scholarships offer the opportunity to particpate in a special course (in German) providing language instruction and concentrating on historical and cultural aspects of contemporary Germany for students from all fields with at least 2 years of university level German at time of application. Full details of the awards can be found at the DAAD or the DAAD Sydney website. Application forms are usually available from the department of Germanic Studies, contact the DAAD lecturer.

Scholarships and prizes for meritorious performance

A number of prizes and scholarships are awarded each year for meritorious performance. These are awarded without application by the student.

   

Ian David Armfield Memorial Prize

Established in 1973 by a gift of $400 from the friends of Ian David Armfield in his memory. Awarded annually to a candidate taking 24 senior units of French and/or German in his/her third year of study for meritorious performance in language work. Where possible it will be awarded to a student qualifying to proceed to both French IV and German IV.

Dr R.G. Crossley Memorial Prize

Established in 1969 by members of the Department of German and former students to commemorate Dr R.G. Crossley. Awarded annually to the best student in Middle High German at 2000/3000 level provided that the work is of sufficient merit.

Goethe Prize for German Studies

Established in 1976 by the offer of an annual prize from the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany. Awarded annually to the best student in German IV, who, in the opinion of the Chair of Department, does not have exceptional advantage by reason of a prolonged residence in a German-speaking country. Should no student show sufficient merit, the prize might be held over to the following year, when two prizes may be awarded.

Enid Watson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1984 by a gift of $500 from Kenneth D. Watson, in memory of his wife Enid Watson, who was for ten years a tutor in the Department of Germanic Studies, the purpose of the scholarship was, particularly, to encourage students studying German at the University of Sydney in the Beginners stream. The scholarship is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of Department to the candidate who is pursuing the study of German as part of a Bachelor degree who shows greatest proficiency in Junior German 1 and 2 and who proceeds with the study of German at the university in the following year. Subject to the preceding conditions, the scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive years. Tenable for one year only.

Lithgow Scholarship No. 1

Awarded for proficiency in German in the HSC. The recipient is required to enrol in GRMN1311 Junior Advanced German I and GRMN1322 Junior Advanced German 2 during the tenure of the scholarship.

Margaret Ann Bailey Memorial Prize

Founded in 1957 by a donation of 250 pounds from subscribers to an appeal for funds to establish a prize in memory of Miss M.A. Bailey, formerly Principal of Ascham School. This prize is awarded annually (provided there is a candidate of sufficient merit) to the woman candidate who most distinguishes herself in the final honours year in French, Italian, German, Modern Greek or Celtic Studies.

Garton Scholarships

Founded in 1898 by a bequest of 2050 pounds from Thomas Garton of Clapham, London, for the establishment of scholarships for French and German and for Ancient History, or other subjects at the discretion of the Senate.

Garton Scholarship No. IV

Awarded for proficiency in the first year of study of German at the University of Sydney. Value $1000, tenable for one year. The student is required to enrol in at least 16 credit points of senior units of study during the tenure of the scholarship.

Garton Scholarship No. V

Awarded for proficiency in the second year of study of German at the University of Sydney. Value $1000, tenable for one year. The student is required to enrol in a further 16 credit points of senior units of study during the tenure of the scholarship.

Garton Scholarship No. VI

Awarded for proficiency in the third year of study of German at the University of Sydney. Value $1250, tenable for one year. The student is required to enrol in German honours during the tenure of the scholarship.

Austrian Embassy Prize

Established in 2002 by the Austrian Embassy, Canberra. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department to a student enrolled in at least 6 senior credit points of German for excellence in Austrian studies, provided the student's work is of sufficient merit.