Financial Support

30 Human Rights and Democratisation Scholarship (HRDS), covering course fees and a living and travel allowance, will be offered to outstanding applicants from across the Asia Pacific region.

Scholarships will be available to citizens of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam and Wallis & Futuna.

The HRDS covers the following:

  • International tuition fees for the whole degree program
  • A contribution towards your living expenses during the two semesters to the full amount of AUD$12,000
  • A contribution towards your airfare to the full amount of AUD$1,800

The HRDS is funded by the European Commission and the University of Sydney.

The award of scholarships will be determined by academic qualifications and potential contribution to human rights and democratisation.