Financial Support

Fees

Fees for upcoming year is available on the course finder.

Scholarships

International MHRD Scholarships

20 Human Rights and Democratisation Scholarship (HRDS), covering course fees and a partial 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.

Financial Assistance of the MHRD Scholarship Supplementary Application Form, which can be downloaded from the right side panel of this page. Please note, international scholarships will only be offered to domestic students (Australian and New Zealand citizenship holders) in exceptional circumstances. All applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship place must submit their completed application with all required documentation by 3 December 2013. Please refer to the checklist above to make sure you have submitted all necessary documentation. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered admission or an MHRD scholarship.

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.

Local MHRD Scholarships

A scholarship is now available for a suitably qualified, local mid-career professionals working human rights and democratisation to join the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD) program in Spring Semester, 2014. The scholarship will cover course fees to the value of 60 credit points of domestic student tuition at the University of Sydney and partner universities. It is available to citizens and permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand. Please note the scholarship will not include a stipend or living costs. Applications for the Local MHRD Scholarship are open until 11 April 2014. An application form is available here or can be downloaded on from the right side panel of this page.

All applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship place must submit their completed application with all required documentation by 3 December 2013. Please refer to the checklist below to make sure you have submitted all necessary documentation.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered admission or an MHRD scholarship.

Application Checklist:

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered admission or an MHRD scholarship.

International Students

  1. Completed and signed USYD Postgraduate Coursework Application Form including:
    • Application Processing Fee (if applicable – see section below)
    • A copy of the personal details of your passport
    • A certified transcript or marks sheet for any tertiary study you have completed or are currently enrolled in (see certification policy)
    • An original or certified copy of your official degree certificate(s)/testamur
    • An original or certified copy of your official professional qualifications
    • A certified official translation of any document not in English
    • A certified copy of the award of any scholarship
  2. Completed and signed MHRD Supplementary Application form – available for download on this page or at the following link: http://sydney.edu.au/future_students/apply_supplementary.shtml
  3. Evidence of English language proficiency in the form of
    EITHER:
    • An IELTS score card with an overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6 (or equivalent) completed in the past two years

    OR
    • A letter from the University Registrar certifying that any degree completed in the past five years that states: “The language of the institution and of instruction, examination and assessment was English.” **
      ** This letter must contain these exact words
  4. Curriculum Vitae

  5. Letters of Reference by two (2) referees

  6. Any other supporting documentation applicants wish to provide

Domestic Students

  1. Completed and signed USYD Postgraduate Coursework Application Form including:
    • A certified transcript or marks sheet for any tertiary study you have completed or are currently enrolled in (see certification policy)
    • An original or certified copy of your official degree certificate(s)/testamur
    • An original or certified copy of your official professional qualifications
    • A certified official translation of any document not in English
    • A certified copy of the award of any scholarship
  2. Completed and signed MHRD Supplementary Application form – available for download on this page or at the following link: http://sydney.edu.au/future_students/apply_supplementary.shtml

    All documents submitted to the University of Sydney must either be original documents or certified copies of original documents. For guidelines for certification of documents, please visit: http://sydney.edu.au/future-students/international/postgraduate/coursework/apply/document-certification-gudelines.shtml

Other Scholarships

For the list of postgraduate coursework scholarships, please consult the scholarship office.

For Australia Awards Scholarship (formerly AusAID scholarship), please consult the Department of Foreign Affairs.