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.


No applications are necessary to be eligible for these prizes.

  • A L Sadler Prize for Excellence in Japanese Studies
    Awarded annually to the best student in Japanese 7 and Japanese 8.
  • Moira Jennings Memorial Prize for Japanese
    The prize is awarded annually to the most proficient student in Beginners Japanese.
  • Sakuko Matsui Prize for Excellence in Japanese Literature
    To the student in the final year of a pass degree for high academic achievement in a unit of study in the area of Japanese Literature, on recommendation of Chair of Department of Japanese Studies.

Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature in Australia and New Zealand

The Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature in Australia and New Zealand is given annually, beginning in 2007, for the best refereed journal article or book chapter published in English during the previous year by a researcher based in Australia. The recipient will receive $1500 as well as a certificate of the award’s conferral.

For more details, please see our research page.