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.
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.
Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies
In order to promote and encourage research on Korean Studies, the Jae My Holdings Pty Ltd has established the Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies at the University of Sydney. The second round of the Scholarship is now open. The Scholarship will provide 3 years of support for a full-time PhD student doing research on a topic in the humanities and social sciences in Korean Studies. Applicants should have an excellent honours degree or MA in Korean Studies (or equivalent). Those awarded a scholarship must enroll as a full-time PhD student, and pursue research in the Department of Korean Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University. The scholarship stipend is $20,000 per year (tax exempt). The period of tenure is up to three years. Extension of the scholarship is not permitted. The Scholarship does not cover tuition fees, so students will need to find other sources to fund their tuition.
For further information, contact Associate Professor Ki-Sung Kwak. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, copy of an academic transcript, a statement of purpose, and the names and contact details of at least two referees should be emailed to the
CLOSING DATE: 16 December 2016
Korean Consulate Prize and Korean Consulate Prize (sponsored by Top Media)
Established in 2005 by a donation from the Korean Education Centre of the Korean Consulate-General, Sydney, one student is awarded under "Korean Consulate Prize", and two students are awarded under "Korean Consulate Prize (sponsored by Top Media)." Top Media, a Korean newspaper in Sydney, is the donor for this prize.
The Korea Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies
(AUD$20,00 per annum)
This fellowship is available for students who are pursuing their MA (research), MPhil or PhD degree in Korean studies in Australia and New Zealand. Master’s degree candidates can receive the fellowship for up to two years, while PhD candidates may be awarded with the fellowship for maximum three years. The Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) is acting as a local agent for the selection and distribution of the fellowship since 2006. Visit the KSAA website for more information.
The Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
(AUD$35,000-40,000 for a year)
Brand new PhD holders who wish to conduct their research in Korean studies in Australia or New Zealand, may also apply for the Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, after obtaining a supporting letter from the host institution. See the KSAA website for more information for this postdoctoral fellowship.