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.

Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies
Background: This Scholarship aims to promote and encourage research in Korean Studies at the University of Sydney. The Scholarship is generously funded by Jae My Holdings Pty Ltd.
Open to: Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Department of Korean Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of Korea Studies.
Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), or a Master of Arts degree in Korean Studies, or equivalent, with a substantial research component.
Value and Duration: The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $20,000 per annum for up to three years (fixed rate), subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.
Open Date: APPLY NOW
Click here on how to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 27 July 2018


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.