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 scholarship information
The Faculty of Arts 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.


G S Caird Prize in second year Modern Greek
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Modern Greek to the Bachelor of Arts degree candidate who shows greatest proficiency in second year units and is proceeding to third year Modern Greek.

G S Caird Prize in third year Modern Greek
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Modern Greek to the Bachelor of Arts degree candidate who shows greatest proficiency in third year units and is proceeding to Modern Greek Honours.

Katina Cassimatis Prize
The prize is for beginners Greek, for the best first year student in Greek who proceeds to year 2 as determined by academic staff of the Greek Department.

Margaret Ann Bailey Memorial Prize for Honours in a Modern European Language
This prize was founded in 1957 by a donation of two hundred and fifty pounds from subscribers to an appeal for funds to establish a prize in memory of Miss M. A. Bailey, formerly Principal of Ascham School. It is awarded annually, provided there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by a committee consisting of the Heads of the relevant Departments to the woman candidate who most distinguishes herself in the final Honours year in French, Italian, German, Modern Greek.

Order of AHEPA Scholarship in Modern Greek
The oldest Greek Australian Organisation awards the student who has excelled every year and proceeds to senior units of study. The prestigious award is offered in an official ceremony and is presented by the president of the organisation.

Robert William Henderson Memorial Prize
Twenty years ago a sensitive Philhellene Robert William Henderson died unexpectedly while living in Greece. In honour of his memory and love for Greece, a number of friends established this special award which is given to any student who studies in senior years and has shown a deep interest in Modern Greek Culture.

The Modern Greek Studies Foundation Undergraduate Prize
Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of Department of Modern Greek to the student who demonstrates high academic achievement in first year Modern Greek and subsequently proceeds to second year Modern Greek.

Sydney University Greek Society Prize for Highest Aggregate Mark in third year honours entry Modern Greek units
Established in 1995 by a donation of $1,000 from the Sydney University Greek Society, this prize is awarded annually to the student with the highest aggregate mark for third year honours entry units who is proceeding to MA or Honours year in Modern Greek.

Greek Heritage Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 through the offer of an annual donation from Vicki Adraskelas, a former student of the University of Sydney, to assist postgraduate students undertaking research in Modern Greek Studies. It is awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Modern Greek to a student enrolled as a full-time candidate in a postgraduate research degree in the Department of Modern Greek, who proposes the soundest research proposal, and demonstrates the greatest need to travel overseas to Greece for research material.