Scholarships & Bursaries

scholarships

 

There are a number of scholarships available to future and current students at the University of Sydney.

SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded on a merit basis and are generally open for application from February and offered in March. Some scholarships are awarded by the University and others are offered by the Faculty.

The University offers scholarships to current and future students from specific backgrounds, geographical areas, or courses. Find out more about University Scholarships

The Faculty of Dentistry also offers scholarships. Please use the table below for eligibility once you are a current student or check with Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships for application dates.

Applications for Faculty of Dentistry scholarship are to be sent to

Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships

Scholarship

Details

The Colgate Palmolive Postgraduate Scholarship

Established in 2007 the Colgate Palmolive Postgraduate Scholarship to promote and encourage oral health research at the University of Sydney.
The Colgate Palmolive Postgraduate Scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years and open to:

  1. Graduates or graduands of any approved Australian or overseas university,
  2. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of outstanding research ability and experience in a relevant field that has been determined by the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney in conjunction with Colgate-Palmolive,
  3. Must be enrolled for a part-time or full-time PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) or Mphil (Master of Philosophy) in the Faculty of Dentistry, and
  4. Be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

The value of the scholarship is up to $25,000 pa x 3 years.

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2017.

The Dr Lawrence F Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students in Dentistry

 Established in 2016 by Dr Lawrence F Smith to support an indigenous student of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney.
The Dr Lawrence F Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students in Dentistry is open to:

  1. Full time domestic undergraduate (Bachelor of Oral Health) and postgraduate (Doctor of Dental Medicine) students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry; and
  2. Are identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and provide evidence in accordance with University policy; and
  3. Are eligible for Centrelink assistance as evidence of financial need; and
  4. Submit a personal statement no longer than 1 A4 page outlining why the applicant chose to study in the field, prior and current community activities and their future career aspirations.

Academic merit will be a factor in the assessment of award.
The value of the scholarship is up to $6000 and is a one-off payment.

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2017.

Scholarship Details
The Dr Leslie Green Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Dr Leslie Green to support a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) student during each of the four years of study of the program at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney.
The Dr Leslie Green Scholarship is open to:

  1. All full time DMD1 students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry,
  2. Are an Australian citizen,
  3. Eligible for Centrelink assistance  as evidence of financial need,
  4. Are able to demonstrate an excellent academic record (Grade Point Average or equivalent)based on their prior academic transcripts,
  5. Other admissions criteria as used by the Faculty of Dentistry,
  6. Submit a Personal Statement no longer that 1 A4 page as part of the selection process.

The value of the scholarship is $12,500 pa x 4 years.

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2017.

The Edward Weissel Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Dr Edward Weissel support a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) student.
The Dr Edward Weissel Scholarship is open to:

  1. all full-time DMD students who are:
  2. Eligible for Centrelink assistance as evidence of financial need,
  3. able to demonstrate a satisfactory academic record (Grade Point Average or equivalent) based on their prior academic transcripts,
  4. other admissions criteria as used by the Faculty of Dentistry, and
  5. Submit a Personal Statement no longer that 1 A4 page as part of the selection process

The value of the scholarship is $8,000 pa is a one-off payment. 

per annum to commence at the start of Semester 2, will be awarded to an enrolled student in the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program.

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2017.

The Judith & Dr Mario Adamo Implant Innovation Scholarship

Established in 2016 by Mrs Judith and Dr Mario Adamo encourage research in implant dentistry to further understand issues associated with implantology including osseointegration, stability and retention of implants –reduction of implant failure and infections.  Ideally the scholarship will: a) assist a student aiming to solve a problem; b) motivate others to consider research and deeper enquiry in their chosen field and c) encourage involvement with professional associations focusing on implants.
The Judith & Dr Mario Adamo Implant Innovation Scholarship is open to:

  1. All full time enrolled Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Clinical
    Dentistry (DClinDent) and Graduate Diploma in Dentistry (Oral Implants) students undertaking research into issues associated with implantology enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry,
  2. Be able to demonstrate a satisfactory academic record (Grade Point Average or equivalent) based on their prior academic transcripts and other admissions criteria as used by the Faculty of Dentistry,
  3. Submit a Personal Statement as part of the selection process, and
  4. Authorise the University to use material from their personal statement to promote the benefit of scholarships for future students.

The value of the scholarship is $6,000 and is a one-off payment.

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2017.

The Noel Martin Memorial Prize in Dentistry

Established in 2008 in memory of emeritus Professor Noel Martin AM who served as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry from 1970-1988.
The Noel Martin Memorial Prize in Dentistry is open to:

  1. full-time students enrolled in the  Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) programs,
  2. will have shown sustained and consistent academic excellence in clinical aptitude and competence and professional attitude over the last three years of their program,
  3. awarded for the best student essay based on research being undertaken relating to population oral health submitted by either a single DMD or BOH student or group of students.

2017 applications OPEN Friday 1 September and CLOSE Friday 29 September 2017.

The value of the prize is $1,500 and is a one-off payment. 

The Ronald Ettinger Scholarship

Established in 2017 by Emeritus Professor Ronald Ettinger to support a scholarly project in Geriatric Dentistry or Special Care Dentistry.  With particular emphasis on ‘Putting the Mouth into Health’, thAll full time enrolled Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) ande project may include but is not limited to, innovation in education or research.

The Ronald Ettinger Scholarship is open to:

  1. All full time enrolled Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) and
  2. Australian citizens and
  3. Able to demonstrate a satisfactory academic record (Grade Point Average or equivalent) based on their prior academic transcripts and other admissions criteria as used by the Faculty of Dentistry,
  4. Submit a Personal Statement as part of the selection process, and
  5. Authorise the University to use material from their personal statement to promote the benefit of scholarships for future students.

The value of the scholarship is approximately $6,500 and is a one-off payment.

Closing date for applications is 19 April 2017.

Please note that in accepting a scholarship in the Faculty of Dentistry you are authorising the University to use excerpts from your personal statement to promote the benefit of scholarships for future students.

External Scholarships or Grants

Scholarship Details
Australian Dental Research Foundation scholarships

The Australian Dental Research Foundation offers the following grants and scholarships:

  • Research Grants: Intended for those wishing to undertake dental or oral health research projects that have a direct or indirect bearing on the clinical practice of dentistry.
  • Dental Student Research Grants: This program provides dental and oral health students at all of Australia’s dental schools with the opportunity to undertake research work.
  • Trebitsch Student Research Grant: Provides funds for dental students to undertake research into microbiology, biochemistry, immunology or molecular biology with a relevance to clinical dentistry.
  • Reginald and Pamela Hession Award: A bi-annual award which provides funds to support and foster research and education in dental and oral health.
  • Colin Cormie Grants: Funds a one year dental student intercalate degree (a year off in the middle of a degree) or a one year research-based program for a graduated dentist.

For full details go to http://www.ada.org.au/AusDentResearchFoundation/ADRF-Home/Grants-Scholarships

The NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship

The aim of the NSW Regional Dentistry scholarship is to support a student with strong links to regional New South Wales to train for a professional dental career.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a student commencing dentistry studies.

For full details go to National Rural Alliance, Inc                                      
The value of the scholarship is $4,800 and is a one-off payment.

Bursaries

There are a number of bursaries available to current students at the University of Sydney.

Bursaries are awarded on a financial needs basis, in consideration of academic merit. Some scholarships are awarded by the University, and others are offered by the Faculty.

The University offers bursaries to current and future students from specific backgrounds, geographical areas, or courses.
Use the link to find out more about University Bursaries.

The Faculty of Dentistry also offers bursaries.
In 2017, Faculty of Dentistry bursaries are open for application from 6 February and closing on 24 February.

How to apply for a Faculty of Dentistry Bursary

  • Apply through your Student Portal: Log in to MyUni, click on the Sydney Student icon on the left side of the page,
  • Go to the My Finance tab at the top of the page, click on Scholarships, Prizes, Bursaries and Loans,
  • Under the Applications tab, click on the Advertised Bursary Application and follow the prompts and select the bursaries you are eligible to apply for,
  • When the application is complete please read the declaration and click SUBMIT

Faculty of Dentistry Bursaries

Bursary Details
The John Spencer Nolan Bursary

Established in 1983 by an endowment from Miss Edna Spencer-Nolan to establish bursaries in the Faculty of Dentistry in memory of her father, John Spencer Nolan, who practised dentistry in New South Wales from about 1890 until the early 1930s.
The John Spencer Nolan Bursary is open to:

  1. All full time domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry, and
  2. are experiencing financial difficulties.

Academic merit will be a factor in the assessment of award.
The value of the bursary is up to $500 and is a one-off payment.

 

The William & Edith Burrows Bursary

Established in 1960 by a donation from Miss Elsie Emily Margaret Ockenden for the establishment of a bursary to be called the William and Edith Burrows Bursary. In 1971 further William and Edith Burrows Bursaries were established as a result of a specific provision made in the estate of Miss Elsie Emily Margaret Ockenden.
The William and Edith Burrows Bursary is open to:

  1. All full time domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry, and
  2. are experiencing financial difficulties.

Academic merit will be a factor in the assessment of award.

Assessment to determine the successful applicant will be conducted jointly between the Financial Support Service and the Faculty of Dentistry with successful applicants details provided to the Trustee.

The value of the bursary is up to $1500 and is a one-off payment.

 

The Schweitzer Scholarship

Established in 2011 by a bequest from the late Emilie Marguerite Schweitzer in memory of her late husband Friedrich A Schweitzer, a graduate of the Bachelor of Dentistry (University of Sydney).
The Schweitzer Scholarship is open to:

  1. Full time domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry; and
  2. are enrolled in their final year of the University of Sydney Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH); and
  3. are experiencing financial difficulties.

Academic merit will be a factor in the assessment of award.

Assessment to determine the successful applicant will be conducted jointly between the Financial Support Service and the Faculty of Dentistry with successful applicants details provided to the Trustee.

The value of the bursary is up to $12,000 and is a one-off payment.

 

The Waterman Scholarship

Established in 2011, funded by a donation made by the late Mrs Jenny Parramore in memory of her parents, Willem and Leni Waterman.
The Waterman Scholarship is open to:

  1. All full time domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry; and
  2. are experiencing financial difficulties.

Preference will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Academic merit will be a factor in the assessment of award.

Assessment to determine the successful applicant will be conducted jointly between the Financial Support Service and the Faculty of Dentistry.

The value of the bursary is up to $12,000 and is a one-off payment.