There are a number of scholarships available at the University of Sydney, including many which are specifically designed for domestic research candidates. Some scholarships are faculty-based and others are available across all faculties. These include:

  • APA/UPA: recurring University-wide research scholarships for local students which are usually offered twice a year.
  • Medical scholarships: recurring scholarships usually offered at least once each year. Closing dates vary.
  • Current research scholarships: one-off scholarships often linked to specific research projects or awards funded by external organisations. Access the Research Scholarships Database and subscribe to the Weekly Research Scholarships Email Bulletin.
  • Specific research awards: scholarships offered in specific faculties, departments or disciplines.
  • Grants-in-Aid: funding for short period of research overseas.
  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme: funding for currently enrolled students.
  • Overseas scholarships: University of Sydney Travelling Scholarships, Fulbright Scholarships, Rhodes Scholars, and more.

Please ensure that if you wish to apply for a scholarship you check the criteria, application details and closing dates carefully

Applying for admission into a research degree

Application for a postgraduate research degree is separate to applying for a research scholarship. Find out how to apply for a postgraduate research degree at the University of Sydney.

The Research Training Scheme (RTS) provides eligible Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates with an entitlement to be exempt from paying a student contribution. For further information, visit the Research Training Scheme site.

International Students

For information please refer to Scholarships for International Students.