Postgraduate Research programs

Postgraduate research covers:

  • research master’s degrees
  • doctorates by research
  • the Doctor of Philosophy.

Students enrolled in research programs which also include coursework should refer to the coursework information.

Postgraduate research degrees are described in detail in the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 and the relevant faculty handbooks.

Fees, scholarships and loans


Information about fees is available on the student administration page.

Scholarships and prizes

A variety of scholarships are offered by the University of Sydney, with many faculties also offering their own scholarships and prizes.

Information on research scholarships, such as the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) and University of Sydney Postgraduate Award (UPA), or externally funded scholarship opportunities available to postgraduate research students, can be found on the Scholarships and Financial Support Service website.

There are also a range of industry scholarships for projects in specific areas or disciplines, details of which are available from the Scholarships Office or via your intended department or supervisor. Application for a scholarship is a separate process which should be accompanied by a concurrent application for admission to candidature for the degree that you are seeking admission.

Bursary and Financial Assistance

Students can also apply at the Scholarships and Financial Support Service for bursaries, student loans (up to $1500 interest-free for essential living and study expenses), and emergency cash loans.

For more information, visit the Scholarships and Financial Support Service website.