International House Scholarships

For Future Residents

All students applying for any scholarship must also submit an application to live at International House. Your scholarship will not be considered unless you have already applied online.

Click here to apply to live at International House.

International House has scholarships and bursaries which are available to assist those residents who may be in considerable financial need. Applicants need to discuss how they plan to be involved in the affairs and activities of the House and that they understand and appreciate the aims and objectives of International Houses in general and of the University of Sydney International House in particular.

All scholarships are awarded in the form of accommodation scholarships or bursaries. All scholarships should not have any effect on Australian Government benefits and payments, such as Youth Allowance.

All applications should be made by completing the relevant form below. These applications are treated in the strictest confidence and should be addressed to the Director. The application forms should either be emailed to or mailed to 96 City Road, Chippendale, NSW 2008.

The same form can be used to apply for the IH Entrance, Women's Committee, Ian Hudson and Mollie Burns Scholarships. A separate form will need to be completed for the Rathgeber Scholarship.


IH Entrance Scholarships

IH Entrance Scholarships are open to both male and female applicants. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of proven financial need and potential contribution toward the life of International House. Preference will be given to Australian applicants from regional or rural areas. The value of each Scholarship is decided by a selection committee according to individual need, funds available and the number of scholarships awarded. Scholarships range in value between $1000 and $3000p.a. Each scholarship is available for one year only. Residents will then have the opportunity to apply for Returning Resident Scholarships and may be eligible for a loyalty discount.

Closing Date: 31 October 2014

Please click here to download the application form.


Women’s Committee Bursaries

These Bursaries are open to both male and female, new and returning residents. The initial money raised for the bursaries came from the Women's Committee. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of proven financial need and proven contribution toward the life of the House. The value of each Bursary is decided according to individual need, funds available and the number of bursaries awarded. However they are usually between the value of $1000 and $3000 p.a. Each bursary is generally available for one year in the first instance.

Closing Date: 31 October 2014

Please click here to download the application form.


Ian Hudson Scholarship (Postgraduate Students only)

Mr Ian Hudson, whose energy and devotion to the House in its earliest years and whose links with Rotary International were largely responsible for the creation of The University of Sydney International House. His scholarship provides funds annually (approx $2000p.a.) to assist a resident in financial need. This scholarship is for male and female postgraduate residents only.

Closing Date: 31 October 2014

Please click here to download the application form.


Mollie Burns Bursary – Future Residents (Female students only)

This bursary was established in 2004 from funds donated by Mollie Burns who was a member of The Women's Committee and a Fellow of International House. The bursary (approx $1000p.a.) is open to all Australian female applicants or female returning residents of International House, who are of sound academic status or have a high Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). This scholarship is to assist residents with general academic or living expenses, including accommodation.

Closing Date: 31 October 2014.

Please click here to download the application form.


Michael H. Rathgeber Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 1971 by a gift from Dr and Mrs Henri Rathgeber, in memory of their son, Michael, who lived in the House from its inception until his death in Japan in 1969. This scholarship is awarded by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Sydney on the advice of an IH Selection Committee. The Scholarship is awarded to any undergraduate or post graduate of the University of Sydney who has a good academic record or prospects or with special abilities, who would benefit from residence in International House and contribute to its purpose, but who would not be able to live in International House without financial assistance.

This scholarship is normally for 50% of the International House fees at the time for a single study bedroom for one academic year but may be awarded for a subsequent year or years. Preference will be given to an indigenous Australian or a student from Papua New Guinea or the Pacific Islands.

Closing Date: 31 October 2014.

Please click here to download the application form.


Rural Sustainability Scholarships

The Rural Sustainability Scholarship has been established to support students from a rural area that may have considered undertaking a University degree financially unattainable.

This Scholarship is provided by the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. This is a three-year scholarship, available to students from a non-Sydney metropolitan area with a passion for sustainability in natural and agriculture systems, including the areas of carbon, water and food security.

The scholarship may be taken as a residential bursary at International House which has reserved places attached to the Rural Sustainability Scholarship. This scholarship is for $5000 p.a for 2 years and will be paid directly to the college.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply please click here.


E12 Scholarships

International House keeps two (2) places aside per year for E12 students. This place includes a scholarship for $2000 for the first year only.

After you have applied to live at International House, please email to confirm your application and E12 status. You will then be notified if you have been successful.