Postgraduate Scholarships

Please refer to the Scholarships & Financial Support Service for other non-law specific scholarships

The Sydney Law School is undertaking a major review throughout 2014 of all scholarships.

Conditions of award and value of these prizes and scholarships may vary as a consequence of this review.

John O’Brien Memorial Coursework Scholarships in Criminal Law and Criminology

Established by a bequest to establish a memorial fund in perpetuity named the John O’Brien Memorial Fund. The purpose of the bequest is to provide scholarships in the University of Sydney Law School in particular for students in Criminal Law. The scholarships will be awarded annually to commencing students in the Master of Criminology by coursework.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents who will be commencing in the Master of Criminology coursework degree, either full-time or part-time. Applicants will be assessed on their entry scores and other measures of merit including a personal statement, and financial need.

Value of award: Payment of tuition fee.

Not available for 2014

Sydney Achievers International Scholarships (Postgraduate)

Up to 100 scholarships of AUD$10,000 each per annum, for any Postgraduate Coursework program offered at the University of Sydney. The Scholarship is available for the CRICOS registered duration of the recipient's program of study.

No living allowance is payable.

Criteria for Eligibility
Applicants must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree qualification with outstanding results based on the Australian gradiing system, as deemed by the University of Sydney.

Students who have already commenced postgraduate studies, or students transferring with credit exemptions and/or advanced standing, are not eligible.

Application Procedure
No separate application for a scholarship is necessary. An Application for Admission to the University of Sydney in 2013 will constitute an application for a scholarship. All applications meeting the selection and eligibility criteria will be automatically considered.

The deadline for receipt of applications for admission and complete supporting documentation (academic and English language proficiency results) is 15 January 2013 for Semester 1, 2013, and 30 June 2013 for Semester 2, 2013. Applications received after these deadlines will not be considered.

Selection Criteria
Selection will be based strictly on academic merit as per the University’s admission requirements. Selection will be based on actual results (academic and English language proficiency). Predicted/forecast results will not be considered.

Only applicants with firm, unconditional offers of admission will be considered.

Selection will be made by the International Student Office, whose decision will be final. No appeals will be entertained.

All successful candidates will be offered a Scholarship along with the Offer of Admission to the University of Sydney.

Scholarship recipients will need to maintain satisfactory academic progress, which, for the purposes of retaining the scholarship, is defined as maintaining a credit average (at least 65%) or more each year. Failure to do so may result in the scholarship being terminated.

Successful candidates:

  • must not be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship;
  • must commence study in 2013 – commencement may not be deferred;
  • will be required to pay for their own airfares to Sydney, living expenses, study materials, text books, any ancillary fees (if applicable) and Overseas Student Health Cover each year;
  • are also responsible for paying the balance of the tuition fees each year;
  • are required to enrol as full-time international students and must maintain their international student status on a full-time basis throughout their enrolment at the University of Sydney; and
  • may not be entitled to a ‘Leave of Absence’ during the duration of the scholarship, unless it is due to extenuating circumstances.

The University of Sydney reserves the right to make changes to this scholarships program without notice and at its discretion.

The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship

Background: The Scholarship was established by the Law School through contributions from the friends and colleagues of the late Justice Peter Hely to promote postgraduate study in the fields of commercial law and equity. The scholarship is open to final year law students, Law graduands and graduates of the University of Sydney, to enable them to undertake a postgraduate degree in the fields of commercial law and equity, either by research or coursework, at the University of Sydney or any other appropriate university.

Conditions of Award: The scholarship shall be awarded under the following conditions:

  1. The value of the scholarship will be $18 000, payable as a one-off payment.
  2. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Faculty of Law, on the recommendation of a selection committee constituted by the Dean.
  3. The scholarship shall be awarded to enable a Law graduand/graduate to undertake a postgraduate degree in Law, either by research or coursework, at the University of Sydney or any other appropriate university.
  4. Payment is conditional on acceptance into an appropriate Law degree program. The student may be required to re-pay the scholarship if they withdraw from the degree before completion.
  5. The scholarship shall be open to final year students, graduands and graduates of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney.
  6. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.
  7. Criteria for selection will be academic performance in the Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, or equivalent, and community service.

Applications Closed: 13 February 2015

Victoria Gollan Memorial Fund Scholarship

Established in 1996 by donations made in memory of Victoria Jane Barclay Gollan. The purpose of the fund is to assist an Aboriginal student in the study of law at the University of Sydney.

Eligibility: Full time Aboriginal student enrolled in a Law degree at the University of Sydney. (Undergraduate or Postgraduate level)

Basis for Award: Academic merit and other measures of merit.

Value of Award: $2,000

Applications Closed: Friday 19 December 2014