Scholarships and financial support


Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA), and University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPA)

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) are scholarships awarded to students of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research at an Australian university. The scholarships are provided to assist with general living costs.

For more information including applications forms visit the Scholarships & Financial Support Service website.

Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

A list of scholarships available to fund the study of international research students can be found on the International Services website.

International applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship must submit their formal application for admission to the University to International Services at least 6 months prior to the closing date. Scholarships are extremely competitive. Only applicants with an Honours 1 or equivalent degree, a strong track record of scholarly work (written in English) published by a University recognized reputable publisher(s) and relevant professional experience and who have satisfied the Faculty’s English language requirements at the time of receiving an offer of admission are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Sydney Law School Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Postgraduate research students may apply for a range of scholarship opportunities offered by the Sydney Law School. For further information, please visit Postgraduate research scholarships or please contact Sue Ng, Postgraduate Team Leader, Sydney Law School

Financial Support

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS)

Grants may be awarded for expenses relating to conferences, use of specialist facilities or learning specialist techniques, purchase of specialist books and periodicals, purchase of software etc.

Applications normally open approximately in April each year, please visit PRSS

Please also refer to Grants-in-AID and Sydney Law School's Walter Reid Scholarship

University of Sydney Grants-in-Aid

Grants-in-aid (GIA) are available to provide students with travel grants to support short-term periods of research overseas. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia. Most grants are open only to full-time students enrolled in a research degree, although some are offered to undergraduates. Individual grants vary in value and purpose with most approximately $1,800. Applications normally open in April. Please visit the Scholarships & Financial Support Service website

Non-allowable expenses

Please note the University will not fund “personal expenses” such as additional expenses incurred by “private travel” arrangements, childcare expenses, costs relating to a dependent associated with travel or any other expenses deemed to be “personal” by the Faculty.