Combined Law - The Sydney LLB - Scholarships

In addition to the University of Sydney's scholarships, the Sydney Law School offers students a number of scholarships during their studies and upon graduation. For further information on non Law specific scholarships for new students, please visit the Scholarships and Financial Support Service.

Details of scholarships and how to apply will be made available closer to the application dates.

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

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

Alan Bishop Scholarship

Background: Established by Mrs Christine Bishop, BA '68 LLB '71 BSc '98 in memory of her husband, His Honour Alan Bishop, BA '60 LLB '64.

His Honour Alan David Bishop Biography

The Alan Bishop Scholarship is awarded to a student in the final year of a Bachelor of Laws who demonstrates academic excellence, broad personal interests, community engagement, and has long term goals to make a positive contribution to society through the Law.

Conditions: The scholarship shall be awarded under the following conditions:
1. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled on a full-time basis in the final year of an LLB at Sydney Law School.
2. Applicants will be assessed on:

  • LLB performance: applicants must have a WAM of 75% or over.
  • A personal statement of 750 words detailing past academic achievements, positions of leadership, communication skills, relevant work experience, and reasons for pursuing a career in law.
  • An interview process: applicants will be short-listed for interview by a selection committee constituted by the Dean of Sydney Law School. The committee will comprise two Law School representatives and up to three representatives of the Bishop family.

3. Applicants who hold another scholarship are eligible to apply.
4. The scholarship shall be awarded by Sydney Law School, on the recommendation of the selection committee.
5. Except in extenuating medical or compassionate circumstances as determined by the Dean of Sydney Law School, the recipient of the scholarship will be required to repay the scholarship if they withdraw or suspend their LLB candidature in the year in which the scholarship is awarded.


Tenure: The scholarship is tenable for one year only.

Value of Award: One scholarship of $6,000 per year.

Applications Closed: 29 April 2014


The David Burnett Memorial Scholarships in Social Justice

Background information: This memorial scholarship scheme has been established by the family of David (“Dave”) Burnett, BA ‘07 a promising undergraduate Arts / Law student and active contributor to the University of Sydney community, who died in a tragic accident at the ancient archaeological site of Petra, Jordan, in January 2008.

A former state president and national vice-president of the Australian Union of Jewish Students, David was also active in the NSW Young Labor organisation, in University of Sydney student politics and other areas of the community. David was committed to promoting and acting upon principles of social justice, tolerance and inter-community harmony.

Further details about David’s brief but extraordinary life can be found in the Alumni Remembered section of the University’s Alumni & Friends website

Conditions of Award: The scholarships shall be awarded according to the following conditions:

  • The value of each scholarship will be $3,000, payable as a one-off payment. The tenure of each scholarship is one semester. A maximum of two scholarships shall be awarded in any one calendar year (one in each semester). The scholarship may be jointly awarded.
  • Scholarships shall be awarded by the Faculty of Law, on the recommendation of a selection committee constituted by the Dean.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.
  • The scholarship shall be open to applicants enrolled in the Social Justice Program at the time of their application.
  • The student will be required to re-pay their scholarship if they withdraw from the Social Justice Program before completion.
  • Criteria for selection of scholarship winners will be academic performance in the Bachelor of Laws, along with demonstrated prior commitment to and participation in community service and social justice.
  • Applicants for the scholarship should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a statement, no longer than 400 words in length, explaining why they would be a fitting winner of this award and summarising how the financial assistance will help them to advance their studies and make a positive impact in the areas of community participation and social justice.
  • Upon completion of the scholarship, recipients must complete a 500 word report outlining the impact of the scholarship and of their experiences relating to the Social Justice Program.

Application closing date: TBA


Ivan Roberts Scholarship

$5,000 per annum for a maximum of three years for a graduating student.


The Larry Kwok Australia- China Scholarship and The Gough Whitlam Australia- China Scholarship

Both scholarships were established in 2008 by donations received from Mr Larry Kwok and the Kwok Family Trust. These scholarships aim to promote relations and understanding between Australia and China, to strengthen the University of Sydney profile and brand in China, to expand the existing links between the University of Sydney and Peking University and to develop and promote a model of support that will serve as a positive example to other alumni in Hong Kong, China and South East Asia in general.

The scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents willing and able to undertake full-time study for a semester at Peking University. The scholarships shall be open to students of any discipline/subject which is provided by both participating institutions, but priority will be given to students of either or both of the faculties of Law and of Economics and Business for the first three years of the scheme.

Scholarships and Prizes Office
Room 140, Mackie Building K01
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Value: $5,000

Duration: One semester

Applications Closed: October 2011


Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship

Background: The Scholarship was established by the Law School and the Cameron family through contributions from the friends and colleagues of the late Peter Cameron to promote further study in Law at the completion of a Bachelor of Laws or a Juris Doctor.

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

1. The value of the scholarship will be $35,000, 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 student, graduand/graduate to undertake a Bachelor Civil Law, or an equivalent Law degree as determined by the Dean, at the University of Oxford.

4. The tenure of the scholarship is one year. Payment is conditional on acceptance into the Bachelor of Civil 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 currently enrolled Law students who have completed 4 semesters of law study, Law graduands and Law graduates who are not of more than three years’ standing from the date of their graduation in the Faculty of Law at the close of applications.

6. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.

7. Criteria for selection will be academic performance in the Bachelor of Laws or the Juris Doctor, leadership and community service.

Applications Close: Friday 23 January 2015

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Pitt Cobbett Scholarships

Background information: Established in 1939 by a bequest from Professor Pitt Cobbett who was appointed to the first Chair of Law in 1890 and subsequently became the first Dean of the Faculty of Law.

Eligibility: Applicants should be full-time students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney.

Basis for award: Financial need, academic merit. The scholarships are awarded on the recommendation of the Dean of Sydney Law School to candidates of the Bachelor of Laws, who give the Dean satisfactory assurance that they require assistance to meet student expenses and who have, to the satisfaction of the Dean, demonstrated academic merit in secondary and/or tertiary education. First year students are eligible to apply.

Benefits: There may be more than one recipient per annum depending on availability of funds. The value of each scholarship will be determined by the Dean within the range of $500-$1000.

Tenure: The scholarship is tenable for one year only.

Applications Closed: 29 April 2014


Sydney Achievers International Scholarships (Undergraduate)

Benefits
100 scholarships of AUD$10,000 each per annum, available for the CRICOS registered duration of a recipient's program of study, for any Undergraduate program offered at the University of Sydney (subject to the recipient maintaining satisfactory academic progress each year).

No living allowance is payable.

Criteria for Eligibility
Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an international senior secondary qualification accepted by the University with an outstanding Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent, as deemed by the University of Sydney.

Students completing Foundation Studies Programs offered by Australian or New Zealand universities are eligible.

Students who have already commenced tertiary studies, or students transferring with credit exemptions and/or advanced standing are not eligible. Students completing Foundation Studies Programs are also not eligible.

* For further information on equivalents to Australian Year 12 qualifications and a table showing standard academic requirements for some of these examinations relative to ATAR scores see:
http://sydney.edu.au/future_students/international_undergraduate/admissions/entry_requirements

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 resulting in unconditional offers of admission will be automatically considered.

The deadline for receipt of applications 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.

Candidates applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will be considered in January 2013.

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.

With the exception of UAC applicants, for whom scholarship offers will be issued after 15 January 2013, all successful candidates will be offered a Scholarship along with the Offer of Admission to the University.

Conditions
Undergraduate 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 $17 000, 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 Close: Friday 13 February 2015

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Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship

Background: Roy Frederick Turner AM, LLB '52, was a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. He came to the University by virtue of the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme in the late 1940's. It is hoped that the institution of this scholarship will help other disadvantaged young people to enjoy the study of Law, and upon gaining their degree go into a career in Law that will include humanitarian service.

Conditions of Award: The scholarships shall be awarded according to the following conditions:

1. The Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates academic ability as well as meeting the criteria of one or more of the following:
* Financial disadvantage;
* Medical disability;
* Rural / remote area.

2. The Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship is awarded for the normal full-time duration of the recipient's degree course (including combined degrees). Continuation of the Scholarship each year is dependent on continued enrolment and the recipient maintaining satisfactory progress.

3.The Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship is awarded to recipients who:
* are citizens or permanent residents of Australia;
* will enrol in a University of Sydney degree leading to eligibility to practice Law;
* intend to commence or continue their studies in the year of offer.

4. The Scholarship is offered for, and is tenable in, a specific degree program and is not transferable to another degree program, except with the permission of the Faculty of Law. If the student transfers into a longer combined degree, the scholarship will be extended to the length of the new degree less the time spent in the previous degree.

5. A confirmed offer of a scholarship must be taken up by enrolment in the first year of the nominated degree or combined degree program in the year for which the offer is made. No deferment of Scholarship is allowed.

6. Scholarship recipients must enrol full-time and in the agreed degree program during the tenure of their scholarship. Requests to hold the scholarship part-time will be approved under circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the student's capacity to undertake full-time study. Such requests must be approved by the Faculty of Law. Students will be paid the normal semesterly payment on a pro rata basis.

7. The Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship will be paid to students in two equal instalments in late March and late August of each year. The value of the Scholarship is $7,000 per annum.

8. The scholarship shall be terminated if the recipient:
* accepts another scholarship of equal or higher value;
* fails to achieve an average mark of 65 across all units of study;
* enrols part-time without the prior approval from the University to hold the scholarship part-time; or
* withdraws from the agreed degree program.

9. Once terminated, a scholarship will not be reinstated.

Application method: through UAC

Applications Closed: 30 October 2011


Victoria Gollan Memorial Fund Scholarship

Background Information: 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 Close: Friday 19 December 2014

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Zoe Hall Scholarship

Background information: The Scholarship Fund was instigated by Minter Ellison and Middletons, Moore and Bevans in memory of Zoe Hall, a graduate of Sydney Law School who was tragically killed with many others at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996. Support for the scholarships has come from the Hall family and friends, a broad cross-section of the legal profession and the community.

Eligibility: Applicants should be full-time students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents enrolled in their penultimate or final year of the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor.

Basis for award: The basis for awarding the scholarship is contribution to university, faculty or community activities, and academic merit. Preference may be given to a student who can demonstrate financial need.

Conditions: The scholarship may not be shared. The successful applicant may not concurrently hold any other scholarship.

Benefits: Each year, one or two scholarships may be awarded. The value of each scholarship will be determined by the Selection Committee but may be up to $5000, subject to availability of funding.

Tenure: The scholarship is tenable for one year only.

Applications Closed: 29 April 2014