Scholarships & fees

  • Scholarships Overview
  • Scholarship Opportunities - including:
    University scholarships;
    Medical School scholarships;
    Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs);
    University Postgraduate Award (UPAs);
    National Health and Medicine Research Council (NHMRC) awards and scholarships
  • Fee Information - including:
    tuition costs for both Australian (local) and International students; and
    HECS exemptions

Scholarships Overview

Scholarships are offered to assist with general living costs.

Students can apply for scholarships:

  • before they start their research candidature,
  • after 6 months,
  • after 18 months.

Scholarships can be for 1, 2 or 3 years.

While each scholarship has its own set of eligibility criteria, at the very minimum, most require that applicants:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents, and
  • be undertaking a full-time research degree, and
  • have completed a Bachelor Degree with first class honours or equivalent results, or
  • have an outstanding record of research achievements

Grant schemes for research students - PPT

Read and address the criteria. Students should read the criteria of each scholarship carefully before submitting their applications.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities available to Sydney School of Public Health research students include:

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs) and University Postgraduate (UPAs)

Awarded to students of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research. (For example; attained an Honours 1 degree or equivalent plus completed a Masters by research degree or have published research)

For more information, including eligibility criteria and deadlines, please visit the Research Office website.


National Health and Medicine Research Council (NHMRC) Scholarships and Awards

A variety of scholarships for medical, dental, biomedical and public health masters or PhD degree students.

Awarded to students of exceptional academic achievement (Honours 1 degree or equivalent) and an outstanding record of research achievements (e.g. direct research experience, publications etc).

Funding is also available for Aboriginal health research and research into HIV/AIDS.

Scholarships are valued between $18,000 and $28,000 per annum depending on the field of study and qualifications, and are tenable for up to three years for PhD candidates and one or two years for Masters candidates.

Applications must be submitted through Research Office. (Intending applicants should contact Research Office in May of each year).

More information can be found on the NHMRC website including how applications are scored.


Sydney Medical School Scholarships

A range of scholarships, prizes, awards, fellowships and travel grants.

Detailed information can be found on the Medical School’s website.


University scholarships

Scholarships from a range of external groups and individuals are collated by the University of Sydney.

Visit the Research Office’s website for more details.

Fees

Doctor of Philosophy:,

Australian (local) students – Local students are exempt from paying fees under the ResearchTraining Scheme for 8 full-time or 16 part-time semesters.


International students fees are reviewed annually.
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Master of Philosophy:

Australian (local) students – Local students are exempt from paying fees under the Research Training Scheme for 4 full-time or 8 part-time semesters.

International students fees are reviewed annually.
more information