FAQs for current undergraduate students

These are some frequently asked questions by students who are current undergraduates and wish to apply for a scholarship, or are currently in receipt of a scholarship.

1. Are there any travel scholarships I can apply for?
2. How can I check if I can apply for an equity scholarship as a rural/regional student?
3. Do the residential colleges at the University of Sydney offer scholarships?
4. I am NZ student. Can I apply for USYD Scholarships?
5. What is the University Medal?


1. Are there any travel scholarships I can apply for?

There are a number of scholarships available to students studying overseas on exchange, some through the Scholarships and Financial Support Service and some through the Student Exchange section at the International Office.

Please see the Exchange scholarships web page and the Student Exchange webpage for more information on these scholarships.

You should also contact your faculty and look at their website to see if they have any travel scholarships for which you are eligible.

2. How can I check if I can apply for an equity scholarship as a rural/regional student?

You can check your postcode using the remoteness search tool. Follow the instructions on the spreadsheet to find out if your residential address is regional or rural.

3. Do the residential colleges at the University of Sydney offer scholarships?

The University of Sydney residential colleges do offer scholarships for on-campus living. Details about each college and links to their application forms are available on the College-based scholarships page.

There is other accomodation available on or near campuses of the University, and the prices of this accomodation can vary greatly. Financial assistance may be available. For more information visit the Student Accomodation Services.

4. I am NZ student. Can I apply for University of Sydney Scholarships?

As a New Zealand citizen, you are considered as a domestic student for the purposes of many University of Sydney scholarships.

Please note that there are some scholarships that are advertised on our website that may specify citizenship, so do read closely the eligibility criteria before applying for scholarships.

5. What is the University Medal?

A faculty may recommend the award of a University Medal to a student qualified for the award of an undergraduate honours degree (or some master’s degrees), whose academic performance is judged to be outstanding.