Scholarships Open Now

The scholarships listed here are highlights of what is currently open for application.

Please refer to the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Scholarships pages for more options and opportunities.

Highlights and Current Opportunities

International Funding Schemes

External Scholarships, Sponsorships and Opportunities

Highlights and Current Opportunities

Expanded Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship Scheme

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program (RRESP) has been introduced to improve access to and completion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) tertiary education courses for students from regional and remote areas in Australia.

To be considered for a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship, you must meet all the eligibility criteria below:

  • You must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia.
  • You must not have already commenced your Eligible Course of Study.
  • Your permanent home address must be in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Application Details:
Applications for this scholarship must be made through the QTAC - Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program portal.

For more information:
Download the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program Brochure

Check out the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program Fact Sheet

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship supports Australia’s future leaders by providing an enriching postgraduate experience for talented individuals to study at one of Australia’s leading universities, participate in a bespoke leadership program and form a global network of connections. The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship will provide funding of up to $120,000 to support study, research, global experience and access to the Leadership Development Program. The value of your proposed program of study or research may be less than $120,000, and will depend on the type of course or research program.

More information can be found on the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships Website

Applications for 2018 have closed

CSL Florey Next Generation Award 2018


The 2018 CSL Florey Next Generation Award will be conferred to a current PhD candidate who has demonstrated outstanding capability, creativity and potential in the biomedical sciences and/or health and medical research.

Open to:

a. Applicants must be of any nationality but must currently reside in Australia

b. Applicants must be a PhD candidate who has not had their PhD conferred as of 21 August 2018

c. Applicants must have completed a majority of their PhD research in Australia

Selection Criteria:

a. Excellence in research achievement in the biomedical science and/or health advancement

b. A creative component - articulared in a 90 second video that answers the question: "What research challenge do I intend to solve during the course of my career?"

Value and Duration: 

As well as the award tropy, the award currently carries a prize of $20,000.

Two runner-up prizes of $2,500 will also be awarded.

Information on Selection Criteria and Eligibility Criteria and how to apply can be found below.

Further Information

Application form and all attachments must be submitted to our office via the University of Sydney website application form by the closing date. Late application will not be considered. 

More information is available from the Australian Institute of Policy & Science website at and must be read in conjunction with the University of Sydney instructions (see below).

Applications are assessed and ranked by the University and then forwarded for ifnal selection.

Important: the submission deadline on the Australian Institute of Plicy & Science website is realted to University's submission. Refer to internal closing date below for application closing date.

Opening Date: 15 August 2018
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Internal Closing Date: 3 September 2018

International Funding Schemes

Governor Phillip Scholarship

The Governor Phillip Scholarship was established to commemorate the bicentenary of the death of Admiral Arthur Phillip RN (1738-1814), the founder of modern Australia. Its purpose is to promote bilateral exchange of outstanding students from Australia and the United Kingdom to study at postgraduate level at leading universities in both countries.

The Governor Phillip Scholarship offers a fully funded master’s degree and an opportunity to be educated at the world’s leading universities and engage with the world’s brightest minds.

Funding includes:
- University and college fees
- Board and accommodation on campus in halls of residence
- Grant for other living costs
- Direct return airfare Australia to London
The scholarship is valued at approximately A$154,000

Eligible students may register their interests for 2019/2020 academic year from September 2018.

For further information please visit the Governor Phillip Scholarship Website

Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant

The Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant is designed to encourage students to undertake study, research or professional development in France.

For more information please visit the Nicolas Baudin Grants page or email

To apply for the grant please visit the Embassy's Grants and Opportunities page.

External Scholarships, Sponsorships and Opportunities

The Defence University Sponsorship

The Defence University Sponsorship is the perfect way to make university life more manageable and provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in your degree. The sponsorship is available to undergraduate or graduate students studying an accredited degree at any recognised university in Australia. As a sponsored student you will receive a salary to study, your HELP and student fees covered from when sponsorship starts and many other benefits. For more information please visit the Defence University Sponsorship website.

2019 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship


The 2019 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship aims to assist academically outstanding but disadvantaged students, from a rural or regional area, who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian university or college for the first time

Open to:

a. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents from a rural or regional location.

b. Applicants must be commencing thier undergraduate studies on a full-time basis at the university or college.

c. Applicants must have graduated from secondary school in either 2018 or in 2017 (taken a gap year)

Selection Criteria:

a. Demonstration of the disadvantage (economic and.or social) hindering further study

b. Outstanding academic achievement and community involvement

c. Scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection comittee and will be assessed on academic achievement, demonstrated disadvantage and community  contribution.

Value and Duration: 

Award value remains at the discretion of the special Committee. Award value is $5,000 (per annum)

The duraiton of the scholarship is one year initially but may be awarded for up to two years (dependent upon academic performance)

The Award value aims to cover accommodation costs and/or expenses directly related to the study of successful applicants (e.g course costs, study related materials/equipment, text books, tutoring)

Opening Date: 3 December 2018
Further Information:

Please visit for more information. The website will contain full information about the scholarship from 3 December 2018.

For any queries, please contact Community Enterprise Foundation on 1300 204 541.

Closing Date: 29 January 2019

The Heart Foundation's Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards


The Heart Foundation acknowledges that there are health inequalities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples and believe that self-determination in research is a way to potentially help address some of these inequalities. This expression of interest is designed to facilitate this.

Open to:

a. Individual or groups to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for research funding. The requested expression of interest could be in several formats including but not limited to

  • fellowships
  • scholarships
  • a project grant funding
  • funding for collaboration activities
  • a travel grant etc

Selection Criteria:

a. Funding requested is beneficial to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people/communities with preferably long and short-term benefits

b. Applicants are involved in cardiovascular research or wanting to become involved in cardiovascular research

c. The award must be used in Australia

Value and Duration: 

Total award value is $120,000 per annum for 3 years. This value may be split across multiple awardees.

The duration of the scholarship is as following:

  • Up to 3 years for a fellowship
  • Up to 2 years for a scholarship
  • Up to 1 year for a grant
  • Up to 6 months for a travel grant
Opening Date: 11 February 2019

Please submit this form to to apply for the award

Further Information:

Please visit Heart Foundation's website for more information. The website contains full information about the scholarship.

Further FAQ about the award can be found here.

For any queries, please contact the Heart Foundation Research Team on (03) 9321 1581 or email to

Closing Date: 29 March 2019 at 5 PM

Health Professional Scholarships

Health Professional Scholarships support cardiovascular health professionals to undertake a PhD. They can be for a maximum of duration of three (3) years with a stipend of up to $40,720 pro rata each year.

Applications for the Health Professional Scholarship are now OPEN.

All applicants must submit their application to the University of Sydney for certification via the Online Portal by COB 29 March 2019.

This will give the Scholarships Office time to review and certify your application by 5pm the 5 April 2019.