Scholarships Open Now

The scholarships listed here are external scholarships or scholarships that are not administered by the University that are 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

The University of Sydney United Kingdom Alumni Association (USUKAA) Book Award 2019

The University of Sydney United Kingdom Alumni Association (USUKAA) Book Awards, support graduates of the University of Sydney presently studying, or intending to study, at a Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom. The Book Award will be awarded in the form of a cheque for £200 in sterling pounds, and can be used to purchase books or other educational resources.

Deadline for Applications: Monday 30th September 2019.

How to Apply: Download and complete the application form, then send it to

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

International Funding Schemes

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.

Rhodes Scholarship


The Rhodes Scholarship programme is the oldest (established 1903) and perhaps the most prestigious scholarship programme in the world. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the programme offers more than 100 fully-funded Scholarships to outstanding students each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the UK.

Open to:

Applicants must be Australian Citizens who have been a resident in Australia for at least two of the last ten years.

Applicants must have completed at least two years of schooling at an Australian secondary school.

Applicants must have reached their 19th birthday and not have passed their 26th birthday on 1 October 2020, which means that they must have been born after 30 September 1994 and on or before 1 October 2021.

Applicants must have completed the requirements of an Australian Bachelor Honours degree (Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8) or Australian Masters degree (Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9E) or international equivalent mark of distinction for Masters students by no later than 15 June 2020. Students do not have to complete their Honours year in the year they apply for the scholarship but need to have completed and results received by the time they commence at Oxford.

Applicants must not have applied for the Rhodes Scholarship more than two times.

Selection Criteria:

The Selection Criteria is based on the following:

  • literary and scholastic attainments (academic excellence),
  • energy to use one's talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly where teamwork is involved,
  • truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship, and
  • moral fore of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings

Of the nine scholarships available each year in Australia, each state offers one Scholarship that is awarded by a selection committee of seven members (including three Rhodes Scholars) based in the state. In addition, there are three Australia-at-Large Scholarships awarded by a selection committee based in Canberra. This selection committee will consider applicants from the ACT and other territories of the COmmonwealth, as well as those candidates nominated by state selection committees. Please note that applicants cannot apply directly to Australia-at-Large.

Value and Duration: 

The Scholarship is for two years in the first instance.

The scholarship covers all university and college tuition fees, the university application fee, a living stipend, settling in allowance, one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship and one economy flight back to the student's home country at the conclusion of the scholarship, as well as the International Health Surcharge, which enables international students to acess the UK's National Health Service for the duration of a Scholar's tenure.

Opening Date: 1 July 2019

Please visit the website here for applications. Application Overview is available here.

Applicants must carefully review the Information for Candidates specific for Australia given here.

For any queries, University of Sydney applicants should contact Professor Eric Knight via email to

Applicants may contact the New South Wales State Secretaries, Dr Tomson Peitsh or Professor Jennifer Martin at to discuss their eligibility to apply, and for general information on the preparation of applications and the selection of referees.

Further Information:

Please visit Rhodes Scholarship website for more information.

Further FAQs about the award can be found here.

Register to Rhodes Scholarship Information Session!

Closing Date: 13 September 2019 Midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time

Vingroup Science & Technology Scholarship Program


The scholarship program is a component of the "Science and Technology Resources Development Project for Vietnam" by Vingroup with a mission to find talents and develop them further (and provide them with rewarding opportunities so that they have the ability to lead and advance the development of science and technology in Vietnam in the future).

The aim of the scholarship is to further enhance and develop science and technology in Vietnam. The program allows qualified Vietnamese citizens to pursue postgraduate studies in STEM fields at leading universities in the world such as the University of Sydney.

Open to:

Applicants must be Vietnamese citizens who are working or studying in Vietnam or overseas.

Applicants must not be over 30 years of age at the start date of the intended Master's degree program and not over 35 for a Doctoral degree.

Applicants must have an education background that matches or is related to the intended fields of study.

For additional information about the eligibility criteria, please visit the website here.

Selection Criteria:

Scholarship recipients are selected based on individual merit, including academic performance, preparation, intellectual capability, foreign language proficiency, potential, courage/resilience and commitment to contribution to the development of science and technology in Vietnam.

Preference Criteria:

Below is a list of our research strengths that are prioritised by Vingroup under the scholarship scheme.

Students interested in enrolling in a research degree at University of Sydney will require the support of an academic supervisor and must review the fields of research below to find a possible research area. Please contact Graduate Research School, Faculty of Science ( or Dr Nguyen Hoang Tran at Faculty of Engineering and IT ( for assistance with finding an academic supervisor.

Students interested in undertaking a Coursework Master's degree at University of Sydney under this scholarship scheme should contact Sean Lee ( for assistance with admissions.


Fields of study supported by Vingroup

Fields of research at USYD

Biology: genetics

Applied Biology: Cytology (cell biology and stem cells), molecular biology

School of Life and Environmental Sciences


Computer Science: artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), biomedical technology

School of Computer Science

Information Technology: cloud computing

School of Computer Science

Computer Engineering: cyber-physical systems

School of Electrical and Information Engineering

Information Security: cyber security, cryptology

School of Computer Science

Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering: Signal processing, Internet of Things (IoT)

School of Electrical and Information Engineering

School of Computer Science

Biomedical Engineering

School of Biomedical Engineering

School of Computer Science

Cybernetics and Automation Engineering

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Electrical Engineering: renewable energy

School of Electrical and Information Engineering

Mechanical Engineering: robotics, product design

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering


School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Automobile Engineering

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering


Value and Duration: 

The Scholarship is for the standard duration for a Master's or Doctoral degree at the University of Sydney.

The scholarship includes university tuition fees, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, cost of the visa application, medical insurance for program duration, a one-time settling-in allowance and other benefits and support as mentioned here.


 Find more details about the program including how to apply and application deadlines on the Vin University Page. 

Closing Date:

Track 1: For applicants who have already had an admission offer from a targeted university to pursue a Master's or a Doctoral degree program in a supported field in Academic Year 2019-2020.

  • Application Deadline: 6:00 PM, 2 May 2019 (Vietnam Time)

Track 2: For applicants who have not been admitted to a graduate degree program and are applying to study in Academic Year 2020-2021.

  • Application Deadline: 6:00 PM, 30 June 2019 (Vietnam Time)

A.T.Kearney Women's Scholarship Program


A.T. Kearney Australia New Zealand are committed to supporting ambitious and driven women to build successful careers in management consulting and are offering two female students the opportunity to be A.T. Kearney Women's Scholars for 2020-21 in their general practice and one in their Solutions Practice.

Open to:

Applicants must be Female students in their second year through to penultimate year of study.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.

Selection Criteria:

The Selection Criteria is described here.

Value and Duration: 

The recipient will be provided with:

  • Up to $15,000 to be used to support either their next year of study or other educational related activities;
  • Mentorship from a senior female consultant;
  • A 10-week internship over summer in either their Sydney or Melbourne Office (typically from end November to February);
  • Access to all in-house training

Please review the information here to learn about how to apply for the scholarship.

Further Information:

A.T. Kearney are running a ‘Women’s Scholarship Q&A Session’ via their Facebook page on Friday, 31 May from 2pm [AEST]

This is your chance to hear about the program, tips for applying and how A.T. Kearney support and advance the careers of women. Visit their  Facebook page for more information or their website to learn more about the firm -

Closing Date: 12 June 2019 11:59 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time