Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship

Dean's Prize for Student Research Publications - NOW OPEN

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2019 - NOW OPEN

Governor Phillip Scholarship

John Grill Centre for Project Leadership - Women Leaders in Projects Scholarship

John Monash Scholarships

Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships

National Suicide Prevention Research Fund Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarships for Australia

Aurora Internship Program

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.

Lebanese International Finance Executives Scholarship

Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE) is a non-for profit membership organisation providing a platform to channel the influence of Lebanese Finance Executives worldwide in order to establish stronger bonds, nurture the next generation and promote Lebanon.

The LIFE scholarship provides support to talented Lebanese students – or those of Lebanese descent – with financial needs, to pursue their academic aspirations in the field of finance. It is a unique combination of financial support and mentorship opportunity by a LIFE Senior Member who will provide guidance and advice to the scholars on their professional objectives.

To apply, please go on the LIFE website.

2017-2018 Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant

The Embassy of France has opened applications for the 2017-2018 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.

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

International Funding Schemes

The Research Portfolio and the Office of Global Engagement provide support for you to seek international funding and collaboration opportunities.

Harvard University

Applications are now being invited for a new mobility scheme designed to support PhD students from the University of Sydney to visit / conduct research at Harvard University. Funding will be provided to develop high-impact research and educational themes with staff and students at Harvard University. Each successful application will receive up to $4,000 from the Office of Global Engagement and applicants are encouraged to seek matching funding from their Faculty. Applications must be lodged via email using the form below, in accordance with the guidelines. The application period closes on 15 September 2017.

Application Guidelines
Application Form

Jennifer Foong Scholarship in Biomedical Research


A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of biomedical research.


This scholarship is funded by a gift from Jennifer Mun-Yum Foong and Kim Yee.

Open to: 1. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission or currently enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake biomedical research.

2. Applicants must also hold a First Class Honours degree or a Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component.

  3. Applicants must have previous experience in biomedical research.
  4. Applicants must apply for the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship to be considered for this scholarship. A separate application is not required.
Value and Duration: The Scholarship will provide a minimum stipend allowance equivalent of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship rate per annum (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension for up to 6 months. Additional amount may be offered depending on funding availability at the time of application.
Further Infomation Terms and Conditions
Application Information: 

To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.

For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.

In addition for applying for a RTP Stipend Scholarship applicants must complete the Biomedical Research Experience Form.

This scholarship will be awarded in 2018.

John Grill Centre for Project Leadership - Women Leaders in Projects Scholarship


This Scholarship was established by the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership to assist female leaders of major projects to further develop their leadership capabilities and to support better project and organisation outcomes.

Those who apply for the Scholarship will also be assessed for admission into the Program through the one application.

Open to: Female applicants that have completed an undergraduate degree, graduate certificate or graduate diploma (or equivalent) at the University of Sydney or a comparable awarding institution with a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 65.

Applicants must also have a minimum of 10 years relevant professional project experience and are currently employed working on a major project, or on project related issues.

  Applicants must receive an unconditional offer for the Executive Leadership in Major Projects (ELMP) Non-award Program, delivered by the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at The University of Sydney, to be eligible for the Scholarship.
  Applicants must have the support of their current employer to participate in the Program.
Value and Duration: The Scholarship will cover the academic course fees for the four ELMP modules providing they are completed in the one calendar year.
Open Date: Will reopen in late 2018
Close Date:  TBA
Conditions: Read More

Australian Wildlife Society - University Grants

Each year the Australian Wildlife Society offers ten grants of $1500 to Honours and Postgraduate students whose research will benefit conservation of Australian wildlife (both plants and animals).We are now inviting applications for the 2018 round of grants.

More information can be found on the Australian Wildlife Society Website

Closing Date: 31 May 2018

John Monash Scholarships

John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, and celebrate one of Australia’s finest leaders: General Sir John Monash. Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Australian graduates to support them with post graduate study at the world’s best universities. Between 15 and 20 postgraduate Scholarships are available, depending on the quality of the candidates, each valued at AUD $70,000 per year for a maximum of three years (up to AUD $210,000).

To apply, please visit the John Monash Scholarships website.

Closing Date: 31 July 2018

Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies


This Scholarship aims to promote and encourage research in Korean Studies at the University of Sydney. The Scholarship is generously funded by Jae My Holdings Pty Ltd.

Open to: Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Department of Korean Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of Korea Studies.

Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), or a Master of Arts degree in Korean Studies, or equivalent, with a substantial research component. 

Value and Duration:  The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $20,000 per annum for up to three years (fixed rate), subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
 Close Date:  27 July 2018
Conditions:  Read more

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

Closing Date: 5 September 2018

National Suicide Prevention Research Fund Scholarships

The aim of the scholarship program is to support outstanding graduates early in their research career to be trained to conduct research that is relevant to all aspects of suicide prevention, is internationally competitive and will assist in developing a capacity for original independent research within Australia. There will be up to six scholarships offered to researchers in the 2018. Three of these will be funded directly through the SPRF with funding provided by the Australian Government. Up to three additional scholarships will be funded by SPA partners supporting research into suicide and its prevention.

More information can be found on the Suicide Prevention Australia Website

Closing Date: 3 August 2018

Aurora Internship Program

The Aurora Internship Program is focused on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates via internships as pathways to jobs in Indigenous organisations and other organisations working in the Indigenous sector.

The Program places students and graduates with backgrounds in law (including some business), anthropology, some social sciences (including archaeology, community development, cultural heritage, environmental management, education, history, human geography, Indigenous studies, media/communications and sociology) as well as health science and social welfare (including social work and psychology) and at Indigenous sector organisations involved in native title, land rights, justice, policy and community development, health, social welfare and research, Australia wide.

Under the Program, Scholarships will cover the interns’ daily living expenses in the amount of $750/week for a 4 to 6 week placement. In addition, funding will cover travel and accommodation expenses for away-from-home placements.

More information can be found on the The Aurora Internship Program Website

Closing Date for Summer 2018/19 round: 31 August 2018