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

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

Australian Lebanese Foundation Scholarship


Awarded on a combination of School examination results (ATAR) and other achievements (eg leadership, creativity, self-motivation, communication skills).

Open to:

  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident,
  • Applicants must have completed their secondary school studies in 2017 or 2018, and
  • Applicants must have recieved an offer of admission to the University of Sydney.

Preference will be given to students with a Lebanese background.

Value and Duration: 

$3000 for one year only.

How to Apply:

Refer to the Australian Lebanese Foundation website for further details.

Closing Date: 15 March 2019

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

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 Boston Consulting Group 2019 Scholarship

The Boston Consulting Group is offering two scholarships to students in their penultimate year of study – one for a female applicant in line with our commitment to supporting women build successful careers, and another which is open to everyone.

The recipients of the scholarships will each receive $20,000 and potentially secure a graduate position with the world’s fastest growing premium management consulting firm. In addition, scholarship recipients will be offered the opportunity to join a two-day Masterclass in Strategy, an invaluable opportunity to learn more about Management Consulting.

How to Apply: Submit your application through link below. Applications close on Tuesday 9:00am AEST, 30 April 2019.

Further Information:
If you have any questions about the BCG Scholarship 2019 application process, please contact .

Alternatively, you can check out the BCG Scholarship 2019 Program website.

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.

Western Union Scholars Programme


The Western Union Foundation  Global Scholarship Program also referred to as WU Scholars is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education.

Open to:

a. Applicants must be enrolled in or have secured admission to an accredited post-secondary institution.

b. Applicants must be undertaking an undergraduate degree in the following fields of study: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship.

c. Applicants must be be between the ages of 18-26 years on June 1, 2019.

For more detail on the eligibility criteria, please visit the website provided below.

Selection Criteria:

The Selection Criteria is based on the program's three pillars: perserverance, aspiration and community-mindedness. For more information , please visit the website given below.

Value and Duration: 

Selected scholarship recipients will receive US$2,500 each to contribute towards tuition or college fees at an accredit post-secondary institution

Opening Date: Open Now
Further Information:

Please visit Western Union Foundation Scholars Website for more information.

Closing Date: 30 April 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.

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is offering a scholarship of $30,000 per year for a full time PhD candidate to work with Associate Professor Alison Hayes and Professor Louise Baur from the Sydney School of Public Health on a health economics project. Details about the scholarship are HERE. (under "Current job vacancies" tab)

The Provost's Scholarship


A fully funded scholarship opportunity to study as a Visiting Student during the calendar year January to December 2020 at Worcester College, Oxford University is available to students in their final undergraduate year at the University of Sydney.

Opening Date: Open Now for options in all Humanities and Social Sciences subjects.
Further Information:

Please visit The Provost's Scholarship weblink for more information.  Frequently asked questions can be viewed here.

Closing Date: 30 April 2019
Interview Date:  Sydney, Thursday 6 June 2019