Equity Scholarships for commencing students

You can only receive an Equity Scholarship offer if you are a currently enrolled student or if you have been made an offer of admission, in the main round of offers, with the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney only participates in main round offers of Equity Scholarships so commencing students must have an offer of admission in the main round to be offered an Equity Scholarship.

All applicants will be notified of outcomes via UAC, unless indicated in the Equity Scholarships booklet that they will be notified directly by a specific Faculty.


University of Sydney Bridging Course Equity Scholarships

For: Local students who are commencing an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney and need to undertake a bridging course in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Biology, and have been disadvantaged financially, have a disability, or have relocated from a rural/remote area of Australia.
Value: The cost of the Bridging Course fee will be paid on your behalf.

Closing date: Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED


Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship

For: Commencing rural or regional students at the University of Sydney who demonstrate academic ability, as well as financial disadvantage.
Value: $10,000 per year
Duration: For the length of your degree.
Apply: Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED.


Rural Sustainability Scholarships

For: Commencing rural or regional students in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment who demonstrate academic ability, as well as financial disadvantage.
Value: $10,000
Duration: For 2 - 3 years.
Apply:Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED.



Short-listed students will be asked by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment to submit a written statement to support their passion for sustainability, and may be required to attend a telephone or in-person interview.


Environmental Sustainability Scholarships

For: Commencing Bachelor of Environmental Systems students who have been disadvantaged financially, have a disability, or have relocated from a rural/remote area of Australia.
Value: $10,000
Duration: For 2 - 3 years.
Apply: Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED.



Short-listed students will be asked by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment to submit a written statement to support their passion for sustainability, and may be required to attend a telephone or in-person interview.


The William John and Lizzie May Sinclair Scholarship

Established in 2012 by a bequest from Mr William Robson Sinclair, in honour of his parents, the purpose of this scholarship is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students from a disadvantaged background, who are studying Engineering at the University of Sydney.

Scholarship Amount $25,000 per year for the duration of the students degree program including honours.

Apply: Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED.
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Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship

For: Commencing students in a combined undergraduate Law Degree who demonstrate academic ability, as well as one or more of the following disadvantages: financial, long-term medical, regional/remote.
Value: $7,000 per year
Duration: For the length of your degree.
Apply: Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED.


Longworth Scholarship for the Juris Doctor

For: Students commencing the Juris Doctor at the Sydney Law School who demonstrate academic ability, as well as one or more of the following disadvantages: financial, long-term medical, regional/remote.
Value: $12,000
Duration: 1 year
Apply: Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED.


Graham Daniels Scholarship in Engineering and Information Technologies

For: Commencing first year student in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies who demonstrate academic ability, as well as one or more of the following disadvantages: financial, long-term medical, regional/remote.
Value: $6,000 per year
Duration: For the length of your degree.
Apply: Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED.


Peter Giles Memorial Scholarship in Pharmacy

For: Commencing students in the Faculty of Pharmacy who demonstrate academic ability, as well as one or more of the following disadvantages: financial, long-term medical, regional/remote, Indigenous Australian, sole parent responsibilities.
Value: $6,000 per year
Duration: 4 years.
Apply: Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED.


Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships (CS) assist Indigenous students from low socio-economic backgrounds, who are Australian citizens, with costs associated with higher education.

Types of Commonwealth Scholarships available:

  • Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (ICECS) - $2,492 (indexed annually) for up for four years
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships (ICAS) - $4,985 (indexed annually) for up to four years
  • Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS) - $4,702 once in a lifetime payment

Apply: Applications for 2016 are now CLOSED.