Scholarships for international undergraduate students
University of Sydney Students
If you are a local University of Sydney student interested in scholarships for postgraduate study overseas, see the Research Scholarships site for more information.
International students at the University of Sydney
The scholarships listed below have funded the study of international students at the University of Sydney in the past. However, this is not a list of every scholarship that may be available throughout the world
Students are encouraged to look for funding from any source available to them. For example, you may be able to find further scholarship information from companies, universities in your home country, the Australian mission in your home country, by searching the internet, etc.
For further information on international scholarships, you may also find it helpful to look at the information provided by the University's International Scholarships Development Office. Its website groups the scholarships by geographic region, so you can easily search for the ones that will be relevant to you, based on your country of origin.
- ACER International Student Scholarship - Business (AISS)
- Australian Development Scholarships (ADS)
- Dr Abdul Kalam International Scholarships
- Faculty of Architecture Dean’s International Merit Scholarships
- Michael H. Rathgeber Scholarship (for residence at International House)
- Sydney Achievers International Scholarships
- Sydney Law School Foundation International Scholarships
- Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Scholarship
- University of Sydney Merit and Entry Scholarships
AISS is a scholarship to help support an international student who wishes to study for an undergraduate Business degree at an Australian university. The scholarship money is to use towards tuition fees. The inaugural AISS will be awarded in February 2014, for studies commencing that year.
For more information, please visit the ACER International Student Scholarship website.
ADS are funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) as part of Australia’s foreign aid program. The ADS provide opportunities for people from selected developing countries to study in Australia. These scholarships are awarded either on merit or on nomination by home governments. Information and application forms for the ADS must be obtained directly from the Australian Diplomatic Mission or the Australian Education Centre in your home country. Application process may take up to one year. For more information refer to AusAID's Australian Development Scholarships page
The Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies at the University of Sydney offers the Dr Abdul Kalam International Undergraduate Tuition Fee Scholarships. The 11th President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is a distinguished scientist and aeronautical engineer by training who was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Sydney in May 2011. The Dr Abdul Kalam International Scholarships celebrate his commitment to education, and his endeavours to support outstanding students to develop as future leaders.
For more information, please visit the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies' Undergraduate Scholarship page.
Each year, five scholarships will be awarded to top international entrants to the Faculty of Architecture's Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and Bachelor of Design Computing programs with a minimum UAI of 95 (or converted equivalent). No application forms need to be lodged. The Dean of the Faculty of Architecture will award these scholarships, each valued at $1000, to bone fide international students. For further information, please email , Marketing Assistant, Faculty of Architecture.
The scholarship was established in 1971 by a gift from Dr and Mrs Henri Rathgeber, in memory of their son, Michael, who lived in the International House from its inception until his death in Japan in 1969. This scholarship is awarded by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Sydney on the advice of an IH Selection Committee. The Scholarship is awarded to any undergraduate or post graduate of the University of Sydney who has a good academic record or prospects or with special abilities, who would benefit from residence in International House and contribute to its purpose, but who would not be able to live in International House without financial assistance.
For more information, please visit the International House's Scholarship page.
The University of Sydney takes great pleasure in announcing the Sydney Achievers International Scholarships for new international students commencing at the University in 2013. These prestigious scholarships are aimed at attracting high achieving, academically meritorious, international students to enjoy the ‘Sydney experience’ at one of the finest institutions of higher education in the world.
Visit the Sydney Achievers International Scholarships page for more information.
The Sydney Law School Foundation established a limited number of scholarships in 2011 to support outstanding international students undertaking the Combined Law program with the Sydney Law School.
For more information, please visit the Sydney Law School' Undergraduate Scholarship page.
All sport, whether at the elite or interfaculty level, is managed by the professional staff at Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF). They are assisted by a team of specialist coaches, administrators and associated volunteers. The University of Sydney Sport Foundation was established in 2005 and is dedicated to ensuring the on-going viability and sustainability of sport and sporting success at the University. Extensive funding is required to provide the necessary infrastructure, coaching and administrative expertise, as well as the Sporting Scholarship Program for elite athletes.
To be eligible for a SUSF scholarship, two main criteria (amongst others) apply:
- Scholarship holders must be currently enrolled and actively studying at a recognised tertiary education institution (preferably The University of Sydney); and
- Scholarship holders must represent/compete for their relevant Sydney University sports club, where possible.
The University of Sydney Scholarships for School Leavers (Merit and Entry) are awarded based on a combination of school examination results, Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and other achievements (leadership, creativity, self-motivation, communication skills etc). We want you to tell us about what makes you special, so spend some time writing your personal statement. The University of Sydney aims to find the amazing young people of today who will be the leaders for tomorrow. There are two levels of University of Sydney Scholarships for School Leavers. Your application will automatically be considered for both.
- University of Sydney Merit Scholarship - $6,000 for normal full-time duration of degree (must maintain an excellent academic record throughout the tenure of the scholarship)
- University of Sydney Entry Scholarship - $6,000 for one year only
For more information see the University of Sydney Merit Scholarships page.