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)

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.

Australian Development Scholarships (ADS)

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

Dr Abdul Kalam International Scholarships

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.

Faculty of Architecture Dean's International Merit Scholarships

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.

Michael H. Rathgeber Scholarship (for residence at International House)

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.

Sydney Achievers International Scholarships

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.

Sydney Law School Foundation International Scholarships

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.

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Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Scholarship

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.

For more information, please visit the University of Sydney Sport Foundations' page and the Elite Athlete Program's page.

Sydney Scholars Program

The Sydney Scholars Program offers opportunities for Year 12 students who are commencing their studies to apply for scholarships and awarded in duration from one year, up to 5 years (combined degrees).

These prestigious scholarships will be offered to students who meet the selection criteria including an ATAR requirement of 95 and above. Please note if you are an international or New Zealand student, have completed an IB, and are applying for admission through UAC, you are eligible to apply.

For more information see the Sydney Scholars page.