Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Available Scholarships
  • RTP/UPA: recurring University-wide research scholarships for local students which are offered throughout the year.
  • Medical Scholarships: recurring scholarships usually offered at least once each year. Closing dates vary.
  • NHMRC Scholarships: this scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree. Internal closing date is 5pm 16 May 2018.
  • Current research scholarships: one-off scholarships often linked to specific research projects or awards funded by external organisations. Access the Research Scholarships Database and subscribe to the Weekly Research Scholarships Email Bulletin.
  • Specific research awards: scholarships offered in specific Faculties, Departments or Disciplines.
  • Grants-in-Aid: funding for short period of research overseas.
  • Postgraduate Research Support Scheme: funding for currently enrolled students.
  • Overseas Scholarships: University of Sydney Travelling Scholarships, Fulbright Scholarships, Rhodes Scholars, and more.
News Items
  • Careers workshops for postgraduate research students are run by the University of Sydney Careers Centre. For further information and to register, please visit the Careers Centre website.
Applying for admission into a research degree

Application for admission into a postgraduate research degree is separate to applying for a research scholarship. To apply for a postgraduate research degree at the University of Sydney, go to the Future Students site.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship provides eligible Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students with an entitlement to be exempt from paying a student contribution. For further information, visit the Research Training Scheme site.

International Students

Information on postgraduate scholarships available to international students is available here.


National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2019

The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Masters Degree).

It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

The University has an internal review process. Internal closing date is 5pm 16 May 2018.

Please read the Submission Guideline prior commencing an application in RGMS.