Scholarships for Overseas Study

The opportunities listed below are generally for domestic students who wish to undertake research studies abroad. Prospective applicants should also inquire directly with the institutions and consulates of the countries in which they intend to study. Your lecturers and supervisors may also have suggestions as to places of study appropriate to your area of study.


University of Sydney Travelling Scholarships

Applications for 2014 are now closed. Applications for 2015 will open in mid-March 2015.

Travelling Scholarships are intended to fund graduates or graduands of the University of Sydney to enrol in and complete a higher degree at an overseas institution.

Applicants for the Travelling Scholarships must have completed their enrolment for the final year of their final undergraduate degree, not more than four years ago.

The proposed course of study overseas must be related to at least one of the applicant's undergraduate degrees.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Documents:

  • 2014 Information Document PDF
  • 2014 Referee request PDF
  • Frequently Asked Questions PDF


Students who are currently undertaking a postgraduate research degree at the University of Sydney and wish to apply for funding to undertake a period of research overseas as part of their Sydney degree, should apply instead for a Grant-in-Aid.


Other Overseas Scholarships

The opportunities listed below are some of the prominent schemes available to undertake research overseas. Overseas Scholarships are administered by external organisations. Questions related to these scholarships must be directed to respective organisations via their websites.

Australia to US Fellowships

Each year, the American Australian Association awards individual Fellowships of up to US$40,000 for advanced study in the United States. The Association awards Fellowships at the graduate (Masters, PhD or post-doctoral) level.

The fields of study supported are: Business, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Sciences, Sustainability, Technology. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia. Fellowships are for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.

See the Association's website at https://www.americanaustralian.org/australian_to_usa_apps/ for further information.

Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW)

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW) offers a range of scholarship for study overseas. Awards are made both by the national AFGW Inc and by the State and Territory Associations (STAs) that comprise the Federation.

  • AFUW-NSW: The Tempe Mann Scholarship
    This scholarship is open to women enrolled as research masters or doctoral degree students at the University of Sydney, or have a first degree or masters from the University of Sydney and are enrolled for a doctorate at another university within NSW. The Scholarship is awarded to a woman to undertake a short period of advanced research or coursework in any field, at an overseas university or equivalent organisation. Please refer to the AFGW-NSW website (below) for further information.

National website: http://www.afgw.org.au/
New South Wales website: http://www.afgwnsw.org.au/

Cambridge Australia Scholarships

In collaboration with the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Cambridge Australia Scholarships awards up to ten PhD scholarships and a number of Masters degree half-scholarships each year.

All applications for both a place and a scholarship must be made through the Board of Graduate Studies at the University of Cambridge. Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Further information can be found on the Cambridge Australia Scholarships website at http://www.cambridgeaustralia.org.au/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx.

Charlie Perkins Scholarships (for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students)

Each year, the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers two scholarships for Indigenous postgraduate students to study for up to three years at either Cambridge or Oxford universities.

Further information can be found on the Trust's website at http://www.perkinstrust.com.au/scholarships.html.

Cite International des Arts

Paris residency for artists to work, to discuss and exchange ideas.
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/power/about/paris_residency.shtml

Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship Plan (CSFP) UK

Information on the Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship Plan (CSFP) UK can be found at the Commonwealth Scholarships website at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developed-cw/.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission has decided that the CSFP scholarships will not be available to Australian citizens in 2014.

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is the nominating agency for Australian applicants.

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
GPO Box 9880
Canberra ACT 2601
Email:
Website: http://www.deewr.gov.au

DAAD Scholarships and Funding Programs for Australia

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint organisation of the German institutions of higher education. The purpose of the DAAD is to promote relations between these German institutions and higher education institutions abroad, primarily through the exchange of students, academics and scientists.

The DAAD is Germany's largest scholarship-awarding organisation and runs several programs to support academic exchange between Germany and all parts of the world. These programs range from short-term exchanges for research or teaching purposes to doctoral scholarships lasting several years. The scholarships offered by the DAAD are awarded to younger university graduates from all academic disciplines as well as from the fields of music and art. Support is also available for young academics and scientists, university teachers and groups completing study visits under the guidance of a university teacher. This support is largely financed from public funds made available by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Applicants are generally expected to be Australian nationals; foreign nationals may be eligible if they are permanent residents of Australia. Temporary residents need to prove that they have been long-term residents of Australia for at least six years and that they intend to remain in Australia for the foreseeable future.

Further information is available from DAAD’s Sydney website at http://ic.daad.de/sydney/scholarship.htm.

Endeavour Awards

The Australian Government Department of Education administers the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships offer support to Australians to undertake study, research or professional development in a participating country or region.

The Categories available for Australian applicants are:

  • Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award: for long-term research (1 - 2 years) towards and Australian PhD or postdoctoral research
  • Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship: for long-term study/research towards an Australian Masters or PhD. Duration is up to 2 years (6 - 12 months study + 2 - 12 months optional internship).
  • Endeavour Research Fellowships (including Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong and Australia India Education Council Research Fellowships): for short-term research (4 - 6 months) towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research.
  • Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians: for short-term research (4 - 6 months) towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research.

Further information and the online application system can be accessed from the Endeavour website.

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships to Harvard University

Frank Knox Fellowships are available to enable up to three (3) students from Australia to undertake postgraduate study in any field at Harvard University. Applicants must be Australian citizens who normally reside in Australia, and have completed or be completing a degree at an Australian university.

Admission to a graduate or professional School is a prior condition of the award of a Frank Knox Fellowship. Although applicants do not need to have been accepted by the Fellowship closing date, it is vital for the applicant to file an admission application directly with the Harvard Graduate School of his/her choice.

Information on the scheme can be found on the Harvard University website at http://frankknox.harvard.edu/australia.

Applications open in the second half of the year, and current University of Sydney students should submit their application via the University's selection process, which normally closes in November.

Persons who have already graduated from the University of Sydney, may submit their application directly to the Knox committee office at Harvard University.

Internal Closing Date: 14 November 2014

Fulbright Scholarships

For information on the Australian American Fulbright Commission (AAFC) Fulbright Scholarships, please visit the link below.
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/fulbright.shtml

Gowrie Scholarship Trust Fund Research Scholarship

In accordance with the Trust Deed, Gowrie Scholarhips will be awarded to members of the Forces and children of members of the Forces, including, in the discretion of the Trustees, grandchildren or other lineal descendants of such members. The scholarship value is $5,000 for one year in the first instance. Successful applicants are required to apply again if they are seeking funding for a second year.

The Gowrie Scholarships are now managed by the ANU. Please see their website for further information. Applications close at the end of October each year.

John Monash Scholarships

The General Sir John Monash Foundation offers up to eight Scholarships per year for postgraduate study at a non-Australian university. The Foundation’s objective is to select and support exemplary graduates who will become leaders in their fields and will make a significant contribution to their field and to Australia’s future.

The Foundation supports postgraduate study programmes in any field, at either Doctoral or Masters level. The University selected by the applicant should be a leader in the field, outside of Australia.

Only Australian citizens graduating from Australian universities are eligible to apply.

See the Foundation's website at http://monashawards.org/award-application/ for further information.

Lionel Murphy Postgraduate Scholarship

A number of Australian and overseas postgraduate scholarships are awarded annually by the Lionel Murphy Foundation Endowment.

Applicants should have completed, or be about to complete, an undergraduate degree in science, law or legal studies, or other appropriate discipline from an Australian tertiary institution, and intend to pursue a postgraduate degree in science, law or legal studies, or other appropriate discipline.

The scholarships are tenable at any Australian or overseas tertiary institution for one year only and are currently valued up to $40,000 each per annum.

Applicants must be Australian citizens, or permanent residents who have been granted permanent residency by 31 October of the year prior to this application AND in the case of permanent residents, have lived in Australia continuously for the previous 12 months.

Further information is available at http://lionelmurphy.anu.edu.au/postgraduate_scholarships.htm.

Oxford Australia Scholarship Fund

The Oxford Australia Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 by donations from Australian Oxford graduates. Since 1998, the fund has supported sixty-eight Australian scholars reading at the University of Oxford.

The Oxford Australia Scholarship Fund provides partial support for up to eight young Australians each year to study at Oxford University. Applications are welcome from Australian graduates who wish to further their studies with a post graduate or second Bachelor degree at Oxford University.

Further information can be found at http://rsc.anu.edu.au/~oxford/.

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering

The Menzies Foundation in co-operation with the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust (UK) offers a postgraduate scholarship in engineering for tenure at universities in the UK.

Candidates must be Australian citizens and have been resident in Australia for at least 5 of the past 10 years. At the time of application, candidates should have at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Engineering, normally from an Australian University.

Further information on this scholarship can be found at http://menziesfoundation.org.au/scholarships/scholarships.html.

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law

The Menzies Foundation in Australia, the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust in London with the support of the Australian Government DEEWR, offers Australian postgraduate students a scholarship in Law, tenable in the UK.

Candidates must be Australian citizens and have been resident in Australia for at least 5 of the past 10 years. At the time of application, candidates should have at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Law, normally from an Australian University.

Further information on this scholarship can be found at http://menziesfoundation.org.au/scholarships/scholarships.html.

Roberta Sykes Scholarships

The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation offers scholarships for Indigenous postgraduate students wishing to undertake studies at overseas universities.

Further information is available at http://www.robertasykesfoundation.com.au/.

Rhodes Scholarships for Australia

These scholarships enable outstanding students - chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service - to study at the University of Oxford.
Website: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/page/australia

Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program

The Taiwan Scholarships are offered to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree studies in Taiwan. Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Huayu Enrichment Scholarships (HES) are offered to encourage international students to undertake Huayu courses in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

For further information see https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/engindex.html.

University of Sydney Exchange Programs

The University of Sydney offers overseas exchange programs for current students.
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/current_students/student_exchange/index.shtml


Useful Links

For information on student travel grants for short-term periods of research overseas, please refer to the Grants-in-Aid section of this website.

For information on direct research support to aid overseas research for current research students, please refer to the Postgraduate Research Support Scheme section of this website.