Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Scholarships

Faculty Scholarships

School of Languages and Cultures

School of Literature, Art and Media

School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry

School of Social and Political Sciences

Sydney School of Education and Social Work

School of Economics

Sydney College of the Arts


Faculty Scholarships

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences International Exchange Scholarships

Background:

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences International Exchange Scholarships scheme assists students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs with travel, insurance, living and other costs associated with studying overseas for one semester, on an approved program.

Open to: Open to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree programs offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and
  Open to students who intend to study overseas on formal University of Sydney Exchange Programs.
  Scholarships cannot be awarded more than once to the same student.
  A student applying for a scholarship must be enrolled at the overseas institution for a minimum of one semester and will normally be expected to enrol full-time (i.e. the equivalent of 24 credit points in a semester)
  There must be sufficient room within the applicant’s degree to undertake a period of exchange and still complete the compulsory requirements of the degree.
Value: $1,000
Duration:  One semester
Open Date:  TBC
Close Date: TBC
Conditions:  Read more

Bachelor of International and Global Studies Travelling Scholarship

Background:

This scholarship assists students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies (or Bachelor of Global Studies) degree undertake a semester of full-time study overseas.

Open to: Open to students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies or Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of Laws who are available to travel overseas in Semester 2, 2018.
  Open to domestic or international students who first enrolled in the Bachelor of International & Global Studies or Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of Laws, and are enrolled in one of these programs in the year in which they undertake the overseas study.
  Open to students selected by the University of Sydney for a student exchange of one or two semesters duration at any of the partner institutions available through the University of Sydney Exchange program, where studies at the exchange institution may be credited to the Bachelor of International and Global Studies or
  Approved by the Director of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for study:
 
  • of one or two semesters duration at an overseas tertiary institution, where studies at the overseas institution may be credited to the Bachelor of International & Global Studies, with the exception that the overseas institution must not be in the home country of an international student
  • in an alternative academic program - for example, the Asia Pacific Field School - to be credited to the Bachelor of International & Global Studies, with the exception that the overseas institution must not be in the home country of an international student.
Value: $2,000
Duration:  One semester
Open Date:  April
Close Date: April
Conditions:  Read more

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Future Leaders Scholarship Scheme

Background:

The scholarship is established to both reward and invest in the particular student's exceptional talent and dedication to the public good.

Open to: Both domestic and international  students enrolled full-time in undergraduate study within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney
  Students in the 2nd and 3rd years of their degree studies
Value: $6,000
Duration:  Tenable for 1 year only
Open Date:  January 2019
Close Date: March 2019

The Gwen & David Moore Aboriginal Scholarship

Background:

The Gwen & David Moore Aboriginal Scholarship was established in 2015 and is funded by a trust established under the will of David Rainsford Moore. The scheme was established to assist persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to enable them to undertake tertiary studies aplicable to their heritage.

Open to: Students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who are enrolled full-time in undergraduate study within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must be enrolled in units of study towards a major in one of the following areas:
 
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • History, or
  • Sociology.
  with a focus on Pre-History.
Value: $25,000
Duration:  Tenable for up to 4 years
Open Date:  TBC
Close Date: TBC

United States Studies Centre Travel Support Scheme - Honours

Background:

The United States Studies Centre Travel Support Scheme - Honours was established to assist students with travel costs to conduct research whilst enrolled in the American Studies Honours program at the University of Sydney.

 

This Scholarship is intended to support travel costs related to student's travel to archives, special collections and/or research institutes relevant to the advancement of the student’s research.

 

This Scholarship is funded by the United States Studies Centre.

Open to: Applicants must be enrolled full time in the Honours year of their Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and be specialising in American Studies at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must provide a proposed budget of how the Scholarship funds will be used and will assist in the advancement of their research.
Value: $2,500 per annum
Duration:  One off payment after the census date of the relevant semester.
Open Date:  March
Close Date: March
Conditions:  Read more

The Sandra Cadwallader Indigenous Economics Scholarships

Background:

Established in 2018, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Peter and Sandra Cadwallader to support Indigenous undergraduate students undertaking a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney.

Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Value and Duration: 1. The Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per annum and is tenable for the duration of the Bachelor of Economics.
   2. The Scholarship may be extended for an additional year if the student elects to complete a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) year.
   3. The value of the Scholarship will cover the following costs:
 
  • a. up to $10,000 per annum towards University course fees (this will be paid direct to the University),
 
  • b. up to $25,000 per annum towards on campus accommodation costs (this will be paid direct to the accommodation centre),
 
  • c. up to $10,000 per annum towards the successful recipients living expenses (this will be paid in two instalments after the census date of each semester), and
 
  • d. up to $5,000 per annum towards 3.a, 3.b or 3.c as determined by the University.
   4. If the successful recipient decides not to live in on campus accommodation the University may:
 
  • a. pay these funds to the student to assist with alternate accommodation costs and/or their living expenses, and/or
 
  • b. apply these funds to award another applicant a scholarship.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date: 1 December 2018 at 11:59pm


School of Languages and Cultures

The Emilie M. Schweitzer Honours Scholarship in French and Francophone Studies and Germanic Studies

Background:

Established in 2010, this Scholarship has been generously bequeathed by Emilie Marguerite Schweitzer to the Department of French and Francophone Studies and the Department of Germanic Studies to support students studying Honours in French and/or German.

Open to: Applicants must be completing or have completed an undergraduate degree.
  Applicants must be intending to enrol full time in French and Francophone Studies or Germanic Studies at Honours level at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must have received a weighted average mark (WAM) of 70 or above in previous tertiary studies.
  Applicants must have received an average of 70% in senior units in French and Francophone Studies and/or Germanic Studies.
Value: $5,000
Duration:  1 year
Open Date:  Februray
Close Date: March
Conditions:  Read more

John Rector Scholarship in Jewish Studies

Background:

The John Rector Scholarship in Jewish Studies supports students studying or researching in Jewish Studies at The University of Sydney.

Open to: Candidates must be enrolled at Honours, Masters or PhD level in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies.
Value: $3,000
Duration:  1 year
Open Date:  TBC
Close Date: TBC
Conditions:  Read more

The Judith Russell Ryan Scholarships in fond remembrance of Signora Tedeschi

Background:

Established in 2015, this scholarship has been generously donated by Ms Judith Russell Ryan in fond remembrance of Signora Tedeschi to assist students enrolled in Italian Honours.

Open to: Applicants must be enrolled in Italian Honours at the University of Sydney.
Value: $2,500
Duration:  One year only
Open Date:  November
Close Date: November
Conditions:  Read more

Order of AHEPA (Australian Hellenic Education Progressive Association) Scholarship in Modern Greek

Background:

The Order of AHEPA Scholarship assists students who progress to senior units of study in Modern Greek.

Open to: Awarded on merit to students enrolled in junior units of study in Modern Greek who in the previous year showed the greatest proficiency at the Higher School Certificate for Modern Greek Continuers or Extension.
  Recipients must proceed onto senior units of study in Modern Greek.
Value: Varies based on funding
Duration:  Tenable for 1 year
Open Date:  No application required
Conditions:  Read more

The T M Hsiao Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1992, this Scholarship has been donated by the family of the late Mr. Hsiao Tsung-mou, formerly the general manager of the World Book Company, Taiwan.

 

This Scholarship is to assist students to undertake advanced training at a Chinese University and/or to collect research material in China or Taiwan for their Honours thesis.

 

 A successful recipient who undertakes a relevant course of study at a Chinese or Taiwanese University, may apply for credit towards their degree at the University of Sydney.

Open to: Applicants must have completed a major in Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must provide evidence of intent to proceed to Honours in Chinese Studies.
Value: $1,500
Duration:  Six months only
Open Date:  March
Close Date: March
Conditions:  Read more

The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary

Background: Established in 1997, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Professor John Wong to assist students studying Chinese at the University of Sydney to travel to China to extend their experience of the language.
Open to: Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Sydney in Chinese Studies.
  Applicants must be intending to travel to China and where possible spend some time in Hong Kong, for the purpose of exposure to Chinese culture and improving their knowledge of the Chinese language.
  Applicants are expected to undertake a course of study at a Chinese university.
Value: $1,000
Duration: Six months only
Open Date: March
Close Date: March
Conditions: Read more

The Chinese Studies Alumni Bursary

Background: Established in 2006, this Scholarship has been generously donated by alumni of the Department of Chinese Studies to assist students studying Chinese at the University of Sydney to undertake a period of approved in-country study, preferably through the University of Sydney exchange program.
Open to: Applicants from the University of Sydney must:
  I. be enrolled at the University of Sydney in a Chinese Studies major or Honours in Chinese Studies, and
  II. undertake an approved period of study in China or Taiwan in Chinese.
  Applicants from a Chinese partner university must:
  I. be enrolled at a Chinese partner university, and
  II. undertake units in Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney through an approved exchange agreement.
Value: $1,000
Duration: One year only
Open Date: March
Close Date: March
Conditions: Read more

PD Jack Prize

Background:

Established in 2014, this Scholarship has been donated by the Estate of the late Phillip David Jack to assist undergraduate student(s) studying Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Sydney.

Open to:

Applicants must be:

   I.   enrolled in an Arabic Language and Cultures major at the University of Sydney,

   II.   a full time student in the second year of their undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney,

   III.  enrolled in at least one Arabic Language or Culture unit in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Sydney, and

   IV.  intending to enrol in at least one more unit in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures.

  Applicants must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 75 in Arabic Language or Cultures units and a WAM of 70 for all other units.
  Applicants who currently hold a primary scholarship valued at $6,000 per annum or more are not eligible for this Scholarship.
Value: Academic tuition fees for one senior unit of study
Duration:  Six months only
Open Date:  February
Close Date: March
Conditions:  Read more

The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and / or Byzantine Studies

Background: The scholarship was established in 2018 by a gift from Mr Nicholas Politis, AM.
  The Politis Family Scholarship provides financial support to students undertaking Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney.
Open to:

To be considered eligible for the Scholarship, students must:

I. be currently enrolled in senior undergraduate (any year of study except first year) or masters level study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and
II. be studying in an area of Modern Greek and / or Byzantine Studies (including Medieval period studies).

  Honours students enrolled in the Modern Greek Honours program will also be considered.
Value: $2,000
Duration: One off payment
Open Date: APPLY NOW
Close Date: 31 July 2018 at 11:59pm
Conditions: Read more


School of Literature, Art and Media

James Strong-Dymocks Scholarship for Australian Literature

Background:

The James Strong-Dymocks Scholarships for Australian Literature supports undergraduate students studying an Australian Literature major.

Open to: Candidates must be enrolled full-time; and be undertaking a major in Australian Literature.
Value: $26,255
Duration:  Tenable for 3 years
Open Date:  No application required
Conditions:  Read more

Frank McDonald Memorial Fund

Background:

Established in 2013, this scholarship has been established from funds donated by James O.Fairfax, to assist students to travel within and beyond Australia to sites, collections and archives that will present unique and transformational opportunities for research.

Open to: 1. Applicants must be an undergraduate student at the University of Sydney.
   2. Applicants must be enrolled in the Department of Art History, Fieldwork Unit of Study ARHT3672: Art and the City.
  3. Applicants must travel within and/or beyond Australia to sites, collections and archives that will present unique and transformational opportunities for research.
Value and Duration: The Scholarship is valued at $3000 and is tenable for one year only.
  The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment.
Further Information Terms and Conditions

The John Schaeffer Fund for Nineteenth-Century Art (Fieldwork)

Background:

Established in 2018, thanks to the generosity of John Schaeffer AO, this Scholarship is designed to support undergraduate students studying Art History at the University of Sydney and by assisting them with costs of art history fieldwork and study tours.

Open to: Applicants must be enrolled in ARTH3672 Art and the City or equivalent undergraduate fieldwork course, at the University of Sydney.
Value: $1,500 which will be paid in a single instalment after the census date.
Open Date:  TBC
Close Date:  TBC
Conditions:  Read more


School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History

Background:

Established in 2015, this Scholarship is to provide assistance to undergraduate students studying history at the University of Sydney.

Open to: Applicants must be commencing a degree for the first time at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must have an unconditional offer or be enrolled full-time in a Bachelors degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and majoring in History.
 

 Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they meet at least one of the below criteria:

I. from a low socio-economic background,
II. live in a regional or rural area, or
III. identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Value: $5,000 per annum
Duration:  Normal full-time duration of the Bachelor’s degree, up to 3 years
Open Date: APPLY NOW
Close Date: 31 July 2018 at 11:59pm
Conditions:  Read more


School of Social and Political Sciences

The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Political Economy

Background:

Established in 2015, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Ms Mary Henderson to support commencing students studying Political Economy.

Open to: Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.
  Applicants must be commencing their first year of a Political Economy degree at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must have a Commonwealth Supported Place for their degree.
  Applicants must be enrolled full time.
  Applicants must demonstrate at least one of the following:
   I.    carer responsibilities,
II.   Indigenous Australian,
III.  long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse,
IV.   refugee status,
V.    regional or remote disadvantage, or
VI.   sole parent responsibilities.
Value: $8,000 per annum
Duration:  3 years (4 years if Honours in Political Economy is undertaken)
Open Date: March
Close Date: May
Conditions: Read more


Sydney School of Education and Social Work

Lee Moskal Memorial Grant Scholarship

Background:

The purpose of this scholarship(s) is to encourage the adoption of resilience practices in the community in support for young adults in the age range 21-30 years.

Open to: Open to candidates commencing first year, full time student enrolled in the Political Economy major.
  Students enrolled in Field Education I or Field Education II in one of the following degree programs:
 
  • Bachelor Social Work - currently enrolled in year 3 or 4;
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor Social Work - currently enrolled in year 4 or 5
Value: $5,000
Duration:  One-off payment
Open Date: TBC
Close Date: TBC

Romy Waterlow Fellowship Trust

Background:

This scholarship was established to enable counsellors in the area of HIV/AIDS to undertake education and training programs at the University of Sydney, or other relevant organisations.

Open to: Candidates with evidence of training program in the HIV/AIDS or related area;
  Candidates who can show how this training program will enhance work in the HIV/AIDS or related area;
  Candidates should have a Degree/Diploma in Social Welfare, Social Work or Psychology (transcripts to be provided)
  Candidates should have at least two years' experience working in HIV or a related field; and 
  A demonstrated commitment to ongoing work in the area of HIV and related areas.
Value: $5,000
Duration:  Tenable for 1 year only
Open Date: July
Close Date: August

Indigenous Scholarship in Social Work

Background: This Scholarship was established in 2018 to provide financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to become qualified social workers, equipped with skills they need to offer vital health care and support to their communities.
Open to: Applicants must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.
  Applicants must have an unconditional offer or be enrolled at the University of Sydney in one of the following:
I. Bachelor of Social Work,  
II. Master of Social Work (Qualifying), or 
III. Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services.
Value: $1,000 per annum
Duration: Full time duration of the degree
Open Date: APPLY NOW
Close Date: 27 July 2018 at 11:59pm
Conditions: Read more


School of Economics

The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Economic History

Background:

The Scholarship was established in 2017 by an annual donation from Mary A Henderson. The Scholarship aims to encourage students, particularly women to study economic history as part of their economic program.

Open to: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a Bachelor of Economics program within the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Students must have, or will in the semester the Scholarship is to be awarded for, enrol in Economic History units ECOS3024, ECON4103 or ECON4913.
  Applicants must have achieved an annual average mark (AAM) of at least 65 or above, at the time of application and should be able to demonstrate financial hardship.
  Applicants cannot have previously been awarded this Scholarship.
Value: $8,000
Duration:  1 year
Open Date:  September 2018
Close Date: September 2018
Conditions:  Read more

Sydney College of the Arts

Zelda Stedman Young Artist Scholarship

Background: This Scholarship has been established to assist the development of artists studying an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.
  The Scholarship is funded by a donation to the University of Sydney by Zelda Stedman.
Open to:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in the second or third year in an undergraduate degree in at least one of the following areas of study:
I. visual arts, or
II. fine arts.

  Applicants must be currently enrolled in interdisciplinary study in the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage.
  Applicants must not hold another Scholarship or Award from the University of Sydney.
Value: $6,000
Duration: 1 year
Open Date: April
Close Date: June
Conditions: Read more

Zelda Stedman Young Student Scholarship

Background: This Scholarship has been established to assist students who have been accepted into honours or higher degree studies in the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney.
  The Scholarship is funded by a donation to the University of Sydney by Zelda Stedman.
Open to:

Applicants must have been accepted or currently enrolled in least one of the following at the University of Sydney:
I. Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), or
II. Master of Fine Arts, or
III. Honours in Visual Arts.

  Applicants must not hold another Scholarship or Award from the University of Sydney.
Value: $6,000
Duration: 1 year
Open Date: April
Close Date: June
Conditions: Read more

The Jerome De Costa Memorial Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree Show Bursary

Background: This Scholarship has been established to assist students with the costs associated with the development and presentation of artwork for exhibit at the undergraduate degree show at the Sydney College of Art.
  The Scholarship is funded by a donation to the University of Sydney by the de Costa family in memory of Jerome de Costa whose enrolment at SCA was sadly prevented by his untimely death.
Open to:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in their third year of Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney.

 

Applicants must be completing their studio specialisation in the year of application.

 

Applicants must be planning to exhibit at the end of year undergraduate degree show. 

 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage.

Value: $3,000
Duration: 1 year
Open Date: April
Close Date: June
Conditions: Read more

The Jerome De Costa Memorial Awards

Background: This Scholarship has been established to assist students with the costs of art materials and books related to their studies.
  The Scholarship was donated to the University of Sydney by the de Costa family in memory of Jerome de Costa whose enrolment at SCA was sadly prevented by his untimely death.
Open to:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in their first or second year of Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney.

 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage.

Value: $1,000
Duration: 1 year
Open Date: 18 July 2018
Application Form: APPLY NOW
Close Date: 16 September at 11:59pm
Conditions: Read more