Scholarships Available for Year 12 Students

Our aim is to help you achieve your goals at the University of Sydney and scholarships are just one way we can support you during your studies. The Scholarships below are available for current school leavers only. Non-school leavers should search for scholarship opportunities listed under current students.

If you are considering taking a gap year or you are currently on a gap year, please see our gap year students website page for more information.

Sydney Scholars Awards
Merit students

These scholarships are awarded based on a combination of school examination results, including ATAR or equivalent, and other achievements that show qualities such as leadership, creativity, self-motivation and communication skills.

Applications have closed

Equity Scholarships
Equity Scholarships

These are for students with academic ability and who have experienced financial or other disadvantages that may have affected their studies. You can be considered for all Equity Scholarships at the University of Sydney by submitting one application via UAC.

Applications are now open

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student

The University and Australian Government offer numerous scholarship and financial assistance programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Applications are open all year round.

International students
International students

There are many scholarships open to international students. If you are an international student applying through UAC for admission to the University of Sydney, you can apply for the Sydney Scholars Awards. For other scholarships available to international undergraduate students see Undergraduate Scholarships.

Applications are open all year round.

E12 students
E12 student

If you are studying at a high school that has been identified by the government as 'low socio-economic' or are experiencing financial hardship, you could be eligible for the E12 early offer scheme. You could also be eligible for the Equity Scholarships which require a separate application through UAC.

If you are successful in securing an E12 unconditional offer, it is possible to retain the E12 scholarship and place if you decide to defer for one year. You will need to defer your place formally through the appropriate process, and deferral can be for a maximum of one year.

For general enquiries, please call our Helpline on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)

Applications for the E12 scholarship can now be made through UAC

Top Faculty Scholarships
Top Faculty Scholarship

Many faculties offer their own scholarships. You can find a list of the Top Faculty Scholarships and Faculty Contacts here