Sydney Scholars Awards

Billy Kovanis

“My scholarship enables me to focus on things that I find important. I love being able to manage all of my diverse involvements, ranging from my study to organising events for student societies.” Billy, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) Sydney Business School

The Sydney Scholars Awards offers Year 12 students commencing their studies in 2019 the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $10,000 per year in value and awarded in duration from one year, up to 5 years (including combined undergraduate degrees).

These prestigious scholarships will be offered to students who meet the selection criteria including an ATAR requirement of 95 and above. Students applying to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney College of Arts require an ATAR of 90 or above. If you are an international student, have recently completed an International Baccalaureate or educational award equivalent to the HSC, and are applying for admission through UAC, you are also eligible to apply.

For domestic students (including New Zealand citizens), if you receive an ATAR of 99.90 you will automatically be awarded a scholarship worth $10,000 for the duration of your undergraduate degree.

To be considered for a range of faculty scholarships, please see faculty scholarships for more details.

For Sydney Scholars Awards, you will need to complete an online application form and upload your most recent school report.

Provision for a personal statement will be included in the online application. We suggest that you complete a draft first and then cut and paste your final answers into the text boxes provided. Please note there is a 1000 character limit on each text box (approximately 150-200 words). Strict character limits apply.

Sydney Scholars Awards also supports students with excellent academic ability who have faced significant challenges, such as financial, medical or disability issues, have refugee status or live in a rural area. To be eligible you will need to apply for a Sydney Scholars Award on hardship grounds. You will also need to submit a separate equity scholarship application to UAC. The University will link your Sydney Scholars Awards application to your UAC application for assessment purposes. Selection criteria will be on the basis of equity and a broader level of academic ability. Eligible applicants meeting the selection criteria will be considered in mid-January, and scholarship offers will be sent via UAC.

For more hints and tips and information on the application process, please see our how to apply guide.

Dates to Remember:

1 August, 2018 Applications Open
28 September, 2018 Applications Close
Late-November 2018 Conditional Offers Issued - Except for Scholarships on Hardship Grounds and Accommodation Scholarships
Mid-December Firm Scholarship Offers Issued - Except for Sydney Scholars Awards on Hardship Grounds
Mid-January Firm Scholarship Offers for Sydney Scholars Awards on Hardship Grounds Issued