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Prizes and Bursaries


Postgraduate Research scholarships


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework scholarships

University of Sydney scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students

External Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students


William McIlrath Rural Scholarship

The William McIlrath Rural Scholarship is available for commencing students from remote or very remote areas of New South Wales. These students are identified by the residential postcode or address used within the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area classification system.

The scholarships are awarded to recipients who have enrolled in a University of Sydney undergraduate degree or combined degree (including a combined law degree) in the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology or the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment. Recipients are not permitted to undertake majors in the areas of (a) History and Philosophy of Science or (b) Philosophy.

To apply, follow this link

The Defence University Sponsorship

The Defence University Sponsorship is the perfect way to make university life more manageable and provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in your degree. The sponsorship is available to undergraduate or graduate students studying an accredited degree at any recognised university in Australia. As a sponsored student you will receive a salary to study, your HELP and student fees covered from when sponsorship starts and many other benefits. For more information please visit the Defence University Sponsorship website.

Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarships

Walter and Eliza Hall were active philanthropists during their life together. Following her husband’s death Eliza set up a million pound charitable trust in 1912 calling it the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust, as a means of assisting those in need. Since that time the Trust has helped thousands of Australians to reach their full potential as a result of the Trust’s support and encouragement.

The Trust has made four scholarships of one year duration, available each year, to Australian citizens who are students at The University of Sydney. One scholarship per year is available to a student within the Sydney Nursing School. Two scholarships per year are available for students within the University of Sydney Faculty of Education and Social Work including one specifically for a student studying special needs. These scholarships require the applicant to have already completed at least 48 credit points of study. A further scholarship is available for a student with a physical disability enrolled in any faculty at the University of Sydney. This applicant can be a commencing or a continuing student.

Scholarships are valued at $6,000 for one year paid in semester amounts of $3,000.

Successful candidates will be required to submit a one page report toward the end of the scholarship stating how the scholarship funds have been used and how the funds have assisted the study progress of the candidate.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants will have good academic standing with an appropriate background for the scholarship being applied for.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship through evidence of Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance or other payments from the Department of Human Services.

How to apply: Applications for the 2016 Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarships are now closed.