Postgraduate Research scholarships

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework scholarships

University of Sydney scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students

External Scholarships for current undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students

The Zonta Club of Northern Beaches Inc. Study Grant for Women

The Zonta Club of the Northern Beaches Inc. are seeking applications for a study grant from women who reside on the Northern Beaches, are experiencing hardship/financial difficulty and who are currently studying at a tertiary level.

The objective of the study grant is to provide Northern Beaches women with some funding so that they can achieve a successful outcome with their studies at a tertiary level.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must reside on the Northern Beaches
  • Must show evidence of hardship and financial difficulty
  • There must clear evidence of successful completion of twelve months of study in the current course of study

How to apply: Fill in the application form and return to:

Status of Women Committee
Zonta Club of Northern Beaches
PO Box 1088
Mona Vale NSW 2103

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 Expert Editor Scholarship Program

The Expert Editor Scholarship Program awards one scholarship each year to a high performing student in Australia that intends to make a positive impact to the country’s future.

Eligibility: You must be the a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an accredited university in Australia and an Australian citizen, or permanent resident.

How to apply: Students must outline in 200 words or less how they intend to make positive change to Australia after finishing their university degree. Students must detail their current degree and how it relates to their future career plans.

As an editing company, we value high quality writing, and we will look kindly upon well written entries that are free of grammatical errors. Further information can be found on

Submit your entry to and include your name, university and contact details.

Funding Value: The Expert Editor will award $1500 to the most outstanding student. We request that the money be used for educational purposes, such as tuition, textbooks or accommodation.

Closing date: 14 November 2014

Scholarship for Students of Asean Decent

The Regeneration Center of Thailand is offers an annual scholarship to all students of South East Asian "ASEAN" decent to help in the furthering of their educational goals.

The value of the 2014 cash scholarship award of $1500 AUD

ASEAN Countries Include:
Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore

How to Apply: It is required that candidates submit their intent via a thoughtful, well-crafted short essay of 500 - 1,000 words or less. Further information including the submission rules can be found on

Closing Date: 31 December 2014

Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders 2014

In recognition of the contribution made by the former McDonald’s Corporation CEO, Charlie Bell, a scholarship for future leaders has been created in his name.

Charlie commenced his career as a crew person with McDonald’s Kingsford in 1976 at the age of 15 and quickly progressed through the ranks, becoming Australia’s youngest restaurant manager at the age of 19. He was appointed Managing Director of McDonald’s Australia in 1993 and then ultimately President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation in April 2004 at the age of 43.

Award Value: up to $15,000 to be used towards tuition fees for undergraduate or post graduate study.

How to Apply: Please visit to learn more about eligibility and how to apply.

All short-listed applicants will be presented with an opportunity to participate in a leadership program, facilitated by DDI Asia Pacific, focused on the fundamentals of leadership, how to better motivate people and provide feedback and the personal attributes that can enable or derail leaders.

Closing date: 27 October 2014

The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT)

AVCAT’s aim is to help the children and grandchildren of ex-servicemen and women to a better future through higher education. Through the help of our generous donors, AVCAT administers scholarships to the children of those who have served our country in peace and war in the Australian Army, Navy and Airforce. Our recipients come from all over Australia and study an enormous variety of courses.

At present AVCAT is helping around 180 children with the costs of study. We administer about 70 scholarships a year for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as well as various ex-service organisations (including RSL and Legacy).

Funding Value: Scholarships are generally paid for three years and are between $3,000 and $4,000 per year

Eligibility: Scholarship selection is open to children and in some cases grandchildren of a veteran and is based on need and merit. Applicants can be high-school leavers starting university or current university students and eligible for Youth Allowance hence studying full time.

How to Apply: Please visit the AVCAT website directly to learn how to apply:

Closing Date: 31 October 2014

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority Postgraduate and Honours Scholarships

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) is accepting applications for PhD, Masters and Honours scholarships to commence in 2015.

AGWA’s commitment to academic scholarships is one way in which it supports a competitive Australian wine sector across the whole value chain, ‘from vine to glass. The scholarships aim to attract postgraduate students to study in wine- and viticulture-related fields.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, the quality of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae and the likelihood of the applicant’s ongoing involvement and contribution to the Australian wine sector.

AGWA offers supplementary or full scholarships, with strong preference given to students who receive an APA or equivalent scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants are advised to consult AGWA’s (formerly GWRDC) Strategic Research, Development and Extension Plan 2012–17 and the Guidelines for PhD, Masters and Honours Applications when developing their applications.

Application queries should be directed to .

Closing Date: 7 November 2014

Sugar Research Institute Scholarship

The Sugar Research Institute Scholarship (SRIS) aims to encourage the participation of high calibre students in the Australian sugar industry.

Eligibility: Funding is available for undergraduate students undertaking an engineering and /or technical degree at an Australian university or tertiary institution. Applicants must demonstrate academic performance and be able to undertake three periods of work placement over an 18 month period (12 weeks in total) during semester breaks.

Applicants must also:

  • A penultimate year student undertaking an engineering and/or technical degree at an Australian university or tertiary institution
  • Able to undertake three periods of work placement over an 18 month period (12 weeks in total) during semester breaks
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanet resident

Award Amount: $7,500 (paid in three instalments of $2,500)

How to Apply: Please visit the Sugar Research Institute website for further information on how to apply and where to find the application form.

Closing Date: 20 March 2015

AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship

The AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship is awarded to outstanding Indigenous students undertaking engineering
and other mining-related degrees, who aspire to work with BHP Billiton and to one day become leaders in the

The scholarship covers the cost of tertiary residential college accommodation and some other educational expenses,
and offers ongoing professional development and career support from AIEF and BHP Billiton.

Students part way through their undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • Be an Australian resident
  • Be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and able to provide supporting evidence of this;
  • Be enrolled full-time to study an eligible degree at an Australian university or applying to enrol full-time at an
    Australian university, having selected an eligible degree as a first preference;
  • Demonstrate strong academic achievement and potential;
  • Not be in receipt of any other scholarship, cadetship or similar support;
  • Be enthusiastic about a career in the mining industry, and more specifically with BHP Billiton; and
  • Be willing to apply for and participate in the BHP Billiton Iron Ore Undergraduate Program and the BHP Billiton
    Graduate Program in Perth or the Pilbara, Western Australia

Funding Value: The cost of residential accommodation,
compulsory fees, meals and other expenses at a tertiary residential college of your choice, up to a maximum of $22,000 per annum, paid directly to the college; and An annual stipend of up to $2,000 per annum for text books and other materials, or other education-related expenses; and A living allowance of up to $6,000 per annum.

How to Apply: Please visit the AIEF website to learn how to apply.

Closing Date: 7 November 2014

Dean’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Undergraduate Scholarship

This Scholarship will be awarded to 2 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students who are commencing the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The scholarship will be awarded based on both academic achievement and a 1 page personal statement that describes leadership experience, future career goals and reason for choice of degree.

Eligibility: Applications are opened to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders only. Students must commence their studies in the next academic year.

Amount Awarded: The scholarship is valued at $6,000 in a one off payment.

Application Guide: Further information and the Application Form can be obtained from

Applications are to be sent to

Closing Date: 3 March 2015

Summer Scholarship in Geosciences - “A geographical analysis of the disaster risk of antibiotic resistance”

A full-time summer scholarship is available for a fixed period of 12 weeks for a suitably qualified candidate with a good relevant undergrad track record in Science with a general focus at Advanced level in Geoscience (and ideally, biology). The project is to investigate the geography of the emerging disaster threat of antibiotic resistance.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a WAM of 70 or above and demonstrated achievement in Advanced study mode across a variety of Geoscience and Biological science units relevant to the project area (including in natural hazards). Achievement in Geosciences at a significant level (demonstrated for example by the award of prizes) is highly desirable). Demonstrated capacity at advanced level in natural hazards including the use of GIS mapping a must. A particular interest in the field of natural hazards, disaster risk, biological systems, human health, genetics and GIS is preferred. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.

Funding Value: The scholarship is valued at $466 per week (tax exempt) and is available for a fixed period of 12 weeks, subject to satisfactory progress. Start date to be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Application Guide: Further information can be obtained from Associate Professor Dale Dominey-Howes, School of Geosciences (F09), The University of Sydney NSW 2006.


Applications should be sent direct to Associate Professor Dale Dominey-Howes at the above address and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of two referees.

Closing Date: 31 October 2014