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

Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship

The Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship recognises and honours the work of John Bradfield. It aims to encourage academic excellence and creativity in first and second year undergraduate students in studies related to urbanism.


  1. The scholarship is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia and/or international students enrolled at the University of Sydney, at the time of application, undertaking first year or second year undergraduate degree studies with a Weighted Average Mark at or above distinction (75%) level.
  2. Students must be studying disciplines related to urbanism including, without limitation, urban development, urban planning, urban design, project finance, project/facilities management or engineering AND be enrolled in an undergraduate degree in one of the following faculties in 2016:
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • University of Sydney Business School
  • Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Selection Criteria:

The applicant must submit an application online and provide a summary (up to 1000 words) of their idea of "How to turn Sydney into a first tier city"

If short-listed, applicants must:

  • Present their idea within 3 minutes (using a prop, diorama, PowerPoint, or short video) to a selection panel including the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Faculty and Bradfield group representatives (including CEO of Lendlease)
  • Agree to share any video content on social media
  • Attend the award event on 26 October 2016
  • Become an ambassador for the Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded at $10,000 per annum and will be tenable for the duration of the student's degree (see Terms and Conditions for details)

How to Apply:
Applications for the Lendlease Bradfield Scholarship have now closed

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 $10,000 for one year paid in semester amounts of $5,000.

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.


  • 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 can be made through the Online Application Form.
Please use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to load all the form contents. Applications close at 5pm 22 March 2017

Sugar Research Institute Scholarship (SRIS)

The Sugar Research Institute Scholarship (SRIS) is available to current students in their penultimate year studying an engineering (chemical, mechanical, process and electrical), science or technical degree. The SRIS aims to encourage the participation of high calibre students in the Australian sugar processing industry.

Sugar Research Institute will be funding four scholarship recipients in 2017 to be hosted by Australian sugar mills and refineries for three work placements of four weeks each over one and half years (two placements during the crushing season and one placement during maintenance). Note: Travel will be required to Australian sugar mills located in regional/rural areas of Queensland and northern New South Wales.

SRI is a global leader in science and innovation for sugar milling and refining technology. SRI develops innovative products, technical expertise and commercial research services for raw and refined sugar manufacturers worldwide. In addition to financial and work placement support, the program helps recipients to make the most of their university experience through extra development opportunities by building their leadership skills and professional networks.

Scholarship Value: $7500 + Paid work placement + Living away from home allowance
Opening Date: 17 October 2016
Closing Date: 17 March 2017

You must be:
> A penultimate year student undertaking an engineering, science 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

You must also be one of:
> An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
> A permanent resident

For more information and application details visit the SRI Scholarship page

Scholarship recipients must:
> Continue to be enrolled as a full-time student
> Successfully complete all work placement requirements and submit work placement reports
> Organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses

The Joan Bielski AO Scholarship

The Joan Bielski AO Scholarship funds a mature aged woman commencing her first undergraduate degree, to the tune of $10,000 p/a over three years.

The AFGW NSW Education Trust invites applications for this scholarship from woman aged over 35, who have fulfilled the entrance requirements for a first course at university in NSW or the ACT (in 2017) and can demonstrate hardship. Candidates must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Further Information

Lebanese International Finance Executives Scholarship

Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE) is a worldwide membership organisation of Lebanese financiers
based in the diaspora and is funded by its members' fees, by individual donors as well as by the country's major

What is the life scholarship?

  • We support students, Lebanese or of Lebanese descent, in achieving their career aspirations in the international financial sector
  • We leverage LIFE’s global membership ranks by combining the scholarship with a mentoring programme providing guidance and advice on academic topics in addition to internships/jobs applications etc.

To apply, please review the eligibility criteria on the LIFE website

If you have any questions, contact the LIFE scholarship team -

NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship 2017

The NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship aims to support a student with strong links to regional New South Wales to train for a professional dental career. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student commencing dentistry studies.

This one-year scholarship has a value of $4,800. The scholarship holder will also have access to mentoring support from an experienced dentist who is based in regional New South Wales.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents;
  • have lived in regional New South Wales for at least five years from the age of five; and
  • be commencing full time study in an accredited Australian dentistry degree in 2017.

The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of the length of time they have lived in regional New South Wales; financial need; and a demonstrated commitment to living and working in regional New South Wales.

For further information and to apply please visit the following website