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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

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia Vacation Scholarship

These scholarships are granted to undergraduate students of an Australian University. It is expected that the successful applicants will work on a research project supervised and managed by an established MS researcher.

Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduates at an Australian university or medical institute and be citizens of Australia or New Zealand, or permanent residents of Australia.

Award Value: The scholarship is for salary over a 10 week period undertaken during semester breaks. Scholarships will be granted for up to $10,000.

How to apply: The Application Form and Conditions of Award can be downloaded from the MSRA website at

Additional Instructions:
Question 4. Delegated Research Officer
Check with your School/Faculty to find out who will be the Delegated Research Officer.

Submission Instructions:
The person who is the Delegated Research Officer at your School/Faculty will need to sign off the application and submit it to the MSRA. You must contact this person at least one week prior to the closing date for these scholarships.

Closing Date: 24 July 2014

Australian Federation of Graduate Women New South Wales - Jamieson Award

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women – NSW Inc. offers annual awards to outstanding women students who completed the final year of their first degree in 2013. Preference will be given to applicants with significant community involvement and preferably proceeding to approved further study.

Funding Value: The Award for 2014 will be $1000.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be:

Women students who completed the final year of their first degree in 2013

Students enrolled in double degrees may only apply when the final year of the first part of this degree was completed in 2013

Candidates may be studying in any field but a special Molly Price award may be offered to a suitable science student

Preference will be given to applicants with significant community involvement and preferably proceeding to approved further study

Be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency in Australia.

How to Apply: Please visit and download the Jamieson Award application.

Closing Date: 30 April 2014

Australian Federation of Graduate Women New South Wales - Joan Bielski Scholarship

Long time AFGW NSW member, Joan Bielski, was a leading Australian feminist who left school at fourteen and only after service in the WAAF was she able to attend university as a returned service woman. Her wish was to enable other women to get this second chance to attend university and she left a generous bequest to achieve this.

Eligibility: 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 and can demonstrate hardship. Candidates must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Funding Value: An initial award of $10,000 in semester installments of $5000 will be given with a possibility of continuation for a second and third year, subject to satisfactory academic achievement.

How to Apply: Please visit and download the the Joan Bielski Scholarship guidelines and application form. Please contact the Fellowship Convener with further queries at .

Percapita Young Writers' Prize

This prize is open to all Australians aged 25 years and under, and is designed to encourage thinking about, and research into, major public policy challenges facing Australia.

How to Apply: To enter, you must answer one of the set essay questions, which can be downloaded on the website.

All entries must be submitted electronically to and must be in Word or PdF format.

Please visit for further instructions on how to apply.

Funding Value: The winner will receive a prize of $3,000 and a return international flight to study approaches to your selected topic. In addition, your winning entry will be published by Per Capita, and subject to editorial discretion, in the national mainstream media.

Closing Date: 30 April 2014

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority - Brian Gray Scholarship Program

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Reserve Bank of Australia have established the Brian Gray Scholarship program in memory of Brian Gray, who died on 24 August 2001 while serving as Executive General Manager of APRA’s Policy, Research and Consulting Division.

Funding Value: The Brian Gray Scholarship program will fund up to four scholarships annually, to the value of $15,000 each.

Eligibility: The scholarship purpose is to support students who intend to focus full time on their studies and research. Eligible subject areas include: banking, insurance and superannuation, particularly the prudential supervisions and financial soundness of these industries, as well as econometrics and statistical studies using APRA’s statistical publications.

As part of the scholarship, students will devote a substantial amount of time to an agreed research topic benefiting, where possible, from access to APRA expertise and data. The research paper may be that which you are preparing for your Honours or Post-graduate Thesis or project.

The Brian Gray Scholarship is open to any Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, studying a topic of relevance to APRA. The focus will be on honours year students, although postgraduate students can apply.

How to Apply: Further information can be found on the APRA’s website at or via email at .

Closing Date: 28April 2014

Grassland Society of Southern Australia - Joyce Gillespie Student Bursary

Funding Value: The Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc offers a student study bursary valued at $1,000 to provide financial assistance to final year students studying an agricultural related undergraduate course.

Either the student or their family must be a current financial member of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc.

The student must be full-time, studying a diploma or degree course in agricultural science or farm business management with subjects that are linked to grassland farming.

The student must be in their final year of study.

The student must not be in receipt of any other scholarship, grant or cadetship.

Students may join the society in order to be eligible for the Bursary. Student membership is FREE and provides 6 newsletters per year.

How to apply To apply for the GSSA Student Bursary, please complete the application available on the following website:

Closing Date: 30 April 2014

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