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

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

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 be:

  • 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 permanent 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

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

Centre for International Finance and Regulation & Capital Markets CRC Limited Honours Scholarship Program 2015

The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) and the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) are offering a prestigious opportunity for up to 15 students with a demonstrated interest in financial regulation.

This scholarship opportunity will provide each selected student with:

  • Valuable industry exposure
  • Individualised feedback on their work
  • Invitations to exclusive CIFR events
  • The opportunity to present their work to a senior audience

Award value: up to $15,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be

  1. Currently studying an Undergraduate or Master’s degree and eligible to enter an
    Honours or equivalent research program in accounting, actuarial studies, economics,
    finance or law at UNSW Australia; The University of Sydney; University of Technology,
    Sydney; Macquarie University; The Australian National University; or The University
    of Melbourne; and
  2. planning to undertake research relevant to financial market regulators and other
    industry participants.

International students are encouraged to apply

How to apply: Please visit the CIFR & CMCRC website directly to learn how to apply or contact Madeline Johan on (02)9931 9383.

Closing date: 13 March 2015

The Matt Laffan Scholarship

The Matt Laffan Scholarship provides financial assistance to a physically disabled student who wishes to reside at St John’s College. It is possible that the Scholarship may become available in 2015.

The College
The College of St John the Evangelist is the oldest Catholic University Residential College in Australia, having been established in 1857. It is a co-residential community of 252 undergraduate and postgraduate students, situated within the University of Sydney. Since its establishment, the College has been committed to fostering the intellectual, spiritual, cultural, sporting and social pursuits of its student community.

Scholarship Criteria

  • The Scholarship may be held for the duration of one degree, subject to fulfilling academic progression requirements.
  • The recipient must be enrolled, or must intend to enrol, in an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of Sydney.
  • The recipient must be accepted for residence at St John’s College, within the University of Sydney.
  • The recipient has a long-term physical disability.
  • Evidence of community service or involvement in a community organisation will be favourably considered.
  • Financial need and other measures of need will be considered.

How to apply: Please contact St John’s College for application details.
Ph: 02 9394 5000

Closing date: 5 January 2015

2015 Horizon Scholarship

School leavers looking to start an agriculture-related degree are encouraged to apply for the prestigious Horizon Scholarship. The Horizon Scholarship has been developed to support the next generation of agricultural leaders, who will take up the challenge of farming for the future.

The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation that, in partnership with industry sponsors, supports undergraduates studying agriculture at university by providing:

  • A bursary of $5,000 per year for the duration of their degree
  • Professional development workshops and mentoring
  • Annual industry work placements that give students first-hand exposure to modern agricultural practices, and
  • Opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident entering their first year of university (with a maximum two year gap between high school and tertiary study), studying a degree related to agriculture, such as:

How to apply: Please read the Horizon Scholarship terms and conditions and then fill out an application form on the Horizon website.

Closing date: 30 January 2015

2015 Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Program

The Scholarship aims to assist academically outstanding but disadvantaged students, from a rural or regional area, who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian university or college for the first time.

To be eligible, the student must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident from a rural or regional location
  • be a first year undergraduate in 2015 (first attendance at an Australian university)
  • be studying full-time in 2015 (all study must take place in Australia)
  • have graduated from secondary school in either 2014 or in 2013 (took a gap year)
  • be able to demonstrate of the disadvantage (economic and/or social) preventing further study
  • be able to demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and community involvement

Award value: Award values remain at the discretion of the special Committee. Award value is $5,000 (per annum) based on previous years, for one year initially but may be awarded for up to two years.

How to apply: Please visit the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Website to apply online and for more information.

Closing date: 23 January 2015