2. apply for financial support
Potential applicants should note that the 2012 annual enrolment fee for International students in the PhD and MSc degree programs is AUD$35,040.
Information on scholarships available for International students can be found on the International Office website.
The two main scholarships that cover both fees and a living allowance are the Australian Government's International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) and the University of Sydney International Scholarships. Selection for scholarships is highly competitive. To be considered for either Scholarship, you must have the equivalent of an Australian first class honours degree (80% or better) or, for PhD applicants, a masters by research degree. You must also have a demonstrated capacity to carry out independent research through completion of a previous research thesis, relevant work experience, research publications, etc. You must be able to provide evidence of academic research experience in the last five years. Full information on Scholarship selection can be found on the Postgraduate Research Application form.
Some of the scholarships available to international students are:
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) scheme is funded by the Australian Government and provides tuition fees to top quality international postgraduate students who wish to enrol in a research degree at Australian universities. In addition to the IPRS, the University of Sydney awards an International Postgraduate Award (IPA) to IPRS holders. The IPA provides a stipend/living allowance to all IPRS recipients. The IPRS is available to students commencing in both the March and July Semesters. Full details are available from the International Office website.
University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS)
Endeavour Australia Program
The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. A smaller number of awards are available for participants from Europe and the Americas. More information is available from the International Office website.
University of Sydney World Scholars
The University of Sydney World Scholars awards provide opportunities for academically gifted international PhD students from participating countries who have developed innovative research projects to undertake a PhD degree at the University of Sydney. The Awards cover the fees only. Students must pay for their living expenses or receive a separate scholarship that provides a stipend (such as the Gritton Scholarship). More information is available from the International Office website.
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarships
These are open to graduands or graduates of universities which are members of the Association of Commonwealth Universities or to graduands or graduates of any university who are either citizens of a Commonwealth country or who are permanent residents of Australia. Valued at $19,616 per annum (2007 rate). Does not cover tuition fees. Approximately seven scholarships are funded each year. The object of the scholarships is to promote the knowledge and study of Chemistry in relation to Industry and Agriculture, including Chemistry connected with Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Chemistry and Chemistry in its application to the Mining and the winning and treatment of minerals and natural products of the soil. Further information and an application form are posted on the Scholarships website. Information is posted in May for a Semester 2 round (if offered) and late August/early September for the Semester 1 round.
University of Sydney-China Scholarship Council Postgraduate Research Studentships
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These are for living expenses only. Applicants should discuss the possibility of receiving one of these scholarships with their potential supervisors.
Please note that Gritton Scholarships and supervisor-funded scholarships provide a stipend for living expenses only and that students must make their own arrangements for the payment of fees.
The School of Chemistry offers a small number of Faculty Scholarships that cover the cost of tuition fees for outstanding students. Students who have been successful in obtaining funds to cover their living expenses should contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Peter Harrowell, concerning the possibility of applying for one of these fee payment scholarships:
Your final step is to apply for candidature.