Postgraduate funding

Apply for financial support

Please visit our Scholarships and prizes page for scholarships and allowances currently offered by the School and supplementary awards which are awarded on merit.

Supervisors may have grant funding available for stipend scholarships for local students. Applicants should discuss this possibility with their potential supervisors.

International students must pay tuition fees in the calendar year you commence your course. The latest indicative tuition fees can be found:


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 for international students 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.

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, , concerning the possibility of applying for one of these fee payment scholarships. Your final step is to apply for candidature.

Your final step is to apply for candidature.