Postgraduate Research Scholarships
The Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarships for the Division of Natural Sciences
The Faculty of Science offers a limited number of Dean’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarships. These are full-time postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding international students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree in the Division. These scholarships are awarded to top performing international students currently enrolled in the final year of at least a four-year Bachelors degree in Science or relevant discipline or an equivalent degree (such as a four-year Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree), at an international university.
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research at an Australian university. The scholarships are provided to assist with general living costs.
University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPA)
University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPA) are similar to APA in terms of tenure and benefits. Eligible APA applicants are automatically considered for these awards. Some faculties and departments also offer postgraduate research scholarships and/or supplementary scholarships. APA/UPA applicants may also be considered for these awards where funding is available.
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS)
The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered to attract students with an outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at the University of Sydney. Up to 15 VCRS will be awarded every year. A separate application for the VCRS is not required and highly ranked applicants for the APA or UPA will be automatically considered.
The Endeavour Awards program is administered by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DWEER) and provides opportunities for study, research and professional development abroad.
Applications and more information
Applications usually close on the last working day of October each year. The application form for the next round is usually available in late August. Applications for most scholarships must be received in full to the Scholarships and Financial Support Service by the due dates listed on the website. Please check the website for full details and closing dates.
- Domestic students
Domestic students should contact the Scholarships and Financial Support Service.
- International students
While international students are not eligible for APAs, they are encouraged to look for funding from any source available to them, or to apply for one of the many scholarships listed at the University’s scholarships for international postgraduate students page. International students should indicate when lodging their application for admission that they wish to be considered for relevant scholarships.
- You can also view scholarships sorted by country.