Scholarships and prizes

The University of Sydney offers hundreds of scholarships to help undergraduate and postgraduate students achieve all their goals. Find out more about our scholarships and prizes.

Scholarships for students studying topics on or related to Southeast Asia include:

Sydney Southeast Asia Centre Honours Scholarship 2016

For: Commencing or continuing students intending to enrol in an Honours program at The University of Sydney in 2016.
How much: $2,000
How long: One year

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre will be awarding five AU$2,000 scholarships each year to students of all University of Sydney faculties whose research will relate to one or more Southeast Asian country.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • apply for entry at the University of Sydney commencing in 2016;
  • enrol in an Honours program at the University of Sydney, which must involve an additional year to a standard undergraduate degree;
  • be researching a topic related to one or more Southeast Asian country;
  • have a distinction average during their undergraduate studies;
  • be either a local student (an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia); or an international student who has completed their undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

Please note that students who change to part time study will only be eligible for the scholarship if medical reasons are cited.

The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

  • withdraws from the Honours Degree program;
  • enrols part-time without prior approval;
  • fails to meet the required AAM of 75; or
  • changes the focus of their research to a country, or issues outside of Southeast Asia.

Supporting documentation

You must send the following documentation to the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at .*

Academic transcripts: You must provide copies of all transcripts detailing previous tertiary study at institutions other than and including the University of Sydney.

Personal statement: Students must submit a general personal statement (no longer than one A4 page). As a guide, this document might include details of past academic achievements, positions of leadership, communication skills, relevant work experience and why you have decided to undertake Honours study.

Honours research proposal: Students must submit a general description their Honours research project (no longer than one A4 page).

*NB: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all supporting documentation is submitted. If these are not provided by the closing date, your application will be ineligible for consideration.

How to apply

Please complete the application form by 22 February 2016.

If you have any questions, please email the or call 02 9114 0953.

Gillian Green Fieldwork Scholarship

Established in 2013 through a donation to the Asian Studies Program by Gillian Green, the Doctoral Fieldwork in Southeast Asia Scholarship supports doctoral students undertaking fieldwork in Southeast Asia, and its associated costs, that relates directly to their research.

  • Eligibility is confined to doctoral students conducting fieldwork in Southeast Asia that is essential to their research;
  • The award is open to full-time and part-time students from all faculties, but their research must be in the fields of art, architecture and/or visual culture;
  • Where relevant, applicants must demonstrate that they have approval from the University's Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), or equivalent, for their intended fieldwork before payment can be received;
  • The scholarship may be held in conjunction with any other postgraduate award and will be in the form of a travel grant or a grant-in-aid;
  • The maximum grant amount is $3,000.

International Exchange Asia-Pacific Targeted Scholarships

These scholarships include up to 25 awards each year, are valued at $3000 each, and are targeted at students wishing to study in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. For more information, contact the Study Abroad and Exchange Program team, at the International Student Office

James Wolfensohn Travelling Scholarship

This $5000 is awarded to one recipient per year, with preference given to undergraduates applying to study in an Asian destination. For more information contact the Study Abroad and Exchange Program team, at the International Student Office.

Find out about other scholarships for students going on exchange.

There are also a number of prizes to students within the Department of Indonesian Studies.