General Bursaries

Bursaries are non-repayable grants, intended to help students who are in financial difficulty. As with loans, bursaries are provided to assist students with essential living and study expenses.

Bursary assistance is available through trusts set up by private benefactors and also the University of Sydney. Bursary recipients are encouraged to make a contribution back to the fund once they have finished their degree so that other students may receive the same benefits.

All students applying for financial support will be considered for a bursary.

There are two types of bursaries available to students:

  • General bursaries – please see information below.
  • Advertised Bursaries – please see the Advertised Bursaries page for more information.

General Bursaries are available to students who are:

  • full-time local undergraduate students
  • making satisfactory progress (passing all units)
  • experiencing financial difficulty

To apply for a bursary please complete the online application and make an appointment to see the responsible Officer by phoning 02 8627 4809.

Apply for Financial Support

The application process will take around 4 to 10 days.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please advise the office when making your appointment. An Emergency Cash Payment (ECP) of up to $500 may be available on the day.

For more information about bursaries please contact us.