There are various ways to access financial support when you study at the University of Sydney.
As an undergraduate or research student you have access to a wide variety of generous funding and scholarship opportunities. Most of our scholarships are managed by the Scholarships Office or by your faculty.
We’ve outlined details of funding opportunities available at the University, in Australia and elsewhere that relate directly to China studies.
The Suzhou-Shanghai Field School is a three-week intensive program offered by the China Studies Centre. Join other students of various disciplinary and cultural backgrounds to develop your Chinese language skills and gain first-hand understanding of China’s politics, economy and foreign relations. Funding is available to some students through the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan grants of A$3000 to cover some of the costs of the program. Applications for the 2018 field school program have not yet opened.
For all other undergraduate scholarship opportunities, visit the Scholarships Office website.
Graduate research students at the University of Sydney whose research is about China or takes place in China are invited to apply for support grants. The grants support research activity at the University and are intended to integrate with, not to replace, other forms of funding available through different sources. They do not cover fieldwork costs. Students currently enrolled and up to date with their milestones may apply for individual or collective activities they wish to organise at the University. The goal of such activities should be building a multidisciplinary intellectual community and be of interest to the largest possible community of graduate students within the University.
The University has a range of scholarships available to support you in your research and studies, including some that are reserved for international students joining the University.
Many of our faculties have their own scholarships. Below are two of the China-related scholarships provided by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Find out more about your faculty's scholarships.
The Research Portfolio and the Office of Global Engagement provide international funding and collaboration opportunities for researchers and PhD students.
The library offers annual Asia Study Grants to assist scholars in Australia to undertake research relating to Asia through a four week period of intensive access to their Asian language and Asia-related collections.
The Asian Studies Association of Austrlia (ASAA) funds the following prizes, awards and grants.
The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.
The objective of the China Scholarship Council is to provide, in accordance with the law, statutes and relevant principles and policies of China, financial assistance to Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad and to foreign citizens wishing to study in China in order to develop the educational, scientific and technological, and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between China and other countries, to strengthen the friendship and understanding between Chinese people and the people of all other countries.
The scholarships they provide to foreign citizens include:
Schwarzman Scholars is a fully funded year in China for the world’s most promising young leaders. It covers an innovative 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University. The program is open to students and young professionals up to 28 years old of any citizenship who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree.