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Scholarships

Opening up opportunities
Through the generosity of our donors and benefactors, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music annually awards up to $1.5 million in both merit and equity scholarships.

Whether you are a domestic or international applicant, we will automatically consider you for merit a scholarship. These are assessed on audition and/or portfolio results and academic achievement.

The Conservatorium also offers grants for supplementary study overseas, student-touring opportunities, and postgraduate research support. Certain eligibility criteria may apply to these grants, and they are typically awarded following an application process. These grants are usually only available to students in second year or higher.

Equity scholarships are for students who can demonstrate academic merit and financial disadvantage. Candidates will need to provide either a Centrelink income statement or other certified documentation demonstrating disadvantage.

Please click here for more information on how to apply for the 2018 Equity Scholarships.

The Peter Sculthorpe Music Fellowship enables an exceptional musician who is dedicated to the propagation of Australian music to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. This biennial Fellowship is offered by the NSW Government in partnership with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, and representatives of the Peter Sculthorpe Trust. The next round will be in 2019.

In 2015 the Conservatorium offered the first in an enhanced performance development opportunity to a string quartet of exceptional potential through the Westheimer String Quartet Fellowship Program. The purpose of this program is to enhance opportunities for the technical and artistic development of a string quartet for one year in the area of chamber music studies.

  • The inaugural Westheimer Fellowship was awarded to the Hillel String Quartet in 2015.
  • In 2016, the Fellowship was awarded to the Geist String Quartet.
  • In 2017, the Fellowship was awarded to the Pietra Quartet.

This exciting new program aims to support international travel for our students as a means of developing artistic skills, cultural competence, depth of musical expertise, communication skills, creativity, and an ability to make use of new musical experiences that will enhance students’ current Conservatorium studies.

If you want to be considered for other scholarships offered by the University of Sydney, you will need to apply separately. The University of Sydney offers over 800 different scholarship schemes. These schemes range from offering a single student a scholarship for one year only to the University of Sydney Access Scholarship, which has hundreds of recipients receiving the scholarship for the length of their degree.

Find out more about the range of scholarship schemes offered by the University of Sydney.