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Top university scholarships still available for 2017

20 October 2016
Learn more about how to get a scholarship

Take advantage of the scholarships options available to students at Sydney across a variety of disciplines.

It’s not too late to apply for a range of scholarships for 2017 across many study and research areas for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students.

But you might want to be quick because the list of opportunities includes some ‘big names’, such as the UN Women National Committee Australia MBA Scholarship, the Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship and University of Sydney Honours Scholarships.

Across the University, applications are still open for equity scholarships, honours scholarships, travel and exchange scholarships and research scholarships – and that’s only a selection of what’s on offer.

In fact, every year, we provide more than 700 scholarships worth more than $84 million, and that doesn’t include prizes or college and sporting scholarships.

They’re funded through philanthropy, by individual faculties, the federal government, and the University itself.

Many faculties also provide scholarships, awards and prizes to their most talented and hardest-working students.

Our scholarship programs assist you financially and also:

  • connect you with other bright scholars
  • allow you to undertake internship and research opportunities while you study
  • help you to graduate with a highly regarded degree and strong employment opportunities.

Madeline Greer (Bachelor of Commerce/Arts) said the Outstanding Achievement Scholarship she received had enabled her to move from her home in Dubbo to study in Sydney.

“My faculty scholarships also allowed me to study abroad in London and Shanghai, which added depth and real-world international experience to my degree,” she said.

Just a few of the scholarships still available include:

Find out more about which scholarships are still open, or contact a faculty for more details.

How to get a scholarship

Scholarships for undergraduate students

Undergraduate scholarships generally range from $2000 for a single year to $60,000 for the duration of a degree. There are also cash prizes and awards including certificates, internship opportunities, travel funding, books, and vouchers.

Our domestic undergraduate scholarships are available to a wide cohort of students, whether you are a high achiever or have suffered challenges in your schooling, and include:

  • Merit scholarships are available to anyone who achieves an excellent ATAR.
  • Equity scholarships are for high-achieving students who have faced significant challenges: financial, medical or disability issues, refugee status, or have come from a rural area.

There are also scholarships specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (such as the Breadwinners' Programme), mature-age students, elite athletes and performers, and international students.

Scholarships for postgraduate students

For postgraduate research students, we offer a number of research awards and top-up schemes in addition to the Australian Postgraduate Award (for domestic students) and International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (for international research students).

Fees for eligible domestic postgraduate research students may be waived as part of the Research Training Scheme. You can apply for our research scholarships and awards to contribute towards travel for study or research, living costs and other expenses.

We also provide postgraduate coursework scholarships to both domestic students and international students.

Scholarships for international students

We also provide access to a number of scholarships for international students, including the Australia Awards.

Student loans and bursaries

If you require information about student loans and bursaries, contact our Financial Support Services team.