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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Bachelors and honours scholarships
From history and sociology to political economy or visual arts scholarships, we have a wide range of options for domestic arts and social sciences students.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant school and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of undergraduate scholarships for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current domestic students. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Internship Scholarship $5000
  • Undergraduate student undertaking an internship
  • Gained entry through E12, Gadigal or Broadway programs
15 May 2019 7 June 2019

International and Global Studies Travelling Scholarship

$2000
  • Bachelor of Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies) or Bachelor of International and Global Studies student
  • Undertake approved exchange overseas
4 February 2019 20 June 2019
James Wolfensohn Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student or New Zealand citizen
  • Accepted into an approved exchange program in Asia
N/A N/A
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies TBC
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
1 August 2019 15 October 2019
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
2 May 2019 31 August 2019
The 78ers Legacy Fund Scholarship $6265
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Identify as LGBTIQ+
30 June 2019 18 August 2019
United States Studies Centre Study Abroad Fund Various
  • Participating in DC Placement Program
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
United States Studies Centre Travel Support Scheme – Honours Various
  • Enrolled in the American Studies Honours program
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships $12,000
  • See page for details
N/A 11 January 2019
Indigenous Scholarship in Social Work $750 to $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying social work
15 August 2019 6 September 2019
James and Moya Kilgannon Scholarship $6000
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Enrolled in mathematics or science
10 April 2019 14 June 2019

Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship

$7500 or $5000
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience
30 April 2020 4 June 2020
Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship $10,000
  • First or second year of an undergraduate degree in relevant faculty/University school
  • Interested in issues related to urbanism
  • WAM of 65
2 August 2019 25 August 2019
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $3000 or $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
March 2020 March 2020
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 (for duration of course)
  • Domestic undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Sydney Business School
22 October 2018 4 April 2019
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Education $10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying education
20 January 2020 14 February 2020
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work $10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying social work
20 January 2020 14 February 2020
Walter Mersh Strong Scholarship for Papua New Guinea Various
  • Citizen of Papua New Guinea
  • Unconditional offer to study selected master's degrees
N/A N/A
Zonta Club Sydney East Inc. Scholarship $1000
  • Domestic mature-age student at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
TBC TBC
Scholarship for Research Addressing Social and Economic Disadvantage $5000
  • Students studying the Bachelor of Economics honours year, Master of Economics or Master of Economic Analysis
April 2020 May 2020
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Economic History $8000
  • Bachelor of Economics student
  • Enrol in ECOS3024, ECON4103 or ECON4913
  • Minimum AAM of 65
2 May 2020 29 May 2020
The Sandra Cadwallader Indigenous Economics Scholarships $50,000 (for course duration)
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrol in a Bachelor of Economics
1 August 2019 1 December 2019
Bachelor of Arts (Languages) Exchange Scholarship $5000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Languages) student
  • Accepted into an approved exchange program
Now N/A
Emilie M Schweitzer Scholarship in French and Germanic Studies $5000
  • Enrol in French and Francophone studies or Germanic studies at honours level
  • Minimum WAM of 70
1 February 2020 28 March 2020
Hugh Clarke Research Travel Grant $2000
  • Enrolled in Japanese studies
  • Travelling to an approved destination
1 July 2019 7 August 2019
Judith Russell Ryan Scholarships in fond remembrance of Signora Tedeschi $2500
  • Italian honours student
19 March 2020 7 June 2020
Language Student Travel Scholarship Up to $4000
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Plan to travel in the next semester
14 May 2019 13 June 2019
PD Jack Prize Tuition fees for one unit
  • Second year undergraduate student
  • Majoring in Arabic language and cultures
1 March 2020 12 April 2020
The Chinese Studies Alumni Bursary $1000
  • University of Sydney Chinese studies student, or a Chinese partner university student undertaking approved study
1 March 2020 30 April 2020
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $1000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
1 March 2020 31 March 2020
The Emilie M Schweitzer Exchange Scholarships $3000
  • Third year French or Germanic studies undergraduate student
  • Undertake exchange in France or Germany
  • Minimum WAM of 70
5 February 2020 28 March 2020
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
16 February 2020 11 April 2020
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
9 August 2019 30 September 2019
The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies Up to $6000
  • Current student
  • Studying an approved programme in Scotland

7 August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

4 September 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

The T M Hsiao Scholarship $1500
  • Chinese studies student planning to study honours
1 March 2020 31 March 2020
Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Exchange Scholarship $5000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate research student at the Sydney College of the Arts
  • Accepted into an exchange program
N/A N/A
Frank McDonald Memorial Fund $3000
  • Enrolled in ARHT3672
10 December 2019 25 February 2020
James Strong-Dymocks Scholarship for Australian Literature $8750 (for up to three years)
  • Undergraduate student studying Australian literature
1 October 2019 29 March 2020
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship $14,000 (for up to two years)
  • Recent Sydney College of the Arts graduate
  • Travelling for professional development
16 April 2019 12 June 2019
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Awards $2000
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
15 April 2019 16 September 2019
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree Show Bursary $5000
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
  • Exhibiting at the end of year degree show
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
The John Schaeffer Fund for Nineteenth-Century Art (Fieldwork) $1500
  • Enrolled in ARTH3672
March 2020 April 2020
Zelda Stedman Young Artist Scholarship $6000
  • Second or third year undergraduate student studying visual arts or fine arts
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage
2 May 2020 29 May 2020
Zelda Stedman Young Student Scholarship $6000
  • Student studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Master of Fine Arts, or honours in visual arts
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Archaeology
29 July 2019 13 August 2019
Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History $5000 (for up to three years)
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Major in history
15 August 2019 22 November 2019
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Political Economy $8000 (for up to four years)
  • Domestic student
  • Starting first year of your political economy degree
26 August 2019 9 September 2019