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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Postgraduate coursework scholarships
From education and social work to language or economics 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 postgraduate coursework 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
Janet O'Connor Postgraduate Scholarship Up to $15,000 (for up to three years)
  • Female student
  • Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing student
December 2019 January 2020

Postgraduate Coursework Start Up Scholarship

  • Commencing postgraduate coursework student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Not have a Commonwealth Supported Place
January 2020 February 2020
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
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships $12,000
  • Undergraduate, postgraduate coursework or postgraduate research student
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • High academic achiever
N/A 11 January 2019
Elizabeth Brennan Scholarship for the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) $8000
  • First year Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) student
18 March 2020 18 April 2020
Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarship $12,000
  • Master of Teaching in Secondary Education student
  • STEM graduate
2 October 2019 15 November 2019
Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Teaching Scholarship $6000
  • Commencing Master of Teaching student
  • Plan to start your internship in the same semester
9 August 2019 5 September 2019

Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship

$3000 to $7500 or $5000
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience
4 October 2019 18 November 2019
Master of Teaching Scholarship in Maths and Physics $6000 (for up to two years)
  • Faculty of Science graduate or graduand
  • Enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
6 May 2019 10 June 2019
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $3000 or $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
March 2020 March 2020
Romy Waterlow Fellowship Trust Up to $6000
  • Domestic or international student or non-student
  • Experience working in the area of HIV/AIDS
February 2020 March 2020
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
Zonta Club Sydney East Inc. Scholarship $1000 per year
  • Domestic mature-age student at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
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
Emilie M Schweitzer Scholarship in French and Germanic Studies 
  • 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
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 Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
1 October 2019 2 November 2019
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
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences China Daily Scholarship $4000
  • Commencing postgraduate coursework student in the School of Literature, Art and Media
  • Employee of the China Daily Media Group
December 2019 January 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

Postgraduate Equity Scholarship in Gender and Cultural Studies

  • Enrolled in or unconditional offer for a master's or PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or demonstrate hardship or disadvantage
16 September 2019 16 October 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