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Faculty of Science

Postgraduate research scholarships
From chemistry and veterinary sciences to agriculture or psychology scholarships, we have a wide range of options for international science 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 research scholarships for Faculty of Science students in the table below.

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

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Alexander Hugh Thurburn Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2020 January 2021
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Scholarship $10,000 (for up to 1.75 years)
  • Master's by research student
  • High academic achiever
28 March 2019 14 May 2019
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 stipend (for up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in medicine or science
28 March 2019 14 May 2019
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship See page details
  • See page details
14 August 2019 31 October 2019
CUAVA Scholarship

Various

  • PhD student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
  • Hold first or second class upper honours or a master's in a related field
  • Applied for the RTP Scholarship
16 November 2018 When filled
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend (for up to three years)
  • PhD student
  • Undertake biomedical research
28 November 2018 20 February 2019
Endocrine Society of Australia Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships Various
  • Conduct research in the field of endocrinology
  • Be a member of the society
Various Various
Faculty of Science Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Various
  • International student
  • Accepted into PhD or master's in the Faculty of Science
  • Minimum WAM of 85

May 2019
(round 1)

13 December 2019
(round 2)

November 2019
(round 1)

30 April 2020
(round 2)

Francis Henry Loxton Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
2 December 2019 28 January 2020
Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships $10,000 stipend (for up to three years)
  • PhD student at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Recipient of a primary stipend scholarship
17  December  2019 16  March  2020
Postgraduate Research Excellence Award Stipend Scholarship Minimum Government RTP Stipend Rate (for up to 3 years)
  • International student
  • Applied for a PhD in the Faculty of Science
  • Not have studied at an Australian university
  • Hold equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree with honours, or master's degree with research completed at an overseas institution

15 January 2020 (round 1)

1 May 2020
(round 2)

3 August 2020 (round 3)

1 November 2020 (round 4)

5 February 2020 (round 1)

21 May 2020
(round 2)

24 August 2020 (round 3)

21 November 2020 (round 4)

Postgraduate Research Excellence Award Tuition Fee Scholarship Academic course fees, SSAF (for 3.5 years), OSHC + visa fee
  • International student
  • Applied for a PhD in the Faculty of Science
  • Not have studied at an Australian university
  • Hold equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree with honours, or master's degree with research
15 January 2020 5 February 2020  
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Gut Health $35,000
  • Accepted into a PhD within the Charles Perkins Centre
  • Research gut health
12 August 2019 30 September 2019
Research Stipend and Supplementary Scholarship in Digital Agriculture

Various

  • Domestic PhD student
  • Offer to study within the Faculty of Science or Engineering
October 2019 November 2019
Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship - Water Conservation Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
  • Undertaking research in the area of chemistry
N/A N/A
Science Centenary Fund Scholarship $5000
  • Offer to study a PhD in the Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Science graduate
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship
N/A N/A
The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Scholarships Various
  • Researcher, scientist, cardiovascular nurse, allied health professional or healthcare worker working in cardiology
  • CSANZ member
Various Various
The McCaughey PhD Scholarship Various
  • Completed first class honours in animal sciences or master's with substantial research in a related field
  • Applied and assessed for RTP Scholarship
5 April 2019 19 February 2020
The University of Sydney Nano Institute Student Ambassador Scholarship $5000
  • PhD student studying nanoscale science and technology
  • Holder of a primary stipend scholarship
  • Participant of Sydney Nano
  • Valid working with children check
Closed Closed
Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize TBC
  • Postgraduate student in the School of Chemistry
April 2020 May 2020
Bruce Veness Chandler Research Support Scholarship in Food Chemistry No 1 Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Working in food chemistry
March 2020 April 2020
Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarship Various
  • Domestic PhD candidate
  • Researching inorganic chemistry
  • Study overseas for a period of time

August 2019
(2019 round 2)

November
2019
(2019 round 3)

April 2020
(2020 round 1)

August 2019
(2019 round 2)


November 2019
(2019 round 3)

May 2020
(2020 round 1)

Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Medallist Award $3000
  • University of Sydney Medallists
  • Undertaking chemistry research
11 September 2019 24 September 2019
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarship Various
  • Commonwealth citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Master's by research or PhD student (chemistry)
11 September 2019 24 September 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Chemical and Synthetic Biology $35,000 pa (stipend for 2 years) + academic course fees + SSAF
  • International student
  • Master's by research in science
7 January 2020 20 January 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Monolayer Two-Dimensional Materials Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Researching two-dimensional materials in ionic liquid media
  • Hold first or second class upper honours or a master's in a related field
October 2019 October 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Organic Electronics Various
  • PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Researching organic electronics
  • Hold first or second class upper honours or a master's in a related field
21 March 2019 30 November 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Optical Spectroscopy Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Undertake optical spectroscopy research
  • Hold first or second class upper honours or a master's in a related field
24 May 2019 30 September 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Polymer and Supramolecular Chemistry $27,596 pa (stipend for 3.5 years) + academic course fees
  • Studying a PhD in the School of Chemistry
14 November 2019 28 November 2019
Research Scholarship in Chemical Biology/Biochemistry $27,596 pa (stipend for 3 years) + academic course fee
  • Studying a PhD in the School of Chemistry
  • Researching chemical biology/biochemistry
14 November 2019 31 January 2020
Research Scholarship in the Synthesis and Evaluation of Anion Receptors $27,596 pa (stipend for 3.5 years) + academic course fees
  • Studying a PhD in the School of Chemistry
  • Researching anion receptors
8 November 2019 26 November 2019
Surface Coatings Association Australia Scholarship Various
  • Master's or PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Working in the area of surface coatings
  • Hold a postgraduate scholarship
April 2020 May 2020
Tuition Fee Scholarship in Chemistry (Industry and Agriculture) Tuition fees and SSAF (for up to 3.5 years)
  • International student
  • PhD in the Faculty of Science
  • Hold a stipend scholarship
7 January 2020 20 January 2020
DBH Scholarship Various
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Australian permanent resident, or citizen of a Commonwealth country or Germany
1 January 2020 15 February 2020
Christian Rowe Thornett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Conduct research in the field of agriculture
2 December 2019 28 January 2020
Irvine Armstrong Watson Scholarship $1000
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student
  • Research with the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
2 December 2019 28 January 2020
James Vincent Scholarship in Agricultural Microbiology (Supplementary) $8000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • RTP scholarship recipient
  • Undertaking research in agricultural microbiology
April 2020 May 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Complex Biological Date Extraction Various
  • International student
  • Researching computational biology
  • Honours or master's degree in related field
1 May 2019 Until filled
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Fertiliser Use Efficiency $27,596 (for up to 3.5 years)
  • International student
  • Enrolled in a PhD in science
  • Able to study at Camden Campus
29 November 2019 13 December 2019
The Thomas Lawrence Pawlett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
2 December 2019 28 January 2020
William George Murrell Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Researching microbiology
  • Awarded an RTP Scholarship
April 2020 May 2020
KE Bullen International Conference Scholarship Up to $3500
  • Full-time PhD student in applied mathematics
  • Completed first annual progress report
  • Presenting at a major overseas academic conference
11 April 2019 22 May 2019
Philipp Hofflin International Research Travel Scholarship $7000
  • Full-time maths PhD student
  • Completed first year annual progress report
  • Travelling to an overseas host institution to undertake research for up to two months
April 2020 May 2020
Campbell Perry International Research Scholarship $6000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Psychology
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship from the University
  • Planning to travel overseas for your PhD
March 2020 April 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Astroparticle Physics/Cosmology Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Physics
  • Hold a Master of Science or Master of Philosophy in a related field
23 November 2018 31 July 2019
The Edna Briggs Scholarship in Physics $6000
  • PhD or master's by research student in the School of Physics
February 2020 March 2020
CogSleep CRE Scholarship Half of minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
11 December 2019 9 January 2020
Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • PhD student in the School of Psychology
March 2020 April 2020
Betty Rosalie Richards Clinical Residency Scholarship $42,000 (for up to three years)
  • Master of Veterinary Studies or Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies student, or
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
 N/A  N/A
Goldia and Susie Lesue Scholarship $3000
  • High academic achiever
  • Postgraduate student
  • Studying in the field of small animal clinical studies
March 2020 March 2020
Hugh Hughes Scholarship

Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to three years)

  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

1 November 2019
(round 1)

15 May 2020
(round 2)

18 November 2019
(round 1)

29 May 2020
(round 2)

James Ramage Wright Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching animal husbandry and animal production
  • Primary scholarship holder

1 November 2019
(round 1)

15 May 2020
(round 2)

15 November 2019
(round 1)

29 May 2020
(round 2)

Lionel Marcellus Lonsdale Scholarship Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching diseases of domestic animals and treatment
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

15 May 2020 (round 1)

1 November 2020
(round 2)

29 May 2020 (round 1)

15 November 2020
(round 2)

Marjorie Gwendolin Turner Scholarship Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

15 May 2020 (round 1)

1 November 2020
(round 2)

29 May 2020 (round 1)

15 November 2020
(round 2)

Neil and Allie Lesue Scholarship $3000
  • Candidate for a postgraduate degree or diploma in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Studying small animal clinical studies
  • Sufficient academic merit
January 2020 January 2020
Francis Henry Loxton Scholarship (Veterinary Science) RTP Stipend Rate (for up to three years)
  • Male 
  • Studying master's by research or PhD
  • Research in the ares of veterinary science and animal production
  • RTP Scholarship applicant

1 November 2019 (round 1)

15 May 2020 (round 2)

18 November 2019 (round 1) 

29 May 2020 (round 2)

Sir Ian Clunies Ross Scholarship $500
  • Postgraduate degree candidate
  • Sydney School of Veterinary Science student
  • Engaged in research related to wool industry
January 2020 January 2020
The Jean Walker Trust Fellowship Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal diseases
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

1 November 2019
(round 1)

15 May 2020
(round 2)

18 November 2019
(round 1)

29 May 2020
(round 2)

The Merri Borton Scholarship $25,000 (for up to three years)
  • Hold an honours degree in biomedical science or a related field
  • High academic achiever
27 November 2018 11 December 2018
TJ Robinson Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal science

1 November 2019
(round 1)

15 May 2020
(round 2)

18 November 2019
(round 1)

29 May 2020
(round 2)