If you experience financial difficulties that impact on your studies, you may be able to apply for financial support. The University has a number of bursaries and interest-free loans to assist with essential study and living costs.
You can apply for support more than once during your studies to help in emergencies or financial difficulty. This support is not intended as a regular source of income or for payment of fees.
Financial support can be used for essential living and study expenses including:
Bursaries and loans will not be provided for:
If you have been affected by the recent bushfires and require financial support to help with immediate expenses, you can apply for the University of Sydney Disaster Relief Bursary.
Interest free loans are available to help cover your living and study expenses, and will need to be repaid.
Bursaries are awarded to domestic students on the basis of financial need, through trusts set up by private benefactors or the University. There are two types of bursaries available – general bursaries and advertised bursaries.
If you receive a bursary, you do not need to pay it back. However, we do encourage you to make a donation later (once you have graduated and found employment) to ensure future students also have access to this financial support.
We have some useful information to help you manage your finances as a student and tips on resources that might help you cut your costs.