A scholarship or prize can give you the financial independence to concentrate on your studies. Find out which scholarships are available, when they’re open, and how to apply.
Various sources of funding are available if you are studying topics on or related to Southeast Asia at the University of Sydney. Browse the scholarships below, including our annual Honours Scholarship, funding for doctoral fieldwork, financial support to undertake international exchange and travel, and funding through the Department of Indonesian Studies.
This scholarship is for commencing or continuing students intending to enrol in an honours program at the University of Sydney, whose research will relate to one or more Southeast Asian country. Up to five scholarships worth $2000 each will be awarded.
To be eligible, applicants need to:
*Please note: scholarship will only be paid upon official enrolment in an Honours program
If you change your enrolment to part-time study you will only be eligible for the scholarship if medical reasons for such a change are cited.
The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:
Did you submit your honours thesis in 2017? If so, you may be eligible for the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s annual Honours Thesis Award.
As part of SSEAC’s ongoing efforts to promote the study of Southeast Asia-related topics, we are launching an Honours Thesis Prize to celebrate the commitment and contribution made by undergraduate scholars to better understanding our region.
SSEAC Honours Prize is awarded for Excellent Southeast Asia-related research. The award will be granted for the thesis that best meets the following criteria:
The Honours Thesis Award is open to students from any academic discipline. Students who completed their honours project in 2017 are eligible for this award. In addition, please ensure you meet the following criteria for award:
Students that meet the eligibility criteria are invited to submit an application with the following documents:
Applications will be considered by the SSEAC Executive Grants Subcommittee. Only complete applications will be accepted. Where necessary, the Executive Committee will solicit advice from a disciplinary expert on the quality of the thesis.
The successful student will receive a winner’s certificate and an AU$500 book voucher. The winner will be announced on the SSEAC website and will be profiled in the SSEAC newsletter.
This annual prize will be awarded to the most outstanding doctoral thesis written by a student enrolled at the University of Sydney on a topic wholly concerned with Southeast Asia. For the purposes of this award, the countries of Southeast Asia are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.
The PhD associated with this thesis must have been conferred in 2017.
The thesis may be from any discipline, but must relate to one of SSEAC’s five clusters: economic and social development, environment and resources, health, heritage and the arts and/or state and society.
The prize for Best Thesis on Southeast Asia is a cash award of AU$1000 and a certificate. The winner will also be profiled on the SSEAC website. A prize of AU$250 may be awarded to a second outstanding thesis.
The winner will be assessed by the SSEAC Executive Grants Subcommittee. The subcommittee will seek advice from experts in relevant disciplines to in order to give fair consideration to dissertations from a broad range of research fields.
Nominated students are responsible for submitting their application. The required documents must be attached to the application upon submission:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions related to this award.
Background: The Doctoral Fieldwork in Southeast Asia Scholarship was established in 2013 through a donation to the Asian Studies Program by Gillian Green.
For: Doctoral students undertaking fieldwork that relates directly to their research, and the associated costs of this fieldwork, in Southeast Asia.
How much: Maximum $3000. The scholarship may be held in conjunction with any other postgraduate award and will be in the form of a travel grant or a grant-in-aid.
Eligibility: This scholarship supports doctoral students conducting fieldwork in Southeast Asia that is essential to their research. The award is open to you if you are a full-time or part-time students from any facuilty, but your research needs to be in the fields of art, architecture and/or visual culture.
Research ethics clearance: Applicants may need to demonstrate that they have approval from the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (or equivalent) for their intended fieldwork.
Background: This scholarship aims to promote international understanding and advance your academic development by enabling you to spend part of your degree studying in an approved overseas institution.
How much: One awarded each year to the value of $5000.
How long: One semester.
Eligibility: Full-time students who are Australian citizens who are enrolled in their later years of an undergraduate degree (excluding honours). Preference will be given to students who wish to undertake their studies at an institution in Asia.
Further information: Scholarships and Financial Support Service.
Background: This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students who are studying a degree in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and who have citizenship from India, Indonesia, Vietnam or Singapore.
Eligibility: Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies and commencing in one of the following Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate degree programs in the School of Public Health:
I. Clinical Epidemiology
IV. Health Policy
V. Global Health
VI. Public Health
Applicants must be an international student who are citizens of India, Indonesia, Vietnam or Singapore.
How much: $5000
How long: One semester
Selection time: Applications close 15 November
Application: Apply here
Background: Scholarships offered by Sydney Abroad
For: All currently enrolled undergraduate and postgraduate students
How much: Valued at $10,000 each, we offer up to 350 scholarships a year
How long: Short-term and semester-long programs.
Eligibility: You need to have a credit average (65 percent or higher) over the most recent 48 credit points you have completed in your current course. You need to be enrolled full time at the University of Sydney while you study on exchange, and any classes you enrol in at your host university need to be approved by your faculty so they can be credited towards your Sydney degree.
Selection times: May/June for exchanges commencing in the second half of the year; October/November for exchanges commencing in the first half of the following year.
The University of Sydney also offers hundreds of scholarships to help undergraduate and postgraduate students achieve their study goals. Find out more about general scholarships and prizes on offer.