University of Sydney Business School Excellence in Leadership Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
Tuition fee scholarship to support students to study the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA).


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Tuition fees
  • Student starting an Executive MBA
1 July 2024 6 October 2024

How to apply

No separate application required. Applications are made via the admission process for the EMBA.

The successful recipient will be determined through admissions interviews.


This scholarship covers half of the degree's tuition fees, or three of the six mandatory units of study, tenable for the duration of the degree (1.5 years).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer to study the Executive MBA.


The scholarship was established in 2009 with the launch of the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree.

1. Background

a. This scholarship was first established in 2009 in conjunction with the launch of the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree.

b. This Scholarship is intended to promote academic excellence within the Executive MBA degree offered by the University of Sydney Business School.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must receive an unconditional offer of admission into the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) course offered by the University of Sydney Business School to be considered.

b. Current students enrolled in the University of Sydney Executive MBA and University of Sydney employees are not eligible.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. leadership potential,

III. personal integrity,

IV. performance in the selection interview, and

V. motivation to succeed in business in a socially responsible way by demonstrating a commitment to apply the learning offered in the Executive MBA degree to making a positive difference to professional life in business practice.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a Selection Committee consisting of the Director of the Executive MBA Program, or their nominated delegate (academic), and at least one other professional staff member from the Executive MBA Program.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition fees for the duration of the recipient’s Global Executive MBA program, on the basis the student remains enrolled full-time.

b. The Scholarship does not cover the Student Services and Amenities fee (SSAF), travel costs, and the relevant in-country fees for each residential Unit of Study.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester
Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester, remain enrolled in 24 credit points of study each
semester and have no outstanding fees.

b. Recipients will only be permitted to suspend their studies due to exceptional circumstance.
Requests to suspend must be approved by the Director of the Executive MBA Program.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not
limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship

V. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, for the
same purpose as this Scholarship,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated
under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University
reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be