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University of Sydney Business School Rural/Regional Leadership Scholarship

A University of Sydney Business School undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports students with a minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business students
  • Minimum ATAR of 95

How to apply

Apply through theĀ Sydney Scholars Award program.


This scholarship is valued at $6000 per year, tenable for up to four years (inclusive of honours).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be starting a single or combined undergraduate coursework degree at the University of Sydney Business School
  • have completed the NSW Higher School Certificate or approved equivalent within two years prior to the degree
  • not have started university studies
  • have a minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent.

The University of Sydney Business School offers up to two scholarships to students from rural/regional areas in Australia each year.

Selection criteria
  • Applicants are assessed on personal attributes such as leadership, initiative and creativity, along with outstanding extracurricular achievement and a proficient academic record.
Ongoing eligibility
  • Recipients must maintain an average mark of at least 65 Credit and remain enrolled with the Sydney Business School.
  • Recipients must also maintain a standard full-time load (24 credit points) per semester. If extenuating circumstances arise, scholarship holders may submit a request to decrease their load to a minimum full-time load of three units of study (18 credit points) per semester with the permission of the Business School. The duration of the scholarship will not be extended if a student undertakes a minimum full-time load.
  • Requests to hold the scholarship part-time will only be approved under exceptional circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the student's capacity to undertake full-time study. Such requests must be supported by the dean.
Payment schedule
  • Payments will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

  • Withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
  • Commences part-time study without prior approval,
  • does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
  • 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 application,
  • accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,
  • does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.