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Sydney Moss Scholarship

A music scholarship to travel overseas

A scholarship to assist a postgraduate student or alumni of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to study overseas.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000
  • Born in NSW
  • Postgraduate student or alumni of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Identify as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer
  • Travel overseas to a music school
11 August 2021 8 September 2021

How to apply

Apply here when applications open.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $20,000 per annum and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be born in New South Wales (NSW), Australia
  • be currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree or alumni of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • identify as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer
  • be able to demonstrate that you do not have the financial means to pursue music education overseas
  • travel overseas to a music school to further your education.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1953, under the will of the late Sydney Moss Esq.

1. Background

a. Established in 1953, under the will of the late Sydney Moss Esq., the Sydney Moss Scholarship is to support a student who possesses natural genuine musical talent, either instrumental, vocal or as a composer and who does not have the financial means to pursue music education at an approved school of music overseas. 

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be born in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. 

b. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree or alumni of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must identify as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer.

d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they do not have the financial means to pursue music education overseas.

e. Applicants must travel overseas to a School of Music to further their music education.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. personal statement,
III. curriculum vitae,
IV. project proposal including projected budget when travelling overseas, and
V. statements and reports from Academic Referees.

b. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, or their nominated delegate(s). 

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $20,000 per annum and is tenable for one year. 

b. The Scholarship value will be paid in one single instalment on receipt of the completed Scholarship Acceptance Form.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval. 

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. None apply.

6. Termination

a. A recipient enrolled in a postgraduate degree will have their scholarship terminated if they:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. withdraws or fails to complete the approved travel overseas, 
III. 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, or
IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.

b. A recipient who is an alumni of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will have their scholarship terminated if they:

I. withdraw or fails to complete the approved travel overseas, or
II. 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.

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

d. 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 reimbursed. 

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