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International Undergraduate Commencing Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship in arts and social sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences International Undergraduate Commencing Scholarship supports international students starting an undergraduate degree at the faculty.


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  • International student
  • Starting undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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How to apply

Apply here.


This scholarship is valued at $10,000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an international student
  • have an unconditional offer to study a full-time undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


This scholarship was established by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to assist international undergraduate students with the costs of flights and other establishment costs.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to assist International Undergraduate Students with the costs of flights and other establishment costs.

2. Eligibility

a. To be considered for this Scholarship potential students must have applied for but not yet commenced a bachelor's degree that is a CRICOS registered award program delivered onshore in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Once enrolled in the applicable degree students must enrol full-time.

c. Students commencing a second degree at the University of Sydney are eligible provided they have not previously held this Scholarship.

d. Students applying with credit from partner institutions are eligible to be considered if their credit does not exceed 48 credit points.

e. Students must be international students at the time of application.

f. No separate application is required for this Scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on academic merit as assessed from the applicant’s application for admission.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

4. Value

a. Successful recipients will be provided with a Scholarship valued at $10,000 per annum for one year, paid in two equal instalments per semester after the applicable census date.

b. Deferral of the scholarship is permitted for up to 12 months.

c. The Scholarship may not be suspended.

d. The Scholarship is transferable to another major or degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences but is not transferrable to another Faculty or University.

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

f. 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.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

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

ii. becomes a domestic student before the relevant census date,

iii. commences part-time study without prior approval,

iv. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

v. 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,

vi. 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, or

vii. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.

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

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed. 

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