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Equity scholarships

Bachelors and honours scholarships
Browse scholarships for students who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, experiencing financial hardship, living with a disability, or from rural or regional areas.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant category and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of undergraduate equity scholarships in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current domestic students. 

This list includes scholarships for students from low socio-economic backgrounds, or who can demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship. See the individual scholarship pages for specific eligibility criteria. 

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Arts and Social Sciences
Business
Engineering
Law
Medicine and Health
Music
Science

This list includes scholarships for students from rural or regional areas, in NSW or throughout Australia. See individual scholarship pages for specific eligibility criteria.

General
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Sydney School of Business
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Faculty of Science
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Matt Laffan Disability Scholarship College fees
  • St John's College resident
  • Student with physcial disability
N/A 30 October 2020
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
18 August 2020 13 October 2020
Sydney Scholars Awards on Equity and Hardship Grounds $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • High academic achiever
  • Experiencing financial hardship
29 August 2020 30 September 2020
The Valerie Joan Beale Bequest $20,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Coursework student
  • Equity Scholarship applicant
29 August 2020 31 December 2020
University of Sydney Access Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a citizen of New Zealand
  • High academic achiever
  • Non-recent school leaver
  • Financial hardship or other disadvantage

29 August 2020

31 December 2020

Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship $10,000 (for up to 5 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Person with a physical disability
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enrolled in 12 credit points per semester
TBC TBC
Annie Marczak Scholarship $1000
  • Undergraduate, master's by research or PhD student
  • Majoring in, or researching French and Francophone Studies
  • Experiencing financial hardship
31 August 2020 30 September 2020
Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship Up to $7000
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • Accepted into an exchange program or short-term mobility program
TBC TBC
Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship $5000 p.a.
  • Undergraduate Philosophy students
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
TBC TBC
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 p.a. (for course duration)
  • Domestic undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the University of Sydney Business School
11 November 2021 21 January 2022
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Political Economy $8000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Starting first year of your political economy degree
23 June 2020 21 July 2020
V John Plummer Scholarship in Business

$6500

  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
N/A N/A
Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commencing an undergraduate combined law program
  • Experiencing financial hardship
June 2020 30 September 2020
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Combined undergraduate law degree student
  • Experiencing financial hardship
August 2020 30 September 2020
Aboud Scholarship $10,000
  • Resident of a rural area or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing undergraduate student
30 September 2020 29 October 2020
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
15 October 2020 10 February 2021
Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme $5950
  • Enrol in the course of study identified in the E12 admission pathway conditional offer letter
May 2020 30 September 2020
Graeme de Graaff Scholarship $10,000
  • Resident at International House
31 August 2020 15 November 2020
International House E12 Scholarship $2000
  • Resident at International House
31 August 2020 15 November 2020
International House Entrance Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Resident at International House
31 August 2020 15 November 2020
The Adamo and Francesca Boncardo Equity Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Low-socioeconomic background or high school
17 August 2020 15 October 2020
Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award Up to $5000
  • Apply for a semester exchange or selected short-term Global Mobility program
N/A N/A
Kathleen M Karnaghan and Frederick E English Equity Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • First year undergraduate student
  • Majoring in English
  • Experiencing disadvantage or hardship
23 October 2020 16 November 2020
Sciences Po Dual Degree Equity Scholarship $15,000 p.a. (for 2 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Full-time Bachelor of Arts (Sciences Po) or Bachelor of Economics (Sciences Po) student
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
18 December 2020 11 January 2021
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree Show Bursary $5000
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts, or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
  • Exhibiting at the end of year degree show
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Education $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying education
  • Interested in the area of special needs
TBC TBC
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying social work
  • Demonstrate financial need
TBC TBC
Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History $5000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Major in history
TBC TBC
Eric Campbell Scott Scholarship $3000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
  • Minimum ATAR of 96
N/A N/A
The University of Sydney Inspired by Business Scholarship $10,000
  • Undergraduate from NSW
  • Low socio-economic background
N/A N/A
The Victoria Hope Geary Scholarship $3000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
TBC TBC
Douglas Jamieson Aboriginal Scholarship $7000 p.a.
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying or commencing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering
  • Be from a rural, regional or remote area
5 August 2020 9 September 2020
J Alan Gibson Scholarship $24,000 p.a. (for 4 years)
  • Recent school leaver
  • Received an unconditional offer for any undergraduate engineering degree
  • From an outer regional, remote or very remote area
  • Demonstrate financial need
1 September 2020 23 November 2020
LR and BA Browne Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering $10,000
  • NSW resident
  • Enrol into a civil engineering undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
1 September 2020 23 November 2020
Pratten Foundation Early Offer Year 12 Scholarship $7500
  • Received an E12 offer
  • Commencing a STEM degree
N/A N/A
The William John and Lizzie May Sinclair Scholarship $25,000 a year for duration of degree
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or from a low socio-economic background
  • Applying for or enrolled in an undergraduate engineering degree
16 October 2020 23 November 2020
The Winifred Margaret Neirous Memorial Scholarship $6000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Enrol into a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) degree
  • Able to demonstrate financial need, diligence and good conduct
1 September 2020 23 November 2020
Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship Up to $6000
  • From a regional or remote area of Australia
  • Commencing a LLB
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
August 2020 1 November 2020
Pitt Cobbett Scholarship Up to $2500
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • Enrolled in a combined undergraduate law degree or JD
Ongoing 6 November 2020
Sydney Law School Exchange Scholarship $2000
  • High academic achiever experiencing financial hardship
  • Enrolled in final year of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor Program
31 August 2020 30 September 2020
The David Stuart Hicks Scholarship $8000
  • Recent school leaver commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Experiencing financial hardship
June 2020 30 September 2020
Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarship Trust Opportunity Scholarship for Nursing $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic undergraduate nursing student
  • Financially disadvantaged background
TBC TBC
Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation Jazz Scholarship $6000 (for 4 years) or $25,000 (for 1.5 years)
  • Jazz student
  • Be in financial need
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
Brian Abel Piano Scholarship TBC
  • Piano student
  • Resided in Australia for the past five years
  • Low socio-economic background
17 August 2020  21 September 2020
Clarence Addison Turrill Scholarship TBC
  • Classical piano student
  • Financially disadvantaged
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
Patricia Long Scholarship TBC
  • Undergraduate music student
  • Low socio-economic background
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
The Bessie Cook Piano Award TBC
  • Piano student
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
The Helpmann Family Fellowship TBC
  • Opera student
  • Low socio-economic background
TBC TBC
The Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
The Kathleen and Allison Short Scholarship TBC
  • Piano, violin, viola or cello student
  • Financially disadvantaged
17 August  2020 21 September 2020
The Kirkpix Trust Scholarship TBC
  • First or second year coursework student at the Conservatorium
  • Saxophone student
  • Low socio-economic background
17 Augist 2020 21 September 2020
The William and Marie Souter Encouragement Awards TBC
  • Classical music student
  • Australian resident
  • Low socio-economic background
TBC TBC
Faculty of Science Dean's Access Scholarship Varies
  • Domestic undergraduate science student in High School
  • Financial hardship
17 September 2020 10 January 2021
Faculty of Science Dean's Equity Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate science student who has completed at least 48 credit points
  • Minimum WAM of 65
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
N/A 31 December 2020
James Murphy Scholarship $7500
  • Student in selected science undergraduate degrees
  • Catholic
August 2020 10 January 2021
Josiah and Myra Roberts Scholarship $10000 p.a.
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Studying a full-time undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science
  • Low socioeconomic background/demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
1 September 2020 28 February 2021
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Honours) $7500
  • Progressing to a full-time honours program in agriculture
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Undergraduate) $7500
  • High school leaver
  • Starting specified undergraduate studies in agriculture
  • Financial hardship
August 2020 10 January 2021
Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
Rowe Scientific Chemistry Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student who holds a CSP
  • Third-year undergraduate student majoring in chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage
31 August 2020 17 September 2020
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship (Agriculture) $7500
  • Domestic or international undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in or starting a listed science degree
August 2020 10 January 2021
The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship $1700
  • Australian citizen
  • Commencing an honours year in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics at the time of application
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
3 July 2020 20 September 2020
Walter Moore Honours Scholarships $1200
  • Enrolled in honours at the School of Chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial need
31 August 2020 17 September 2020
Yim Family Foundation Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship $10,000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • From a rural location
  • Enrolling into a relevant undergraduate degree or combined degree
TBC TBC
David W Johnson Scholarship $8000
  • Domestic student from rural NSW
  • Undergraduate business students
8 July 2020 30 September 2020
University of Sydney Business School Rural/Regional Leadership Scholarship $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business students
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
8 July 2020 30 September 2020
Alexander D Strang Scholarship in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering $6418
  • Enrolling in an undergraduate degree in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Primary residential address in a regional or remote area of Australia
1 September 2020 23 November 2020
William McIIrath Rural Scholarship Up to $10,000 (for 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident from rural New South Wales
  • No previous tertiary education
  • Full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
2 September 2019 31 July 2020
F H Loxton Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship $20,000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Male
  • Enrol in a single or combined undergraduate degree at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • From regional or remote area of Australia
1 September 2020 23 November 2020
Dr Lawrence F Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Oral Health student
  • In financial need
TBC TBC
Peter Giles Memorial Scholarship in Pharmacy $6000 p.a. (for course duration)
  • Domestic student about to start a Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • In financial need
TBC TBC
Susan Wakil Scholarship - Undergraduate Rural and Regional Up to $87,500
  • Undergraduate nursing student from a rural background
28 September 2020 7 January 2021
Peter Davidson Music Scholarship $10,000
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium
  • From a rural/remote area
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
Faculty of Science Honours Relocation Scholarships $6000
  • Commencing honours student enrolling full-time
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at a university overseas, interstate or in rural or remote NSW
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
Rural Sustainability Scholarship $6000 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • High school leaver
  • Starting a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
  • Reside in rural Australia
August 2020 10 January 2021