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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
Appen Inclusive Al Scholarship in Computational Linguistics $8,000
  • Undergraduate coursework student in Faculty of Engineering
  • Enrolled in COMP5046
9 May 2022 29 May 2022
Elevate Scholarship Various
  • Domestic student
  • Identify as a woman
  • Commencing a STEM degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) at an Australian University
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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
8 October 2021 29 October 2021
Scholarship in Engineering $12,000 p.a. (degree duration)
  • Domestic student
  • Current school leaver
  • Demonstrate financial hardship, medical condition, or be from a rural or remote area
TBC TBC
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
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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 2021

31 December 2021

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
Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship $5,000 p.a.
  • Philosophy honours student
  • Demonstrate financial 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
21 January 2022 7 February 2022
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Political Economy Up to $8,000 per annum (for up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Starting first year of your political economy degree
  • Enrolled full time
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
V John Plummer Scholarship in Business

$6500

  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
N/A N/A
Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship- Law $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commencing an undergraduate combined law program
  • Experiencing financial hardship
26 April 2022 30 September 2022
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship - Law $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Combined undergraduate law degree student
  • Experiencing financial hardship
26 April 2022 30 September 2022
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
9 March 2022 23 March 2021
Community Bank Scholarships Varies
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Reside in, or have attended a secondary school in, the local area of the relevant Community Bank branch 
  • Completed Year 12 and be aged 25 years or younger as of 29 January 202 and will be studying full-time
October 2021 18 February 2022
Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme $5950
  • Enrol in the course of study identified in the E12 admission pathway conditional offer letter
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Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarship $8,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • School leaver
  • Starting an undergraduate degree
  • Attended a rural or regional high school
  • Have experienced disadvantage
N/A N/A
Gen Re Advancement Scholarship $7,500 p.a. (up to 2 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Penultimate year of study
  • Financial hardship or other disadvantage
TBC TBC
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
Jim Wolfensohn Scholarship $8,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Experiencing finanical hardship and other disadvantages
  • Completed Year 12 in a rural high school with UAC educational disadvantage "SO1C"
10 September 2021 29 November 2021
The Nick van Gelder Dreamers Scholarship $25,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing an undergraduate coursework degree
  • Experiencing financial disadvantage
28 November 2022 8 January 2023
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 progr
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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
14 December 2021 30 March 2022
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 financial hardship
18 October 2022 25 January 2023
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
8 September 2021 30 September 2021
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
28 October 2022 6 January 2023
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work $10,000 per annum (for up to 3 years)
  • Undergraduate student
  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person
  • Studying social work
  • Demonstrate financial need
11 July 2022 5 August 2022
Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History $5,000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Major in history
12 October 2022 20 January 2023
Eric Campbell Scott Scholarship $10,000
  • Domestic student
  • Low socio-economic student
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
2 March 2022 13 March 2022
Carolyn Mcilvenny Scholarship $10,000
  • Full-time undergraduate chemical and biomolecular engineering student
  • Demonstrate financial need
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
16 August 2021 3 September 2021
Faculty of Engineering One Sydney, Many People Scholarship $15,000 p.a. (up to $60,000)
  • Current school leaver
  • Enrol in a bachelor's degree in the Faculty of Engineering
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or experiencing financial hardship and/or from rural/regional/remote area
12 April 2022 29 September 2022
LR and BA Browne Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering $10,000
  • NSW resident
  • Enrol into a civil engineering undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 April 2022 24 September 2022
The Stanley Chisholm Ash Scholarship in Engineering $40,000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Enrol in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework engineering degree in the Faculty of Engineering
  • Be from a rural, regional or remote area of Austra
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20 October 2021 13 December 2021
Pratten Foundation Early Offer Year 12 Scholarship $7500
  • Received an E12 offer
  • Commencing a STEM degree
N/A N/A
The Sir William Tyree Engineering Scholarship Program $16,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Recent school leaver
  • Enrol full-time in a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering)
  • Demonstrate financial need, financial disadvantage, or social disadvantage
2 November 2022 18 November 2022
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
N/A until 2024 N/A until 2024
The Winifred Margaret Neirous Memorial Scholarship $6000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Enrol into a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering) degree
  • Able to demonstrate financial need, diligence and good conduct
12 April 2022 24 September 2022
Undergraduate Scholarship in Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering $6000 pa (for up to 4 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Low SES or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled to study aeronautical or aerospace engineering
  • High achiev
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29 September 2021 1 February 2022
Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship Up to $7000
  • From a regional or remote area of Australia
  • Commencing a LLB or Juris Do
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26 April 2022 30 September  2022
Pitt Cobbett Scholarship Up to $5,000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • Enrolled in a combined undergraduate law degree or JD
04 April 2022 05 June 2022
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
24 October 2022 13 November 2022
The David Stuart Hicks Scholarship $8000
  • Recent school leaver commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Experiencing financial hardship
26 April 2022 30 September 2022
Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarship Trust Opportunity Scholarship for Nursing $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic undergraduate nursing student
  • Financially disadvantaged background
15 September 2022 31 October 2022
Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation Jazz Scholarship $6000 (for up to 4 years) or $25,000 (for up to 1.5 years)
  • Jazz student
  • Be in financial need
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
Brian Abel Piano Scholarship TBC
  • Piano student
  • Resided in Australia for the past five years
  • Low socio-economic background
TBC TBC
Clarence Addison Turrill Scholarship TBC
  • Classical piano student
  • Financially disadvantaged
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
Greta Davis Equity Scholarship for Musically Talented Students $10,000 p.a.
  • Studying performance in a coursework or research degree at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Demonstrates an eligible disadvantage
TBC TBC
Patricia Long Scholarship TBC
  • Undergraduate music student
  • Low socio-economic background
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
The Bessie Cook Piano Award TBC
  • Piano student
TBC TBC
The Helpmann Family Fellowship TBC
  • Opera student
  • Low socio-economic background
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
The Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
The Kathleen and Allison Short Scholarship TBC
  • Piano, violin, viola or cello student
  • Financially disadvantaged
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
The Kirkpix Trust Scholarship TBC
  • Fi
  • rst or second year coursework student at the Conservatorium
  • Saxophone student
  • Low socio-economic background
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
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 $2875 per semester
  • Domestic undergraduate science student in High School
  • Financial hardship
20 July 2022 16 Febuary 2023
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
  • Recipient of E12 and/or entered via Gadigal program in commencing year
N/A 31 January 2023
Josiah and Myra Roberts Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commencing undergraduate student at the Faculty of Science
  • Low socioeconomic background/demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
3 April 2022 16 January 2023
Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program
  • Demonstrate financial need
20 October 2022 31 January 2023
Rowe Scientific Chemistry Scholarship $5000
  • Be enrolled full-time (at leaset 24 credit points per semester) in your third year of an undergraduate degree (ie, upon completion of 96 credit points towards your undergraduate course)
  • Majoring in chemistry
  • Be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage
12  September 2022 03  October 2022
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship (Agriculture) $7500
  • Domestic or international undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in or starting a listed science degree
20 July 2022 16 January 2023
Rural Bank Agribusiness Scholarship $5,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident living in Australia
  • Secondary school leavers graduated in 2021 
  • Enrolled full-time in first year studying agribusiness or agriculture in an approved Australian course in an Australian university
1 December 2021 18 February 2022
Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences Undergraduate Equity Scholarship CSP rate p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Be able to demonstrate low socio-economic status via the Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme
11 July 2022 08 December  2022
The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen
  • Commencing/enrolled in an honours degree in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics in Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
20 October  2022 31 Janurary 2023
Walter Moore Honours Scholarships $1500
  • Having an unconditional offer of admission and subsequently enrolling in full-time or part-time in an Honours degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
20 October 2022 31 January 2023
Yim Family Foundation Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need
20 October 2022 31 January 2023
The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Rural and Regional Scholarship Program $5,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Living in rural and regional Australia
  • Secondary school leavers graduated in 2021 or 2020
  • Demonstrate the disadvantage (economic and/or social) hindering ability to undertake further study
1 December 2021 18 February 2022
The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship $10,000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • From a rural location
  • Enrolling into a relevant undergraduate degree or combined degree
18 March 2021 1 June 2021
University of Sydney Business School Rural/Regional Leadership Scholarship $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business students
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
11 April 2022 30 September 2022  
Alexander D Strang Scholarship in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering $6418
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Enrolling in an undergraduate degree in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Primary residential address in a regional or remote area of Australia
12 April 2022 24 September 2022
F H Loxton Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship $20,000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Enrol in a single or combined undergraduate degree at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • From regional or remote area of Australia
12 April 2022 24 September 2022
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
25 May 2021 8 June 2021
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 an area of Australia that is not Greater Sydney
1 September 2022 1 February 2023
Peter Davidson Music Scholarship $10,000
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium
  • From a rural/remote a
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TBC TBC
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
20 October 2022 31 January 2023
Rural Sustainability Scholarship $6000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • High school leaver
  • B Science/B Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or B Science/B Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness) commencing student
  • Reside in rural or regional Australia
9 June 2021 23 January 2022
The Ross Scholarship $7200 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Unconditional offer of admission into an undergraduate science degree
  • Rural or remote resident
20 July 2022 17 January 2023
Lebanese Ladies Association Scholarship in Arabic Language and Cultures $8,200 p.a. (up to 1 years)
  • Full time third year student in a B of Arts or B of Arts / B of Advanced Studies
  • Student enrolled full time in a B of Advanced Studies or standalone appended or embedded Honours program
  • Majoring in Arabic Languages and Cultures
TBC TBC
Student Managed Investment Fund Scholarship $7500
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
  • Received E12 admission offer for Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies
N/A N/A
Carlyle Greenwell Honours Scholarship $8,500 p.a. 
  • Anthropology honours student
  • Completed a major in Anthropology in a Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
1 November 2022 1 February 2023
The David and Nhilla Dumbrell Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time undergraduate student at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Experiencing financial hardship
TBC TBC
The Grace Russell Henderson Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time undergraduate student at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Experiencing financial hardship
TBC TBC
The Rahma Shohet Memorial Scholarship - VOCAL TBC
  • Piano student
  • Low socio-economic background
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
Bruce A Pontin Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • F
  • ull-time student at the Conservatorium of Music
TBC TBC
Costa Rosa Harsas Scholarship TBC
  • Studying classical music
  • Come from a financially disadvantaged background
TBC TBC
The Patricia H. Reid Endowment Scholarship $20,000 pa (up to 4 years)
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Low socio-economic background or financial need
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
Rosemary Valentine Memorial Prize TBC
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Studying voice or piano
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
David W Johnson Scholarship (Rural / Regional) $10,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business students
N/A N/A
MySydney Scholarship $8,500 pa.
  • Domestic applicant, as defined in the Coursework Policy 2021.
  • Applying for an undergraduate degree through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) portal.
  • Residing, at the time of UAC application, in an area in the lowest 25 percent of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Education and Occupation (IEO).
UAC round annually  
The Mungo William MacCallum Scholarship in Literature $8,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled full time in an undergradaute degreee
  • Studying English
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship
5 October 2022 2 November 2022
 
 
 

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