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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Bachelors and honours scholarships
From history and sociology to political economy or visual arts scholarships, we have a wide range of options for domestic arts and social sciences students.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant school and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of undergraduate scholarships for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students in the table below.

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

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Bowman Cameron Scholarship $5000 pa (for 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • First-year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
2 September 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
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Emergency Bursary Up to $10,400
  • Current student, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Experiencing hardship due to Covid‑19
  • Current income of less than $1400 per fortnight
25 June 2020 29 July 2020
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Internship Scholarship $5000
  • Undergraduate student undertaking an internship
  • Gained entry through E12, Gadigal or Broadway programs
1 March 2020 31 March 2020

International and Global Studies Travelling Scholarship

$4000
  • Bachelor of Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies) or Bachelor of International and Global Studies student
  • Undertake approved exchange overseas
23 March 2020 30 April 2020
James Wolfensohn Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student or New Zealand citizen
  • Accepted into an approved exchange program in Asia
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
1 March 2020 28 March 2020
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies TBC
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
4 August 2020 13 October 2020
Norman Haire Fund for Sexology Studies TBC
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student, or academic affiliate
  • Researching sexology
23 April 2020 3 June 2020
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
12 June 2020 29 June 2020
Sciences Po Dual Degree Equity Scholarship $15,000 pa (for 2 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Full-time Bachelor of Arts (Sciences Po Dual Degree) or Bachelor of Economics (Sciences Po Dual Degree) student
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
14 May 2020 15 June 2020
The 78ers Legacy Fund Scholarship $6265
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Identify as LGBTIQ+
30 June 2019 18 August 2019
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships $12,000
  • See page for details
N/A 11 January 2019
Indigenous Scholarship in Social Work $750 to $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying social work
18 May 2020 15 June 2020
James and Moya Kilgannon Scholarship $6000
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Enrolled in mathematics or science
10 April 2019 14 June 2019

Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship

$7500 or $5000
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience
15 June 2020 29 June 2020
Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship $10,000
  • First or second year of an undergraduate degree in relevant faculty/University school
  • Interested in issues related to urbanism
  • WAM of 65
2 August 2019 25 August 2019
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
9 June 2020 7 July 2020
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 pa (for course duration)
  • Domestic undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Sydney Business School
11 November 2020 21 January 2021
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Education $10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying education
20 January 2020 14 February 2020
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work $10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying social work
20 January 2020 14 February 2020
Walter Mersh Strong Scholarship for Papua New Guinea Various
  • Citizen of Papua New Guinea
  • Unconditional offer to study selected master's degrees
N/A N/A
Scholarship for Research Addressing Social and Economic Disadvantage $5000
  • Students studying the Bachelor of Economics honours year, Master of Economics or Master of Economic Analysis
27 April 2020 28 May 2020
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Economic History $8000
  • Bachelor of Economics student
  • Enrol in ECOS3024, ECON4103 or ECON4913
  • Minimum AAM of 65
10 June 2020 10 July 2020
The Sandra Cadwallader Indigenous Economics Scholarships $50,000 (for course duration)
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrol in a Bachelor of Economics
1 August 2019 17 February 2020
Bachelor of Arts (Languages) Exchange Scholarship $5000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Languages) student
  • Accepted into an approved exchange program
Open N/A
Emilie M Schweitzer Scholarship in French and Germanic Studies $8000
  • Enrol in French and Francophone studies or Germanic studies at honours level
  • Minimum WAM of 70
3 July 2020 17 July 2020
Hugh Clarke Research Travel Grant $2000
  • Enrolled in Japanese studies
  • Travelling to an approved destination
1 July 2019 7 August 2019
Judith Russell Ryan Scholarships in Memory of Signora Tedeschi $2500
  • Italian honours student
1 December 2019 15 February 2020
Language Student Travel Scholarship Up to $4000
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Plan to travel in the next semester
1 October 2019 31 October 2019
PD Jack Prize Tuition fees for 2 units of study
  • First or second year undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in a Arab Language and Cultures major of 2+ units of study
15 June 2020 8 September 2020
The Chinese Studies Alumni Bursary $1000
  • University of Sydney Chinese studies student, or a Chinese partner university student undertaking approved study
22 April 2020 15 May 2020
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $1000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
1 March 2020 31 March 2020
The Emilie M Schweitzer Exchange Scholarships $3000
  • Third year French or Germanic studies undergraduate student
  • Undertake exchange in France or Germany
  • Minimum WAM of 70
TBC TBC
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
1 October 2019 2 November 2019
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
9 August 2019 30 September 2019
The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies Up to $6000
  • Current student
  • Studying an approved programme in Scotland
21 February 2020 16 April 2020
The Thomas Henry Coulson Scholarship $5500
  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • English Major
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
20 April 2020 20 May 2020
The T M Hsiao Scholarship $1500
  • Chinese studies student planning to study honours
15 June 2020 30 July 2020
Frank McDonald Memorial Fund $3000
  • Enrolled in ARHT3672
1 December 2019 30 January 2020
James Strong-Dymocks Scholarship for Australian Literature $8750 (for up to 3 years)
  • Undergraduate student studying Australian literature
N/A N/A
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Awards $2000
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
06 April 2020 04 May  2020
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 John Schaeffer Fund for Nineteenth-Century Art (Fieldwork) $1500
  • Enrolled in ARTH3672
24 February 2020 23 March 2020
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Archaeology
30 April 2020 19 June 2020
John Frazer Scholarship $5000 (honours) and $8500 (master's)
  • Enrolled in a BA (Hons), BA/BAS (Hons), BAS (Hons) or master's by research at the Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • Willing to research in the field of history
5 May 2020 18 June 2020
Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship $5000 pa
  • Undergraduate Philosophy students
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
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
15 August 2019 22 November 2019
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
Sydney College of the Arts Commencing Scholarship $2000
  • Commencing undergraduate student
  • Studying visual arts
6 November 2019 31 January 2020
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Undergraduate Degree Show Bursary $5000
  • BVA or BVA/BAS third year student
  • Completing studio specialisation
  • Exhibit at the end of year undergraduate degree show
  • Demonstrate financial need
6 April 2020 4 May 2020
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – SCA Travel $10,000
  • SCA student
  • Accepted into approved University of Sydney travel program
24 August 2020 21 September 2020
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship –Travel $10,000 or $30,000
  • SCA graduate
  • Meet the definition of emerging or mid-career/established categories
20 May 2020 28 June 2020
Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Bowman Cameron Scholarship $5000 pa (for 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • First-year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
2 September 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
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Emergency Bursary Up to $10,400
  • Current student, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Experiencing hardship due to Covid‑19
  • Current income of less than $1400 per fortnight
25 June 2020 22 July 2020
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Internship Scholarship $5000
  • Undergraduate student undertaking an internship
  • Gained entry through E12, Gadigal or Broadway programs
1 March 2020 31 March 2020

International and Global Studies Travelling Scholarship

$4000
  • Bachelor of Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies) or Bachelor of International and Global Studies student
  • Undertake approved exchange overseas
23 March 2020 30 April 2020
James Wolfensohn Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student or New Zealand citizen
  • Accepted into an approved exchange program in Asia
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
1 March 2020 28 March 2020
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies TBC
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
4 August 2020 13 October 2020
Norman Haire Fund for Sexology Studies TBC
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student, or academic affiliate
  • Researching sexology
23 April 2020 3 June 2020
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
12 June 2020 29 June 2020
Sciences Po Dual Degree Equity Scholarship $15,000 pa (for 2 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Full-time Bachelor of Arts (Sciences Po Dual Degree) or Bachelor of Economics (Sciences Po Dual Degree) student
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
14 May 2020 15 June 2020
The 78ers Legacy Fund Scholarship $6265
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Identify as LGBTIQ+
30 June 2019 18 August 2019
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships $12,000
  • See page for details
N/A 11 January 2019
Indigenous Scholarship in Social Work $750 to $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying social work
18 May 2020 15 June 2020
James and Moya Kilgannon Scholarship $6000
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Enrolled in mathematics or science
10 April 2019 14 June 2019

Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship

$7500 or $5000
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience
15 June 2020 29 June 2020
Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship $10,000
  • First or second year of an undergraduate degree in relevant faculty/University school
  • Interested in issues related to urbanism
  • WAM of 65
2 August 2019 25 August 2019
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
9 June 2020 7 July 2020
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 (for course duration)
  • Domestic undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Sydney Business School
20 May 2020 2 June 2020
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Education $10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying education
20 January 2020 14 February 2020
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work $10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying social work
20 January 2020 14 February 2020
Walter Mersh Strong Scholarship for Papua New Guinea Various
  • Citizen of Papua New Guinea
  • Unconditional offer to study selected master's degrees
N/A N/A
Scholarship for Research Addressing Social and Economic Disadvantage $5000
  • Students studying the Bachelor of Economics honours year, Master of Economics or Master of Economic Analysis
27 April 2020 28 May 2020
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Economic History $8000
  • Bachelor of Economics student
  • Enrol in ECOS3024, ECON4103 or ECON4913
  • Minimum AAM of 65
10 June 2020 10 July 2020
The Sandra Cadwallader Indigenous Economics Scholarships $50,000 (for course duration)
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrol in a Bachelor of Economics
1 August 2019 17 February 2020
Bachelor of Arts (Languages) Exchange Scholarship $5000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Languages) student
  • Accepted into an approved exchange program
Open N/A
Emilie M Schweitzer Scholarship in French and Germanic Studies $8000
  • Enrol in French and Francophone studies or Germanic studies at honours level
  • Minimum WAM of 70
7 July 2020 30 July 2020
Hugh Clarke Research Travel Grant $2000
  • Enrolled in Japanese studies
  • Travelling to an approved destination
1 July 2019 7 August 2019
Judith Russell Ryan Scholarships in Memory of Signora Tedeschi $2500
  • Italian honours student
1 December 2019 15 February 2020
Language Student Travel Scholarship Up to $4000
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Plan to travel in the next semester
1 October 2019 31 October 2019
PD Jack Prize Tuition fees for 2 units of study
  • First or second year undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in a Arab Language and Cultures major of 2+ units of study
15 June 2020 8 September 2020
The Chinese Studies Alumni Bursary $1000
  • University of Sydney Chinese studies student, or a Chinese partner university student undertaking approved study
22 April 2020 15 May 2020
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $1000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
1 March 2020 31 March 2020
The Emilie M Schweitzer Exchange Scholarships $3000
  • Third year French or Germanic studies undergraduate student
  • Undertake exchange in France or Germany
  • Minimum WAM of 70
TBC TBC
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
1 October 2019 2 November 2019
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
9 August 2019 30 September 2019
The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies Up to $6000
  • Current student
  • Studying an approved programme in Scotland
21 February 2020 16 April 2020
The Thomas Henry Coulson Scholarship $5500
  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • English Major
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
20 April 2020 20 May 2020
The T M Hsiao Scholarship $1500
  • Chinese studies student planning to study honours
15 June 2020 30 July 2020
Frank McDonald Memorial Fund $3000
  • Enrolled in ARHT3672
1 December 2019 30 January 2020
James Strong-Dymocks Scholarship for Australian Literature $8750 (for up to 3 years)
  • Undergraduate student studying Australian literature
N/A N/A
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Awards $2000
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
06 April 2020 04 May  2020
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 John Schaeffer Fund for Nineteenth-Century Art (Fieldwork) $1500
  • Enrolled in ARTH3672
24 February 2020 23 March 2020
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Archaeology
30 April 2020 19 June 2020
John Frazer Scholarship $5000 (honours) and $8500 (master's)
  • Enrolled in a BA (Hons), BA/BAS (Hons), BAS (Hons) or master's by research at the Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • Willing to research in the field of history
5 May 2020 18 June 2020
Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship $5000 pa
  • Undergraduate Philosophy students
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
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
15 August 2019 22 November 2019
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
Sydney College of the Arts Commencing Scholarship $2000
  • Commencing undergraduate student
  • Studying visual arts
6 November 2019 31 January 2020
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Undergraduate Degree Show Bursary $5000
  • BVA or BVA/BAS third year student
  • Completing studio specialisation
  • Exhibit at the end of year undergraduate degree show
  • Demonstrate financial need
6 April 2020 4 May 2020
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – SCA Travel $10,000
  • SCA student
  • Accepted into approved University of Sydney travel program
24 August 2020 21 September 2020
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship –Travel $10,000 or $30,000
  • SCA graduate
  • Meet the definition of emerging or mid-career/established categories
20 May 2020 28 June 2020