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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 p.a. (for 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • First-year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
5 October 2020 18 October 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 Undergraduate Internship Scholarship $5000
  • Undergraduate student undertaking an internship
  • Gained entry through E12, Gadigal or Broadway programs
TBC TBC

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
TBC TBC
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
23rd October 2020 16 November 2020
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies TBC
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate
  • Undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
19 October 2020 15 December 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
22 September 2020 20 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
TBC TBC
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
Sciences Po Dual Degree Equity Scholarship $15,000 pa (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 78ers Legacy Fund Scholarship $6265
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Identify as LGBTIQ+
1st February 2021 31st March 2021
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships $12,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time second year or beyond student
  • Hold a credit average
8 August 2020 8 January 2021
Colin Gladstone Harrison Family Scholarship $2500
  • Final-year primary teaching student
  • Intend to research primary curriculum development
29 October 2020 12 November2020
Indigenous Scholarship in Social Work $750 to $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying social work
TBC TBC
International Grammar School Independent School Scholarship $12,000
  • Full-time final year teaching students in 2021
  • Undertake an internship at the International Grammar School
7 September 2020 30 September 2020
James and Moya Kilgannon Scholarship $5000
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Enrolled in mathematics or science
15 September 2020 15 October 2020

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
Marion Macaulay Bequest Equity Travel Scholarship Up to  $7500
  • Full-time Bachelor of Education student
  • Intend to commence exchange/mobility program
24 February 2021 6 April 2021
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
3 September 2020 17 September 2020
Saint Ignatius College Riverview Independent School Scholarship $12,000
  • Final year teaching students in 2021
  • Minimum WAM of 75 (undergraduate students)
2 September 2020 30 September 2020
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 (for course duration)
  • Domestic undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Sydney Business School
11 November 2021 21 January 2022
The Ravenswood Independent Schools Scholarship $11,750
  • Full-time student at the School of Education and Social Work in 2021
  • Undertake an internship
  • Studying English, mathematics, science, social sciences and/or TESOL
7 September 2020 30 September 2020
The Shore Teacher Education Scholarship $12,000
  • Final year undergraduate and postgraduate education students
  • Minimum WAM of 75
  • Undertake an internship
12 October 2020 23 October 2020
The Teacher Education Scholarship (Wenona) $12,000
  • Final-year student studying primary or secondary education in 2021
  • Undertake an internship at Wenona School
8 September 2020 30 September 2020
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Education $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying education
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
TBC TBC
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
TBC TBC
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Economic History $8000
  • Bachelor of Economics student
  • Enrol in ECOS3024, ECON4103 or ECON4913
  • Minimum AAM of 65
TBC TBC
The Sandra Cadwallader Indigenous Economics Scholarships $50,000 pa (for course duration)
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrol full-time in the Bachelor of Economics or the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree
24 August 2020 30 October 2020
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
Bachelor of Arts (Languages) Exchange Scholarship $5000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Languages) student
  • Accepted into an approved exchange program
N/A 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
Garton Scholarship No I for French  
  • Enrolled full-time in second year of an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Enrolled in 6 credit points of FRNC2000 level units and 6 credit points of FRNC3000 level units
N/A N/A
Garton Scholarship No II for French $5000
  • Full-time third year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Enrolled in FRNC3634 and another 6 credit points of FRNC3000 level units
N/A N/A
Garton Scholarship No IV for German $5,000 for one year
  • Full-time second year undergraduate students within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Enrolled in min 18 credit points of GRMN2XXX or GRMN3XXX level units in the second year of degree.
n/a

n/a

Garton Scholarship No V for German $5,000 for one year
  • Full-time second year undergraduate students within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Enrolled in min 18 credit points of GRMN2XXX or GRMN3XXX level units in the second year of degree.
n/a

n/a

Hugh Clarke Research Travel Grant $2000
  • Enrolled in Japanese studies
  • Travelling to an approved destination
TBC TBC
Judith Russell Ryan Scholarships in Memory of Signora Tedeschi $2500
  • Italian honours student
TBC TBC
Language Student Travel Scholarship Up to $4000
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Plan to travel in the next semester
TBC TBC
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
TBC TBC
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $1000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
TBC TBC
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
TBC TBC
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
10 August 2020 30 September 2020
The Sakuko Matsui Australia-Japan Friendship Scholarships Up to $8000
  • Domestic students studying Japanese studies
  • International students from Japan
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
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
TBC TBC
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
7 December 2020 18 December 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
16 November 2020 30 November 2020
The John Schaeffer Fund for Nineteenth-Century Art (Fieldwork) $1500
  • Enrolled in ARTH3672
TBC TBC
The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies Up to $6000
  • Current student
  • Studying an approved programme in Scotland
TBC TBC
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
19 August 2020 23 September 2020
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Archaeology
23 October 2020 12 November 2020
John Frazer Scholarship $5000
  • Enrolled in a BA (Hons), BA/BAS (Hons), BAS (Hons) or master's by research at the Department of History
  • Willing to research in the field of history
TBC TBC
Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship $5000 p.a.
  • Undergraduate Philosophy students
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
12 November 2020 1 February 2021
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
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
Peter Lawrence Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Enrolled in the Department of Anthropology in an Honours, Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy, or PhD degree
  • Be applying for funding to be used for the specified research project only
9 July 2020 5 August 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
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
TBC TBC
The Zelda Stedman Artist Scholarship $2000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in one of the listed degrees at Sydney College of the Arts
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship
1 March 2021 29 March 2021