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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
Bowman Cameron Scholarship $5000 p.a. (for 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • First-year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship Up to $7,000
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree within FASS
  • Intend to commence an exchange program or short-term mobility program or
  • Interstate or international partner university student intending to undertake units within FASS at the University of Sydney
  • Demonstrate financial need
Extended Bachelor Program Scholarship $20,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island student
  • Applied and commencing an Extended Bachelor Program in the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Internship Scholarship $5000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate student undertaking an internship
  • Demonstrate financial hardship

International and Global Studies Travelling Scholarship

$4000
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies) student
  • Intend to commence an approved exchange overseas
James Wolfensohn Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student or New Zealand citizen
  • Accepted into an approved exchange program in Asia
Kathleen M Karnaghan and Frederick E English Equity Scholarship $5,000
  • Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Undergraduate student
  • Majoring in English
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies TBC (usually within $4,000 to $10,000)
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
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
Marie Olive Armstrong Scholarship for Indigenous Students $8,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Enrolled in a coursework degree
  • Studying music, visual art, performance, dance, creative writing or poetry
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
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
The Holden Family Scholarship Up to $50,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • First year undergraduate student
Sciences Po Dual Degree Scholarship $15,000 pa (for 2 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Full-time Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France) or Bachelor of Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France) student
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships $12,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time second year or beyond student
  • Hold a credit average
The Ascham Teacher Education Scholarship $12,000 or $9,000
  • Final year teaching students in 2024
  • Undertake an internship at Ascham School
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Languages) Exchange Scholarship $5,000
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Languages) students
  • Accepted into a University of Sydney Exchange program with an overseas institution
The Knox Grammar School Teacher Education Scholarship $12,000 or $9,000
  • Final year teaching students in 2024
  • Undertake an internship at Knox Grammar School
The James Coutts Scholarship $7,500 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Enrolled full-time in a honours year in English within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Mungo William MacCallum Scholarship in Literature $8,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree
  • Studying English
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship
Dr Mary Booth Scholarship $8,500 p.a. (up to 2 years)
  • Third year student in specified Economics degree
  • Female
The Gabrielle Ewington Equity Scholarship in Southeast Asian Studies $8,500 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Unconditional offer or full-time undergraduate degree (including honours) within the FASS
  • Planning to enrol or currently enrolled in studies focusing on Southeast Asian studies
The Kambala Teacher Education Scholarship $12,000 or $9,000
  • Final year teaching students in 2024
  • Undertake an internship at Kambala School
FASS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coursework Scholarship $8,500 or $4,250 p.a.
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Unconditional offer or currently first semester of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree
  • Not a MySydney scholarship recipient
Experience Israel Travel Scholarships $1,400
 
  • Enrolled in undergraduate degree
  • Enrolled in OLES2155: Experience Israel
USSC Undergraduate Equity Scholarship in American Studies $10,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Unconditional offer holder or full-time undergraduate student
  • Major in American Studies
  • Facing financial hardship
USSC Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship in American Studies $10,000p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Unconditional offer holder or full-time undergraduate student
  • Major in American Studies
Philosophy Honours Scholarship on the Ethics of Artificial Wombs $6,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Philosophy Honours student
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled full-time in first semester
  • Philosophy must be in the areas of bioethics, ethics, or political philosophy
Liu Shiming Scholarship in Visual Arts $4,500
  • Final year undergraduate student
  • Studying visual arts
The Waverley College Teacher Education Scholarship $12,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Final year teaching students in 2024
  • Undertake an internship at Waverley College 
Scholarship Value Eligibility
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Professor Henry J Cowan Memorial Scholarship $1500
  • Domestic full-time student in occupational therapy, speech pathology or physiotherapy 
  • High academic achiever
Chancellor's Award $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • High academic achiever
  • Current school leaver
David Clarke Memorial Scholarship $15,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • Unconditional offer holder
  • University of Sydney Rugby Club member
Colin Gladstone Harrison Family Scholarship $1,000
  • Final-year primary teaching student
  • Interest in primary curriculum development
International Grammar School Independent School Scholarship $12,000 or $9,000
  • Final year teaching students in 2023
  • Undertake an internship at the International Grammar School
James and Moya Kilgannon Scholarship $8,000
  • Full-time undergraduate student within the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Enrolled in and intend to teach mathematics or science
Marion Macaulay Bequest Equity Travel Scholarship Up to  $7,000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Intend to commence exchange/mobility program
  • Experiencing financial hardship 
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying or conducting research in education
Saint Ignatius College Riverview Independent School Scholarship $12,000 or $9,000
  • Final year teaching students in 2024
  • Undertake an internship at Saint Ignatius College Riverview School
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 (for course duration)
  • Domestic undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Sydney Business School
The Ravenswood Independent Schools Scholarship $11,750 or $8,812.50
  • Final year teaching students in 2024
  • Undertake an internship at Ravenswood School for Girls
The Shore Teacher Education Scholarship $12,000 or $9,000
  • Final year teaching students in 2024
  • Undertake an internship at Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore).
The Teacher Education Scholarship (Wenona) $12,000 or $9,000
  • Final year undergraduate and postgraduate education students
  • Minimum WAM of 75
  • Undertake an internship at Wenona School.
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Education $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying education
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
  • Demostrate financial need
The Romy Waterlow Scholarship $10,000 or $5,000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree in social work/social welfare 
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Economic History $8,000
  • Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Economics combined degree student
  • Planning to or currently enrolled in at least two of the following UoS (ECOS3004, ECOS3024, or ECON4913)
  • Minimum Annual Average Mark (AAM) of 65
The Pinnacle Women in Finance Scholarship $10,000
  • Female student
  • Enrolled full-time in a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Economics
  • In penultimate or final year of study
  • WAM of at least 75
The Sandra Cadwallader Indigenous Economics Scholarships $50,000 pa (for course duration)
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Qualify and enrol full time into the Bachelor of Economics or the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies following the completion of the HSC or equivalent
Emilie M Schweitzer Scholarship in French and Germanic Studies Up to $8,000
  • Studying French and Francophone or Germanic Studies
Garton Scholarship No I for French  
  • Enrolled full-time in the second year of an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Enrolled in 6 credit points of French 2000-level units and 6 credit points of 3000-level units
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
Garton Scholarship No IV for German $5000
  • Full-time second-year undergraduate students at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Enrolled in 18 credit points of German studies units
Garton Scholarship No V for German $5000
  • Full-time second-year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Enrolled in 18 credit points of German 2000 or 3000-level units
Judith Russell Ryan Scholarships in Memory of Signora Tedeschi $5,000
  • Italian honours student
Language Student Travel Scholarship Up to $4000
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Working towards a Language major
  • Plan to travel in 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
PD Jack Prize Tuition fees for 2 units of study and $4,000 living allowance
  • Completed one semester and enrolled in first or second year undergraduate degree
  • Enrolled in an Arabic Language and Cultures major or at least 1 ARBC units of study
The Chinese Studies Alumni Bursary $3,000
  • University of Sydney Chinese studies student intending to undertake in-country study program in China or Taiwan
  • Chinese partner university student intending to undertake units in Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $2,000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship Up to $7,500
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate student
  • Undertaking an approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $5,500
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student in FASS
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
The Sakuko Matsui Australia-Japan Friendship Scholarships Up to $8000
  • Domestic students studying Japanese studies
  • International students from Japan
The T M Hsiao Scholarship $5,000
  • Completed a major in Chinese Studies (introductory)
  • Intend to proceed to Honours in Chinese studies
Frank McDonald Memorial Fund $1,000
  • Enrolled in ARHT3681
James Strong-Dymocks Scholarship for Australian Literature $8,750 p.a (up to 4 years)
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident 
  • Commencing or enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree in FASS
  • Minor in Australian Literature
The Thomas Henry Coulson Scholarship $5,500
  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • English Major
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship in 
Archaeology
Up to $20,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD student in Archaeology
John Frazer Scholarship $5,000 (honours) and $8,500 (master's or PhD)
  • Enrolled in a BA (Hons), BA/BAS (Hons), BAS (Hons), master's by research or PhD in School of Humanities
  • Conducting research in history
Kerr Scholarship in History $8,300p.a. (for course duration)
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
  • Major in History
  • Experiencing disadvantage or hardship
Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship $5,000 p.a.
  • Philosophy honours student
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
Tom Austen Brown Honours Scholarship in Archaeology $22,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours)
  • Honours research area in Archaeology
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
Tom Austen Brown Undergraduate Scholarship in Archaeology $22,000
  • Unconditional offer in B. Arts, B. Arts/Adv Studies or Diploma of Arts
  • Major in Archaeology
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
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
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
Peter Lawrence Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Enrolled in Anthropology in an Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD degree
  • Applying for  specified research project funding
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
John Rector Scholarship in Jewish Studies $2,500 or $5,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy or PhD student
  • Undertaking Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish studies
Marion Macaulay Internship Scholarship in Education $6000
  • Currently enrolled in a coursework degree in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work 
  • Must commence internship in the current year of receipt of scholarship
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – SCA Student Travel $10,000
  • SCA student
  • Accepted into an approved travel program 
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship –Travel $10,000 or $30,000
  • SCA graduate
  • Meet the definition of emerging or mid-career/established categories
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Awards $2,000
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Undergraduate Degree Show Bursary $5,000
  • Currently enrolled in BVA or BVA/BAS
  • Completing last studio unit of study in the year of application
  • Exhibit as part of the graduate exhibition
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
The Zelda Stedman Artist Scholarship $2,000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the Sydney College of the Arts
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
The Abbotsleigh Teacher Education Scholarship $12,000 or $9,000
  • Final year undergraduate and postgraduate education students
  • Minimum WAM of 75
  • Undertake an internship
American Studies Honours Scholarship $1,666.66
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled full-time in B. Arts (Honours) or B. Advanced Studies (Honours)
  • Honours in American Studies
  • Must undertake a project or activity

Appen Inclusive AI Scholarship in Linguistics

$8,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Undergraduate student within FASS
  • Major in Linguistics
Jolanda Allen Indonesian Studies Scholarship $1,500 p.a. (up to 2 years)
  • First or second year undergraduate student
  • Enrolled into Indonesian unit(s) of study
School of Humanities Research Support Grant Up to $300
  • Honours, master's by research of PhD student within the School of Humanities
  • Applying for small expenses funding