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General scholarships

Postgraduate coursework scholarships
Browse scholarships for domestic postgraduate students studying in any faculty.

To find a scholarship that works for you, browse the below options and check your eligibility.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current students.


Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date

American Australian Association Graduate Education Fund

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Pursue postgraduate studies in the United States
1 February 2021 15 March 2021
Cambridge Australia Scholarships Various
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Apply for a master's or PhD admission and scholarship through the Board of Graduate Studies, University of Cambridge
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Cormack-Rowlands Award $1000
  • Residents of International House
  • Participate in a project to overcome disadvantage
N/A 31 March 2021
DAAD Scholarships and Funding Programs for Australia Various
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a long-term resident of Australia
Various Various
David Clarke Memorial Scholarship $15,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • Unconditional offer to study a coursework degree
  • University of Sydney Rugby Club member
1 May 2020 31 May 2020
Diversity of Leaders in Major Projects Scholarship $29,000 for tuition fees
  • From a minority group
  • Minimum WAM of 65 
  • 10 years of relevant professional experience 
  • Employed in a project-related role
N/A 31 December 2020
Expanded Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship Scheme Up to $18,000
  • Domestic student from a regional or remote area
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Fulbright Scholarship Varies
  • Australian citizen
  • Residing in Australia
3 February 2020 6 July 2020
Graeme de Graaff and Rosalie McCutcheon Scholarship $10,000
  • Resident at International House

31 August 2020

30 April 2021

Graeme de Graaff Scholarship
  • Australian resident at International House
31 August 2021 15 November 2021
Grants-in-aid (GIA) $500 - $2500
  • Higher degree by research student
Knight-Henessey Scholars Stanford University Full financial support
  • Apply to any graduate program at Stanford University
  • Completed a bachelor degree in 2014 or later
1 May 2020 14 October 2020
Matt Laffan Scholarship See page details
  • St John's College resident
  • Student with physcial disability
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Rhodes Scholarship Various 1 July 2020 11 September 2020
State Super Academic Scholarship $16,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled as a postgraduate student
  • Have an idea for research into innovative solutions for superannuation
12 October 2020 31 December 2020
The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships Tuition, insurance fees + stipend
  • Australian citizen
  • 2020-21 University of Sydney graduate
1 October 2020 14 January 2021
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships See page details
  • Enrolled at an Australian University
  • Master or bachelor degree student
  • Completed two years study
Open 15 January 2020
United States Studies Centre Study Abroad Fund Various
  • Participating in DC Placement Program
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
United States Studies Centre Travel Support Scheme – Honours Various
  • Enrolled in the American Studies Honours program
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
University of Sydney and Sydney Uni Sports and Fitness (SUSF) Elite Athlete Program See page details
  • Be enrolled in tertiary education
  • Represent the University of Sydney in sport
7 September 2020 18 December 2020
Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship See page details
  • See page details
17 June 2020 2 September 2020