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Sydney Law School

Postgraduate research scholarships
We have a range of scholarships for students considering postgraduate research in law.

To find a scholarship that works for you, browse the full list of postgraduate scholarships for Sydney Law School students in the table below.

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

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
John O'Brien Memorial Research Scholarship in Criminal Law and Criminology Minimum RTP stipend rate
  • PhD or LLM by research student at the Sydney Law School
  • Research criminal law and/or criminology
  • Honours degree (first class or second class upper) or equivalent in a relevant discipline
Ongoing Ongoing
The Julian Small Research Scholarship in Labour Law RTP stipend rate
  • Unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD or LLM by research within the Sydney Law School
  • Conduct research in the discipline of labour law
Closed Closed
The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship $20,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Completed or about to complete a coursework law degree
  • Unconditional offer to study a postgraduate degree
October 2019 12 January 2019 at 11.59pm
The Reca Stone Scholarship in Legal Theory $10,000
  • Enrolled in a full-time Masters of Research or PhD in the field of legal theory
Ongoing Ongoing
The Robinson Family Scholarship for Female Indigenous Students $20,000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled in a medicine and health or law degree
7 August 2019 31 October 2019
The Walter Reid Scholarship Up to $7000
  • Enrolled in a research degree in the Sydney Law School
  • Undertaking research in the areas of constitutional law, legal history or property law
  • Plan to research overseas
July 2020 October 2020
WA Cooke, Jane Cooke and Alfred Godfrey Postgraduate Research Scholarship $10,000
  • Unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD with the Sydney Law School
  • RTP Stipend Scholarship recipient
  • Not been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (VCRS)
Ongoing Ongoing