Researchers in the Research and Prototype Foundary

General scholarships

Postgraduate research scholarships
Browse scholarships for domestic postgraduate research 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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PGR Fieldwork Scholarship $10,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • HDR student
  • Fieldwork scholarship

AE and FAQ Stephens Scholarship

  • The highest ranked RTP Stipend Scholarship or UPA applicant not awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarship (VCRS)
AHURI Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up $7000 p.a. (up to 1.75-3 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarships
American Australian Association Australia to US Fellowships $40,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Pursue postgraduate studies in the US
Business School Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Increasing Digital Inclusion Based on the 2023 RTP rate per annum to be indexed each year
  • Domestic student
  • Having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a PhD
  • Must conduct research in digital inclusion
Cambridge Australia Scholarships Various
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Apply for postgraduate studies and scholarship to the University of Cambridge
Cicada Innovations Postgraduate Research Placement Scholarship $16,666 (for 5 months)
  • Domestic or international PhD student
  • Completed one year of your PhD
  • Selected for the Cicada Innovations Placement
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships Various
  • Full-time PhD student in Australia
  • See page details
DBH Scholarship Various
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Australian permanent resident, citizen of a Commonwealth country or Germany
Digital Health Internship $9,000
  • Currently enrolled in a coursework degree
  • Complete an internship in digital health
Fulbright Scholarship Varies
  • Australian citizen
  • Residing in Australia
Graduate Women NSW Various See page for details 
Grants-in-aid (GIA) Value determined by selection committee
  • Higher degree by research student
JDRF PhD Top-Up Scholarships Up to $6,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents currently residing in Australia 
  • Recipients of either a Research Training Program Stipend (formerly Australia Postgraduate Award), NHMRC Postgraduate Award or a University-funded PhD scholarship 
  • Not in receipt of any other PhD top-up funding 
  • Pursuing research relevant to T1D
Leslie Rich Scholarship $7,500p.a. (duration of degree)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Hold a First-class Honours degree or Equivalent Degree or a Master's degree
  • Recipient of a primary scholarship
  • Research proposal related to Alzheimer’s Disease
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Scholarships NHMRC stipend rate
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Medicine and health project based in Australia
John Monash Scholarship $75,000 p.a (up to 3 years)
  • Be an Australian citizen 
  • Have completed (or nearly completed) a degree with an Australian university 
  • Be planning to undertake postgraduate study at an overseas university commencing in the calendar year following the year that you apply 
  • Be able to argue the merits of your chosen course, institution, and how you are best positioned to drive progress in your chosen field.
Paulette Isabel Jones Career Award $7000
  • Domestic/international student
  • Submit thesis before 30 September
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Better Outcomes for Inflammatory Arthritis $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent degree
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Transformation of Ageing Apartment Buildings $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Commencing PhD at the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent degree
PhD Scholarship in the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Tertiary Students $35,629 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student
  • Research in student mental health and wellbeing
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Clinical Neuroscience of Addiction $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Commencing PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent degree
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in health literacy and optimising the assessment of written health information $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent
  • Conduct research to optimise the assessment of written health information and to investigate the effect of grade reading level on consumer outcomes
Rhodes Scholarship Course Fees and a stipend of £18,180 per annum
  • See page for details
  • Contact here for scholarship eligibility, selection criteria, application process and details.
  • Enquire here about your transcript, or if you would like to prepare for an interview, i.e. mock interview.
State Super ESG for Impact Scholarship $16,000 (honours/master's) and $36,000 (PhD)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled as an honours/ postgraduate student
  • Have an idea for research into innovative solutions for superannuation
Sydney Global Mobility Joint PhD Travel Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic international student
  • Enrolled in Joint PhD Program
  • Sydney is your home institution
Sydney Symposium Choral Foundation Conducting Scholarship TBC
  • Australian citizen
  • Participating in promotion and development of Australian choral music as choral conductor
  • Must be aged up to 35 years
Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Scholarship From $1000
  • Tertiary student
The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships Tuition, insurance fees + stipend
  • Australian citizen
  • Graduating from the University of Sydney in 2021–22
The Kadadjiny Indigenous Scholarship $3,500
  • Indigenous Australian
  • Study at an Australian University
The Merridew Foundation PhD Scholarship $30,000p.a (for 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree with a substantial research component
  • Research in area of immune modifying nanoparticles at CPC
The Sydney Cancer Partners PhD Scholarship RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Undertake cancer research
  • Supervised by an academic member of Sydney Cancer Partners
The University of Sydney Nano Institute Student Ambassador Scholarship $5,000 p.a (for 2 years)
  • PhD student studying nanoscale science and technology
  • Holder of a primary stipend scholarship
  • Participant of Sydney Nano
  • Valid working with children check
The WNS Global Services Scholarship in Business Information Systems (2023) RTP rate per annum, (indexed each subsequent year) for up to 3.5 years
  • Have an unconditional offer of admission to undertake a PhD on a full-time basis
  • Without an unconditional offer of admission may apply and be selected
  • Must be willing to pursue research in the business Information systems discipline
United States Studies Centre Travel Support Scheme (Masters) $2500
  • Master of US Studies student enrolled in a capstone unit
University of Sydney and Sydney Uni Sports and Fitness (SUSF) Elite Athlete Program See page for details 
  • Tertiary student
  • Represent the University of Sydney in your sport
Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Up to $120,000 
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Achieve an average result of H1 or H2A equivalent
  • Masters by coursework or research or a PhD
  • Commence study in 2024