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Postgraduate research scholarships
Browse scholarships for presenting at overseas conferences, conducting international fieldwork and undertaking research and study at other leading institutions around the globe.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant category and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of undergraduate scholarships for study overseas in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current students. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
American Australian Association Australia to US Fellowships See page details
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Pursue postgraduate studies in the US
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Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships to Harvard University

  • Australian citizen
  • Graduates admitted to Harvard University
Gowrie Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen
  • Australian tertiary institution graduate
  • Child or grandchild of, or a member of the Australian Armed Forces
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Grants-in-aid (GIA) Value determined by selection committee
  • Higher degree by research student
01 June 2022 15 June 2022
JDRF Australia Travel Grants Applications

Up to $1,000 for virtual conferences and short training courses

Up to $2,000 for domestic travel within Australia

Up to $4,000 for international travel

  • Research in Type 1 Diabetes
  • Domestic and international students
23 February 2022 24 March 2022
John Monash Scholarships $70,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Australian university graduate
  • Plan to study a postgraduate degree abroad
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Lionel Murphy Postgraduate Scholarship $40,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Pursue a postgraduate degree in science, law, legal studies or a related area
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Oxford Australia Scholarship Fund Various
  • Australian university graduate
  • Plan to undertake a postgraduate or second bachelor's degree at Oxford University
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Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program See page details
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate student in Taiwan
  • Undertake Huayu courses in Taiwan
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University of Sydney Exchange Programs Various
  • See page details
Various Various
University of Sydney Travelling Scholarships Various
  • Graduates planning to study overseas
9 May 2022 24 June 2022
Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award Up to $5000
  • See page details
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships $12,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate student
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George and Margaret Henderson Scholarship TBC
  • Student or alumni of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Wanting to study operatic studies, piano or violin overseas
11 August 2021  8 September 2021
George Henderson Scholarship TBC
  • Student at the Conservatorium pursuing studies abroad
23 February 2022 28 March 2022
Keith and Eileen Ong Prize for Piano $7000
  • Recent piano graduate from the Conservatorium
  • Plan to complete a master's at the Conservatorium or overseas
The Richard and Doreen Wilson Organ Travelling Scholarship TBC
  • Organ student
  • Undertake overseas studies
January 2021 February 2021
Australasian Pioneers' Club Travel Research Scholarship Up to $12,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Undertaking research in Australian History
  • Applying for research travel funding
4 July 2022 29 July 2022
Dr Helen Marchant-Pritchard Memorial Scholarship
Up to $6000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Research in the field of social work or social policy
7 June 2022 5 July 2022
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Research Travel Grant Scheme Up to $7500
  • PhD or professional doctorate student
  • Applying for research outside of Sydney
28 March 2022 2 May 2022
John Anthony Gilbert (Humanities) Research Grant Up to $15,000
  • PhD, Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Social Sciences student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Undertake research in humanities
  • Be able to demonstrate travel is essential to the completion of your research
4 July 2022 29 July 2022
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
24 March  2022 20 April 2022
Polymnia and Aimilia Kallinikos Scholarship $2800
  • Enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at an Australian university (Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens member)
  • Researching Greek Studies up to 1453 AD
  • Must travel either to Greece or a neighbouring country 
18 January 2022 30 March 2022
The Alexander Mackie Research Fellowship Up to $18,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Researching education
  • Pursuing research overseas
  • Under 30
20 August 2020 28 September 2020
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $5000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
The Coleman-Hilton Scholarship at the British School at Rome $42,000
  • Domestic student
  • Doctor of Philosophy student in the Department of Classics and Ancient History
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies Up to $6000
  • Current student
  • Studying an approved programme in Scotland


The Sakuko Matsui Postgraduate Travel Scholarship in Japanese Studies $5000
  • Masters by Research or PhD student
  • Undertaking research in Japanese Studies
  • Wanting to travel to Japan as part of your research
4 July 2022 29 July 2022
The Wentworth Fellowship $5000 pa (for 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD, DArts or DSocSci student
  • Hold an honours degree
  • Researching humanities or social sciences
  • Need to travel to England and Europe
  • Over 25
26 May 2020 23 June 2020
The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Linguistics Up to $1500
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Linguistic
10 August  2021 31 August 2021
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships $45,000 per year + tuition fees
  • Postgraduate research student undertaking research in the field of education
  • Travelling interstate/overseas as part of your degree
29 September 2021 27 October 2021
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships (Travelling Research) Up to $20,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Undertake travel for your degree
25 March 2022 21 April 2022
Thomas T Roberts Education Fellowship Up to $18,500
  • Full-time master's by research, Master of Philosophy or PhD
  • Willing to conduct research in education
  • Need to undertake overseas travel
  • Under 35
20 August 2020  28 September 2020
Sydney Law School Exchange Scholarship $2000
  • High academic achiever experiencing financial hardship
  • Enrolled in final year of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor Program
21 September 2021 3 November 2021
Campbell Perry International Research Scholarship $6000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Psychology
  • Hold a primary scholarship from the University that provides a stipend allowance
  • Planning to travel overseas for your PhD
March 2022 April 2022
Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarship Various
  • Domestic PhD candidate
  • Researching inorganic chemistry
  • Study overseas



KE Bullen International Conference Scholarship Up to $3500
  • Full-time PhD student in applied mathematics
  • Completed first annual progress report
  • Presenting at a major overseas academic conference
Philipp Hofflin International Research Travel Scholarship $7000
  • Full-time maths PhD student
  • Completed first year annual progress report
  • Travelling to an overseas host institution to undertake research for up to two months
TJ Robinson Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal science



Dr Albert S McKern Travelling Research Scholarship Up to $15,000
  • Australian citizen at the time of application
  • Graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of Edinburgh, or Yale University
17 February  2022  31 March  2022
The TDM Foundation Scholarship Sydney RTP stipend rate (for up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Research in the field of pain medicine and pain management
  • RTP applicant

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