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MySydney Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$8,500 scholarship per annum to support every new undergraduate student residing in an eligible area of socio-economic disadvantage and starting in 2023.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$8,500 pa.
  • Domestic student
  • Residing in a low socio-economic area*
  • Applying for an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney via UAC
  • See more under eligibility

How to apply

No application is required.

These scholarships are awarded automatically following the release of an undergraduate offer to the University of Sydney.


The scholarship is valued at $8,500 per annum for the duration of an undergraduate degree (including combined undergraduate degrees).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • residing in a low socio-economic area*
  • be applying for a University of Sydney undergraduate degree through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

Please note: Students who receive an offer through our E12 Early Offer and Scholarship Scheme are not able to receive both scholarships. The E12 scholarship component will be terminated in favour of MySydney which is of higher value.

*The low socio‑economic status (low SES) is based on assigning students' address, as they have entered it into UAC to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 SA1, with the SES value derived from the ABSs' Socio‑Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Education and Occupation for SA1 areas. This address is geocoded to the appropriate SA1. SA1s in the bottom 25% of the population are classified as low SES.


Since our founding as Australia's first university, we have been committed to education for all, and supporting students from every background to achieve their potential. As part of the University's ongoing commitment to equity and diversity, and increasing access to under-represented cohorts, we have made significant investment to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed. This scholarship aims to help alleviate the financial burden of education, and open the door for many more students to pursue and reach their aspirations.

Terms and conditions will be available soon.