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University of Sydney Travelling Scholarships

A graduate scholarship
This scholarship supports graduates looking to complete further studies overseas.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Various
  • Graduates planning to study overseas
10 May 2023 7 June 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The JG Davis and JB Watt Travelling Scholarship  $20,000 pa (for up to 2 years) + $2,000
Rose Mandelbaum Travelling Scholarship $22,000 pa (for up to 2 years)
The John McLenaghan Fellowship $20,000 pa (for up to 2 years) + $2,000

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • enrol in and plan to complete a tertiary degree at an overseas institution.

Note: the proposed overseas degree must be related to at least one of the applicant's undergraduate degrees.

Terms and conditions

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 1876 to assist students studying overseas.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by John Brown Watt.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct a Masters or PhD at an overseas University that is related to at least one of their completed undergraduate degrees.

c. Applicants must be a graduate or graduand of the University of Sydney.

d. Applicants must have completed the requirements of their final undergraduate degree no more than four years ago.*

e. Applicants who have previously held awards designed to promote study overseas that offer similar benefits to this Scholarship are ineligible to apply unless exceptional circumstances apply.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. previous research and publications,

III. budget summary, and

IV. academic referee reports.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Higher Degree by Research Scholarships Sub Committee (HDRSSC).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will have a maximum value of:

I. $20,000 per annum living allowance, and

II. $2,000 one off payment for return economy overseas airfare (by most direct route) and establishment costs at the approved overseas University.

b. The maximum duration of the Scholarship will be two years.

c. The exact value and duration of the Scholarship will be outlined in the successful recipients Scholarship Offer Letter.

d. The successful recipient may apply to the HDRSSC for an extension of up to one year if they upgrade from a Masters to a PhD.

e. The Scholarship living allowance will be paid in two equal instalments every six months on submission by the recipient of the below evidence to the Scholarships Office:

I. evidence of continuing enrolment, and

II. a progress report from their supervisor.

f. The one off payment for return economy overseas airfare and establishment costs will be paid on submission of receipts to the Scholarships Office.

g. The Scholarship is not transferrable to another University, Faculty, Degree or research area without prior approval of the HDRSSC.

h. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

i. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain enrolment in the applicable degree and overseas University.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

V. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

*Where applicants are able to provide evidence of the below career interruptions then their application will still be considered if the requirements of their final undergraduate degree where completed more than four years ago.

Reason for career interruption Time which can be claimed

Disruption due to international relocation.

A period of time commensurate with the interruption not exceeding three months per international relocation.
Carer’s responsibilities, illness or disability, maternity or parental leave, unemployment, non-research employment not concurrent with research employment. A period of time commensurate with the interruption will be considered.
Being the primary carer of a dependent child (inclusive or carer’s responsibilities and any maternity or parental leave). 

Two years per dependent child, inclusive of any period of maternity or other parental leave, with no maximum identified.

A primary carer who has had extensive caring responsibilities for a dependent child may be granted a further extension (in addition to the two years) with justification. This may be due to the child being ill or having a disability.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 1977 to assist students studying music overseas.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by Rachel Lipton, in memory of her sister, Rose Mandelbaum.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct a Masters or PhD in the field of music at an overseas University.

c. Applicants must be a graduate or graduand of the University of Sydney in the field of music.

d. Applicants must have completed the requirements of their final undergraduate degree in the field of music no more than four years ago.*

e. Applicants who have previously held awards designed to promote study overseas that offer similar benefits to this Scholarship are ineligible to apply unless exceptional circumstances apply.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. previous research and publications,

III. budget summary, and

IV. academic referee reports.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Higher Degree by Research Scholarships Sub Committee (HDRSSC).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will have a maximum value of:

I. $20,000 per annum living allowance, and

II. $2,000 one off payment for return economy overseas airfare (by most direct route) and establishment costs at the approved overseas University.

b. The maximum duration of the Scholarship will be two years.

c. The exact value and duration of the Scholarship will be outlined in the successful recipients Scholarship Offer Letter.

d. The successful recipient may apply to the HDRSSC for an extension of up to one year if they upgrade from a Masters to a PhD.

e. The Scholarship living allowance will be paid in two equal instalments every six months on submission by the recipient of the below evidence to the Scholarships Office:

I. evidence of continuing enrolment, and

II. a progress report from their supervisor.

f. The one off payment for return economy overseas airfare and establishment costs will be paid on submission of receipts to the Scholarships Office.

g. The Scholarship is not transferrable to another University, Faculty, Degree or research area without prior approval of the HDRSSC.

h. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

i. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain enrolment in the applicable degree and overseas University.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

V. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

*Where applicants are able to provide evidence of the below career interruptions then their application will still be considered if the requirements of their final undergraduate degree where completed more than four years ago.

Reason for career interruption Time which can be claimed

Disruption due to international relocation.

A period of time commensurate with the interruption not exceeding three months per international relocation.
Carer’s responsibilities, illness or disability, maternity or parental leave, unemployment, non-research employment not concurrent with research employment. A period of time commensurate with the interruption will be considered.
Being the primary carer of a dependent child (inclusive or carer’s responsibilities and any maternity or parental leave). 

Two years per dependent child, inclusive of any period of maternity or other parental leave, with no maximum identified.

A primary carer who has had extensive caring responsibilities for a dependent child may be granted a further extension (in addition to the two years) with justification. This may be due to the child being ill or having a disability.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2017 to assist students studying in North America.

b. This Scholarship has been established in honour of John McLenaghan AM.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct a Masters or PhD at an overseas University in North America that is related to at least one of their completed undergraduate degrees.

c. Applicants must be a graduate or graduand of the University of Sydney.

d. Applicants must have completed the requirements of their final undergraduate degree no more than four years ago.*

e. Applicants who have previously held awards designed to promote study overseas that offer similar benefits to this Scholarship are ineligible to apply unless exceptional circumstances apply.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. previous research and publications,

III. budget summary, and

IV. academic referee reports.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Higher Degree by Research Scholarships Sub Committee (HDRSSC).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will have a maximum value of:

I. $20,000 per annum living allowance, and

II. $2,000 one off payment for return economy overseas airfare (by most direct route) and establishment costs at the approved overseas University.

b. The maximum duration of the Scholarship will be two years.

c. The exact value and duration of the Scholarship will be outlined in the successful recipients Scholarship Offer Letter.

d. The successful recipient may apply to the HDRSSC for an extension of up to two additional years.

e. The Scholarship living allowance will be paid in two equal instalments every six months on submission by the recipient of the below evidence to the Scholarships Office:

I. evidence of continuing enrolment, and

II. a progress report from their supervisor.

f. The one off payment for return economy overseas airfare and establishment costs will be paid on submission of receipts to the Scholarships Office.

g. The Scholarship is not transferrable to another University, Faculty, Degree or research area without prior approval of the HDRSSC.

h. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

i. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain enrolment in the applicable degree and overseas University.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

V. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

*Where applicants are able to provide evidence of the below career interruptions then their application will still be considered if the requirements of their final undergraduate degree where completed more than four years ago.

Reason for career interruption Time which can be claimed

Disruption due to international relocation.

A period of time commensurate with the interruption not exceeding three months per international relocation.
Carer’s responsibilities, illness or disability, maternity or parental leave, unemployment, non-research employment not concurrent with research employment. A period of time commensurate with the interruption will be considered.
Being the primary carer of a dependent child (inclusive or carer’s responsibilities and any maternity or parental leave). 

Two years per dependent child, inclusive of any period of maternity or other parental leave, with no maximum identified.

A primary carer who has had extensive caring responsibilities for a dependent child may be granted a further extension (in addition to the two years) with justification. This may be due to the child being ill or having a disability.

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