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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Postgraduate coursework scholarships
From education and languages to media and visual arts, we have a wide range of options available for international arts and social sciences students.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant school and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of postgraduate coursework scholarships for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students in the table below.

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

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences International Scholarship $20,000 p.a.
  • International full-time student
  • Starting a bachelor's or master's by coursework degree
N/A See page details
International Postgraduate Masters Coursework Commencing Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • International student
  • Enrolled full-time in a master's by coursework degree
N/A See page details
Colin Gladstone Harrison Family Scholarship $2500
  • Final-year primary teaching student
  • Intend to research primary curriculum development
29 October 2020 12 November 2020
Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarship $12,000
  • Master of Teaching in Secondary Education student
  • STEM graduate
18 December 2020 28 February 2021
Helen Sham Ho Encouragement Scholarship $7000
  • Master of Social Work student
  • Completed Practice Learning 1
1 February 2021  31 March 2021 
International Grammar School Independent School Scholarship $12,000
  • Full-time final year teaching students in 2021
  • Undertake an internship at the International Grammar School
7 September 2020 30 September 2020
Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Teaching Scholarship $6000
  • Commencing Master of Teaching student
  • Plan to start your internship in the same semester
27 July 2020 25 August 2020

Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship

Up to $7500 
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience
  • Undertaking an online program with an exchange partner University
15 June 2020 29 June 2020
Romy Waterlow Fellowship Trust Up to $6000
  • Hold a degree or diploma in social welfare, social work or related area
  • Undertaking research in the area of HIV
  • Experience working in the area of HIV/AIDS
Saint Ignatius College Riverview Independent School Scholarship $12,000
  • Final year teaching students in 2021
  • Minimum WAM of 75 (undergraduate students)
2 September 2020 30 September 2020
The Brennan Family Foundation Scholarship $8000 
  • First year Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) student
1 March 2021  31 March 2021 
The Ravenswood Independent Schools Scholarship $11,750
  • Full-time student at the School of Education and Social Work in 2021
  • Undertake an internship
  • Studying English, mathematics, science, social sciences and/or TESOL
7 September 2020 30 September 2020
The Shore Teacher Education Scholarship $12,000
  • Final year undergraduate and postgraduate education students
  • Minimum WAM of 75
  • Undertake an internship
12 October 2020 23 October 2020
The Teacher Education Scholarship (Wenona) $12,000
  • Final-year student studying primary or secondary education in 2021
  • Undertake an internship at Wenona School
8 September 2020 30 September 2020
Walter Mersh Strong Scholarship for Papua New Guinea Various
  • Citizen of Papua New Guinea
  • Unconditional offer to study selected master's degrees
Scholarship for Research Addressing Social and Economic Disadvantage $5000
  • Student studying the Bachelor of Economics honours year, Master of Economics or Master of Economic Analysis
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $1000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
10 August 2020 30 September 2020
The T M Hsiao Scholarship $1500
  • Chinese studies student planning to study honours
15 June 2020 30 July 2020
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences China Daily Scholarship $4000
  • Commencing postgraduate coursework student in the School of Literature, Art and Media
  • Employee of the China Daily Media Group
Rev and Mrs FWA Roberts Scholarship $5000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate
  • Starting a postgraduate research degree in the Department of English
Stanley Sinclair Bequest Scholarship $5000
  • Full-time postgraduate student
  • Studying in the School of Literature, Art and Media
3 June 2020 30 June 2020
The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies Up to $6000
  • Current student
  • Studying an approved programme in Scotland



Janet O'Connor Postgraduate Scholarship Up to $15,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Female student
  • Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing student

Postgraduate Equity Scholarship in Gender and Cultural Studies

  • Enrolled in or unconditional offer for a master's or PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or demonstrate hardship or disadvantage
5 March 2020 31 March 2020
Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Scholarship Fund $5000
  • Master of Peace and Conflict Studies or PhD students researching peace and conflict
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
Peace and Conflict Studies Student Bursary $2000
  • Enrolled in a coursework or research degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
15 October 2020 25 November 2020
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – SCA Travel $10,000
  • SCA student
  • Accepted into approved University of Sydney travel program
24 August 2020 21 September 2020
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – Travel $10,000 or $30,000
  • SCA graduate
  • Meet the definition of emerging or mid-career/established categories
20 May 2020 28 June 2020