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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 Emergency Bursary Up to $10,400
  • Current student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Experiencing hardship due to Covid‑19
  • Current income of less than $1400 per fortnight
25 June 2020 29 July 2020
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences International Scholarship $5000
  • International student
  • Starting a bachelor's or master's by coursework degree
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Science
25 May 2020 30 June 2020
International Postgraduate Masters Coursework Commencing Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • International student
  • Enrolled in a masters by coursework degree
25 May 2020 29 June 2020
Colin Gladstone Harrison Family Scholarship $2500
  • Final-year primary teaching student
  • Intend to research primary curriculum development
21 September 2020 21 October 2020
Elizabeth Brennan Scholarship $8000
  • First year Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) student
Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarship $12,000
  • Master of Teaching in Secondary Education student
  • STEM graduate
17 August 2020 30 November 2020
Helen Sham Ho Encouragement Scholarship $7000
  • Master of Social Work student
  • Completed Practice Learning 1
6 July 2020  3 August 2020 
International Grammar School Independent School Scholarship $12,000
  • Full-time final year teaching students
  • 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
  • Minimum WAM of 75 (undergraduate students)
2 September 2020 30 September 2020
The Ravenswood Independent Schools Scholarship $11,750
  • Full-time student at the School of Education and Social Work
  • Undertake an internship
  • Studying English, mathematics, science, social sciences and/or TESOL
7 September 2020 30 September 2020
The Teacher Education Scholarship (Wenona) $12,000
  • Final-year student studying primary or secondary education
  • 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
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
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