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Faculty of Science

Postgraduate research scholarships
From chemistry and veterinary sciences to agriculture or psychology scholarships, we have a wide range of options for international science 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 research scholarships for Faculty of Science students in the table below.

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

dScholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Alexander Hugh Thurburn Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2021 February 2022
Barry and Joy Lambert Cannabinoid Research Scholarships $30,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Future or current PhD student at the University
  • Honours or master's degree qualified
  • Research the therapeutic potential of cannabis and cannabinoids
N/A 14 March 2021
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Scholarship $10,000 (up to 1.75 years)
  • Master's by research student
  • High academic achiever
28 March 2019 14 May 2019
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 stipend (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in medicine or science
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CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship See page details
  • See page details
Various Various
CUAVA Research Scholarships

Various

  • MPhil or PhD student within the Faculty of Science or Engineering
  • Research proposal that aligns with a CUAVA project
N/A Ongoing
DARE PhD Scholarships (Science) Up to $40,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Future full-time PhD student
  • Support from your research supervisor
  • Hold an Australian bachelor’s degree with honours or a master’s degree in engineering or science
1 May 2020 Ongoing
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Undertake biomedical research
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Endocrine Society of Australia Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships Various
  • Conduct research in the field of endocrinology
  • Be a member of the society
Various Various
Faculty of Science Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Various
  • International student
  • Accepted into PhD or master's in the Faculty of Science
  • Minimum WAM of 85
13 December 2020 30 April 2021
Francis Henry Loxton Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2021 February 2022
Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships $10,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Recipient of a primary stipend scholarship
25 August 2020 24 September 2020
Postgraduate Research Excellence Award Stipend Scholarship Minimum Government RTP Stipend Rate (up to 3 years)
  • International student
  • Applied for a PhD in the Faculty of Science
  • Not have studied at an Australian university
  • Hold equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree with honours or master's degree

3 May 2021

22 November 2021

23 May 2021

20 December 2021

Postgraduate Research Excellence Award Tuition Fee Scholarship Tuition fees, SSAF, OSHC, visa fee
  • International student
  • Applied for a PhD in the Faculty of Science
  • Not have studied at an Australian university
  • Hold equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree with honours, or master's degree

3 May 2021

22 November 2021

23 May 2021

20 December 2021

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Quantum Control $35,697 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Science
  • Researching projects within the Quantum Control Laboratory
22 March 2021 Ongoing
Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarship in Terahertz Nanophotonics $5000 p.a. for 2 years
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching chip-scale terahertz nano-spectroscopic devices
  • Background in physics or electrical engineering
  • Primary scholarship holder
22 March 2021 Ongoing
Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship - Water Conservation RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
  • Undertaking research in the area of chemistry
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Science Centenary Fund Scholarship $5000
  • Offer to study a PhD in the Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Science graduate
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship
N/A N/A
Sydney Quantum Academy Postgraduate Scholarship Various
  • Full-time PhD student at a partner university of the SQA
  • Interested in a field related to quantum science and technology
31 March 2021 5 May 2021
Agnes Campbell Prize Various
  • Postgraduate research student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research in organic chemistry
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Bruce Veness Chandler Research Support Scholarship in Food Chemistry No 1 Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Working in food chemistry
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Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarship Various
  • Domestic PhD candidate
  • Researching inorganic chemistry
  • Study overseas

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Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Medallist Award $3000
  • University of Sydney Medallists
  • Undertaking chemistry research
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Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarship Various
  • Commonwealth citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • PhD student (chemistry)
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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Chemistry RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research computational chemistry
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • Background in physical chemistry or chemical physics
5 August 2020 15 April 2021
Surface Coatings Association Australia Scholarship $1500
  • Master's or PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research in the area of surface coatings
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship
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DBH Scholarship Various
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Australian permanent resident, or citizen of a Commonwealth country or Germany
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Edgeworth David Travelling Scholarship Up to $7500
  • Full-time PhD or master's by research student in the School of Geosciences
  • Conducting field studies in the south-western Pacific region
  • Travel overseas
N/A N/A
George Harris Scholarship (Geology and Geophysics) $1200
  • PhD student at the School of Geoscience
  • Researching geology or geophysics
  • Completed 2 years of study
N/A N/A
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Deep-Sea Sediments and Paleoclimate $28,092 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • full-time PhD candidate in the Faculty of Science
  • willingness to conduct research into deep-sea sedimentology and spatio-temporal data analysis
  • first class or second class upper Honours degree in Geosciences or a relevant Master's degree
  • willingness to travel to remote field areas
3 December 2020 3 April 2021
Christian Rowe Thornett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Conduct research in the field of agriculture
December 2021 February 2022
Irvine Armstrong Watson Scholarship $1000
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student
  • Research with the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
December 2021 February 2022
James Vincent Scholarship in Agricultural Microbiology (Supplementary) $8000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • RTP scholarship recipient
  • Researching agricultural microbiology
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The Thomas Lawrence Pawlett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2021 February 2022
William George Murrell Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Researching microbiology
  • Awarded an RTP Scholarship
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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
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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
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Campbell Perry International Research Scholarship $6000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Psychology
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship from the University
  • Planning to travel overseas for your PhD in 2022
March 2022 April 2022
Dr Peter Domachuk Scholarship $9000
  • Enrolled in or have an unconditional offer to study a PhD in the School of Physics
14 May 2021 14 June 2021
Hunstead Student Support Scholarship $5000
  • PhD or master's by research student in the School of Physics
  • Researching astronomy
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
  • Supported by your supervisor
Ongoing Ongoing
The Edna Briggs Scholarship in Physics Up to $6000
  • PhD or master's by research student in the School of Physics
14 May 2021 14 June 2021
The University of Sydney Nano Institute Student Ambassador Scholarship $5000
  • hold a primary stipend scholarship
  • have an unconditional offer or be enrolled full-time in a PhD at the University
  • conduct research in the areas of nanoscale science and technology
19 April 2021 17 May 2021
CogSleep CRE Scholarships $17,500 p.a. (up to 3 years) 
  • MPhil or PhD student at the Faculty of Science
  • Research sleep and circadian science
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
22 December 2020  1 March 2021 
Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • PhD student in the School of Psychology
March 2022 April 2022
Postgraduate Research Tuition Fee Scholarship in Oculomotor Behaviour and Memory in Neurodegeneration Academic course fees for up to 8 research periods
  • International student
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Research into oculomotor behaviour and memory in neurodegeneration
9 April 2021

22 April 2021

Betty Rosalie Richards Clinical Residency Scholarship $42,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Master of Veterinary Studies or Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies student, or
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
N/A N/A
Francis Henry Loxton Scholarship (Veterinary Science) Various
  • Male 
  • Studying master's by research or PhD
  • Research in the ares of veterinary science and animal production
  • RTP Scholarship applicant
May 2021  May 2021 
Hugh Hughes Scholarship

Various

  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
May 2021
May 2021
James Ramage Wright Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching animal husbandry and animal production
  • Primary scholarship holder
May 2021 May 2021
Lionel Marcellus Lonsdale Scholarship Various
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching diseases of domestic animals and treatment
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
May 2021 May 2021
Marjorie Gwendolin Turner Scholarship Various
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
May 2021 May 2021
The Jean Walker Trust Fellowship Various
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal diseases
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
May 2021 May 2021
TJ Robinson Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal science

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