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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. 

Scholarship 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 2020 January 2021
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Scholarship $10,000 (for 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 (for up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in medicine or science
28 March 2019 14 May 2019
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship See page details
  • See page details
14 August 2019 31 October 2019
CUAVA Scholarship

Various

  • PhD student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
  • Hold first or second class upper honours or a master's in a related field
  • Applied for the RTP Scholarship
  • Conduct research in one of CUAVA's projects
Open When filled
DARE PhD Scholarships Up to $40,000 pa (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 30 June 2020
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Undertake biomedical research
28 November 2018 20 February 2019
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 May 2020
(round 1)

13 December 2020
(round 2)

30 November 2020
(round 1)

30 April 2021
(round 2)

Francis Henry Loxton Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2020 February 2021
Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships $10,000 stipend (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Recipient of a primary stipend scholarship
21 April 2020 5 May  2020
Postgraduate Research Excellence Award Stipend Scholarship Minimum Government RTP Stipend Rate (for 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 with research completed at an overseas institution

29 June 2020

1 November 2020 

24 July 2020

21 November 2020

Postgraduate Research Excellence Award Tuition Fee Scholarship Academic course fees, SSAF (for 3.5 years), 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 with research

29 June 2020

1 November 2020 

24 July 2020

21 November 2020

Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship - Water Conservation Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
  • Undertaking research in the area of chemistry
N/A N/A
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
The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Scholarships Various
  • Researcher, scientist, cardiovascular nurse, allied health professional or healthcare worker working in cardiology
  • CSANZ member
Various Various
The McCaughey PhD Scholarship Minimum RTP
  • Unconditional offer holder for a full-time PhD at the Faculty of Science
  • Hold an honours in animal sciences or master's degree with a substantial research component
  • Willing to research sheep reproduction
  • Applied and assessed for an RTP scholarship
1 April 2020 30 June 2020
Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize TBC
  • Postgraduate student in the School of Chemistry
April 2020 May 2020
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
March 2020 April 2020
Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarship Various
  • Domestic PhD candidate
  • Researching inorganic chemistry
  • Study overseas for a period of time

August 2019
(2019 round 2)

November
2019
(2019 round 3)

April 2020
(2020 round 1)

August 2019
(2019 round 2)


November 2019
(2019 round 3)

May 2020
(2020 round 1)

Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Medallist Award $3000
  • University of Sydney Medallists
  • Undertaking chemistry research
11 September 2019 24 September 2019
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarship Various
  • Commonwealth citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Master's by research or PhD student (chemistry)
11 September 2019 24 September 2019
Surface Coatings Association Australia Scholarship Various
  • Master's or PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Working in the area of surface coatings
  • Hold a postgraduate scholarship
April 2020 May 2020
DBH Scholarship Various
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Australian permanent resident, or citizen of a Commonwealth country or Germany
1 January 2020 15 February 2020
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
Christian Rowe Thornett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Conduct research in the field of agriculture
2 December 2019 11 February 2020
Irvine Armstrong Watson Scholarship $1000
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student
  • Research with the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
2 December 2019 11 February 2020
James Vincent Scholarship in Agricultural Microbiology (Supplementary) $8000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • RTP scholarship recipient
  • Undertaking research in agricultural microbiology
April 2020 May 2020
The Thomas Lawrence Pawlett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
2 December 2019 11 February 2020
William George Murrell Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Researching microbiology
  • Awarded an RTP Scholarship
April 2020 May 2020
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
11 April 2019 22 May 2019
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
April 2020 May 2020
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 2021
March 2021 April 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
15 May 2020 15 June 2020
Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • PhD student in the School of Psychology
March 2021 April 2021
Betty Rosalie Richards Clinical Residency Scholarship $42,000 (for 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
Hugh Hughes Scholarship

Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to 3 years)

  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

15 May 2020 (round 1)

1 November 2020 (round 2)

3 June 2020 (round 1)

18 November 2020 (round 2)

James Ramage Wright Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching animal husbandry and animal production
  • Primary scholarship holder

15 May 2020 (round 1)

1 November 2020 (round 2)

3 June 2020 (round 1)

18 November 2020 (round 2)

Lionel Marcellus Lonsdale Scholarship Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching diseases of domestic animals and treatment
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

15 May 2020 (round 1)

1 November 2020
(round 2)

3 June 2020 (round 1)

18 November 2020
(round 2)

Marjorie Gwendolin Turner Scholarship Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

15 May 2020 (round 1)

1 November 2020
(round 2)

3 June 2020 (round 1)

18 November 2020
(round 2)

Francis Henry Loxton Scholarship (Veterinary Science) RTP Stipend Rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Male 
  • Studying master's by research or PhD
  • Research in the ares of veterinary science and animal production
  • RTP Scholarship applicant

15 May 2020 (round 1)

1 November 2020
(round 2)

3 June 2020 (round 1)

18 November 2020
(round 2)

The Jean Walker Trust Fellowship Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal diseases
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

15 May 2020 (round 1)

1 November 2020
(round 2)

3 June 2020 (round 1)

18 November 2020
(round 2)

TJ Robinson Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal science

15 May 2020 (round 1)

1 November 2020
(round 2)

3 June 2020 (round 1)

18 November 2020
(round 2)