Ranked in the top 50 universities in world, the University of Sydney welcomes almost more than 3000 international students every year. This number has been increasing rapidly as along with offering a comprehensive range of UG, PG and research programs, international students are also considered for 300+ University of Sydney scholarships.
Unlike majority of universities abroad, the distribution of scholarships at University of Sydney varies. Here, the university scholarships are not divided as per level of study. Meaning, all University of Sydney scholarships available to international students are common and applicable for undergraduate and graduate programs.
Then there are faculty-based scholarships at University of Sydney which are awarded and administered by each department individually. The university officials have no say over department’s choice of recipients. In addition the University of Sydney scholarships, international students can opt for Australian government scholarships and awards such as AGRTP, Australian Awards, etc. These cover major parts of the recipient’s tuition fee, accommodation in Australia, travel expenses, etc.
The eligibility criteria and application process vary for University of Sydney Scholarships. However, there is one aspect which is uniform for all University of Sydney scholarships, that is, scholarships award is must be used for the payment of program’s tuition fee.
International students entering either undergraduate or graduate programs are eligible for entrance scholarships at the university. The majority of such University of Sydney scholarships have their own eligibility criteria and application process.
For the academic session 2020-2021, scholarships awarded at University of Sydney are tabulated below:
|Sydney Scholars India Equity Scholarship||Up to 60,000 AUD||Indian resident of slum area in Delhi||Yes|
|Sydney Scholars India Scholarship Program||50,000 AUD per annum||Indian student; Academic merit||Yes; before May 31|
|Vice-Chancellor International Scholarship Scheme||Up to 40,00 AUD||Academic score||Yes; Before June 12|
|The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship||10,000 AUD||Financially weak; Resident of rural location||Yes|
|University of Sydney honors Scholarship||6,000 AUD||Opting UG honors program||yes|
|Sydney Scholars Awards||6,000 AUD per year||Academic merit||Yes|
|University of Sydney International Strategic Scholarship||35,000 AUD per annum||Enrolled in postgraduate research program||No|
All the University of Sydney scholarships given above( and those not mentioned here) are awarded based on applicant’s academic excellence and personal attributes such as leadership skills, self-motivation, creativity, and communication skills.
From Business program scholarships to engineering scholarships, the University of Sydney offers a wide array of faculty scholarships to international students. Furthermore, due to the fact that these are awarded by individual faculties, scholarships are available for both incoming and continuing students.
Some of popular Faculty-based University of Sydney Scholarships are mentioned in the following table:
|Business School’s International Scholarship||5,000 AUD-20,000 AUD||Starting bachelor or masters coursework program||No|
|Bates Smart Scholarship||2,000 AUD||Studying Master of Architecture||Yes|
|Dean’s Undergraduate Scholarship||5,000 AUD||Business UG student||No|
|Dr Abdul Kalam International Postgraduate Scholarship||50% tuition fee waiver||Beginning masters program at faculty of engineering; Minimum WAM of 75 in UG||Yes|
|Business Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence||Partial tuition fee waiver||Continuing PG business program student||No|
If there is any specific faculty-based scholarship that you are looking for, you can access full list of scholarships for each faculty/school on the university’s scholarship page.
The Australian government and various other organizations try to support academically excellent students and provide them with opportunities to study in top-ranking universities like this. Few of external and government-funded scholarships available to University of Sydney students are:
|Australian Awards Scholarship||Cover tuition fee, accommodation in Australia, travel expenses|
|Rotary Foundation Scholarships||Variable|
|Australian Government Research Training Program||Full tuition fees; living allowance|
|Destination Australia||Tuition and fees; stipend; travel expenses|
Since these scholarships are managed by external organizations, international students are recommended to check the guidelines and conditions properly. They can apply for these scholarships as soon as they receive their admission offer from the university and have started application to obtain the Australian Student visa.
With a combination of the University of Sydney scholarships and external scholarships, international students surely have an opportunity to excel academically without any financial burden.