University of Sydney International Scholarships in Australia for Foreign Students

University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: University of Sydney
Country to Study in: Australia

Scholarship Description
The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master's by Research program at the University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).

The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University's research activities. The USydIS Scholarship will cover tuition fees and living allowances for the entire duration of the postgraduate research.

The USydIS Scholarship is available to international students commencing in both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3) Semesters. It is open to all research disciplines and students of all nationalities are invited to apply for this scholarship.

University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

The USydIS is open to all research disciplines; however participation in the USydIS program each semester is at the discretion of the Dean of each faculty. To be eligible for the USydIS, you must:
  • Be an international student commencing full time enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University. Students may also be considered up until they have consumed a maximum of six months of course candidature.
  • Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its current and emerging research strengths.
  • Not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or, if undertaking a Research Master’s degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master’s degree.
  • Not have held an Australia Award scholarship within two years prior to commencing the RTP Fee Scholarship.
  • Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.
  • Not previously have received an RTP Fee Scholarship, unless the previous scholarship was for a Master by Research degree that you have completed and you are now applying for a doctorate research degree.
  • Not have previously considered for the scholarship up to 3 times within the last 5 years.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL nationalities

Participating Institution(s)
University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia

Fields of study
Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program in all research disciplines (but would depend on Faculty). For more, please see the Course Search section of the official website

Number of awards
Not specified by the provider

Sponsorship duration
Scholarship is for up to three (3) years with a possibility of one semester's extension for PhD students

Scholarship benefits
The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance

Method of Application
Students must indicate that they would like to be considered for the IPRS by completing the relevant section of the Postgraduate Research Application form. No separate application for a USydIS Scholarship is necessary. You must submit an application for admission to your research degree. Your applications MUST be received by the International Student Office (ISO) by the deadline below.

It is important to download and read the selection process and Research Experience guide, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship applications are welcome through out the year but only available for both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3) semesters

These Scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants twice a year – in October/November in conjunction with the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) for commencement in Semester 1 (March), and in early April for commencement in Semester 2 (July).

The University of Sydney is an Australian public research university in Sydney. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as one of the world's most reputable university. The university has faculties and schools through which it offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Application Deadline: Rolling
Open to International students: Yes

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