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Sydney Scholars Awards for Undergraduate Students to Study in Australia

Application Deadline: 30th September 2020

This scholarship supports outstanding Year 12 students to undertake an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student (this includes New Zealand citizens), or an international student who has recently completed an International Baccalaureate (or educational award equivalent to the HSC)

  • be applying for admission through UAC

  • have achieved an ATAR of 95 or above (if you are applying to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music or the Sydney Dental School you must receive an ATAR of 90 or above)

  • apply in the year that you complete your secondary education (if you are offered a Sydney Scholars Award, you may defer it for up to two years).


a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for the normal full-time duration of the recipient’s undergraduate degree or combined undergraduate degree (agreed program).

b. The Scholarship does not cover appended Honours or any Masters level courses in a double degree. The Scholarship is also not payable for any postgraduate studies, such as a Master of Nursing or Doctor of Medicine, undertaken as part of a double degree.


There are two Sydney Scholars Awards valued at $6000 per year, and are tenable for one to five years (including for combined undergraduate degrees):

  1. $6000 per year for the duration of an undergraduate degree

  2. $6000 for one year of an undergraduate degree.

Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

i. academic merit, and

ii. personal statement in support of scholarship application

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) on the recommendation of a committee consisting of various Faculty Deans, or their nominated delegates.


How to apply

  1. Read the application guide (pdf, 170kb) carefully. 

  2. Complete the online application form and submit all supporting documents (including a personal statement)

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