Postgraduate Scholarship Information

Funding possibilities for domestic postgraduate students

All Australian students wishing to pursue a higher degree in Mathematics or Statistics at the University of Sydney should apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend (formerly APA). These scholarships, which are funded by the Australian Government, are also available to permanent residents of Australia and citizens of New Zealand.

The University of Sydney also offers a number of University Postgraduate Awards (UPA), which are similar to RTP Stipends. Eligible RTP applicants will be automatically considered for both awards.

Applicants can apply for these scholarships all year round. Scholarships are awarded on a quarterly basis.

To be considered for a scholarship, domestic applicants must complete both their application for admission in postgraduate research and their scholarship application.

For more information, visit the Scholarships Office page.

Funding possibilities for international postgraduate students

Visit the general information page for future international students or, for specific information about a range of scholarships for international students, go to the Scholarships Office page, which lists all relevant funding sources.

Of particular interest are the following scholarships, which are available to all international applicants:

  • Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset and Stipend Scholarships (formerly IPRS),
  • University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS),
  • Faculty of Science Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarships.

The Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Scholarship scheme is funded by the Australian Government and provides tuition fees to top quality international postgraduate students who wish to enrol in a research degree at Australian universities. This scheme replaces the International Postgraduate Research Scheme (IPRS).

In addition to the RTP Fee Scholarship, the University of Sydney awards an RTP Stipend Scholarship to all International RTP Fee Scholarship recipients. This provides a stipend/living allowance.

The RTP Fee Offset and Stipend Scholarship is very competitive and awarded to approximately 30 students each year. Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential.

Applicants can apply for these scholarships all year round. Scholarships are awarded on a quarterly basis.

No separate application is required. In the application form for admission in postgraduate research, ensure you tick the relevant section on the admission form "Do you wish to be considered for an Research Training Program Fee Scholarship or University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS)?"

In addition, some research projects have special funding for international Ph.D. students.

Additional funding for RTP and UPA/USydIS holders

Successful scholarship holders are automatically considered for these awards — there is no need to apply.

Postgraduate students within the School of Mathematics and Statistics are also able to obtain additional funding by undertaking tutoring and marking in the School.

Research travel scholarships

The Philipp Hofflin Scholarship was established in 2010 with a gift from Dr Philipp Hofflin, graduate of the School, to enable outstanding PhD students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics to explore research collaborations on a global scale.

See the terms and conditions.

The K.E. Bullen International Conference Scholarship was established in 2013 from the K.E. Bullen Endowment, to enable an outstanding graduate enrolled as a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics to present a paper at a major overseas conference.

See the terms and conditions.