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International Exchange Scholarships
Sydney Global Mobility

You will find a comprehensive list of exchange and travelling scholarships available to University of Sydney students here.

Short-term Programs Winter 2017

Sydney Abroad will be offering up to 50 International Exchange Outbound Scholarships for students on short-term study programs in the period June - August 2017 – valued at $1000 each.

Short-term scholarships are available to students attending exchange partner universities whether you have been accepted as an exchange student (tuition fees paid at the University of Sydney, accommodation & associated program fees paid at the partner university) or study abroad student (tuition and program fees paid to the partner university). 

The awards are allocated on the basis of academic merit, with students ranked by the overall average of their academic results in their current course of study including any units of study transferred from a previous course at The University of Sydney. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May.


Semester 2, 2017

Sydney Abroad will be offering International Exchange Outbound Scholarships for exchanges in the equivalent of Semester 2, 2017 – valued between $2,000 - $2,500 each.

The awards are allocated on the basis of academic merit (average mark over the most recent 48 credit points completed in your current course), exchange destination and academic faculty. Students nominated for an International Exchange Program will be automatically considered and successful scholarship recipients will be notified by email in April 2017.

Students may only receive one scholarship per exchange experience and are not eligible for a second scholarship if they extend their one-semester exchange into a two-semester exchange at the same partner institution. Students are not eligible for the award if they are in receipt of another travelling scholarship or grant valued at $2000 or more (this includes those scholarships and grants listed here and the New Colombo Plan Scholarship or Mobility program).

Targeted Scholarships -

  • $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to selected students based on successful placement (Sydney nomination and host institution acceptance) at one of the exchange host institutions listed in Table 1. Where the number of  students placed at these destinations exceeds the existing funding, academic merit will be taken into account in determining the scholarship recipients.

Table 1


Eligible Host Institutions


University of Ottawa
Western University


Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Universidad de Chile


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Universidad de La Sabana


Aalto University School of Business  
University of Helsinki


INP Toulouse (chemical or electrical engineering)
Universite de La Rochelle
Universite d’Orleans (arts and social sciences)


Goethe Universitat Frankfurt (arts and social sciences, business)
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (engineering)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Technical University of Berlin (excludes architecture)


Chinese University of Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong (science, economics or business)


Reykjavik University


Universita degli Studi di Pavia
Universita degli Studi di Udine


Hosei University
Kyushu University
Rikkyo University

University of Tsukuba (arts and social sciences)


Universidad Anahuac Sur


Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (ESE) - School of Economics
Leiden University
Maastricht University
Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen)


University of Auckland


University of Bergen


National University of Singapore


National Taiwan University


University of Birmingham
University of Glasgow
University of Leeds
University of Southampton


Drexel University
Texas A & M University (agriculture or engineering)
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Faculty-based Scholarships -

  • $2,000 scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit to selected students from one of these designated University of Sydney faculties:

    • Business (cannot be awarded in conjunction with the Business School Student Exchange Travel Scholarship)

    • Education and Social Work

    • Engineering and IT

    • Health Sciences

    • Pharmacy

    • Science

Language Scholarships -

  • $2,000 scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit to selected students undertaking an exchange instructed in a language other than English (cannot be awarded in conjunction with the Language Exchange Scholarship (SLC))

Merit Scholarships -

  • $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected students based on academic merit

Partner Scholarships -

  • Additional scholarships are offered from time to time by the exchange host institutions. Please see Table 2 below for a list of current partner scholarships.

Table 2


# of scholarships


Eligible Host Institutions




The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund, Student Exchange Fellowships

JAPAN varies 80,000 yen/mth (tentative) JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) Scholarship
JAPAN varies   MEXT (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship




University of Cincinnati



€ 1,000

Aalto University School of Business

**Eligibility conditions apply.

New Colombo Plan Scholarship

Funded by the Australian Government, the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program (NCPSP) provides opportunities for high-achieving Australian undergraduate students to undertake study, participate in an internship/mentorship and receive intensive language training in the Indo-Pacific region. You will find detailed information here.


What is an OS-HELP loan?

OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place who want to undertake some of their study overseas. You can find detailed information on the OS-HELP loan and eligibility requirements here.


ABN: 15 211 513 464 
CRICOS number: 00026A