Sydney International Student Award

What is the Sydney International Student Award?

The University of Sydney offers eligible students a 20% contribution towards their undergraduate studies with the Sydney International Student Award.

Taylors College Sydney has matched the university contribution with its own award, of the same value, meaning eligible students can receive a contribution equivalent to $35,200*.

Students who can benefit from these awards include University of Sydney Foundation Program and High Achievers Preparation Program students who have received an offer to study at Taylors College Sydney, as well as a conditional offer from the University of Sydney. Please read on for our detailed eligibility requirements and to learn how to apply for the awards.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Taylors College Sydney Award, there are a number of requirements you need to meet. These include:

  • being an international student
  • holding citizenship of one of the eligible countries or regions, which include: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, countries within Africa, countries within Central Asia, countries within South and Central America (including Mexico and the Caribbean)
  • meeting the academic criteria for entry to your Foundation or Preparation Program
  • receiving an offer of admission from Taylors College Sydney, and a conditional offer to study a full-time degree, commencing from 2021 onwards, from the University of Sydney

How to apply

To be successful, you must meet the entry criteria for both the University of Sydney Foundation Program and the University’s undergraduate program.

The Taylors College Award will be automatically applied to eligible students and will be reflected in your letter of offer. It is important to note that, when applying via our online form, you will need to select “seeking partial scholarship” to indicate that you want to apply for the International Student Award.

For the university award, you are required to complete a personal statement describing your motivation to study at the University of Sydney. You will be prompted to submit this as part of the university application process, if you meet the other admission criteria. Your personal statement must be a maximum 200 words and include the following three sections:

  • Tell us about yourself
  • Tell us what has inspired you to apply to the University
  • Tell us what you want to achieve with your studies at the University or how it will help you to achieve your goals.

For more information about the Sydney International Student Award, visit the University of Sydney’s website.

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*Calculated based on University of Sydney Foundation Program Standard 2021 fees and University of Sydney 2021 indicative fees by area of study.

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