External Scholarship Opportunities

External Scholarships 

There are many scholarship opportunities offered by organisations external to the University of Wollongong.  It is important to note that these scholarships are not administered or offered by UOW.  To access external scholarship information please go to Hobsons Course Finder.

The Tony Noon Memorial Scholarship

APPEA is seeking applications from students intending to study for honours, Masters or PhD degrees at an Australian university for the award of a one-off grant to a maximum value of $3,000.00.

The Tony Noon Scholarship is aimed at helping students who are aspiring to, or considering, a career in upstream petroleum in any discipline directly related to the industry. This could include – but is not restricted to – exploration, safety, engineering, environmental management, economic or legal areas.

Applications for The Tony Noon scholarship close on Friday 25th August. For more information on applying for this award (and the benefits and conditions associated with it), see https://www.appea.com.au/industry-in-depth/policy/skills/tony-noon-scholarship-criteria/.

For further information, please contact Cath Sutton, details below, either by phone or email to awards@appea.com.au


The John Monash Scholarship

The General Sir John Monash Foundation was established in 2001 with an initial contribution from the Australian Federal Government together with further contributions from corporate and private sponsors and donors. Its purpose is to raise funds for, and to administer, Australia’s own postgraduate scholarships- the John Monash Scholarships- to foster leadership, expertise and international networks, as well as build Australia’s capabilities for the future.

The John Monash Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas. The John Monash Scholarships are amongst the most important postgraduate scholarships currently available in Australia.



The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship

The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship recognises the immense contributions of Indigenous Australians throughout all sectors of society. However, the scholarship also acknowledges that Indigenous health professionals remain too few, numbering an estimated 0.3% of the national healthcare workforce. House Call Doctor, believes that healthcare professionals should reflect the diversity of patients they care for. Healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds offer unique perspectives that enable the medical workforce to be more understanding and responsive to patient needs, both on an individual and community level."

About the Scholarship

  • One student will receive $5,000 to go towards their academic costs in 2019
  • Applications will open on 2nd April 2018 and close on 14th December 2018


You must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be an undergraduate/ postgraduate student studying a medical/ health field at an Australian University
  • Entering at least your 2nd year of study in 2019
  • Can provide written documentation where required, such as a Statutory Declaration or other supporting documents

How to apply 

Visit this link: https://housecalldoctor.com.au/about/indigenous-scholarship/


Rhodes Scholarships

89 Rhodes Scholars are selected annually from 32 countries around the world. They are young women and men from diverse backgrounds and interests who show potential to be public-spirited leaders for the world’s future. 


The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world, which aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world's future. They are based at Rhodes House, Oxford.  

Selection Criteria:

Selection in each Rhodes constituency is by committees comprised of Rhodes alumni and distinguished non-Scholar members of the community. The selection criteria are:

  •  literary and scholastic attainments
  •  energy to use one's talents to the full
  • truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
  • moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships:

Citizenship & residency: Each applicant must fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which they are applying.

Age: Age limits vary between constituencies and are based on country specific circumstances. The standard age limit is 19-25 by 1 October in the year following selection. 

Education: All applicants must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following election. Academic standing must be sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford. Individual constituencies may specify a specific academic level to have been attained.

What costs does a Rhodes Scholarship cover?
  • All University and College fees;
  • The University application fee;
  • A personal stipend which is fixed by the Trustees (£13,681 per annum 2015-16);
  • One economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship and one economy flight back to the student’s home country at the conclusion of the scholarship;
  • International Health Charge.
How can I apply for a Rhodes Scholarship?

Please visit the following link for information on the application process: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarship/how-to-apply-for-a-rhodes-scholarship/australia

What course of study can a Rhodes Scholarship be used for?

It can be used for the vast majority of courses of study offered by the University of Oxford. However, it is more than just support for a degree, it is an investment in an individual’s potential. Rhodes House offers a comprehensive Service and Leadership programme which includes workshops, speaker series and retreats.

What is the value of a Rhodes Scholarship?

The Rhodes Scholarship is a life-changing opportunity for exceptional young people with the potential to make a difference for good in the world. A Rhodes Scholar joins a remarkable global community of Senior Scholars working across all sectors. It is a life-long connection which goes far beyond financial value.

When does a Rhodes Scholarship Commence?

Scholars come into residence in Oxford in October of the year following their selection.

Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships for 2017 will open in June. 



Fulbright Scholarship

Discover a platform for your research on the global stage. Apply for a Fulbright Scholarship.

Established in Australia in 1949, the Australian-American Fulbright Commission aims to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States.

Fulbright Scholarships are available to Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Professional and Senior Scholar candidates in any academic discipline, as well as a Distinguished Chair in Agriculture & Life Sciences.

Value and duration

Various scholarships are available. For information, please visit the Fulbright Program website - http://www.fulbright.com.au/

Who is eligible?
  • Australian Citizen
  • Undertaking a Higher Degree by Research
Course area(s)

All courses

Selection process
  • Academic and professional merit
  • Research proposal
  • Ambassadorial skills
  • Performance in an interview

Please refer to the Fulbright application form and instructions available at http://www.fulbright.com.au/index.php/australian-applicants

Application period

Opening date: 1 May each year

Closing date: 1 August each year


SDN Children's Services - Aunts Fry Scholarship

SDN scholarships and awards are designed to reward student commitment to best practice and developments in child and family well-being and social inclusion. SDN aims for scholarship recipients to reflect the diversity of our community and the breadth of scholarships offered mirrors our integrated approach to early education and care.

An SDN scholarship provides a financial award to students of between $2,000 – $3,000 as well as a pathway from theoretical study to practice, as scholarship recipients are also offered the opportunity to complete their practicum in an SDN early childhood education and care centre.


Please refer to the SDN website for information on the scholarship and how to apply.



Dr Barbara Wright Postgraduate Scholarship

 AFGW-Central West Branch invites applications from women living in the Central West for a postgraduate scholarship (maximum value $5000). The applicant will have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent AND be undertaking a postgraduate degree or research in 2018 OR have commenced such degree/research after June 30 2016.

Application Form

For details contact contact: Dr L. E. Foster PO Box 577 Cowra 2794; e-mail: lfos@bigpond.com or download from AFGWNSW Website.

Applications Close: 1 September 2017


Last reviewed: 4 May, 2018