Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships Scheme-2021

Up to $40,000 scholarship to support high-achieving international students to pursue coursework studies at the University of Sydney.


The VCIS is a scholarship offered on commencement of a coursework degree (it is only awarded once during first year of commencement and not renewable for following years)

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $40,000
  • International student
  • Applied for a CRICOS-registered coursework degree
  • Received an unconditional offer of admission
N/A See information below

How to apply

No application is required, as all eligible students who have secured an unconditional offer of admission by the following dates, will be automatically considered:

Semester 1, 2021 CLOSED
Semester 2, 2021 Close date: 15 June 2021

The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.


Four scholarship amounts are offered based on your ranking against the selection criteria:

  1. $40,000 payable for one year in two equal instalments per semester
  2. $20,000 payable for one semester
  3. $10,000 payable for one semester
  4. $5,000 payable for one semester

The availability of some amounts may be limited to specified cohorts.

Who’s eligible

You must:

  • be an international student
  • have applied for but not yet commenced a bachelor’s degree or a coursework master’s degree that is a CRICOS registered award program usually delivered onshore at the University of Sydney
  • receive an unconditional offer of admission by the relevant close date.


The Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships are awarded to exceptional international students.

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