This prestigious tuition fee and stipend scholarship supports international students from the Sydney Law School, including additional student fees and health cover.
Tuition fees, SSAF, OSHC, stipend
- be an international student
- have an unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Laws (LLM) by Research within the Sydney Law School
- not have more than 12 months of period of enrolment if currently enrolled full-time in PhD, MCrim by Research or LLM by Research
- be willing to conduct research in common law
- hold at least one of the following degrees:
- a Bachelor of Laws (Honours First Class) or equivalent, or
- a Master of Laws by Research, or
- a Master of Laws by Coursework including a research component equivalent to 25% of one year’s full-time enrolment
- a degree in Law together with research and/or professional experience deemed to be equivalent to first class honours.
This scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney’s Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year).
Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee (SSAF) are also provided.
The scholarship will also cover the cost of a standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for a successful international applicant (single cover only) for the normal full-time duration of their higher degree studies at the time of award.
Stipend allowance duration:
- Up to 1.75 years for a successful full-time LLM by Research recipient. No extension is possible.
- Up to 3 years for a successful full-time PhD recipient, with a possible extension of 6 months.
Academic course fees and SSAF duration:
- Up to 7 research periods for a successful full-time LLM by Research recipient. No extension is possible
- Up to 12 research periods for a successful full-time PhD recipient, with a possible extension of 2 research periods.
How to apply
Law students applying for Admissions will automatically be considered for this scholarship. A separate application is not required.
Currently enrolled Law students please submit an expression of interest here to be considered for the scholarship.
Established by a bequest, this Scholarship is in memory of alumnus Judge Ralph J Perdriau (LLB 1919) who drafted the Workers' Compensation Bill in 1925 which was enacted by the NSW Parliament in 1926. Judge Perdriau was appointed as the inaugural Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission in 1926 and retired in 1951.
- This Scholarship is intended to support higher degree by research students in the University of Sydney Law School who are researching in common law.
Please view the full criteria and eligibility at the scholarship page: https://www.sydney.edu.au/scholarships/b/common-law.html.