The George and Matilda Harris Scholarship (for research students)

   PhD Opportunities

  Dr Law Postgraduate  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be enrolled to study a PhD, MCrim (Research) or LLM (Research) in the University of Sydney Law School
  • be willing to conduct research in the disciplines of law
  • hold at least one of the following degrees in law:
  • an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or equivalent
  • a master’s by research
  • a master’s by coursework with a high distinction or distinction level 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.

Note: Preference will be given to commencing candidates, though the Scholarship may exceptionally be awarded to currently enrolled full-time or part-time PhD, MCrim by Research or LLM by Research students demonstrating progress towards timely thesis completion and exceptional research achievements. 


Established by a gift from Mrs Matilda Harris in memory of her late husband George Harris, this scholarship was established for the encouragement of the study of law.

It is available to support higher degree by research students.

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Funding Notes

Up to $50,000 AUD per annum (up to 3.5 years) in stipend and tuition fees covered.
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