2024 World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship for International Students.

Apr 3, 2024

The World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship is aimed at supporting and empowering exceptional young Australian leaders in their pursuit of graduate studies at some of the world’s most esteemed universities. Established by Paul Ramsay, this scholarship program aims to enable promising individuals to access unparalleled educational opportunities abroad and bring back their expertise to contribute meaningfully to Australian society.

Are you a driven and accomplished student aspiring to pursue a graduate program abroad? Studying at esteemed global academic institutions presents an unparalleled and transformative experience. Paul Ramsay aimed to empower young Australian leaders in their quest for this remarkable opportunity, enabling them to fulfill their ambitions and contribute uniquely to Australian society.

The World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship caters to young Australians, facilitating their pursuit of graduate studies at the world’s most esteemed universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Harvard, Princeton, Bologna, among others. This scholarship supports candidates for one, two, and occasionally three years of graduate coursework and/or research. The level of support offered is highly competitive, aligning with prestigious scholarships like the Rhodes, John Monash, Fulbright, and other major scholarships.

Offering funding for one, two, and occasionally three years, this scholarship caters to graduate coursework and research programs at globally renowned institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Harvard, Princeton, Bologna, and other prestigious universities. It stands on par with leading scholarships like the Rhodes, John Monash, and Fulbright, providing competitive levels of support to promising candidates.

The scholarship program strives to nurture high-achieving and ambitious students, fostering their growth and development by facilitating their academic endeavors overseas. It not only promotes academic excellence but also seeks to cultivate future leaders who will bring back their gained knowledge, skills, and experiences to contribute positively to the advancement and enrichment of Australian society across various fields and disciplines.

By supporting these young leaders on their educational journeys, the World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship aims to create a cadre of well-equipped individuals who are not only academically adept but also poised to make significant contributions, driving innovation, progress, and positive change in their communities and beyond.


  • The scholarship is worth AUD$90,000.
  • The scholarship covers living and tuition fees and other related expenses.

Requirements For The World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Students applying for the scholarship will need to have secured a place in a graduate program abroad before finalising their application.
  • Must be australian citizens or permanent residents who have been accepted into a Postgraduate Degree at a world leading university overseas.
  • The scholarships are not awarded for undergraduate study, medical research (outside of a masters or PhD program), post-doctoral research, visiting fellowships, or any other research appointment.
  • They are not ordinarily available for part-time study or for Executive Education programs.


1 Feb 2024: Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship applications open

28 March 2024: Scholarship applications close at 5pm AEDT

26 April 2024: Shortlisted candidates invited to interview

14 – 16 May 2024: Interviews of shortlisted candidates at the Ramsay Centre in Sydney

End May 2024: Successful candidates notified

End June 2024: The Ramsay Centre will host a 2-day Orientation program, including an award ceremony in Sydney.

Documents Required for Application

Applicants will be asked to upload;

  • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency,
  • Letter of offer from university of choice (up to three can be listed in preferential order),
  • Research proposal if applicable,
  • Academic summary (institutions and degrees obtained) including transcripts and awards,
  • 2-page CV,
  • Responses to selection criteria 
  • Contact details of three referees

Method of Application

Step 1: May-Dec 2023: You may express your interest in the Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship by emailing: postgrad@ramsaycentre.org

Step 2: Sep 2023 – Jan 2024: Commence and finalise your application for overseas study with the relevant institution. In your Ramsay application, you will be able to list up to three institutions at which you’ve been offered a place.

Step 3: 1 Feb – 28 March 2024: Open an account in the application portal on or after Feb 1 and commence your application. Applications will close at 5pm (Sydney time) 28 March 2024. 

For More Information,

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