University of Sydney The Bessie Cook Piano Award
University of Sydney

All Nationalities
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

The University of Sydney, Australia invites applications for University of Sydney The Bessie Cook Piano Award 2021 from piano students. The aim of this scholarship is to support outstanding students studying piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Selected students will be able to get benefits as determined by the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.


Benefits as determined by the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on academic merit, personal statement, demonstrated evidence of disadvantage and/or portfolio and/or performance.

Terms and Conditions

  • All scholarship offers are conditional upon evidence that the student meets the selection criteria.
  • The recipient must enroll in the year of a scholarship offer.
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred.
  • The annual payment will be made in two equal installments after the census date of each semester.
  • For a postgraduate research student, the value of the scholarship will be paid as a stipend on a fortnightly basis.
  • Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the relevant Associate Dean and it is not transferable to another honors program, faculty/University school, or University.
  • The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.
  • To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum WAM of 65 each semester.
  • Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.
  •  Applicants may be required to attend an interview.


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by March, 2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be enrolled or have an unconditional offer to study a full-time in a coursework or research degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Be studying piano

How To Apply

Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button.
Step 2: Fill in the required details.
Step 3: Submit the application.