The Scholarship

The Governor Phillip Scholarship offers a fully funded postgraduate degree and an opportunity to be educated at some of the world’s leading universities with the next generation of global leaders, innovators and academics.

Funding includes:

  • university and college fees
  • board and accommodation on campus in halls of residence

The scholarship is valued at approximately A$140,000

Graduate scholars will be invited to participate in promoting the scholarship.

Other benefits include:

  • a multicultural, international experience
  • lifetime access to alumni communities worldwide
  • bespoke forums and leadership events
  • membership of the elite Governor Phillip Scholars network


This unique and prestigious scholarship provides the successful candidate with a competitive advantage to embark upon a career at the highest level in academe, government, diplomacy and senior positions in the private sector.

Governor's Patronage

Since establishing the Governor Phillip Scholarship in 2016, the Patron of the scholarship has been the Governor of New South Wales.

In 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip RN became the first Governor of New South Wales, the viceregal representative of King George III, holding office for nearly 5 years.

Today’s Governors of New South Wales, now viceregal representatives of the Australian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in the state of New South Wales, continue to honour the legacy of their predecessor in supporting the Governor Phillip Scholarship as patron.

The present and 39th Governor, Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC, QC, previously president of the New South Wales Court of Appeal – the first woman to hold that office – continues the viceregal patronage of the Governor Phillip Scholarship.