Mandelbaum House Scholarships

Scholarships are available to undergraduate or postgraduate students currently residing at Mandelbaum House and to new 2020 residents who have already had their application for residency accepted. These awards are applied solely to the cost of residency.Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit, principally to students enrolled at the University of Sydney in a course in Jewish Studies.  Scholarships may also be awarded to candidates who meet the conditions of financial need and academic merit and who are enrolled in other courses.

The number of scholarships offered vary from year to year, depending on donations to the scholarship fund. These currently range from 1/4 to 1/2 scholarships.  We are working on increasing our scholarship funding and encourage applicants to also look for other funding opportunities.

A Mandelbaum Scholarship Committee is responsible for the awards.  Applicants are advised NOT to presume that their application will be successful.

All scholarship applications need to include:

  1. A completed Mandelbaum House Scholarship Application form.
  2. A personal Curriculum Vitae
  3. An official statement of recent academic results.
2020 scholarship key dates: CLOSED FOR 2020

13 January 2020:      Applications strictly close for 2020 at 9am (Sydney time).

24 January 2020:      Applicants will be advised of their application outcome.

Other funding opportunities

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident you may be eligible to apply for:

Scholarship donations

Mandelbaum House is a not-for-profit organisation and does not receive any government or institutional financial assistance. We therefore depend on donations and bequests from the Mandelbaum House community and friends to fund scholarships and other philanthropic projects and, most importantly, keep the college affordable for all potential residents.

As a young and small college, we have limited numbers of alumni who are in a position to support future residents. If you are able to financially assist students to live at Mandelbaum House, please complete the Mandelbaum House Donation Form.

We’re extremely grateful to the many donors who provide ongoing support to the Mandelbaum House scholarship program. This includes Mrs Valmae Freilich and her late husband, Dr Herbert Freilich, who have contributed to our scholarship fund for over 14 years in the name of Dr Freilich’s late parents, Max and Sasha Freilich.

Mandelbaum House residents have the opportunity to give all or part of their security bond ($1200) to the scholarship fund as a tax-deductible donation when they leave the college. Those who do so recognise that these donations will give future residents in need the opportunity to be part of the warm and supportive Mandelbaum community.

A welcoming and warm place immersed in cultural diversity,
great memories and friends for life!

Audrey, New Caledonia

It is wonderful to have a spacious and fully furnished bedroom
to which I can retreat to after a busy day of classes!

Julio, Colombia

I love that I always have a healthy option
at every meal that is also delicious!

Rebecca, USA

When you go to uni with 60,000 people,
it’s nice to come back to a family of 40 at the end of the day.

Michael, Australia

Mandelbaum House has been the most diverse,
welcoming, active society I have ever been involved in.

Alex, USA