Strategic Studies prizes and scholarships

Find out about prizes and scholarships available to students of Strategic Studies.


The Terence O’Brien Scholarship: International Relations or Strategic Studies recognises and encourages top Honours and Master’s students in International Relations and Strategic Studies—in particular, those who are studying international governance or some aspect of multilateral diplomacy or multilateral cooperation in the political, economic, or security areas.

The Terence O'Brien Scholarship is intended to help those aiming to pursue a career in professional diplomacy. The closing date for applications for this scholarship is 30 June.


The Prime Minister’s Prize in Strategic Studies is awarded annually to the graduate of the Master of Strategic Studies who has achieved the best all-round academic performance of all those graduating in the year.