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Bruce King
Learning and Development Manager – Sugar Research Institute
Phone: 07 5414 2507

Sugar Research Institute Scholarship (SRIS)

Sugar Research Institute (SRI) awards scholarships every year for undergraduates studying engineering (chemical, mechanical, process and electrical), science or technical disciplines at an Australian university or tertiary institution. The SRIS aims to encourage the participation of high calibre students in the Australian sugar processing industry.

SRI will be funding four scholarship recipients in 2017 to be hosted by Australian sugar mills and refineries for three work placements of four weeks each over one and half years (two placements during the crushing season and one placement during maintenance).

Applications for the 2017 Sugar Research Institute Scholarships open 17 October 2016.

For info on successful scholarship recipients for 2016. Read more

Available for:

Students undertaking an engineering (chemical, mechanical, process and electrical), science or technical degree at an Australian university or tertiary institution.

Student type:

Penultimate year domestic students

Study type:


Scholarship type:



Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Process and Electrical), Science or Technical

Application dates for 2017 Scholarships:

Open date: 17 October 2016

Closing date: 17 March 2017

Eligibility details:

You must be:

  • A penultimate year student undertaking an engineering, science or technical degree at an Australian university or tertiary institution
  • Able to undertake three periods of work placement over an 18 month period (12 weeks in total) during semester breaks at an Australian sugar mill location selected by SRI.

You must also be one of:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • A permanent resident

What you receive:

  • Total payment of $7,500 (paid in three instalments of $2,500)
  • Paid work placement at industry rates and a living away allowance of $250 per week upon the satisfactory completion of each work placement and the submission of a written placement report.

How to apply:

  • Complete the application form
  • A covering letter and curriculum vitae
  • Certified copies of your academic record and academic transcript
  • Certified copies of proof of nationality or permanent residence visa
  • Letters of reference from at least two referees

What happens next?:

  • Applications close on 17 March 2017
  • Scholarship offers will be announced 7 April 2017
  • Only students who are successful in being offered a scholarship are notified. There will be no appeals process for unsuccessful applicants


Scholarship recipients must:

  • Continue to be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Successfully complete all work placement requirements and submit work placement reports
  • Organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses


SRI is a global leader in science and innovation for sugar milling and refining technology. SRI develops innovative products, technical expertise and commercial research services for raw and refined sugar manufacturers worldwide.

In addition to financial and work placement support, the program helps recipients to make the most of their university experience through extra development opportunities by building their leadership skills and professional networks.

Download SRIS Brochure and Application Form