Information for future undergraduates
This section contains information for future undergraduates. If you are interested in fees and scholarship information for postgraduates, please click here.
On this page you will find information about:
Scholarships offered by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
Prizes and awards offered during your degree
The cost of study within the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment depends on your enrollment status, as well as your status as a domestic or international student.
Follow one of the links below to access the information relevant to you:
Domestic students (Australian citizens and permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens)
International students (citizens of other countries)
The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment offers an exciting range of study options and attracts students from diverse backgrounds with a passion for science, economics, agriculture and the environment. We understand that it can be expensive to study, and we are committed to assisting students with the cost of University. We encourage students to consider the scholarship opportunities available.
In addition to University of Sydney scholarships, students may also be eligible for the following Faculty scholarships.
Faculty Merit Scholarships (Undergraduate) -
For: Meritorious students commencing undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (minimum ATAR of 95).
Value: $8,000 per annum
Duration: 3-4 years
To Apply: see below
Details: Faculty Undergraduate Scholarships support and recognise high achieving students with enthusiasm and potential to contribute to the future of the Australian agricultural and environmental sectors.
- You must be a citizin or permanent resident of Australia
- You are sitting for the NSW High School Certificate (or equivalent) at the end of this current year or sat for the HSC in either of the 2 previous years and have not attended a tertiary institution since that time
- You achieve an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank of at least 95.0
- You commence your studies in next academic year
- You enrol in a BAgrEc, BEnv Sys, BFAgrib, BResEc or BScAgr degree
The award of a Faculty Scholarship is based on a minimum ATAR of 95, and the quality of a student’s application. Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview. The scholarship is valid for the duration of a degree: four years for the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Resource Economics, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and the Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness and three years for the Bachelor of Environmental Systems.
If you apply for a University of Sydney Scholarship (minimum ATAR 95), and select the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment as your preferred Faculty, you do not need to submit a separate application for a Faculty scholarship. All University of Sydney Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for Faculty scholarships.
Applications close 31 October
Rural Sustainability Scholarships (Undergraduate)
For: Students commencing undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment who face rural or remote disadvantage, and who may have considered undertaking a University degree financially unattainable.
Value: $10,000 over 2-3 years
Duration: 2-3 years
Details: Rural Sustainability Scholarships are designed to financially support students coming from a non-metro area that may have considered undertaking a University degree financially unattainable.
This is a three-year scholarship, available to students from a rural or remote area, with a passion for sustainability in natural and agriculture systems, including the areas of carbon, water and food security. Preference will be given to those who are demonstrate that they meet financial hardship criteria. Applicants must demonstrate that they are eligible for this award and will be required to supply a written statement supporting their passion for sustainability. Applicants may also be invited to attend a scholarship interview. Value: $10,000 over three years.
To apply, please complete the UAC Equity Scholarship application form, available on the UAC Website here. On time applications close on 30th September.
This scholarship may be taken as a direct payment over three years, or as a residential bursary over two years. The following residential colleges have reserved a small number of places attached to the Rural Sustainability Scholarship: International House, Mandelbaum House, Sancta Sophia, St Andrews College, St John's College, St Pauls College, Wesley College, Women's College. Students will need to complete a separate application form for all of their preferred colleges. Please note that college places are very competitive - to give yourself the best opportunity of an offer consider applying to a number of colleges and please submit your college application before the closing date!
Should you decide to take the scholarship as a residential bursary, the scholarship is paid at the rate of $5,000 per annum for two years directly to the College to be directed to your account. Please note that costs vary from college to college and this residential bursary, while it can be directed toward your accommodation costs, is unlikely to cover the full annual cost. The balance of the fees will be the responsibility of the student. All accommodation enquiries should be directed to the College of your choice.
Further information about residential college applications, please click here.
Environmental Sustainability Scholarships (Undergraduate)
For: Students commencing the Bachelor of Environmental Systems and who may find undertaking a University degree is financially unattainable.
Value: $10,000 over 3 years
Duration: Up to 3 years
Details: The Environmental Sustainability Scholarship has been established to support students wanting to study the Bachelor of Environmental Systems and who may find undertaking a University degree is financially unattainable.
This is a three-year scholarship, available to students with a passion for sustainability in natural and agriculture systems, including the areas of carbon, water and food security. Preference will be given to those who are demonstrate that they meet financial hardship criteria. Applicants must demonstrate that they are eligible for this award and will be required to supply a written statement supporting their passion for sustainability. Applicants may also be invited to attend a scholarship interview. Value: $10,000 over three years.
To apply, please complete the UAC Equity Scholarship application form, available from the UAC Website here. On time applications close on 30th September.
There are many other prizes and scholarships available to you as you progress through your course. These awards are usually made on your overall level of performance in a particular unit, or your performance in a particular aspect of your degree. Further details can be found here.
There are a number of resources that can assist young people entering or involved in primary industries. The following sites may provide useful advice or assistance -
University of Sydney Scholarships Office
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
For further information please contact:
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
Room 401, ATP-Biomedical Building (C81)
Phone: +61 2 8627 1000