Honours programmes for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Medical Science (BMedSci)

If you are looking to improve your career prospects, open the door to further academic study, or simply indulge in a passion - honours is your next step.

For an Honours year in the discipline of Anatomy & Histology, you need to:

  1. Have a Sci-WAM of at least 65*
  2. Pre-enrol via Sydney Student
  3. Organise a project with a lab head and get written confirmation (email)
  4. Confirm your intention to do Honours with the Honours Coordinator (in person)
  5. Be aware of our Summer Scholarship program

Summer scholarships are primarily awarded according to SciWAM. To be eligible, you must be committed to Honours in Anatomy & Histology. Application forms for Scholarships are at the end of this flyer or are available from Dr. Paul Austin; Room E513.

*If you do not meet the criteria but are still interested in Honours, see Dr. Paul Austin to discuss options.

Our Honours Program in Brief:

  • Thesis (~20,000 words; November submission).
  • Seminar (~20 minutes; November). You will present your years work.
  • Weekly Honours meetings (attend meetings, 1-2 hour/week during semester). At these meetings, each student will present seminars during the year, outlining for example, the project aims and their early results. These presentations will be to the other Honours students and the Honours Coordinators (Dr Paul Austin and Prof Frank Lovicu).
  • Research proposal (3-page proposal at the beginning of Honours)

When choosing a laboratory to undertake Honours, make sure that: you get on with the Supervisor, the lab is filled with happy and likeable people and has recent publications, and most importantly you are interested in the project.


There are two types of honours places available at the University of Sydney.

  • Commonwealth supported places
    Most undergraduate students at the University of Sydney are Commonwealth supported (external link). These students have most of the cost of their education paid by the government but must also contribute towards the cost themselves.
  • International fee-paying places
    There are different tuition fees (external link) for International students. The honours year is normally charged at the same rate as the bachelors degree to which it is attached.

Honours scholarships

The University of Sydney offers 100 Honours Scholarships to domestic students every year. Each scholarship is worth $6000 annually. Honours scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes such as leadership and creativity.

To apply, you should obtain an application from the Scholarships and Prizes office in August, and submit it by December in the year before you begin your Honours program.

Further information about these scholarships is available on the Scholarships website (external link).