Honours Scholarships

Honours scholarships provide opportunities for new or continuing students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies, and are intending to enrol in an honours program at the University of Sydney for the following year.

With various scholarships on offer, please refer to the relevant faculty for further information.

Faculty of Agriculture and Environment

The University of Sydney Business School

Faculty of Science


University of Sydney Honours Scholarship

Applications are now open: Apply now
For: New or continuing students intending to enrol in an appended Honours program at The University of Sydney for the following year.
How much: $6,000
How long: One year

Before completing the Application Form, please ensure you have read the following information;

  • To be eligible for an Honours Scholarship you must apply for entry at the University of Sydney commencing in 2017, either in semester 1 or semester 2.
  • Honours Scholarship applications are open only once a year. Regardless of which semester you will commence in, please lodge an application for the year of enrolment.
  • The Honours program must involve an additional year to a standard Bachelor degree, i.e. degrees that allow course completion in an Honours stream are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • You must be either be:
    a local student (an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia); or
    an international student who has completed their undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.
  • Please ensure you have read the Conditions of Award prior to completing this form.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
You must upload the following documentation to your application:

Academic transcripts- You must provide copies of all transcripts detailing previous tertiary study at institutions other than the University of Sydney.

Equity applications- If you have elected to apply for the equity Honours Scholarships with either the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, or the University of Sydney Business School please include a copy of a Centrelink Income Statement or other documentation demonstrating disadvantage (eg. medical certificates) or up to one half-A4 page statement detailing your reasons for applying for an Honours Equity Scholarship.

Personal statement- Students enrolling in faculties other than those listed below must submit a general personal statement (no longer than one A4 page). As a guide, this document might include details of past academic achievements, positions of leadership, communication skills, relevant work experience and why you have decided to undertake Honours study. It will also be useful to the selection panel if you provide a general description of your research project.

Students enrolling in the faculties listed below have the following additional requirements:

  • Faculty of Architecture-Applicants must include a one page research proposal outlining their intended research topic IN ADDITION to their one A4 page personal statement.
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences- Applicants personal statements must address the following criteria:
    (a) demonstrated leadership potential and/or experience;
    (b) reason for undertaking honours (eg. career and/or learning outcomes); and
    (c) any claim for the award on equity grounds.
  • University of Sydney Business School - Applicants personal statements, in addition to the requirements et out above, must also provide a:
    (a) one page outline of their intended research topic, including its potential contribution to business and society
    (b) supporting statement if applying on the grounds of diversity and social inclusion

NB: Missing information or supporting documents will not be followed up due to the number of applications we receive. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all relevant information is submitted. If information is not supplied by the closing date, this will mean that your application is incomplete and will be ineligible for consideration.

How to apply: Applications for the Honours Scholarship for 2017 are now open. Applications will close on the 13th of January 2017 at 5pm.