Honours Scholarships at the University of Sydney

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.

University of Sydney Honours Scholarship

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Science

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

The University of Sydney Business School


Scholarship Details

University of Sydney Honours Scholarship

Background: The University of Sydney Honours Scholarship is available to both international and domestic students enrolling in an appended Honours Program. This is an additional year to a standard Bachelor degree.

Open to:

The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicants having applied for admission into a University of Sydney Honours Program for Semester 1 or 2 of the academic year 2019 by the closing date of the University of Sydney Honours Scholarship application. 

Applicants  must be either citizens of a Commonwealth country or permanent residents of Australia.

International applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. 

Degrees that allow course completion in an Honours stream are not eligible for this scholarship.

Selection Criteria:

The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

  • academic merit,
  • curriculum vitae, and
  • a personal statement which demonstrates their academic achievements, leadership experience, communication skills, relevant work experience and interest in studying in the proposed Honours Program.

The Scholarship will be awarded by the Academic Board on the recommendation of a committee consisting of various Faculty Deans, or their nominated delegates.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only. The stipend payment will be processed in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Owing to extenuating circumstances (i.e. medical reasons or carer responsibilities), if a request to undertake the scholarship on part-time basis is approved by the Scholarships office, the payment will be 50% of the scholarship.

The Scholarship cannot be deferred without prior approval of the Scholarships Office.

The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another course, faculty or University.

No other amount is payable.

The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

Further Information: Terms and Conditions
Open Date: 21 September 2018
Application Form: APPLY NOW
Close Date: 30 November 2018

Important Information

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. Multiple applications can be made, but only the most recent application will be considered


Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Honours Scholarships

Project Management Program Undergraduate Honours Scholarship

Background: The Project Management Program Undergraduate Honours Scholarship was established in March 2015 to encourage higher education and research in the field of Project Management.

Open to:

Applicants who have successfully completed either the Bachelor of Project Management, or Bachelor of Project Management combined degree program at the University of Sydney, and satisfy the entry requirements to enrol into the Bachelor of Project Management Honours Program.

Applicants must have received an unconditional offer of admission into the Project Management Honours Program by the Scholarship application deadline.

Value: $6,000
Duration: 1 year only
Open Date: APPLY NOW
Close Date: 22 January 2019 at 11.59 PM
Read More: Terms and Conditions


Faculty of Science Honours Scholarships

Faculty of Science Honours Relocation Scholarships

Background: This scholarship was established to cover costs incurred in moving from interstate for students enrolling in an Honours degree in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.  The scholarship is established by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney to facilitate students from interstate (or from rural or remote New South Wales) enrolling in an Honours degree with the Faculty.
Open to: Open to both domestic and international candidates.
  Candidates must be new commencing Honours students enrolling full-time in one of the Schools in the Faculty of Science.
  Have completed their undergraduate degrees at an international university; or at an Australian university in a state or territory other than New South Wales; or at an Australian university in rural or remote New South Wales.
  For the purposes of this scholarship, rural or remote New South Wales includes the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan (RRMA) Classification rural and remote zones. It excludes the metropolitan zones of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. 
Value: $6,000
Duration: Tenable for one year only.
Opens: March and August every year.
Closes: March and August every year.
To Apply: Eligible candidates will be considered automatically, an application is not required.
Read More: Terms and Conditions

John Coutts Scholarship

Background: Established in 1905 by a gift from Mrs Jane Coutts in memory of her son, Mr John Coutts who was a graduate of the University of Sydney, this Scholarship provides financial support to students of outstanding academic merit undertaking honours study in the Faculty of Science.

Open to:

Applicants must have the highest grades in their third and final year of the Bachelor of Science.

Applicants must have an unconditional offer of full-time admission for one of the following program in the year of consideration:

  • appended honours study within the Bachelor of Science (Honours), or
  • embedded honours study within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies

Applicants in combined or double degrees are ineligible.

Value: $7,500 per annum.
Duration: Tenable for 1 year only.
Opens: March every year.
Closes: March every year.
To Apply: Eligible candidates will be considered automatically, an application is not required.
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2016, the Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship will provide financial support for students undertaking honours studies within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Open to:

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for a full-time honours program in the Faculty of Science. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. 

Applicants cannot hold an alternative primary scholarship. 

Value:

$25,000 per annum. 

Duration: 

Tenable for one year only.

Opens:  7 November 2018.
Closes:  30 January 2019.
To Apply: APPLY HERE when open.
Read More:   Terms and Conditions

Yim Family Foundation Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2015, the Yim Family Foundation Scholarship will provide financial support for students undertaking studies in the areas of chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Open to:

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must have applied for entry into and be commencing a full-time honours program in the Faculty of Science in one of the following areas: chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.  

Applicants cannot hold an alternative primary scholarship.

Value:

$25,000 per annum.

Duration: Tenable for one year only.
Opens:  7  November 2018.
Closes:  30 January 2019.
To Apply: APPLY HERE when open.
Read More:   Terms and Conditions

Westmead Honours Scholarship (NSW and ACT)

Background:

The Scholarship is offered to encourage students from NSW and the ACT to enrol in an undergraduate Applied Medical Science Honours program at Westmead within a degree administered by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Open to:

Both domestic and international, newly commencing, full-time students at the University of Sydney who have applied for admission into an undergraduate Applied Medical Science Honours program at Westmead within a degree administered by the Faculty of Science.

Applicants ordinary residence must be in NSW or the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Applicants must not have completed their undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. 

Applicants must have a minimum SCIWAM of 70.00.

Value: $5,000 per annum.
Duration:  Tenable for 1 year only.
Opens:  January and July every year
Closes:  March and August every year
To Apply: Eligible candidates will be considered automatically on enrolment, an application is not required.
Read more: Terms and Conditions

Westmead Honours Scholarship (Interstate)

Background:

The Scholarship is offered to encourage students from interstate or international locations to enrol in an undergraduate Applied Medical Science Honours program at Westmead within a degree administered by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Open to:

Both domestic and international, new commencing full-time students at the University of Sydney who have applied for admission into an undergraduate Applied Medical Science Honours program at Westmead within a degree administered by the Faculty of Science.

Applicants must not have ordinary residence in NSW or ACT.

Applicants must not have completed their undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must have a minimum SCIWAM of 70.00.

Value: $10,000 per annum.
Duration:  Tenable for 1 year only.
Opens :  January and July every year.
Closes:  March and August every year.
To Apply Eligible candidates will be considered automatically on enrolment, an application is not required.
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Brian Davey Memorial Soil Science Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1997 by an endowment of $30,000 in memory of Malcolm Turki, a student in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.  The scholarship aims to encourage and assist an outstanding student within the School of Physics in the completion of an Honours year, who might not otherwise be able to complete an honours year due to financial hardship.

Open to:

Applicants must be enrolled full-time and have completed either:

  • third year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and be progressing to their fourth year with a specialisation in soil science, or
  • third year of the Bachelor of Environmental Systems and be progressing to the Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) in soil science, or
  • third year of the Bachelor of Science and be progressing to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in soil science, or
  • third year of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) and be progressing to their fourth year with a major in Soil Science and Hydrology.
Value: $4,000 p.a.
Duration: Tenable for one year only.
Opens: March every year.
Closes: March every year.
To Apply Eligible candidates will be considered automatically, an application is not required.
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Norman Scott Noble Honours Scholarship

Background: Established in 1986 by a gift from Ms Mable Noble to memorialise her husband, Mr Norman Scott Noble, this Scholarship supports undergraduate students of academic excellence undertaking an honours program in agriculture.

Open to:

Applicants must have completed either: 

  • year three of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or the Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness and be progressing on their honours year full-time, or
  • year three of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture), or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness) and be progressing to honours in their fourth year full-time.
Value: $4,000 p.a.
Duration: Tenable for one year only.
Opens: March every year.
Closes: March every year.
To Apply Eligible candidates will be considered automatically, an application is not required.
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Honours)

Background: Established in 2015 by a gift in honour of Professor Norman Matheson, a graduate of the University and former academic in Agricultural Chemistry at the University of Sydney from 1964 until his retirement, this Scholarship supports undergraduate honours students in agriculture and is awarded on the basis of equity.

Open to:

Applicants must have completed either:

  • year three of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or the Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness and be progressing on their honours year full-time, or
  • year three of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture), or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness) and be progressing to honours in their fourth year full-time.  

Applicants must also demonstrate financial hardship. Supporting documents would include Centrelink Statements and other like documentation. In assessing Centrelink statements, greater preference will be given to those on a full benefit.

Value: $15,000 per annum.
Duration: Tenable for one year only.
Opens:   APPLY NOW
Closes: 5 February 2019 at 11.59 PM
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Walter Moore Honours Scholarships

Background: The School of Chemistry will each year award up to three Walter J Moore Honours Scholarships valued at $1200 each.
Open to: Applicants who already hold a scholarship of equal or higher value at The University of Sydney during their Honours candidature are not eligible.
  Part-time students are eligible for this award, but when awarded to a part-time student, the scholarship will be paid over two years subject to the recipient's continuing enrolment in the nominated Honours program. 
Value: $1,200 per annum.
Duration: Tenable for one year only.
Opens: Currently closed for 2018. Open date to be advised.
Closes: To be advised.
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1997 by an endowment of $30,000 in memory of Malcolm Turki, a student in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.  The scholarship aims to encourage and assist an outstanding student within the School of Physics in the completion of an Honours year, who might not otherwise be able to complete an honours year due to financial hardship.

Open to:

Applicants must be Australian citizens who:

  • are commencing an honours year in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney,
  • have completed a major in Physics at the time of application for this Scholarship, and
  • are able to demonstrate financial need.
Value: $1,700 p.a.
Duration: Tenable for one year.
Opens: Early 2019, date to be confirmed.
Closes: March 2019, date to be confirmed.
Read More: Terms and Conditions

School of Physics Honours Scholarship

Background: Established in 2004 by the School of Physics, this scholarship is offered to encourage students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their undergraduate studies, to enrol in an honours program at the School of Physics, at the University of Sydney.
Open to: Open to students who enrol in Physics Honours and have completed a major (three undergraduate years) in Physics, or equivalent, and have achieved a result of at least distinction, or equivalent, in Senior Physics.
  Open to Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents, or International students of the University of Sydney.
  May not be awarded to an applicant who is in receipt of another award of equal or higher value.
Value: $3,000. For successful applicants relocating from interstate or outside the Sydney metropolitan area, approved relocation will be reimbursed (up to a limit of $2,000).
Duration: Tenable for one year only.
Opens: March every year.
Closes: March every year.
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Honours Scholarship for Excellence in Functional Genomics

Background: The Honours Scholarship for Excellence in Functional Genomics is intended to support an elite candidate to undertake an honours project in the Doctor John and Anne Chong Lab for Functional Genomics at the Charles Perkins Centre. The honours project will involve the use of whole genome CRISPR gene editing to identify novel factors regulating human stem cell pluripotency and differentiation. The successful candidate will receive training in molecular biology, cell biology, microscopy, FACS, and bioinformatics analysis of data as required.

Open to:

Applicants must:

  • have applied for entry into and be commencing a full-time honours program offered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney, and
  • be willing to undertake research in the area of whole genome CRISPR gene editing to identify novel factors regulating human stem cell pluripotency and differentiation, and
  • demonstrate an excellent understanding of molecular biology, genetics, and/or genomics.
Value: $8,000 per annum.
Duration: Tenable for one year.
Opens: 22 October 2018.
Closes: 18 December 2018. 
To apply: APPLY HERE
Read More: Terms and Conditions


University of Business School Honours Scholarships

Canon Honours Scholarship

Background:

The Canon Honours Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Business School Honours Program with a Marketing specialisation.

Open to:

Open to students who completed their Bachelor coursework degree in the University of Sydney Business School and have been accepted into the Business School’s honours program with a Marketing specialisation.

  All offers are conditional upon evidence that the student meets the essential criteria.
  A confirmed offer of a scholarship must be taken up by enrolment in the year the scholarship is offered. No scholarship may be deferred.

Value:

$6,000

Duration:  1 year only
Application: No separate application is required; students are automatically consisdered for this scholarship when applying for the Finance Honours program.
Rean More:  Terms and Conditions

Finance Honours Scholarship

Background:

The Finance Honours Scholarship is intended to promote excellence in research study in the discipline of Finance and is awarded to successful Honours candidates in the Discipline of Finance.

Open to:

The scholarship is open to local and international students and is awarded annually to candidates commencing undergraduate honours in Finance.

  The recipient must be completing their honours year in one year full-time study.
  Full scholarships may not be awarded to students in receipt of other scholarship funding specifically awarded for the student's honours year or scholarship funding of primary, equal or higher value, without renouncing that award.

Value:

$5,000

Duration:  1 year only
Application: No separate application is required; students are automatically consisdered for this scholarship when applying for the Finance Honours program.
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

The Gilles Kryger Honours Scholarship in Finance

Background:

The Gilles Kryger Honours Scholarship in Finance promotes academic excellence at the undergraduate Finance honours level.

Open to:

Students who successfully gain entry to Finance Honours IV and will be completing their honours year in full-time study.

Value:

$15,000 per year

Duration:  1 year only
Application: No separate application is required; students are automatically consisdered for this scholarship when applying for the Finance Honours program.
Read More:  Terms and Conditions


Qualitas Honours Scholarship in Real Estate Finance and Investment

Background:

In line with the introduction of the Business School’s quality teaching in the area of Real Estate Finance, the University of Sydney Business School welcomes a new business relationship with Qualitas Administrators Pty Ltd.

Qualitas is a real estate investment management firm investing equity and debt across the entire property spectrum, including core, opportunistic and value-add strategies.

Open to:

The Scholarship is open to all local and international students who will enrol to an Honours Degree with the Discipline of Finance, at the University of Sydney Business School, commencing in 2019.

  The honours thesis topic must be related to real estate finance and investment.
  A shortlist will be assessed by an academic staff from the Discipline of Finance and applicants will be invited to an interview with a selection committee.

Value:

Payment will be made in two instalments of $7,000 after respective census dates. A final instalment of $1,000 will be paid on submission of thesis.

Duration:  1 year only
How to Apply Apply Now
Open Date:  11 September 2018
Close Date:  30 November 2018
Rean More:  Terms and Conditions

The GPT Group Honours Scholarship in Real Estate Finance and Investment

Background:

Established in 2017, this Scholarship has been generously sponsored by GPT Group, one of Australia’s largest diversified listed property groups, to assist students complete honours level studies in real estate finance with the University of Sydney Business School.

Open to:

Applicants enrolling into Finance Honours with the Business School, the successful recipient will be undertaking their honours’ research in the field of real estate finance and investment.

  Applicants undertaking Honours from 2019 must have completed the unit of study “Real Estate Finance” prior to commencing their Honours Program.
  The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, proposed research topic and a personal statement demonstrating the applicant's interest in real estate finance, investment, leadership and potential for undertaking research. 

Value:

$15,000 per year

Recipients of this scholarship may be invited to take part in an internship program with GPT.

Duration:  1 year only
To Apply: Apply now
Closing Date: 30 November 2018
Read More:  Terms and Conditions


International Business Scholarship in Honours

Background:

Established in 2007 this Scholarship was established to promote excellence in research study in the Discipline of International Business.

Open to:

Applicants must apply and subsequently enrol into an International Business Honours Program within the University of Sydney Business School.

Applicants must have obtained a minimum distinction average of 75 in their undergraduate International Business major units of study.

Value:

$6,000 

Duration:

1 year only

Application:  Apply Now
Close Date: 30 November 2018
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

The Phillip Noel Hartley Smith Distinguished Honours Scholarship

Background: Established in 2005 by donations from Phillip Noel Hartley Smith and the University of Sydney Business School, this scholarship opportunity is for undergraduate students commencing honours with the University of Sydney Business School in 2017. This opportunity is intended to encourage the study of business ethics or business history at the honours level.

Open to:

Honours student of the Business School whose dissertation topic focuses on ‘business ethics’ or ‘business history’.

Thesis proposal submitted on business ethics or business history.

Value:

$6,000

Duration: 1 year only
Application: Apply Now
Close Date: 30 November 2018
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Qantas Honours Scholarship in Industrial Relations

Background:

The Qantas Honours Scholarship in Industrial Relations assists students to undertake honours in the Department of Work and Organisational Studies.

Open to:

The scholarship shall be awarded to a full time student commencing their final honours year with the Department of Work and Organisational Studies in the year of the award.

  Under exceptional circumstances the Department may award the scholarship to a part-time student on a pro-rata basis over two years.
  Each scholarship is guaranteed upon acceptance of enrolment.

Value:

$7,500

Duration:  1 year only
Application: Apply Now
Close Date:  30 November 2018
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

R.J. Chambers Honours Scholarship

Background:

The R.J. Chambers Honours Scholarship supports students undertaking 4th year honours within the Discipline of Accounting.

Open to:

The student must be enrolled and undertaking the 4th year Honours Program within the Discipline of Accounting.

  Students jointly enrolled in another discipline's honours program will be eligible for a half scholarship.
  All future published output from the honours project must acknowledge support of the Scholarship and the sponsors.
Value:

$10,000

Duration:  1 year only
Application: Apply Now
Close Date:  November 2018
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

The Robert R. Sterling Distinguished Honours Scholarship in Accounting

Background:

The scholarship is intended to support academic study and investigation in the field of financial accounting.

Open to:

Open to local and international undergraduate students who intend to undertake an undergraduate honours year in Accounting.

  The scholarship may not be awarded to a student who is in receipt of other funding specifically awarded for the student’s honours year or in receipt of a scholarship of equal or higher value.
Value:

$10,000

Duration:  1 year only
Application: Apply Now
Close Date:  November 2018
Read More:  Terms and Conditions