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 Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Science Honours Scholarships

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

The University of Sydney Business School


University of Sydney Honours Scholarship

Applications for the University Honours Scholarships for 2018 are now closed

Who is it for? The University of Sydney Honours Scholarships are available to both international and domestic students enrolling in an appended Honours Program. This is an additional year to a standard Bachelor degree.

What's the value and duration? The Scholarship is valued at $6000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

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 2018, either in semester 1 or semester 2, by the closing date of this Scholarship.
  • Honours Scholarship applications are open only once a year. Regardless of which semester you will commence in, please lodge an application in the year prior to 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.

For more details, please refer to the terms and conditions of this scholarship.

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 Honours Scholarships on hardship grounds 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:

  • Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
    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 set 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. 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: December 2018
Close Date: Closed
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 every year.
Closes: March 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: To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be the student with the highest grades in their third and final year of the Bachelor of Science, who have an unconditional offer of full-time admission for one of the following program in the year of consideration:
 
  1. appended honours study within the Bachelor of Science (Honours), or
  2. 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:

The Scholarship is valued at $25,000 per annum. 

Duration: 

Tenable for one year only.

Opens:  November 2018, date to be confirmed.
Closes:  Late January 2019, date to be confirmed.
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 physics, chemistry, biochemistry and/or molecular biology in 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, in one of the following areas: physics, chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology.  

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.  

Applicants cannot hold an alternative primary scholarship.

Value:

The Scholarship is valued at $25,000 per annum.

Duration: Tenable for one year only.
Opens:  November 2018, date to be confirmed.
Closes:  Late January 2019, date to be confirmed.
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 Honours program at Westmead within a degree administered by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Open to: Open to both domestic and international, newly commencing, full-time students at the University of Sydney who have applied for admission into an undergraduate 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:  Enrolment period each semester.
Closes:  Start of semester.
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 Honours program at Westmead within a degree administered by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Open to: Open to both domestic and international, new commencing full-time students at the University of Sydney who have applied for admission into an undergraduate 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 :  Enrolment period each semester.
Closes:  Start of semester.
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:

 
  • their third year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and be progressing to their fourth year with a specialisation in soil science, or
  • their third year of the Bachelor of Environmental Systems and be progressing to the Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) in soil science, or
  • their third year of the Bachelor of Science and be progressing to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in soil science, or
  • their 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: 22 August 2018 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

Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics (CoEPP) Scholarship

Background: The scholarship is established in 2015 to encourage students to consider an Honours year or Masters by Coursework in Particle Physics.
Open to: Open to students who are accepted into an Honours year, or Masters by Coursework at a Centre-node university and will undertake full-time study.
  Open to both domestic and international students.
Value: $5,000. Students required to move interstate to undertake their studies can also apply for an additional $5,000 in their first year to assist with relocation.
Duration: Tenable for 1 or 2 years, dependent on whether Honours or Masters by Coursework undertaken. 
Opens:  September every year.
Closes: February every year.
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 with an unconditional offer of full-time admission into an honours program offered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney who are willing to undertake research in the area of whole genome CRISPR gene editing to identify novel factors regulating human stem cell pluripotency and differentiation.

  Applicants must demonstrate an excellent understanding of molecular biology, genetics, and/or genomics.
Value: $8,000 p.a.
Duration: Tenable for one year.
Opens: Late 2018, date to be confirmed.
Closes: February 2019, date to be confirmed. 
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
Open Date:  September 2018
Close Date:  Closed
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
Open Date:  September 2018
Close Date:  Closed
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
Open Date:  September 2018
Close Date:  Closed
Read 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

Duration:  1 year only
Open Date:  October 2018
Close Date:  Closed
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

Open Date:  September 2018
Close Date: Closed
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
Open Date: September 2018
Close Date: Closed
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
Open Date:  September 2018
Close Date:  Closed
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
Open Date:  September 2018
Close Date:  Closed
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
Open Date:  September 2018
Close Date:  Closed
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

The Westbrook & Jessie Anstice Honours Scholarship in Business

Background: The scholarship established in 2009 by a joint donation from alumnus, David Anstice and the University of Sydney Business School to promote and reward academic excellence amongst students enrolled in the Business School.
Open to: All local and international undergraduate students of the School intending to undertake an honours year under the administration of the University of Sydney Business School.
  Students who have specialised in any discipline administered by the Business School.
Value: $7,000
Duration: 1 year only
Open Date: TBA
Close Date: TBA
Conditions: Read More