Undergraduate Forms and Procedures

This page contains information on how to make changes to your current Faculty of Science undergraduate degree, enrolment or candidature, and the forms you need to read, download and complete in order to make those changes.

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Academic advisor appointments and
Planning my degree
Download the information sheet and degree planner
The Faculty of Science assists undergraduate students enrolled in degrees administered by the Faculty, and combined degrees through the provision of administrative and academic advice. If you need assistance with degree planning, you are most welcome to submit a degree plan and make a booking with one of the Sub or Associate Deans. Postgraduate research and honours students should consult their supervisor and PG/Hons degree coordinator. Postgraduate coursework students should consult their degree coordinator.
Download the information sheet and degree planner

Appeals against an academic decision
Download the application form
You are able to appeal on the grounds that due academic process has not been observed by a School in relation to issues of assessment, coursework, special consideration, marks and final grades.
Download the application form

Credit for prior tertiary study Download the information sheet

If you have completed undergraduate studies at another institution or in another degree at Sydney University, you will need to apply for credit from previous studies if you wish for these studies to count towards your Faculty of Science degree.
Download the information sheet

Cross-institutional study (Inbound) Download the information sheet
If you are enrolled at another tertiary institution and would like to undertake some units/subjects at the University of Sydney, you will need to carefully read the information provided in the information sheet below and complete an application form.
Download the information sheet
Complete the online application via Sydney Student

Cross-institutional study (Outbound) Download the information sheet
Download the application form
If you are interested in taking a unit/s from another Australian university as part of your degree, you can apply to the Faculty of Science to study on a cross-institutional basis. You must complete and submit the application form above, and provide all documentation requested. You must also contact the university that offers the unit/s well in advance of your intended semester of study for information on application procedures and deadlines.
Download the information sheet
Download the application form
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Your application form may be submitted in the following ways:

Discontinuation of my Science degree
Discontinuation is stopping your studies in a degree program completely. If you have decided not to study any further, have transferred to another degree, another Faculty or another University, then you must 'discontinue' your Science degree, via MyUni

Discontinue Not Fail (DC) Download the application form

IMPORTANT: Use this DC application form only if you are requesting a DC after the advertised deadline.
Discontinue Not Fail (DC) refers to discontinuing a unit of study without academic penalty, BUT you remain liable for the relevant HECS charge. Normally, you can request a DC by varying your enrolment (ie. dropping a unit) in MyUni before the advertised DC deadline, but if you are requesting a DC after the deadline, then you must use the DC application form below.
Download the application form

Your application form may be submitted in the following ways:

Enrolment variation

To add or drop subjects, vary your enrolment log into MyUni

Exchange scholarships Download the application form
View the application deadline
Each semester, the Faculty of Science awards up to 4 scholarships, each valued at $5000, to students going on exchange at selected overseas universities.
Download the application form
View the application deadlne
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Your application form may be submitted in the following ways:

  • in person at the Faculty of Science Office
  • by mail to:
    Faculty of Science Office
    Dean of Science Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship Program
    Carslaw Building (F07)
    University of Sydney  NSW 2006

Financial assistance
Have you taken time off work to prepare for exams and assessments and are struggling to meet your rent, buy food, or cover bills? The Financial Assistance Office has bursaries and interest free loans that are to help with these kinds of expenses. For an application form to apply for assistance, please see the Financial Assistance Office website, or email fao@stuserv.usyd.edu.au

Honours Download the information sheet
Download the 100 point checklist
(100 point checklist is for Nutrition and Dietetics students only)
View the application deadline

Honours in the Faculty of Science is a widely recognised and highly regarded additional year of undergraduate study available to students who have recently completed their undergraduate degree. Honours is a unique opportunity for you to explore your research potential by designing an independent project and producing a thesis of your work.

Download the information sheet
Download the 100 point checklist (100 point checklist is for Nutrition and Dietetics students only)
View the application deadline


ONLINE APPLICATION FORM:

Applications must be submitted online. Find your honours degree in this list and then click Apply Now.

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Non-award study Download the information sheet
Complete the online application form
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study for your own interest, or for other reasons, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Admission as a non-award student is assessed on an individual basis. Non-degree students pay full tuition fees to undertake a unit of study (subject) offered in the Faculty of Science without being enrolled in an award course (degree).
Download the information sheet

Complete the online application form
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Recommencement

Domestic students: Download the application form
International students: complete this application form

Recommencement (also called Re-admission) is starting your degree studies again after you have suspended (paused) your studies. If you have suspended your studies, you need to sign into MyUni and complete an application to indicate that you wish to recommence your studies when your suspension period comes to an end.

Reducing my study load (international visa holders) Download the application form
If you are an international student and you have a student visa and you wish to withdraw from a unit of study or reduce your study load, apply through MyUni

Request for insurance for unpaid internship

The Faculty of Science will consider requests to provide insurance cover for students undertaking internships provided that the student is able to demonstrate the following:

  • How the work experience contributes to an area of study
  • How the activity is related to the applicant’s field of study

Download the Request for insurance for unpaid internship form

Special arrangements Download the policy
Download the documentation guidelines
Download the application form
Special arrangements can be made if you will have difficulty submitting assessment tasks due to essential community commitments (eg. essential religious commitments, jury duty, Australian Defence Force commitment etc.)
Download the policy
Download the documentation guidelines

Download the application form
Your application form may be submitted in the following way:

Special consideration

Download the policy
Download the documentation guidelines
Download the application form
Download a statutory declaration form

If your work during a teaching period or performance in an exam or assessment has been affected by serious illness or misadventure, you need to submit an Application for Special Consideration to the Faculty of Science within five days of the affected exam or assessment.
Download the policy
Download the documentation guidelines
Download the application form
Download a statutory declaration form
Read Frequently Asked Questions
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Your application form may be submitted in the following way:

Special Permission Download the application form
If you wish to undertake an advanced unit of study or you have failed a pre-requisite for a unit of study you wish to undertake, you are required to complete a Special Permission form and have it signed by the relevant School or department before submitting it to the Faculty of Science Office.
Download the application form
Your application form may be submitted in the following way:

Student Academic Progression Read the policy
The Faculty of Science recognises the value of reliably and efficiently monitoring your progress in your studies, and of having systems in place to promote the early detection of students who are making poor or unsatisfactory progress and are therefore at risk of exclusion from their degree. Read the Student Academic Progression Policy to learn about how this policy might affect you.
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Suspension for one or two semesters

Suspension refers to students who have begun their degree program and wish to pause their studies for one or two semesters. You can suspend studies via MyUni

Talented Student Program  More information >>

If you have a strong interest in scientific investigation and have distinguished yourself in your studies in science at high school, you may be eligible for entry to the Faculty of Science Talented Student Program. The TSP is restricted to the very top science students and exists to meet the individual needs of these high-achievers. Everything you need to know about the TSP is available in the TSP booklet.

Download the 2014 Talented Student Program form
View the 2014 Talented Students Program available units
View the 2014 Talented Students Program coordinators

 

Transferring within the Faculty of Science (Stream Transfer)

Download the application form

If you are currently enrolled at the University of Sydney and wish to transfer to a degree administered by the Faculty of Science, please consult the list below for approved internal transfers.

Any transfers that do not appear below need to be made through UAC or the International Office.
For further information please email the Undergraduate Assistant: science.ugassistant@sydney.edu.au.

Transfers into the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced)* and Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)* (Degree code: LH000) are available from the following:

  • BSc/ BSc (Adv)/ BSc (Adv Maths) LH000
  • BSc (Environmental) LH017
  • BSc (Molecular Biology and Genetics) LH018
  • BSc (Bioinformatics) LH019
  • BSc (Marine Science) LH021
  • BSc (Nutrition) LH020
  • BSc (Molecular Biotechnology) LH022
  • Combined Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science)/BSc (Nutrition) SH115
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Laws (BSc/LLB) LH006
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc/MND) LH026
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts degree LH011/ LH039/ DH018
  • Combined Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Science degree HH015
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Commerce degree LH014/FH034
  • Combined Bachelor of Nursing/ Bachelor of Science GH010
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing GH015
  • Combined Bachelor of Education/ Bachelor of Science XH0**
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Medicine LH033/LH034
  • Bachelor of Medical Science LH010
  • Bachelor of Psychology LH013, LH057 (Science stream)
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies AH010
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science HH049


*Students who apply for transfer into the Advanced or Advanced Mathematics stream and are not successful will still be considered for transfer into the Bachelor of Science.
 
Transfers into the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Degree code: LH056) are available from the following:

  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies AH010 (including the International Stream)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences DH032

 
Transfers into the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (Degree code: LH006) are available for any current enrolled combined Law student.
 
Transfers into the Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts (Degree code: LH039) (four year degree) are available from the following:

  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts LH011 (five year degree)
  • Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science DH018 (five year degree)