Prizes & Scholarships for Current Science Students

Scholarships available to current Science students fall into two broad categories:

  • Scholarships that you must apply for and
  • Scholarships that are awarded automatically

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Prizes and Scholarships you must apply for

Helen Beh Citizenship Award

Established in 1997 in honour of Professor Helen Beh and her services to the Faculty of Science and the University of Sydney, the Helen Beh Citizenship Award is granted to full-time undergraduate students who have contributed significantly to the Faculty of Science’s non-academic activities and interests.

Value: $500 one-off payment.

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Dean’s Access Scholarship

Established in 2018, the Dean’s Access Scholarship provides support to students enrolled in the Faculty of Science who demonstrate financial hardship. Applicants must be domestic full-fee paying students enrolled in either (i) a postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney or (ii) undergraduate non-award units of study within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Value:
Either 50% or 100% of the tuition fees for up to a maximum of two semesters for an enrolled postgraduate coursework recipient, or
Either 50% or 100% of the tuition fees for the specified units of study for a recipient enrolled in non-award studies.

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Dean’s Equity Scholarship

Established in 2018, the Dean’s Equity Scholarship is awarded to continuing domestic students enrolled full-time in undergraduate coursework degrees offered by the Faculty of Science and who demonstrate ongoing financial hardship. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 48 credit points of study in their degree, excluding credit for prior study, and have achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65. Previous recipients of the E12 Scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply.

Value: $5,000 for one year only.

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Yim Family Foundation Scholarships

The Yim Family Foundation Scholarship will provide financial support for Honours students undertaking studies in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

Value: $25,000 for one year only.

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Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship

The Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship will provide financial support for Honours students undertaking studies in any science discipline area within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

Value: $25,000 for one year only.

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Honours Scholarships

New or continuing students intending to enrol in an Honours program at Sydney University for the following year are eligible. Honours Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes such as leadership and creativity. Valued at $6000 for one year.

The University of Sydney Honours Scholarship is awarded on the basis of (a) academic merit and personal attributes such as leadership and creativity or (b) equity and hardship. Domestic and international candidates intending to enrol into an appended Honours program are eligible. Candidates intending to enrol into an embedded Honours program are ineligible.

Value: $6,000 for one year only.

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UAC Equity Scholarships

If you are currently financially disadvantaged (for example, if you are receiving Youth Allowance or some other means-tested Commonwealth benefit), have financial difficulties due to a disability or other disadvantage, or expect to be financially disadvantaged whilst at the University, we recommend you apply through UAC's Equity Scholarships application. You can apply at any stage of your degree, and they are available for any undergraduate degree.

University of Sydney Access Scholarships

The University of Sydney Access Scholarship assists new and continuing non-recent school leaver students with academic ability and who have demonstrated financial disadvantage or hardship. The Scholarship is available to students who have:

  • Carer responsibilities
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status
  • Long-term disability or medical condition
  • Refugee status
  • Regional or remote background
  • Sole parent responsibilities

Find out more about Access Scholarships.

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University Wide Scholarships

Visit the Scholarships Office for more information about university-wide scholarships available for current students.

The Scholarships and Financial Support Services offer a number of Specific Background Scholarshipsfor current students meeting specific criteria or with unusual skills. An example of such a scholarship is the Spero Gravas Scholarship, which is for students whose parents or grandparents are or were at any time in their lives persons of Greek nationality.

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Prizes and Scholarships Awarded Automatically

University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize

The Academic Merit Prize is awarded annually by the University of Sydney to the highest performing undergraduate students in each faculty. Approximately 600 Prizes are awarded annually.

Value: $1,000 one-off of payment.

Dean's Honours List Prize

The Dean’s Honours List Prize is awarded annually to the top performing student based on AAM in each of the following cohorts:

  • Undergraduate first year
  • Undergraduate second year
  • Undergraduate third year
  • Undergraduate fourth year (including honours)
  • Postgraduate coursework

Value: $500 one-off payment.

John Coutts Scholarship

The John Coutts Scholarship provides financial support to honours students undertaking honours in any science discipline area within the Faculty of Science on the basis of outstanding academic merit. The Scholarship is awarded to the top performing student (based on AAM) completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Sydney and progressing onto to honours within either (a) the Bachelor of Advanced Studies or (b) Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Value: $7,500 for one year only.

Science Centenary Fund Scholarship

The Science Centenary Fund Scholarship provides financial support to postgraduate research students in any science discipline area within the Faculty of Science on the basis of outstanding academic merit. The Scholarship is awarded as a supplementary top-up to the top performing student (based on RTP scholarship ranking). Students must be commencing a PhD and have, in the immediately preceding year, completed an undergraduate course (e.g. honours) or a postgraduate course (e.g. MSc or MPhil) at the University of Sydney.

Value: $5,000 for one year only.

Double Degree Science-Medicine Diversity Scholarship

The Double Degree Science-Medicine Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Medicine (BSc/MD) double degree and who gained admission through the Cadigal Entry Program as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. The Scholarship will be assessed on the basis of academic merit. Students must achieve an annual average mark (AAM) of at least 65 over all subjects attempted in their first year of study and be proceeding on to their second year of study in their course.

Value: $6,000 p.a. for the duration of the BSc component of the BSc/MD.