HOW TO APPLY | IMPORTANT DATES
The Division of Natural Sciences at the University of Sydney offers a variety of Summer Scholarship opportunities for students in the 2nd or 3rd year of their undergraduate degree.
Summer Scholarships are a great way to gain research experience and an insight into research process while working alongside our leading scientific researchers. Research projects are available in most disciplines for a duration of between 4-6 weeks over the Summer holiday period (November-February).
The program is open to both current University of Sydney students as well as students from other Australian Universities. Each scholarship is valued at $497 (in accordance with APA rate) per week for the duration of the project. Students living outside of metropolitan Sydney may also be eligible for an additional scholarship - valued at $250 per week for the duration of the Summer Scholarship project - to assist with travel and relocation costs.
Summer Scholarships are available in the following research disciplines. Follow the links below to find information about summer scholarships in each of these disciplines:
- Biological Sciences
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Molecular Bioscience
Scholarship recipient profile
Summer Scholarship recipient 2011 in the School of Mathematics and Statistics
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)
"Having previously completed a Summer Scholarship with the School of Chemistry, I applied for one in Maths to help me decide what areas of research I was interested in. I worked with Dr Anthony Henderson on Combinatorics and attempted to prove a conjecture about the total positivity of a matrix related to a random process.
I enjoyed the research and found the most helpful part of the experience for me was the opportunity to write, revise and submit a paper to a journal which was accepted for publication.
The whole experience helped me decide what I wanted to research and now im at the University of Michigan completing my PhD in Pure Mathematics."
- Visit the website for the discipline/research area you are interested in and download the application form
- Complete the application form
- Include a personal statement no longer than one A4 page
- Include a copy of your transcript (if not a University of Sydney student)
- Submit by 4pm on Friday 28 August 2015
Applications are currently open for the 2015/2016 summer period:
Applications open: Wednesday 1 July
Applications close: Friday 28 August
Offers made: Wednesday 30 September
Deadline to accept offer: Wednesday 14 October