Qualify for Honours

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The Faculty of Science requires that to enrol in an honours unit of study you must have satisfied all the requirements for a pass degree and be considered by the School and the Faculty to have the required knowledge and aptitude to undertake an Honours course.
To qualify for Honours you also must have provisional acceptance of project supervision by at least one academic in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Specific additional academic requirements for Biology Honours are the following:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of senior units of study relating to the intended Honours area in biology;
  • a minimum SCIWAM (science weighted average mark) of 65 for all intermediate and senior units of study attempted.

Specific additional academic requirements for Biochemistry and Microbiology Honours are the following:

  • a minimum of 24 completed credit points of senior units of study relating to the intended Honours area in biochemistry or microbiology;
  • either a credit average in 48 credit points of relevant intermediate and senior units of study or a SCIWAM of at least 65.


Graduates from other Australian Universities: Following submission of your Faculty application, the Admissions Office will assess your academic record to determine whether your qualifications are equivalent to a relevant pass degree from the University of Sydney (e.g. equivalent to Bachelor of Science) at the level required for entry into Honours. The Admissions Office will also calculate your SCIWAM. Part-time enrolment is not available for international students.


How to Apply

1

Find a project and supervisor

After securing a project and supervisor you must complete TWO application forms, one for the Faculty of Science and one for the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

2

Submit the School application form

Complete and submit the School online application form.

3

Submit the Faculty application form

For domestic students complete and submit the Faculty of Science Honours application.


Application Deadlines

For semester 1, 2018 applications, the last day for lodging your Step 2 application with the School is 29 November 2017. The last day for lodging your Step 3 application with the Faculty is 30 November 2017. The Faculty will contact you in mid-late December 2017 to confirm your offer.

For semester 2, 2018 applications, the last day for lodging your Step 2 application with the School is 29 June 2018. The last day for lodging your Step 3 application with the Faculty is 30 June 2018. The Faculty will contact you in mid-late July 2018 to confirm your offer.

Applications for University of Sydney Honours scholarships are scheduled to open late October..