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: The minimum requirement for acceptance into the Honours program is a SCIWAM of 65. The Faculty of Science will calculate your SCIWAM after you have applied. Otherwise, the requirements for application are the same as for graduates from the University of Sydney.

International students: the International Office will assess your academic record and advise whether it is equivalent to a pass degree from the University of Sydney, at the level required for entry into Honours.


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.

Internal (currently enrolled) international students submit the Faculty of Science Honours application and also submit an international undergraduate student application form to the International Office for visa processing. Part-time enrolment is not available for international students

External international students need to contact the appropriate Honours Coordinator before applying through the International Office. You will need to provide evidence in your application form that you have secured an academic contact/Supervisor. You must complete an international undergraduate student application form and lodge this form at the International Office. Part-time enrolment is not available for international students.

Application Deadlines

For semester 1, 2017 applications, the last day for lodging your Step 2 application with the School is 29 November 2016. The last day for lodging your Step 3 application with the Faculty is 30 November 2016. The School will contact you in mid-December 2016 to confirm your offer.

The closing date for University of Sydney Honours scholarships is January 2017 (exact date to be confirmed).