Honours Scholarships

All eligible students should apply for the University Honours Scholarship. Please note that Honours students can hold only one 'major' scholarship. If a student holds a University Scholarship or is awarded a University Honours Scholarship they are not eligible for a School of Physics Honours Scholarship.

University Honours Scholarships

The University of Sydney offers scholarships for students of sufficient merit entering Honours, whether they commence in first semester or second semester. These scholarships are available only to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Mid-year entry students are eligible; applications are only accepted once per year, so mid-year entry students apply at the end of the current year before commencing their Honours degree.

The University of Sydney Honours Scholarships are valued at $6000.

The application form will be available for download from August to December each year from the Honours Scholarship website.

School of Physics Honours Scholarships

The School of Physics will offer scholarships for students of sufficient merit entering Physics Honours on a full-time basis, whether they commence in first semester or second semester. These scholarships are available only to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Holders of a University of Sydney Honours Scholarship, University of Sydney Scholarship with Merit or University of Sydney Outstanding Achievement Scholarship are not eligible for the School of Physics Honours Scholarship.

The School of Physics Honours Scholarships are valued at $3000.

Applicants who completed Senior Physics at the School will be automatically eligible for scholarships as soon as they enrol for Physics Honours, while applicants from outside the School should apply to the , specifiying their research field or fields of interest in the School, and enclosing a CV with complete academic record and any supplementary information relevant to their aptitude for research.

In addition, for students newly commencing at the School from interstate or outside the Sydney metropolitan area, approved relocation expenses will be reimbursed (up to a limit of $2000). Original receipts must be provided. Approved expenses may include removalist fees, petrol costs, storage costs and rental bond payments, but not including rent. The relocation allowance will be given to eligible Honours students, whether or not they receive an Honours scholarship.

Applications for commencement in semester 2 should be lodged before end of June.

Applications for commencement in semester 1 should be lodged before end of January.

Medical Physics Honours Scholarships

The Radiation Oncology Medical Physics (ROMP) research group at Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres offers a scholarship to undergraduate students studying physics and undertaking a Medical Physics Honours project with the research team.

This research team consists of a number of research physicists together with involvement from clinical medical physicists, research students and collaborations with universities and other hospitals. Our major research project is the development of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Linear Accelerator (MRI-linac). This is one of only a few other similar developments worldwide and will enable real time imaging of patient anatomy during radiotherapy treatment and the potential of improved cancer targeting and a reduction in treatment side effects. Other research areas include; medical imaging, radiobiology, treatment planning, novel radiation dosimetry, magnetic resonance imaging, electronic portal imaging, big data and clinical trials.

The establishment of these scholarships is supported by the South Western Sydney Cancer Services Research Executive.

The intention is to encourage high quality students to enter the area of Medical Physics and to further research collaborations between the ROMP department and universities. Research projects will be available at both Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres and the Ingham Institute and will be integrated with the research aims of the ROMP department and the university requirements.

The scholarship is for $5,000 for one year and one new honours scholarship may be offered each year, however the number of successful scholarship applications awarded in any given year may vary.

Application information for the following year’s scholarship will be circulated to students from August of each year and applications will close on 1 November each year.

For further information please contact Dr. Michael Jameson, Physicist, Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre: , Physicist, Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre.

International Student Scholarships

Various scholarships are available to International students entering Honours. Please see the International Scholarships website for more information.

For further information contact the .