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Faculty of Science

Bachelors and honours scholarships
From chemistry and biology to agriculture or psychology scholarships, we have a wide range of options for domestic science students.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant school and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of undergraduate scholarships for Faculty of Science students in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current domestic students. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Dean’s Entry Scholarship $5000
  • High academic achiever
  • Recent high school graduate applying for an undergraduate double or combined degree in the Faculty of Science
As per Sydney Scholars Award As per Sydney Scholars Award
Double Degree Science Medicine Diversity Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen admitted through the Gadigal Program
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled in full-time study
  • Proceeding to second year of study in Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine
December 2019

February 2020

Faculty of Science Dean's Access Scholarship Varies
  • Domestic undergraduate science student
  • Financial hardship
November 2019 February 2020
Faculty of Science Dean's Equity Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate science student who has completed at least 48 credit points
  • Minimum WAM of 65
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
N/A 31 December 2019

Faculty of Science Honours Relocation Scholarships $6000
  • Commencing full-time honours student
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at a university overseas, interstate or in rural or remote NSW
July 2019 August 2019
Faculty of Science Olympiad Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident medallist in an International Science Olympiad
  • High academic achiever
  • Commencing an undergraduate, double or combined degree in the Faculty of Science
August 2019

October 2019
(round 1)

November 2019
(round 2)

December 2019
(round 3)

February 2020
(round 4)

Farrand Science Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • High academic achiever
  • Recent high school graduate applying for an undergraduate double or combined degree in the Faculty of Science
As per Sydney Scholars Award As per Sydney Scholars Award
Heart Research Institute (HRI) Summer Scholarship $400 (per week for 7 weeks)
  • Domestic undergraduate student
  • In second or third year of degree
August 2019 15 September 2019
James Strong – Rip Curl Undergraduate Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrol full time in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
  • Minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 90.00 in the NSW HSC
16 September 2019 3 February 2020
John Coutts Scholarship $7500
  • Studying the Bachelor of Science (Honours), or embedded honours study within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • Achieve highest grades in third and final year of the Bachelor of Science
December 2019 February 2020
John Warren Hill Scholarship in Science $2000
  • Recent domestic high school graduate
  • Science course in your UAC preferences
N/A N/A
Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 September 2019 2 December 2019
Plumian Scholarship $1000
  • Studying an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
  • Enrolled in at least six credit points of biology, geology or geography units of study in each semester of first year
  • Completed secondary studies in the previous year
N/A N/A
Science Alumni Entry Scholarship $3000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time undergraduate student 
  • Enrolled in the Faculty of Science
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
As per Sydney Scholars Award As per Sydney Scholars Award
Science Summer Research Program RTP stipend rate
  • Domestic and international student at the University of Sydney or domestic student from other universities in Australia and New Zealand
  • Accepted to participate in the Science Summer Research Program
2 July 2019 12 August 2019
Science Top of the State Scholarship $5000
  • Achieved first place in one of the NSW HSC subjects listed
  • Achieved an ATAR of 95 or above in the year of application for this scholarship
  • No previous tertiary studies
  • Commencing undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
December 2019 December 2020
Sir Lionel Hooke Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • High academic achiever
  • Recent high school graduate applying for an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
As per Sydney Scholars Award As per Sydney Scholars Award
The Gregg Indigenous Scholarship $20,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Science or music student
  • Coursework applicant/ student
1 July 2019 31 January 2020
Western Union Foundation Scholarship $7000
  • Domestic undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering or the Sydney Business School
  • High academic achiever
1 July 2019 31 January 2020
Westmead Honours Scholarship (Dalyell and Talented Student Program students) $3000
  • Full-time Applied Medical Science Honours student studying at Westmead
  • High academic achiever in the Talented Student Program or Dalyell Scholars Program

July 2019 (round 1)

January 2020 (round 2)

August 2019 (round 1)

March 2020 (round 2)

Westmead Honours Scholarship (Interstate) $10,000
  • Applicants of Applied Medical Science Honours program at Westmead
  • Non NSW or ACT residents
  • Minimum SCIWAM of 70.00
July 2019
(round 1)

January 2020
(round 2)
August 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)
Westmead Honours Scholarship (NSW and ACT) $5000
  • Student of the Applied Medical Science Honours program at Westmead
  • NSW or ACT resident
  • High academic achiever

July 2019 (round 1)

January 2020 (round 2)

August 2019 (round 1)

March 2020 (round 2)

William McIIrath Rural Scholarship $7000 to $10,000 (for three years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident from rural New South Wales with no previous tertiary education
  • Full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
2 September 2019 2 February 2020
Liversidge Scholarships $5000
  • Proficiency in HSC Chemistry
  • Enrolling in either Chemistry 1A (SSP) and Chemistry 1B (SSP), or Chemistry 1A (Advanced) and Chemistry 1B (Advanced), or Chemistry 1A and Chemistry 1B
N/A N/A
Rowe Scientific Chemistry Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student who holds a CSP
  • Third year undergraduate student majoring in chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage
September 2019 October 2019
Yim Family Foundation Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 September 2019 2 December 2019
AJ Shearsby Prize $150
  • Enrolled in geology units in first year
  • Completed Earth and Environmental Science in the NSW HSC
March 2020 April 2020
Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) Scholarship $3500
  • Honours or master's by coursework student in the Faculty of Science
January every year 22 November 2019
Brian Davey Memorial Soil Science Scholarship $2000
  • Undertaking an honours program or specialising in soil science
N/A N/A
Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) Undergraduate Scholarship TBC
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Honours student in the Faculty of Science
  • Endorsed by a research supervisor and willing to undertake research into primary industry and grains
TBC TBC
Honours Scholarship for Excellence in Functional Genomics $8000
  • Enrolled in or commencing a full-time honours with the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Willing to undertake research in the area of whole genome CRISPR gene editing
  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of molecular biology, genetics, and/or genomics
1 September 2019 2 December 2019
James Murphy Scholarship $7500
  • Student in selected science undergraduate degrees
  • Catholic
March 2020 April 2020
James S Ashton Memorial Scholarship $4000
  • Undergraduate student in agricultural science
N/A N/A
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Honours) $7500
  • Progressing to a full-time honours program in agriculture
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
14 September 2019 2 December 2019
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Undergraduate) $7500
  • High school leaver
  • Starting specified undergraduate studies in agriculture
  • Financial hardship
November 2019 February 2020
Norman Scott Noble Honours Scholarship $4000
  • Undertaking an honours program in agriculture
September 2019 November 2019
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship (Agriculture) $7500
  • Domestic or international undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in or starting a listed science degree
November 2019 February 2020
Rural Sustainability Scholarship $6000
  • High school leaver
  • Starting Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
  • Reside in rural Australia
November 2019
February 2020
Undergraduate Scholarship in Agriculture $3000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • School leaver
  • Commencing the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture)
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
March 2020 April 2020
Horner Exhibition Scholarship $1000
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credit points of mathematics and statistics units of study in your first year
  • Completed NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 2 in the previous year
N/A N/A
The Tibra Capital Scholarship for Data Science $3700 (for two years)
  • Undergraduate student majoring in data science
  • Completed 48 credit points
December 2019 February 2020
The Tibra Capital Work Integrated Learning Scholarship in STEM $15,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident student in the Faculty of Science with a major in specified field
  • Eligible for the unit WILS2002
16 August 2019 30 September 2019
Tibra Capital Scholarship for Financial Mathematics and Statistics $3700 (for two years)
  • Undergraduate student
  • Majoring in financial mathematics and statistics
December 2019 February 2020
School of Physics Honours Scholarship $3000
  • Enrolled in physics honours
  • Completed a major in physics, or equivalent
  • Achieved a result of at least a distinction, or equivalent, in senior physics
  • Not be in receipt of another award of equal or higher value
March 2020 April 2020
The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship $1700
  • Australian citizen
  • Enrolled (or commencing in the next semester) an honours year in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics at the time of application
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
April 2020 May 2020
The Jean and Ray Blencowe Scholarship Approx. $1700
  • Top achiever in the HSC
  • Enrol in a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
March 2020 April 2020

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