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Scholarships

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Offering scholarships for both academic excellence and equity, we are proud to have the largest and most generous program of scholarships and prizes in NSW.

Allowing you to focus on what matters most, scholarships provide the financial security to pursue education with more freedom so you can immerse yourself fully in opportunities like volunteering, internships and club involvement.

We award scholarships based on two criteria – excellence and achievement and equity and merit. We offer these scholarships to the most able and deserving students, both domestic and international.

Our science scholarships are awarded to recent school leavers, current undergraduate students, Honours students and postgraduate students. Some scholarships are automatic based on your ATAR or equivalent, while others you will need to apply for.

Please note, the below scholarships for recent school leavers are available to domestic students only. International students need to apply for scholarships and prizes through UAC.

Science Summer Research:
Denison & Science Research Experience Scholarships

The Faculty of Science Summer Research program offers over 120 research projects for students in the second or third year of their undergraduate degree, with an associated scholarship.

Participants in the program are supported by the Denison Scholarship or the Science Research Experience Scholarship (see detail below). Students living 100+km outside of metropolitan Sydney may also be eligible for the Denison Relocation Scholarship (see below) to assist with travel and relocation costs. Applicants who apply for a project will automatically be considered for a scholarship, and must meet the scholarship terms and conditions.

See the full range of Summer Research projects available (PDF, 414kb)

Apply online for the Summer Research program 2018-19.

The Faculty of Science offers over 120 Denison Research Scholarship opportunities for students in the second or third year of their undergraduate degree.

Denison Research Scholarships are a great way to gain research experience and an insight into research process while working alongside our leading scientific researchers. These scholarships are a formal supervised research project carried out over six-week during the summer holiday period (November-early March), equipping participants with valuable academic and professional skills. Each project is an independent and tailored project suited to your current education level.

The program is open to both current University of Sydney students (domestic and international) as well as students from other Australian Universities, including New Zealand. Unfortunately, international students from competitor universities in Australia and New Zealand are not eligible to apply due to visa limitations.

Value

The Scholarship is valued at 6 weeks of the pro rata rate of a standard full-time Research Training Program (RTP) stipend, for the year in which the offer is made.

The Scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments, the first occurring in early December after enrolment in DENR3901 and the second in February the following year, near the conclusion of research project.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident enrolled full-time in an undergraduate science degree (including combined and single degrees) at another Australian or New Zealand university, or be either a domestic or international student enrolled full-time in an undergraduate science degree (including combined and single degrees) at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must not have completed less than 96 credit points of study towards their undergraduate science degree or equivalent by the time they commence their research project.

Applicants must have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) in their current undergraduate degree of at least 65, or equivalent.

The Denison Relocation Scholarship is offered as a supplementary scholarship to the Denison Research Scholarship, for students who are living outside metropolitan Sydney, to assist with the costs of relocation, travel and accommodation.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident be a recipient of the Denison Research Scholarship.

Applicants must prime residence must be more than 100km outside of metropolitan Sydney.

Value

The Scholarship is valued at $1,500 and is paid in one lump sum payment only.

The payment will be made typically in December following the recipient’s enrolment in DENR3901.

Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted and it is not transferable for another purpose, or to another faculty or university. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds. No other amount is payable.

The Science Research Experience Scholarship provide students with an opportunity to engage in a formal supervised 6-week research project over the summer break period, equipping participants with valuable academic and professional skills, as well as links to industry. These projects allow students to engage in research whilst completing their undergraduate studies, which enhances their student experience and provides insight into potential further research studies. The Scholarship is offered to domestic and international students at the University of Sydney and also to suitably experienced domestic students from other universities in Australia and New Zealand.

The research projects are typically offered between November to February, prior to the semester commencement of each year, but exact dates are arranged directly between the recipient and the supervisor of the relevant project.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident enrolled full-time in an undergraduate science degree (including combined and single degrees) at another Australian or New Zealand university, or be either a domestic or international student enrolled full-time in an undergraduate science degree (including combined and single degrees) at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must not have completed less than 96 credit points of study towards their undergraduate science degree or equivalent by the time they commence their research project.

Applicants must have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) in their current undergraduate degree of at least 60, or equivalent.

Value

The Scholarship is valued at 6 weeks of the pro rata rate of a standard full-time Research Training Program (RTP) stipend, for the year in which the Scholarship offer is made.

Scholarships for domestic school leavers