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Honours

Apply to study honours
A year of honours can open the door to higher degree research and enhance your career prospects.

How to apply as a new student

Follow these steps if you're not currently studying at the University of Sydney
1

Show a strong academic record

You’ll need a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 to 70 percent. If you’re already studying at the University of Sydney, this is automatically checked along with your application, but if you’re from another university, your application should include an academic transcript.

2

Prepare a research topic proposal

You’ll need to choose a topic that your chosen faculty considers of academic importance to study for the entire year. Picking the right topic is crucial to success, so most faculties have an honours coordinator to help you through the process. They may even provide a list of available projects. 

In some faculties, you may be required to put together a preliminary topic proposal which, once approved, will be followed by a more detailed research proposal that will form part of your thesis.

How to write a research proposal
3

Find a supervisor

This person is your mentoring academic for the duration of your honours project. They’ll help you set goals and deadlines, and provide feedback and advice along the way. 

Contact the honours coordinator in your chosen faculty
4

Fill in the application

When you’re ready to apply, most faculties require you to submit an application form with your supporting documents. Find your course (new students) or use Sydney Student (if you’re already a student here) to see what is required.

A non-refundable application processing fee of A$125 is charged for new prospective students. This fee is waived if you’re a sponsored student, or if you are granted an exemption by a University staff member during an office interview or recruitment event.

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