Facts & figures
Our Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program offers engineering, computer science and project management research experience by working on real projects alongside respected and accomplished key researchers at the University of Sydney.
You'll be working and interacting with fellow students interested in pursuing a career in research and have access to a suite of research training and workshops.
By participating in a research program with us, you'll:
Our research program is open each summer and winter to students currently enrolled at an Australian University.
So whether you're interested in pursuing a research career at a university or in industry, we encourage you to explore our research offerings in engineering, computer science, project management, and our digital sciences initiative.
Summer program: 4 December to 9 February (approximately 8 weeks) - Applications open 9 August 2023
Winter program: June to July, 2024 (approximately 6 weeks)
To be eligible to apply, you need to:
*Students applying from Australian universities other than the University of Sydney must be an Australian Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen.
Postgraduate coursework students who are in their first semester of postgraduate studies must provide the academic transcript from their undergraduate degree. Postgraduate students who have completed their first semester must provide their most recent postgraduate academic transcript.
Applications will be assessed on a range of factors, including:
Applications are assessed by a selection committee.
Applications for the summer program closed on Sunday 3rd September.
All applicants will be considered for a scholarship. A selection committee will review and select recipients for the Scholarship.
Scholarships are valued at $500-$600 per week for up to 6 or 8 weeks and is awarded subject to completing mid-project and final submission requirements as outlined by the project supervisor.
The Digital Sciences Initiative (DSI) was launched in 2020 to help industry, society and government in NSW and Australia seize the opportunity to be a global leader in the digital revolution. The DSI scholarships will provide the necessary skills and training to students to advance their digital technologies careers.