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School of Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

For students commencing a computer science degree
This scholarship encourages students to commence undergraduate studies in computer science and information systems.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recently completed high school
  • Commencing one of the listed Computer Science degrees
August 2020 October 2020

How to apply

Conditional offers will be made by the end of November. Unconditional offers will be made after the release of ATAR/IB results.


This scholarship is valued at $6000 per year for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have recently completed high school or equivalent
  • be commencing one of the following degrees: Bachelor of Science and Technology (BCST); BCST (Advanced); Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), Bachelor of Advanced Computing (BAdvComp), and the following BIT combined degrees: BIT/Law, BIT/Arts, BIT/Medical Science, BIT/Science and BIT/Commerce.


This scholarship is funded by the School of Computer Science.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been generously funded by the School of Computer Science to encourage and assist students commencing a degree offered by the School at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident and be a recent school leaver that qualifies and enrols into any of the undergraduate programs offered by the School of Computer Science including combined degrees within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must obtain a minimum ATAR of 95 in the NSW HSC or equivalent.

c. The offer of admission must be, at the time of the Scholarship application closing date, for the relevant semester the Scholarship is being offered for.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit based on the applicant’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent, and

II. a personal statement demonstrating leadership qualities, innovation and self-motivation, communication skills, achievements in non-academic pursuits, and involvement in school and/or community ventures.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean (Education) or their nominee and at least one other academic member of staff from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Associate Dean (Education) or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

V. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

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