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School of Physics Honours Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship for honours level students
This scholarship aims to encourage students who have demonstrated academic excellence to enrol in an honours program at the School of Physics.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$3000
  • Enrolled in physics honours
  • Completed a major in physics
  • Achieved a result of at least a distinction in senior physics
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How to apply

No application is required, as eligiible students will be considered automatically. The successful students will be advised via University email.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $3000.

For successful candidates relocating from interstate or outside the Sydney metropolitan area, approved relocation will be reimbursed (up to a limit of $2000).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in physics honours and have completed a major (three undergraduate years) in physics, or equivalent
  • have achieved a result of at least distinction, or equivalent, in senior physics units

Background

Established in 2004 by the School of Physics, this scholarship is offered to encourage students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their undergraduate studies, to enrol in an honours program at the School of Physics, at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2004 by the School of Physics, this scholarship is offered to encourage students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their undergraduate studies, to enrol in an honours program with the School of Physics, at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being enrolled full-time in their Honours Year with the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have completed a major in Physics as part of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, and have achieved a distinction average, or equivalent, in Senior Physics units.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, based on the average mark of the candidate’s best 24 credit points of Senior Physics Units.

b. Where a candidate has been on exchange, only their University of Sydney marks will be considered.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Head of School in the School of Physics, or their nominee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $3,000 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. For successful applicants relocating from interstate or outside the Sydney metropolitan area, a relocation payment valued at $2,000 will be included in the first instalment after the relevant census date.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship the recipient must maintain a full-time enrolment, and successfully meet the academic requirements of their Honours program.

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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,
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.

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.