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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 eligible candidates will be considered automatically. The successful candidates will be advised by email after the Semester 1 census date.

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
  • not be in receipt of another award of equal or higher value.

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. To be eligible for the Scholarship, candidates must:

  1. be enrolled full-time in their Honours Year with the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, and
  2. have completed a major (three undergraduate years) in Physics, or equivalent, and have achieved a result of at least distinction, or equivalent, in Senior Physics. 
  3. not hold an alternative scholarship of equal or higher value, except where the alternative scholarship addresses equity criteria, in which case both awards may be held. Scholarships which cannot be held concurrently with this award include: 
    • The University of Sydney Honours Scholarship
    • The University of Sydney Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
    • Deas Thomas Scholarship for Physics
    • School of Physics Julius Sumner Miller Scholarships for Academic Excellence No.3
    • Science Foundation for Physics Scholarship No. 3 
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 oruniversity.

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:

  1. maintain a full-time enrolment, and
  2. 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:

  1. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol, 
  2. commences part-time study without prior approval, 
  3. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
  4. 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,
  5. 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 equal or higher value, except where the alternative scholarship addresses equity criteria, in which case both awards may be held.
  6. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
  7. 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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.