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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
$6000
  • Enrolled in physics honours
  • Completed a major in physics
  • Achieved a distinction average, or equivalent, in senior Physics units
20 May 2022 10 July 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

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

Who's eligible

You must:

  • enrolled in physics honours 
  • have completed a major in Physics as part of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • have achieved a distinction average, 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 studentswho have demonstrated academic excellence in their undergraduate studies, to enrol in anhonours 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 or part-time in anHonours degree in Physics 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 undergraduatedegree, or equivalent, and have achieved a distinction average, or equivalent, in Senior Physicsunits.

3. Selection Criteria

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

    I. academic merit, and

    II. personal statements demonstrating their interests in     physics and how the scholarshipwill benefit them in their     Honours year of study.

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

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 eachsemester.

c. For students who are enrolled part-time, payment will be processed on a pro-rata basis.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School.

e. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

g. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship the recipient must successfully meet the academicrequirements of their Honours program.

b. Recipients who need to reduce their study load to part-time must seek prior approval from therelevant Associate Dean and only where extenuating circumstances apply, such as adocumented medical condition which limits the capacity of the student to study full-time.Payment of the scholarship will then be processed on a pro-rata basis.

c. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to haveachieved 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 limitedto, 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 underany instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reservesthe right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.