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Faculty of Science

Bachelors and honours scholarships
From chemistry and biology to agriculture or psychology scholarships, we have a wide range of options for domestic science students.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant school and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of undergraduate scholarships for Faculty of Science students in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current domestic students. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Honours Scholarship $5000
  • Enrolled in an honours degree (or equivalent)
  • Honours research project must involve the use of ANSTO facilities, or the analysis of data previously collected from ANSTO facilities, in collaboration with an ANSTO staff member
1 December 2020 15 February 2021
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) WISE School All-expenses-covered trip
  • First year female-identifying student
  • Studying a degree in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
4 August 2020 TBC
Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship $2500
  • Domestic student
  • Final year engineering or science student
28 October 2019 13 March 2020
Dean’s Entry Scholarship $5000
  • High academic achiever
  • Recent high school graduate applying for an undergraduate double or combined degree in the Faculty of Science
8 July 2020 30 September 2020
Faculty of Science Dean's Access Scholarship Varies
  • Domestic undergraduate science student in High School
  • Financial hardship
17 September 2020 10 January 2021
Faculty of Science Dean's Equity Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate science student who has completed at least 48 credit points
  • Minimum WAM of 65
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
N/A 31 December 2020

Faculty of Science Honours Relocation Scholarships $6000
  • Commencing full-time honours student
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at a university overseas, interstate or in rural or remote NSW
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
Faculty of Science Olympiad Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident medallist in an International Science Olympiad
  • High academic achiever
  • Commencing an undergraduate, double or combined degree in the Faculty of Science
September 2020 October 2020
Farrand Science Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • High academic achiever
  • Recent high school graduate applying for an undergraduate degree
8 July 2020 30 September 2020
Heart Research Institute (HRI) Summer Scholarship $350 (per week for 7 weeks)
  • Domestic undergraduate student
  • In second or third year of degree
August 2020 September 2020
James Strong – Rip Curl Undergraduate Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrol full time in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
  • Minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 90.00 in the NSW HSC
August 2020 30 September 2020
John Coutts Scholarship $7500
  • Studying the Bachelor of Science (Honours), or embedded honours study within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • Achieve highest grades in third and final year of the Bachelor of Science
N/A Mid-January 2021
John Warren Hill Scholarship in Science $2000
  • Recent domestic high school graduate
  • Science course in your UAC preferences
N/A N/A
Josiah and Myra Roberts Scholarship $10000 per annum
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Studying a full-time undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science
  • Low socioeconomic background/demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
1 September 2020 28 February 2021
Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
Plumian Scholarship $1000
  • Undergraduate student at the Faculty of Science
  • Enrolled in 6 credit points of biological sciences, chemistry, physics or geology in each semester of first year
  • Completed secondary studies in the previous year
December 2020 January 2021
Science Alumni Entry Scholarship $3000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time undergraduate student 
  • Enrolled in the Faculty of Science
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
8 July 2020 30 September 2020
Science Summer Research Program RTP stipend rate
  • Domestic and international student at the University of Sydney or domestic student from other universities in Australia and New Zealand
  • Accepted to participate in the Science Summer Research Program
TBA TBA
Science Top of the State Scholarship $5000
  • Achieve first place in a specified NSW HSC subject
  • Achieved a minimum ATAR of 95
  • No previous tertiary studies
  • Undergraduate student
N/A December 2020
Sir Lionel Hooke Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • High academic achiever
  • Recent high school graduate applying for an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
8 July 2020 30 September 2020
The Gregg Indigenous Scholarship $20,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Science or music student
  • Coursework applicant/ student
1 July 2019 31 January 2020
Sydney Quantum Academy Postgraduate Scholarship Various
  • Full-time PhD student at a partner university of the SQA
  • Interested in a field related to quantum science and technology
31 August 2020 7 October 2020
William McIIrath Rural Scholarship $7000 to $10,000 (for 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident from rural New South Wales with no previous tertiary education
  • Full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
2 September 2019 31 July 2020
Liversidge Scholarships $5000
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Completed the HSC or equivalent
  • Minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent
  • Commencing full-time undergraduate, combined or double degree at the Faculty of Science
December 2020 January 2021
Rowe Scientific Chemistry Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student who holds a CSP
  • Third year undergraduate student majoring in chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage
31 August 2020 17 September 2020
Walter Moore Honours Scholarships $1200
  • Enrolled in honours at the School of Chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial need
31 August 2020 17 September 2020
Wildlife Genomics Undergraduate Scholarship $3000 pa
  • Full-time domestic student
  • Completed 72 credit points in relevant subjects at time of application
TBC TBC
Yim Family Foundation Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
AJ Shearsby Prize $150
  • Enrolled in geology units in first year
  • Completed Earth and Environmental Science in the NSW HSC
December 2020 January 2021
Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) Scholarship $3500
  • Honours or master's by coursework student in the Faculty of Science
January every year November 2020
Brian Davey Memorial Soil Science Scholarship $2500
  • Undertaking an honours program or specialising in soil science
N/A Mid-January 2021
Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) Undergraduate Scholarship TBC
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Honours student in the Faculty of Science
  • Endorsed by a research supervisor and willing to undertake research into primary industry and grains
TBC TBC
Honours Scholarship for Excellence in Functional Genomics $8000
  • Enrolled in or commencing a full-time honours with the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Willing to undertake research in the area of whole genome CRISPR gene editing
  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of molecular biology, genetics, and/or genomics
TBC TBC
James Murphy Scholarship $7500
  • Undergraduate student
  • Studying, or commencing study in a listed science degree
  • Catholic
August 2020 10 January 2021
James S Ashton Memorial Scholarship $3000
  • Undergraduate student in agricultural science
N/A March 2021
McCaughey Memorial Institute Scholarship in Agriculture $7500
  • Progressing to or enrolled in a full-time honour with an agricultural research topic 
  • Have achieved a WAM of 75 or above, or equivalent 
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Honours) $7500
  • Progressing to a full-time honours program in agriculture
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Undergraduate) $7500
  • High school leaver
  • Starting specified undergraduate studies in agriculture
  • Financial hardship
August 2020 10 January 2021
Norman Scott Noble Honours Scholarship $4000
  • Undertaking an honours program in agriculture
N/A Mid-January 2021
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship (Agriculture) $7500
  • Domestic or international undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in or starting a listed science degree
August 2020 10 January 2021
Rural Sustainability Scholarship $6000 pa (for up to 3 years)
  • High school leaver
  • Starting B Science and B Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or B Science and B Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
  • Reside in rural or regional Australia
August 2020 10 January 2021
Undergraduate Scholarship in Agriculture $3000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • School leaver
  • Commencing the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture)
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
December 2020 January 2021
Horner Exhibition Scholarship $1000
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credit points of mathematics and statistics units of study in your first year
  • Completed NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 2 in the previous year
December 2020 January 2021
The Tibra Capital Work Integrated Learning Scholarship in STEM $15,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident student in the Faculty of Science with a major in specified field
  • Eligible for the unit WILS2002
TBC TBC
School of Physics Honours Scholarship $3000
  • Enrolled in physics honours
  • Completed a major in physics
  • Achieved a result of at least a distinction in senior physics
2021 2021
Lithgow Scholarships for Psychology $500, $1000 and $1000
  • Full-time student
  • Completed and enrolled in the specified psychology units of study
N/A N/A
The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship $1700
  • Australian citizen
  • Commencing an honours year in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics at the time of application
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
3 July 2020 20 September 2020
The Jean and Ray Blencowe Scholarship Approx. $1700
  • Top achiever in the HSC
  • Enrol in a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
N/A N/A

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