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Honours scholarships

Domestic student scholarships
Browse scholarships for students taking an honours year - whether it's embedded in your undergraduate degree, or a standalone/appended program.

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

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current students. 

1. Background

a. This Scholarship aims to support a student undertaking a PhD on approved projects funded by ARC within the Faculty of Science.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission to undertake a PhD full-time in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

b. An applicant without an unconditional offer of admission may apply and be selected, however, no scholarship offer will be sent until the applicant has an unconditional offer of admission.

c. Applicant must be willing to conduct research into the Graded Representation Theory of quiver Hecke algebras.

d. Applicant must also hold at least one of the following degrees, with a focus on disciplines relevant to Mathematics and Statistics:
I. an Honours degree (First Class) or equivalent, or
II. Masters degree with a substantial research component.

e. The applicant’s primary supervisor must be Professor Andrew Mathas.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. demonstrated research experience,
III. area of study and/or research proposal,
IV. curriculum vitae,
V. feedback from two academic referees,
VI. personal statement that demonstrates their interest in one of this scholarship’s specified projects.

b. Shortlisted applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s), or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the ARC Discovery Project Stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. The PhD recipient is encouraged to complete their PhD in 3 years but may apply for an extension of the stipend allowance for up to 6 months.

c. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding any potential extension period.

d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

e. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to attending and passing the annual progress evaluation.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or complete. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor's agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.

b. The Scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days sick leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carer’s leave on presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.

7. Research Overseas

a. The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas within the first six months of award.

b. The recipient is required to follow official advice from the University and Department of Foreign Affairs and Travel in light of travel restrictions due to Covid-19.

c. The Scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree.

d. In addition, further approval may be required as outlined in the University of Sydney’s Covid-19 Response Plan.

e. All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student's candidature. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the University and receive approval to count time away.

f. If the recipient is conducting research outside of Australia, the recipient acknowledges that the University of Sydney is not liable for any costs incurred. This includes but is not limited to: cost of travel and transfers (unless stated under section 4 (Value) of this scholarship to amount listed), delays due to travel restrictions or State and/or Federal quarantine requirements on their return to Australia.

8. Changes in Enrolment

a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid stipend.

9. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from their research degree,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,
III. if the recipient ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,
IV. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,
V. if the recipient receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend scholarship where it is of higher value,
VI. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,
II. the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or
III. the student has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

c. The Scholarship will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

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

10. Misconduct

a. Where during the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the student’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds provided, the University may require the student to repay payments made in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application materials or other documentation associated with the Scholarship.

b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.

11. Intellectual Property

a. The successful recipient of this Scholarship must complete the Student Deed Poll supplied by the University of Sydney.

12. Confidentiality

a. The successful applicant is required to keep all confidential information disclosed by a project participant or the University of Sydney confidential and ensure it is not disclosed to a third party without the prior written consent of the University of Sydney or project participant as appropriate, or as required by law.

13. Publications and Acknowledgement

a. The successful scholarship recipient must acknowledge the support of their scholarship in any media, publications or presentations arising from the research. This must include acknowledgement of the ARC funding and comply with the guidelines as outlined on the ARC Open Access Policy.

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
RSPCA Australia Scholarships $9,588 for 1 year
  • Discrete research project 
  • Full-time or part-time education in a degree at the University of Sydney 
  • Applicants demonstrating a major commitment to and/or involvement with animal welfare issues
9 September 2022 23 September 2022

University of Sydney Honours Scholarship

  • Student applying for honours in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2022
1 September 2021 7 January 2022

Diana Inglis Carment Scholarship

  • Commencing the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) degree

JW and BK Elkins Architectural Award

  • Completion of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture
  • Continuing to honours
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies TBC
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate in arts and social sciences, music or architecture, design and planning
  • Undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
14 January 2022 30 March 2022
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Archaeology
24 March 2022 20 April 2022
Emilie M Schweitzer Scholarship in French and Germanic Studies Up to $8000
  • Studying French and Francophone studies or Germanic studies
James S Ashton Memorial Scholarship $4000
  • Undergraduate student in agricultural science
N/A March 2023
John Frazer Scholarship $5000 (honours) and $8500 (master's)
  • Enrolled in a BA (Hons), BA/BAS (Hons), BAS (Hons) or master's by research at the Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • Willing to research in the field of history
25 March 2022 21 April 2022
John Rector Scholarship in Jewish Studies Up to $,4000 p.a. (for up to 1 year)
  • Full-time student in an Honours, Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy or PhD
  • Undertaking Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish studies
4 July 2022 29 July 2022
Judith Russell Ryan Scholarships in Memory of Signora Tedeschi $2500
  • Italian honours student
23 February 2022 21 March 2022
Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship $5000 pa
  • Undergraduate Philosophy students
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
23 November 2021 14 February 2022
Norman Haire Fund for Sexology Studies TBC
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student, or academic affiliate
  • Researching sexology
17 March 2022 13 April 2022
Peter Lawrence Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Enrolled in the Department of Anthropology in an Honours, Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy, or PhD degree
  • Be applying for funding to be used for the specified research project only
24 March 2022 20 April 2022

Raymond L Debus Scholarship

$5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
24 March 2022 20 April 2022

The Chinese Studies Alumni Bursary

  • University of Sydney Chinese studies student, or a Chinese partner university student undertaking approved study at the University of Sydney
6 July 2022 10 August 2022
The James Coutts Scholarship $7,500 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Enrolled full-time in a honours year in English within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
1 November 2022 1 February 2023

The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying Modern Greek or Byzantine studies
24 March 2022 22 April 2022

The T M Hsiao Scholarship

  • Chinese studies student planning to study honours
5 November 2021 25 March 2022

United States Studies Centre Travel Support Scheme - Honours

See page details
  • See page details
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
Canon Honours Scholarship Up to $8000
  • Enrolling in a business honours program with marketing specialisation

Continuing Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

  • Undergraduate coursework or honours student
  • Completed at least one year of study
Finance Honours Scholarship Up to $5000
  • Commencing an honours year in finance
International Business Scholarship in Honours $6000
  • Enrol into an international business honours program
  • Minimum WAM of 75 in undergraduate international business units
RJ Chambers Honours Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Fourth year honours student in the Discipline of Accounting 
1 January 2022 7 April 2022
Robert R Sterling Distinguished Honours Scholarship in Accounting $10,000
  • Student planning to take an honours year in accounting
1 January 2021 28 March 2021
The Gilles Kryger Honours Scholarship in Finance Up to $15,000
  • Commencing Finance Honours
Westbrook and Jessie Anstice Honours Scholarship in Business $7000
  • Enrolling in honours at the Business School
14 November 2022 23 January 2023
Carolyn Mcilvenny Scholarship $10,000 pa (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time undergraduate chemical and biomolecular engineering student
  • Demonstrate financial need
TBC 2021 TBC 2021
Citadel Securities Prize for Excellence in Computer Science $1,000 p.a. (for one year)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Currently enrolled full-time in fourth year (Honours) of the Bachelor of Advanced Computing
Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship $19,000
  • Full-time undergraduate, postgraduate coursework or combined degree student
  • Undertake a placement scheme
2 August 2022 28 August 2022
Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program Scholarship $500 p.w. (up to 8 weeks)
  • Coursework engineering students
  • Student at the University of Sydney, Australian university or an international university
2 September 2022 21 September 2022
Yim Family Foundation Scholarship - Engineering Vacation Research Program $600 p.w. (internship duration)
  • Students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework engineering degree
  • Enrolled at University of Sydney
TBC 2022 TBC 2022

Douglas and Lola Douglas Scholarship in Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy)

  • Domestic honours student in third-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
26 October 2021 23 November 2021

Douglas and Lola Douglas Scholarship in Health Sciences (Physiotherapy)

  • Domestic honours student in third-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
26 October 2021 23 November 2021

Douglas and Lola Douglas Scholarship in Health Sciences (Speech Pathology)

  • Domestic honours student in third-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology)
26 October 2021 23 November 2021

Women's Plans Foundation Award 

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate honours year or postgraduate degree in nursing
  • Interest in reproductive health and family planning as a component of women’s health in developing countries
23 August 2021 10 September 2021

Brian Davey Memorial Soil Science Scholarship

  • Undertaking an honours program or specialising in soil science
17 October 2022 16 January 2023

Faculty of Science Honours Relocation Scholarships

  • Commencing honours student enrolling full-time
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at a university overseas, interstate or in rural or remote NSW
17 October 2022 16 January 2023

Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Honours student in the Faculty of Science
  • Endorsed by a Research Supervisor
  • Willing to undertake research into primary industry and, in particular, grains.

John Coutts Scholarship

  • 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
17 October 2022 16 January 2023
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 65 or above, or equivalent 
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship
17 October 2022 16 January 2023
Norman Scott Noble Honours Scholarship $4000 
  • Undertaking an honours program in agriculture
17 October 2022 16 January 2023

Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship

  • Studying a full-time honours program in the Faculty of Science
  • Demonstrate financial need
17 October 2022 16 January 2023

School of Physics Honours Scholarship

  • 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

The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship

  • Australian citizen
  • Commencing/enrolled in an honours degree in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics in Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
20 May 2022 19 August 2022

Walter Moore Honours Scholarships

  • Currently enrolled in honours at the School of Chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial need
15 June 2022 15 August 2022

Yim Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need
17 October 2022 16 January 2023
The AgriFutures Gary Sansom Scholarship $35,000
  • See page details
15 January 2021 24 February 2021
Lebanese Ladies Association Scholarship in Arabic Language and Cultures $8,200 p.a. (up to 1 years)
  • Full time third year student in a B of Arts or B of Arts / B of Advanced Studies
  • Student enrolled full time in a B of Advanced Studies or standalone appended or embedded Honours program
  • Majoring in Arabic Languages and Cultures
Tom Austen Brown Honours Scholarship in Archaeology $22,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours)
  • Honours research area in Archaeology
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
11 May 2022 25 May 2022
Carlyle Greenwell Honours Scholarship $8,500 p.a.
  • Anthropology honours student
  • Completed a major in Anthropology in a Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
1 November 2022 1 February 2023
American Studies Honours Scholarship $1,250
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled full-time in B. Arts (Honours) or B. Advanced Studies (Honours)
  • Honours in American Studies
  • Willing to undertake a project or activity
1 August 2022 19 August 2022
The Kristina Hacket Memorial Scholarship $6,000 p.a. 
  • Domestic/international female student
  • unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time in an Honours degree in the fields of agriculture and animal sciences
17 October 2022 16 January 2023
Sydney Symposium Choral Foundation Conducting Scholarship $15,000 p.a. 
  • Domestic student
  • Must be aged up to 35 years
18 August 2022 15 September 2022

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