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Faculty of Science

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

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
ARC Center of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis $5000
  • Full-time honours student
  • Research photosynthesis
  • Supervisor from the ARC Centre
19 August 2020 1 September 2020
Faculty of Science Honours Relocation Scholarships $6000
  • Commencing honours student enrolling full-time
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at a university overseas, interstate or in rural or remote NSW
12 October 2020 17 January 2021
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
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 202 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 Summer Research Program RTP stipend rate
  • Domestic and international student at the University of Sydney or domestic student residing in NSW from other universities in Australia and New Zealand
  • Accepted to participate in the Science Summer Research Program
2 October 2020 18 October 2020
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
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
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
  • 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
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
School of Physics Honours Scholarship $3000
  • Enrolled in physics honours
  • Completed a major in physics
  • Achieved 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 Jean and Ray Blencowe Scholarship Approx. $1700
  • Top achiever in the HSC
  • Enrol in a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
December 2020 January 2021