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Science scholarships

Opening doors to opportunities
Offering scholarships for both academic excellence and equity, we are proud to have the largest and most generous program of scholarships and prizes in NSW.

Allowing you to focus on what matters most, scholarships provide the financial security to pursue education with more freedom so you can immerse yourself fully in opportunities like volunteering, internships and club involvement.

We offer scholarships to support commencing and current undergraduate students, Honours students, postgraduate students and research students.

Some scholarships are automatic based on your ATAR or equivalent, while others you will need to apply for.

Visit the scholarships website to view the full range of scholarships available. 

Domestic student scholarships

International student scholarships

Science Summer Research projects:

Denison and Science Research Experience Scholarships

The Science Summer Research Program offers second and third year undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake supervised research projects during the Australian summer break.

The program is a great way to gain research experience and an insight into research process while working alongside our leading scientific researchers.

Participants will undertake a formal supervised research project carried out full time over several weeks during the summer break (starting after the Semester 2 examination period and finishing before Semester 1 of the following year).

You will select from the list of available projects below (successful applicants can work with the project supervisor to tailor the project to your interests and education level).

You will also complete a short assessment at the end of the project.

Participants in the program are awarded a summer research scholarship, to help support you while you complete the project.

Applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship, and must meet the scholarship terms and conditions.

The program requirements and eligibility criteria can vary from year to year, and will be specified in the program materials and scholarship terms and conditions for that year.

Science Summer Research Program for 2021-22

Important Information

  • 110 places are available in the program.
  • The program runs from January 2022 to February 2022.
  • Project duration is five weeks. Projects are expected to be undertaken on a full-time basis (35 hours per week). Days and hours of the project are to be agreed with the supervisor prior to the commencement of your project.

Project list for the 2021-22 program is available here (PDF 601.7KB).

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • Be a current University of Sydney student OR a domestic student from another Australian or New Zealand university.
  • Be enrolled full-time in their second or third year of an undergraduate science degree and have completed a minimum of 96 credit points, or equivalent.
  • Have a strong academic record and a minimum WAM of 75, or equivalent. Please note that in some years the minimum WAM required to be offered a place is higher than 75, particularly where entry is very competitive.
  • Intend to go on to honours and/or postgraduate study in science
  • Have never received a Denison Research Scholarship before
  • Meet the Denison Research Scholarship terms and conditions (applicants will automatically be considered for the scholarship)
  • Be eligible to enrol in and complete the requirements of the unit of study Denison Research - DENR3901 in Intensive February 2021.

This program is highly competitive and unfortunately not all applicants will be successful.

For your safety and the safety of our community, and in line with current COVID-19 safety precautionsConditions of Entryexam advice and study information, we expect applicants who apply for a project with an on-campus component to be fully vaccinated before coming to campus. Those students who come to campus must follow the COVID-19 safety precautions, strict conditions of entry, and any project specific COVID-safe plans. Please note that some campus locations require vaccination and screening prior to entry.

The following students are not eligible for the program: 

  • Applicants who do not meet the Denison Research Scholarship terms and conditions
  • Applicants who have previously received a Denison Research Scholarship
  • International students from another Australian or New Zealand university (due to visa limitations)
  • Applicants enrolled in their first year of an undergraduate science degree
  • Applicants who have already commenced an Honours or postgraduate course.

1. Ensure you have read the updated program information on this page

2. Check you meet the current eligibility criteria, including the scholarship terms and conditions

3. Gather your documents to demonstrate how you meet the eligibility criteria:

  • CV
  • Academic transcript or other official academic records confirming:
    i) Your institution
    ii) Your undergraduate science degree
    iii) Statement of results and credit points completed, including an explanation of the grading system used
    iv)Your Weighted Average Mark (WAM), or equivalent
    v) If you do not yet meet the minimum credit point criteria but expect to by the end of 2021, you will also need to provide documents to confirm your current enrolment and study load.
  • External applicants may also need to provide documentation confirming your citizenship status.

4. View the available projects and decide which projects you wish to apply for (at least 1 and up to 4).

5. Prepare your personal statements for each project to demonstrate:

  • Why you wish to apply for the project you have chosen and your aptitude for research in that area
  • Relevant academic and research achievements to date
  • How you feel the project would enhance your student experience and develop your research skills
  • How this experience may apply to future study or career pathways in science.

6. Apply for the program, projects, and scholarship in a single online application.

Key dates

  • Application open: 2 November 2021
  • Applications close: Midnight 14 November 2021
  • Denison Scholars start research projects: From 17 January 2022
  • Enrolment deadlines for Intensive February 2022 session: Study dates
  • Denison Scholars finish research projects: By 18 February 2022
  • Denison Scholars submit final assessment: By 25 February 2022

Questions about?

Contact

The program

Read the Program information

Email the Student Experience Team: science.studentexperience@sydney.edu.au

The scholarships

Read the Scholarship information

Email the Scholarships Office: scholarships.office@sydney.edu.au

Projects

Read the project list.

Please contact the project supervisor or relevant Education Support Officer.

 
 
 

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