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.
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 four 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 (and successful applicants can work with the project supervisor to tailor the project to your interests and education level. You will 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.
Due to changes to the dates of Semester 2, 2020 and current physical distancing requirements, the Science Summer Research program is changing for 2020-21.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must:
This program is highly competitive and unfortunately not all applicants will be successful.
1. See the full range of Science Summer Research projects available for 2020-21 (PDF, 341kb)
2. Gather your documents:
b. 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 2020, you will also need to provide documents which confirm your current enrolment and study load.
c. External applicants may also need to provide documentation confirming your citizenship status.
3. Prepare your personal statements for each project to demonstrate:
a. Why you wish to apply for the project you have chosen and your aptitude for research in that area
b. Relevant academic and research achievements to date
c. How you feel the project would enhance your student experience and develop your research skills
d. How this experience may apply to future study or career pathways in science
4. Apply for the program, projects and scholarship in a single online application.