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Dalyell Scholars

Ignite your intellectual curiosity
We have a rich history of providing high-achieving students with the resources and opportunities they need to thrive academically. Dalyell Scholars will be challenged and inspired alongside their talented peers in this program.

What is the Dalyell Scholars stream?

The Dalyell Scholars stream is the University’s flagship program for high-achieving students across all disciplines.

With advanced coursework, interdisciplinary research, mentoring, networking, international project collaboration and a range of other enrichment opportunities, the Daylell Scholars stream rewards recent school leavers who achieved an ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+. 

Entry to the stream is by invitation, however there is one course in science you can apply for, the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars including Mathematical Sciences).

The Dalyell Scholars stream in Science is not exclusive to those who want a career in science or research. In fact, through the Daylell Scholars stream, many of our graduates have gone on to pursue careers and professions outside of these areas including law, medicine, business, information technologies and government just to name a few.

What sets our graduates apart is their experience in creative, critical-thinking and problem-solving, making them highly sought-after employees who as leaders, will go on to positively contribute to improving our world.

Find out more about opportunities available to Daylell Scholars and admissions requirements.

The Daylell Scholars stream replaces the Faculty of Science Talented Students Program which was established in 1992 and ran for 25 years.

Dalyell Scholars Showcase

Dalyell Scholars have an opportunity to work with their talented peers and supervising academics to address real-world problems through our Daylell Showcase. Some examples of recent science projects include:

  • Planetary health and the ecological casebook
  • Observing stars and planets with the renewed Kepler Mission
  • Statistical properties of brain connectivity strengths
  • Radiation physics meets biology
  • The birth and early life of distant radio galaxies
  • Mathematical modelling of who was raising the next generation during human evolution
Working as a doctor provides me with the opportunity to combine the critical thinking and problem solving skills I developed during my degree and the Dalyell Scholars program.
Monique Atkinson - Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar at Westmead Hospital, Sydney