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Summer research programs

Summer research programs are offered during your semester break and give you the opportunity to gain research experience while working with leading researchers at the University.


Applications for Summer 2024 have closed. Applications for Summer 2025 will open later in 2024, so check this page for updates. 

The programs vary from four to eight weeks and are offered as scholarships, meaning you will receive payment for the duration of the program.

Information on the programs available, eligibility and application process can be found on the faculty, school or centre websites listed below

The Charles Perkins Centre brings together researchers from a range of disciplines to find solutions to some of society’s greatest health challenges: obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions.

The summer research scholarships give you the opportunity to undertake paid research with the centre’s leading academics. The program runs for eight weeks and is open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students from any area of study.

The Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program provides valuable and real life engineering, computer science and project management research experience by working on real research projects with respected and accomplished researchers of the University of Sydney.

Participants of the program will develop and improve research skills, as well as effective research communication through a real research team environment. They will also be able to take advantage of a suite of research workshops that will prepare them for a future research career.

The program is open to students enrolled at the University or at another Australian University. This program is usually offered during Summer and Winter breaks.

The Faculty of Science Summer Research program offers research projects for students in the second or third year of their undergraduate degree, with associated scholarship opportunities.

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

You will undertake a formal supervised research project carried out over six weeks during the Summer holiday period (November-early March), equipping participants with valuable academic and professional skills. Each project is an independent and tailored project suited to your current education level.

The Image X Institute is a centre for innovation in radiation therapy and cancer imaging technologies within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. This summer there are eight scholarships on offer for our eight week summer research program. These scholarships are open to University of Sydney students, and are most suited to students interested in medical technology development.

There are a wide variety of projects to choose from, some of which may lead to further research opportunities. Apply using our online form.

Familiarity with one of the following would be advantageous:

  • Using a programming language e.g. Python, C
  • Statistics/Data science
  • Image processing/analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Image reconstruction.

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Last updated: 30 January 2024

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