Dalyell Scholars stream

Enrichment opportunities for high achieving students
Students who achieve an ATAR of 98* or above (or equivalent) can access enrichment opportunities to extend their academic and leadership capabilities through our innovative Dalyell Scholars stream.

What are the benefits?

As a Dalyell Scholar, you will complete distinctive Dalyell units of study with other high achievers and have access to the following enrichment opportunities.

*If you are a domestic applicant, you may be eligible for entry through an admission pathway with a lower ATAR.

How to become a Dalyell Scholar

There are three ways you can become a Dalyell Scholar.

You will be invited to become a Dalyell Scholar if you achieve an ATAR of 98* or above (or equivalent), apply for, and are offered a place in one of the following degrees.

Architecture, design and planning
Arts and social sciences
Education and social work
Engineering and computer science
Medicine and health

*For domestic students, see the admission pathway options below.

You will be invited to enter the Dalyell Scholar stream via some admission pathways based on achieving the following ATAR or above (or equivalent).

Scheme ATAR
Educational Access Scheme 95
Future Leaders Scheme 95
Gadigal Program 90
MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme 95
Regional and Remote Scheme 95

Learn more about the program from our academics and meet current Dalyell Scholar students.

Portrait of Elsie Jean Dalyell

Elsie Jean Dalyell OBE (1881-1948)

The history of the Dalyell Scholar

Elsie Jean Dalyell is a highly distinguished University of Sydney graduate and was the first full-time female academic at the Sydney Medical School. After serving in World War I, Elsie conducted pioneering work in Vienna on childhood diseases.

Her academic excellence and commitment to creating her own path are hallmarks of our Dalyell Scholars stream.

Asanka Wijetunga

Talented science student and Dalyell Scholar, Asanka Wijetunga
Dalyell Scholar in science
"I’ve been able to learn more deeply about subjects I’m really interested in, while developing skills in research, scientific writing and delivering presentations."
Read Asanka's story