Science

Honours: How to Apply

Prospective Honours students must nominate a particular area of science when applying for Honours. There are 11 areas to choose from:

  • Aviation
  • Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
  • Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Materials Science
  • Medical Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology (semester 1 intake only)
  • Vision Science

 

More information on these areas can be found here. Each area has their own special application and entry requirements. It is imperative that you understand the special terms before applying. Failure to follow the requirements of your nominated Honours area may result in your application being declined.

Note: If you wish to apply for more than one Honours area in the Science Faculty, you must complete separate applications for each nominated area.

 

DEADLINE for applications is 5pm Friday, Week 13. 

Semester 2, 2017 intake:

5pm, June 2

Semester 1, 2018 intake:

5pm, October 27

 

There are three or five steps involved in the application process, depending on your category: 

     
 

CATEGORY A

Internal UNSW applicants in three-year undergraduate programs; all external applicants.

   
     
   
 

Step 1:

Attend Science Honours Information Evening (held in week 5). Decide which Honours area you would like to apply for.  

 

Step 2:

Continue to consult with the School that offers Honours in your chosen area. Some Schools allocate students to Honours projects, other Schools require students to arrange their own projects. Review the application requirements of your nominated area at: www.science.unsw.edu.au/honours

 

Step 3:

Complete “Intention to Undertake Honours” form.

 

Step 4: 

Submit formal application for the program 4500 Science (Honours) via “Apply Onlinehttps://applyonline.unsw.edu.au/login

 

Note 1: Students applying for Psychology Honours must apply for the program 4518, not 4500. External psychology students must follow special application requirements; please click here for more information.  

Note 2: You will be asked to upload a copy of the “Intention to Undertake Honours” form with your application. 

 
   

 

     
 

CATEGORY B

Internal UNSW students in “embedded” programs (Honours is a compulsory part of the program).

   
     
   
 

Step 1:

Attend Science Honours Information Evening (held in week 5). Decide which Honours area you would like to apply for.  

 

Step 2:

Continue to consult with the School that offers Honours in your chosen area. Some Schools allocate students to Honours projects, other Schools require students to arrange their own projects. Review the application requirements of your nominated area at: www.science.unsw.edu.au/honours

 

Step 3:

Complete “Intention to Undertake Honours” form.

 

 

 

Apply Here:

Intention to Undertake Honours Form