Summer Vacation Research Scholarships



Applicants are strongly encouraged to explore a relevant area of research by clicking the appropriate link below and discussing possible projects with prospective supervisors:


UNSW Science offers highly competitive summer research scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students who are considering postgraduate research in the future. This Scheme enables students to gain valuable research experience. Students will be supervised by our academics at state of the art research facilities at UNSW or through our industrial partners.

Key Details

  • Applications to the 2016-17 scheme are now closed.
  • Each Scholarship is $3,800 for a 6 week research project. 
  • Further enquiries can be directed to


Applicants should be:

  • Permanent residents of Australia or citizens of Australia and New Zealand or who currently hold a Temporary Residence Visa or international students currently studying in Australia on a valid student visa; and

  • Currently enrolled at university in the penultimate (second last) year of an undergraduate program in science or a related discipline.

  • Note: students who were previously awarded a similar type of scholarship from the Faculty or UNSW are not eligible.