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Study Honours in Sciences

Delve deeper into your area of interest and gain a competitive edge in the employment market by undertaking an honours year in a science field.

Completing an extra year of study after your undergraduate degree will help to broaden your career opportunities both locally and with international industry who often require an honours degree before considering applicants.

You’ll also develop valuable research skills for further studies such as a masters by research or PhD.

Honours projects

Honours projects
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine Projects
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Projects
School of Biological Sciences Projects
School of Physical Sciences Projects

Please note that there is no Semester 2 intake for the biochemistry or geology and geophysics honours programs.

Honours scholarships

Search all honours scholarships

Featured scholarships

Featured honours scholarships
Ian Cocks Memorial Trust Wine Research Scholarship $5,000
JR Barker Scholarships $9,000
Ranson Mortlock Scholarships $5,000
Zonta Club of Adelaide Honours Scholarship $3,000
Diana Medlin Re-Entry Scholarship for Honours or Coursework Masters $27,082
Ecoversity Award $2,000
University of Adelaide Honours Scholarships $5,000

Key dates

Act now for entry into honours for Semester 1, 2018.

Honours projects
Apply by Friday 15 December
Notification of application outcome Rolling, from Monday 4 December
Accept offer by Friday 22 December
Enrolment commences To be advised
Study commences Varies according to the disciplines.
Consult your honours coordinator for exact dates.

How to apply

Prospective honours students should contact the appropriate honours coordinator listed on each school page. These coordinators will assist you in making contact with specific researchers who are working in an area of interest to you.

Each discipline and school have unique procedures for assigning students to supervisors and projects, but all prospective honours students must complete the online form below.

Current University of Adelaide students

Domestic students and current international students should complete the online application form.

We are currently transitioning to a new application process.  Our current form should be considered an Expression of Interest (EOI).

  • You will receive an email if your EOI has been recommended for for the Honours project.
  • Students will then apply through the Internal Transfer online process.
  • Once applications have been submitted, you will receive an offer from the University's Admission Team.
  • When enrolments open, you then enrol and course details and class numbers were provided in the first email you received.

International students

If you are an international student who is not currently studying at the University of Adelaide, apply via the International Student office.

Non-University of Adelaide students

If you are not a University of Adelaide student and would like to undertake honours with us, you must first contact the honours coordinator in the relevant area to determine your eligibility and discuss potential projects. If the coordinator recommends that you should apply, then complete the online application form (which is an Expression of Interest form). If you receive an email that your EOI has been recommended for the Honours project, you will then need to lodge an application through SATAC (all fees are waived) and subsequently you receive an offer from the University's Admission Team.

More Information?

Please contact the relevant honours coordinator.

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