Honours in Science - Expression of Interest

Ready to start or just interested in honours in science at the University of Adelaide? Here's what to do next.

Choose an honours pathway

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  1. Browse the available projects or contact the honours coordinator in your area of interest.
  2. Email a potential supervisor to discuss studying honours with them.
    You should get their support before you apply.
  3. Submit the ‘expression of interest’ form.
  1. Browse the available projects;
    OR
    Propose a question or problem you would like to solve.
  2. For advertised projects, email the potential supervisor to discuss studying honours with them; OR
    If you have your own project idea, we will help you find a supervisor based on your ideas and goals.
  3. Submit the ‘expression of interest’ form.

Once you have expressed interest, your application will be assessed. If successful, we will provide you with further instructions about how to proceed.

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Application and enrolment dates

Study period Apply by Notification of application outcome Accept offer by Enrol Start
Semester 1 entry Open all year First offers from 2 December Completing internal transfer or lodging application through SATAC Once formal offer received Varies per study area. Exact dates will be in your formal offer.
Semester 2 entry Open all year First offers from 13 July Completing internal transfer or lodging application through SATAC Once formal offer received Varies per study area. Exact dates will be in your formal offer.
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  • What I need to know before expressing interest in honours

    • If you have completed your undergraduate degree outside the University of Adelaide, you must supply an official transcript before your application can be processed. This document/s must be the original or a certified copy. ‘Justices of the Peace' are available within the campus to certify documents.
      • If you are currently completing your undergraduate degree outside the University of Adelaide, supply an unofficial transcript. This document can be a scanned copy. Upon completion of your degree you must supply an official transcript.
    • The minimum entry requirement for our honours program is a qualification equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Further eligibility requirements can be sought from the relevant honours coordinator.
    • If you intend to complete your Australian bachelor degree in the summer or winter school period immediately prior to starting honours, you MUST contact the Sciences Service Hub.
    • If you apply for honours in the disciplines of physics, chemistry, or petroleum geology and geophysics, you are not required to add details of supervisor and project preference. The allocation of supervisors and projects will be done at commencement of honours. Please put N/A in these fields.
    • Honours offers will be sent by email. You are strongly advised to provide a current and correct email address and postal address that you will be able to check and respond from.
    • Recommendation of honours may be made in advance of you receiving your final grades. In such cases, you may commence the undergraduate internal transfer process. However, your admittance into honours will be conditional on obtaining the required grades for the courses to complete your bachelor program.
    • If you are an international student and are NOT currently studying at the University of Adelaide, you will need to apply through the International Students Office in addition to the expression of interest below.

    If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Sciences Service Hub.

  • Express my interest in honours

    Expression of interest - honours

    Undergraduate degree details
    Personal details
    Contact details
    Postal address
    Residency status
    Intended honours study
    Proposed honours projects and supervisors
    NOTE: Students applying for honours in physics,  chemistry or petroleum geology and geophysics can put N/A in the preferred project and supervisor fields. Allocation of supervisors and projects will be done at commencement of honours.​​​​​​
    First preference
    Second preference
    Third preference
    Fourth preference
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