Faculty of Science and Information Technology Summer Vacation Scholarships

Amount$2000Number Available40FacultyFaculty of Science

This Scholarship is available to support a program of supervised research relevant to the student's program of study in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle, during the period November 2016 to the end of Semester 1, 2017.

The scholarship holder is required to pursue a program of six (6) weeks of full-time research at either the Callaghan or Ourimbah campus, starting and ending during the period, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff of the Faculty.

To apply for this scholarship, please review the Research Topics on offer here. You will then need to prepare the necessary documentation listed under 'Required Documentation' and click the Apply for this Scholarship button to the top right hand corner of this page. Please nominate up to 3 topic preferences within your application.

Applicable to: Research, Summer, Vacation, Science, Information Technology (IT), high achievers, 2nd year, 3rd year.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year of an undergraduate program offered by the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A brief statement (100 words) outlining your reasons for applying, your interest in the area of research, and your future goals and aspirations. Please include the project title and number, and supervisor's name.

Scholarships are valued at $2,000 each payable in a lump sum upfront payment of $1,500.

The remaining $500 is payable upon the receipt of a written statement of outcomes from the recipient and a recommendation from the Principal Supervisor that the project has been undertaken and completed. Recipients will be required to do an oral presentation or submit a written report of their research at the end of the project. The benefit shall be paid from Faculty-generated funding.


Selection shall be based on academic merit, namely Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 6.0 or above, along with a brief statement (maximum of 100 words) outlining the applicant's reasons for applying, why they are interested in a particular area of research, and their future goals and aspirations. Selection shall be approved on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice Chancellor.

  • Faculty of Science

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au