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Apply for Honours

Completing an Honours degree provides an opportunity to investigate an area of interest in greater detail. As an extension of an undergraduate degree, Honours is recognised as a prestigious qualification that further develops research, writing and organisational skills. Take your studies to the next level.

An Honours degrees prepares graduates for further postgraduate study, including preparation for a PhD or Doctorate. For those interested in academia or a research-based career, Honours is the platform to kickstart these professions. For any job hunter wanting to set themselves apart from the competition, Honours provides a distinct point of difference in a competitive job market.

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For further information, please contact the relevant Honours Coordinator.

How to apply

Honours in Psychology
For information about the application process and to download application forms, please refer to the School of Psychology website.

Closing deadline for Psychology Friday 4 November

Honours in Public Health
For further information about available projects and the application process, please refer to the School of Public Health Student Research Projects guide. 

Closing deadline for Public Health Friday 28 October

All other Honours Programs:

Step 1:       
Apply for an honours project by completing an Expression of Interest in an Honours Project form.  Complete this form in conjunction with your proposed Honours Supervisor.  Please complete one application form per project.

Step 2:       
Include a copy of your current academic transcript.  If you are completing undergraduate studies at another institution, you will need to provide another copy of your academic transcript once your final results are available.  Students enrolled in the MBBS program at the University of Adelaide will need to supply a banding letter (request this by emailing

Step 3:       
Email your Expression of Interest Form and supporting documents to Research Education

Honours Scholarships in 2017:

A number of scholarships are available to Honours students in 2017. Please complete the Honours Scholarship Application Form to apply.

Submit your application for the 2017 Honours scholarships and supporting documents to Research Education by 30th November 2016.

Closing deadlines       

For all other programs, you are strongly encouraged to apply by 30 November. Applications will continue to be accepted up until mid-January. Please be aware that many scholarship closing dates are earlier than November. For more information visit the relevant School website in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Next Steps

Once final results for the semester are available (in July or December), Honours Coordinators will finalise their recommendations for Honours projects. Successful students will then be emailed with instructions to submit a formal application for admission to the Honours degree via a University internal transfer or, for external applicants, via SATAC.

Students enrolled in an MBBS at the University of Adelaide will also need to apply for a leave of absence.

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