The Honours program at UNSW Canberra enables high achieving students who have performed well at the undergraduate level to deepen their knowledge in their chosen discipline and undertake a significant research project. The Honours program connects undergraduate study with supervised independent research, consolidating and extending work completed in the initial undergraduate program. It provides a solid academic foundation for students who may wish to further their academic study through a Master of Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 

UNSW Canberra offers one-year Honours programs to undergraduate students who have completed a three-year undergraduate degree in the fields of: 

  • Arts (Humanities and Social Science) 
  • Business 
  • Computing and Cyber Security 
  • Science. 

High-achieving students may be eligible for the Honours Scholarship program.

Please note eligible domestic students incur a HECS Fee.


The UNSW Canberra Honours Scholarship is valued at A$10,000 for full time study, which is paid in two equal instalments at the beginning of each consecutive semester of enrolment.


To be eligible to apply for the Honours programs in ArtsBusinessComputing and Cyber Security, and Science at UNSW Canberra, students must: 

  • be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, or Permanent Resident of Australia 
  • have completed or be in the process of completing a relevant pass-degree program 
  • have achieved at least a credit average (65%) across the entire undergraduate degree, including a credit average over the level 3 courses in a major which is in the same discipline as the proposed Honours program. 

Defence-funded students are not eligible for this scholarship due to Defence sponsorship arrangements already in place.  

Scholarship application & selection

You do not need to submit a separate application for an Honours scholarship. The scholarship will be allocated based on academic merit in an undergraduate degree. All applicants who receive an offer of admission to a UNSW Canberra Honours program (Arts, Business, Computing and Cyber Security, or Science) will be ranked based on performance in the bachelor's degree program that qualified their admission to the Honours program.  

Application deadlines 

  • Semester 1 entry for Arts, Science, Business, and Computing and Cyber Security
    Apply by 30 November for Semester 1
  • Semester 2 entry for Arts, Science and Computing and Cyber Security
    Apply by 30 April for Semester 2 


For further information about the Honours Scholarship Program, please contact Student Administrative Services on 

T: (02) 5114 5000